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Questions About Cats

How to Get a Cat to Come Out of Hiding Outside

The best way to get a cat to come out of hiding outdoors is to appeal to their heightened senses and natural curiosity. You can do this through familiar smells, favorite foods, and gentle voice tones. Perhaps your cat is hiding in the bushes, has climbed a tall tree or is tucked away underneath a parked car. Regardless of the hiding place, you need to ensure that they have not sustained an injury before you attempt […]

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How to Pick Up a Cat That Doesn’t Want to Be Picked Up

You should pick up your cat gently when they are in the right mood. You can sense when a cat doesn’t want to be picked up. Knowing when to leave them alone minimizes your risk of getting bitten or scratched by your cat. Remain patient and never force the issue. Although cats are affectionate, they sometimes show their ‘love’ in a not-so-loving way. While a puppy would love to be picked up and warmly embraced, […]

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How to Get a Cat Out from Under a Car

Cats seek refuge under cars for shelter, safety, and sleep. Unfortunately, cats often fail to appreciate the risk posed by a parked car, van or truck. If you find a cat underneath a vehicle, you should do everything that you can to persuade them to move to a safer place. The top of the wheels and underside of cars provide warmth and security for cats. The likelihood of a cat sheltering under a car is magnified […]

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How to Get a Cat Down from a Tree (without a Ladder)

Getting a cat down from a tree without a ladder requires patience and guidance. Talking to your cat in a gentle tone and coaxing them to follow your instructions with food can work well. How you act and what you say is crucial during this time as cats can be really stubborn creatures. One of the best ways to encourage your cat to navigate the limbs and branches of a tree is by making what […]

How Do You Know if a Cat Bite is Infected?
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How Do You Know if a Cat Bite is Infected?

Intense pain, redness, and inflammation are the common symptoms of a cat bite infection. Being bitten by a cat can be serious and should be regarded as such, but never take any chances with potentially infected bites. They will typically worsen if not treated promptly. A penetrating cat bite can result in bacteria entering the body. Once it settles deep within tissue, it can spread quickly and cause many unpleasant symptoms. In severe cases, the […]

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Why Does It Itch When a Cat Scratches You?

A cat scratch on a finger, hand, arm or face hurts a lot. Just a quick swipe of your cat’s claws can lead to cuts, bleeding, itchiness, stinging, puffiness, and bacterial infection. The core difference between a minor scratch and a painful infection often has little to do with the cut itself, but rather the state of the cat’s claws that inflicted the wound. Felines aren’t always as clean as we’d like to think. All […]