Cats have an instinctive urge to lick their wounds because it has a soothing effect. Yet, the main reason cats lick their wounds is because the saliva can speed up the healing process. Although cat saliva has healing potential for cats, it cannot heal a human’s cuts and grazes. This is an old wives’ tale that is misleading and dangerous. To clear up this misconception, we’ll explain what can actually happen if a cat licks […]
Cats have a higher body temperature than humans, and their paws are soft and tactile. So, when a cat crawls into your lap, it should be a pleasant experience. Take cold paws in cats seriously. Unless your pet has just left a cold surface, she should always maintain a warm temperature. Cold paws suggest that blood is not reaching her extremities, either due to ill health or injury. Taking a Cat’s Temperature Rectally A rectal […]
While cats are fastidious in their grooming routine, they’re not flawless. Felines attract dirt over the course of the day, and their paws are no exception to the rule. Urine and poop become trapped in their paws after trips to the litter tray. Any time outside is also time spent in the dirt and mud. Washing paws can sometimes be tricky, as felines loathe being touched on the paw pads. This means that you should […]
Space requirements for cats are a source of much debate. It’s only natural that we’d assume that a pet wants as much room as possible. This goes double for cats, which are very independent animals. In truth, cats are less concerned about space and more about layout. An appropriate layout is more crucial than size. Cats like to climb and hide. If your cat doesn’t have places she can retreat to, she’ll become stressed. Equally, […]
We gush over doe-eyed Persian cats, but, deep down, we wonder how healthy they are. After all, research suggests flat-faced cats have more health problems than regular cats. The welfare of flat-faced cats is important. To protect them, we should manage their health problems as best we can. At the same time, we should consider whether it is ethical to breed these cats.
Cats use their tails for balance and body-temperature regulation. Cats also use their tails for communication, but the messages can get lost in translation. Cats all behave differently. Tail language in cats doesn’t always fit with these guidelines. To understand what your cat’s tail movements mean, you should look at your cat’s entire body language. Why Do Cats Have Tails? The tail is an integral part of the cat’s anatomy. The tail is often referred […]