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5 Tips for Optimal Cat Dental Care
Since cats seem to take care of themselves for the most part, dental problems don’t usually factor into an owners day. Some cats however, suffer from bad breath, plaque, tartar and periodontal disease, so cleaning your cat’s teeth is a good idea.
This might not sound so easy, but with a little fortitude, you can make a significant difference to your cat’s health and their teeth. After all, if you keep your cat’s teeth in good shape, they won’t suffer the pain of dental disease and you won’t have to take them to the vet so often!
Can you speak cat? Here's how!
Just about every cat lover would give their right arm if they could talk to their cats or at least understand what they are trying to communicate. So if you want to learn more about what your cat is saying to you, let’s take a dive into their sounds and body language, and soon you will be speaking cat!
Older Cats - What changes occur with age?
As your cat becomes older, you may start to notice subtle changes in their behaviour, which may indicate that their health needs more attention. With good nutrition and excellent vet care, your cat may well live into its twenties!
Cats are considered to be “seniors” when they reach eight to ten years of age, so the earlier you notice any health issues, the more comfortable your cat will be as they enter their later years. It’s a good idea to ask your vet to give your senior cat a health check, so that you can address any unseen problems immediately and have a baseline for future check-ups.
6 Warning Signs that your Cat is Sick
Knowing when you cat is not feeling well can be difficult, because many of the signs are very subtle. The longer you know your cat, the more you may be able to notice the signs that all is not well, but that’s not always true.
Cats can be quite tricky customers when it comes to sickness, so here are the warning signs that you need to keep an eye on, just in case your furry friend is really feeling under the weather and needs to visit the vet.
6 of the loudest cat breeds
Many people think that cats simply snooze in the sun for most of the day, keeping quiet and making no more noise than a mouse. Whilst this is true for many cat breeds, some of our feline friends can communicate very loudly with their owners when necessary.
Purrs and meows are well known, as cats use these vocalisations to communicate their moods or needs (sometimes their demands!) to their owners. Some cat breeds, however, tend to be far more vocal than others.
5 Tips for a Cat Friendly Festive Season
It’s unlikely that your cat knows that Christmas is just around the corner, but they do know when things change in their lives. For some cats, change is fine, however others find it very stressful, particularly when these changes can last for days or weeks.
Happy Cat Month
Did you know that September is Happy Cat Month? Even though our cats demand that we keep them happy 365 days a year, Happy Cat Month means that we have to go the extra mile to spoil our precious moggies!
Missing cat reunited with owner after 14 years
We all love a good news story, even more so when it involves a cat!
This month, an orange tabby in Florida was amazingly reunited with his owner after missing for 14 years.
Is Your Cat Stressed?
The very definition of a cat seems to be as a relaxed, independent and furry companion who takes the world in its stride. You might be surprised to learn however, that cats can become quite stressed, particularly in the searing heat of our sweltering Melbourne summers.
It’s not only the heat that can affect your cat's stress levels – too many people coming and going in the house, the kids home all day from school, house guests staying for the holidays – all these changes can result in increased levels of anxiety and stress in your cat.
A Cat Hotel Will Have You Feline Fine
We all go away from time to time. And if you're a cat owner, you need to make a choice whether to leave your animal at home, or put them up in accommodation for the duration of your trip. Asking a neighbour to feed your furry friend for any more than a few days can be a bit of a stretch, and with cats legally obliged to stay indoors overnight, this won't be a very enjoyable time for them.
It is sometimes difficult for your family when you need to leave your lovable pet at a cattery, but a cat hotel is a completely different option altogether. A cat hotel is the purrfect opportunity to take the family away on holiday while your feline friend rests in the lap of luxury.
The Travelling Cat Circus That's Saving Lives
For 12 years, animal trainer Samantha Martin has been entertaining crowds with The Amazing Acro-Cats - a group of common house cats that jump through hoops, play musical instruments and even ride skateboards!
Since cats are known to do whatever they want, training multiple felines to partake in these activities is impressive in itself. But on top of that, the circus has helped save the lives of more than 200 kittens.