Behavioral Issues That A Cat Can Present

A common behavioral issue is for your cat to start peeing on something. If you purchase a new cat bed that a particular cat in your house likes he may pee on it if another cat happens to sleep in it. When they pee on something they are marking it with their scent and show the other cats it is off limits to them.  UN – neutered male cats are not good to have in your house as they love to mark their territory as it is part of natures way with them. A cat may pee on a new boyfriends coat because your cat wants all of your attention and your cat is jealous so to speak. If there are two female cats in your house one may start peeing on things to show the other cat she is the matriarch of the house. If  your cat pees on something get rid of it or clean it but do not replace it with a new one right away as that may be what they want if it is a cat bed.

Some cats stop using the litter box if you add another cat to your household. Cats do not like any change in their daily routine whatsoever. Your cat may use a house plant as a litter box. Introduce a new cat into your home slowly. Put the new cat in an enclosed room for five days where the other cats can smell him and he can smell them. Your cats should get along fine when you use this method and the litter box should not be a problem.

Some cats pull out their fur or lick their fur off. They may have a nervous condition or a skin problem that should be addressed by your Vet. Your cat could have fleas if he keeps itching away and he should be treated with flea treatment medicine.

Cats do not like anything new to come into the house, Having a new couch or chair in a room can upset them terribly. I put a cushion from the old couch on the new couch so it has that old familiar smell to it. Place an old blanket on a new piece of furniture so it smells like it has always been in you home. I hope your feline friends will not have any behavioral issues and you have smooth sailing ahead.

The older we get the less we like changes. We all have our daily routines. We do like to try out new things and we must be patient with adapting to new electronics and much more. Be patient with your friends and your feline friends.

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The Daily Chores Of A Cat Person

I clean out all of my cat litter boxes to start with. I fill my cats water dish with fresh water. More cat food is put in their food dishes. I give my cats a pat on the head. I fluff up their bedding and clean up any mess that might have happened in the night.

I clean up any cat mess the moment I see it. I use carpet cleaner or wood floor cleaner. I also use Clorox depending on the surface that needs cleaning. The faster you clean up a mess the easier it is to clean up as it has not set in yet. I clean up their bedding in a washing machine that I have in my basement that is for cat use only. Beds that cannot be placed in the washing machine have to be spot cleaned. I try to avoid buying cat beds that cannot be placed in a washing machine.

I like to brush or comb out the hair on my cats so they do not get matted. A combed out cat is less likely to have hairballs that they scarf up. If your cat has claws keep them trimmed up as the claw could get stuck in something they could not get free of without damaging themselves.

I sweep up any spilled cat food and throw it outdoors as many wild animals and birds can enjoy eating it. I sweep around the litter boxes twice a day and clean them out twice a day. Dirty litter boxes or floors by the litter box is a perfect breeding ground for fleas.

Check your cats teeth often as bad teeth could kill your cat in the near future. If their is a sudden change in your cats behavior or pattern keep a very close eye on them as it could turn into a medical emergency quickly. I spray Lysol on the floor by the litter boxes to kill any germs that could harbor there.

I hope you and your cat have many happy and healthy years ahead. The time you spend on the chores for your cat will lengthen his life and give you joy as you are helping your feline family member.

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Outdoor Dangers That Could Kill Your Pet Cat

There are many coyotes in the country and in the woods that could kill or injure your cat severely. Your cat could get into poisons. Many cats get run over on the roads. A wild animal with rabies could bite your cat.

Poisons and Chemicals

If a neighbor leaves his garage door open and he has mouse poison is his garage your cat could eat it. Mouse poison will send your cat into convolutions if ingested. Your cat will bleed out and have a very painful death. Antifreeze will kill your cat as it will shut down their kidneys. Motor oil, grease, chemicals,gas, diesel fuel and certain plants are very toxic to your cat.

 

Plants

Cats will vomit if they eat certain plants and many Christmas plants and bushes are toxic. Ask your local nursery or plant store if the item you wish to purchase is safe for your cat to nibble on because all cats like to nibble on plants. Do not let your cat outdoors if your lawn has been sprayed for at least 24 hrs. as cats love to munch on grass.

Cars

House cats have no idea about the danger that cars pose upon them. Cats like to curl up on the warm motor of a car or sit on top of the car tires. When you start up your car always look on top of your tires if your cat is outdoors. Many cats have died by being hit by cars, and sadistic people that try to run over them.

Birds of Prey

Large birds of prey can kill your kittens or even your adult cat. I saw an Eagle take off with a kitten in his mouth and then he dropped it on the road and it was dead. Dogs have been known to kill many cats over the years.

Fleas

Fleas can be picked up by your cat outdoors along with ticks. They bite and bite your cat and treatments are expensive. You can get fleas from your cat and have to have your house treated to rid yourself from the infestation. Ear mites can be picked up outdoors also.

Keep an Eye on Your Cats

If you let your house cat out keep a constant eye on him as there are many dangers in the world that could take all of his nine lives. Watch your farm cats also. I like to take a head count of my cats everyday and if one is missing I look for them immediately.

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My Cat Won’t Eat That

Cats like certain brands and flavors of foods just like we do. Your cat may be allergic to something in the cat food. Depending on where your cat food is manufactured it might have a contaminant in it that may make your cat very ill or even kill your cat if he kept eating it. Observe your cats behavior when you present him with a new brand or flavor of cat food. If he gets sick eating it throw it away and never try to make your cat eat it.

If your cat is purging up his cat food it is probably the new cat food that is at fault. Sometimes if your cat has bad teeth or gulps his food down he will purge his meal. I try to stick to well known brands of cat foods for all of my feline friends.

Some of my cats like certain kinds of cat snacks better than others. Some of my cats are poultry lovers and others are fish lovers. Certain shapes of cat food or snacks are easier for your cat to swallow than other shapes. I prefer the smaller cat snacks for my cats as they can swallow them up easily with no difficulty.

My cats love canned tuna in water as well as their canned cat food. I give my cats dry cat food that is made in the USA. I also give my cats dental treats to help them keep their pearly whites. My cats like to eat some dried catnip now and then. Make sure the catnip has not been sprayed with chemicals as this could be toxic to your cat.

 

If your cats keeps on purging and you have not given him anything different to eat take him to your VET ASAP as he could have a very serious illness that could KILL him.

Remember we cannot eat certain foods ourselves so why would our feline friends  be any different. Give your cat what he likes and wants to eat in moderation as you do not want an obese feline friend.

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My Cats Favorite Kitty Litters

All of my cats prefer a clumping cat litter that does not get stuck to their paws. Clumping cat litter tends to smell better longer than a non – clumping cat litter. Cat are very fastidious and they love clean and fresh smelling litter box.

My cats like Tidy Cats Kitty litter. The Tidy Cats litter smells good for a very long time. Tidy Cats comes in a lightweight  cat litter also that is much easier to carry and transport. My cats next door also like the Tidy cats disposable litter box. I have used Tidy Cats litter for many years with no issues whatsoever.

My cats like Worlds Best Cat litter which has a nice corn smell to it. They also like Arm & Hammer cat litter and it is very easy to remove from the litter box. My cats also like Mills Fleet Farm lightweight kitty litter. Wheat Scoop cat litter is an Eco friendly cat litter which smells like fresh harvested corn. They like Fresh Step cat litter also.

My Pet Safe litter box uses a crystal cat litter which my house cats like. The litter last for about 20 days with my three house cats. I use Tidy cats lightweight clumping litter in my Litter – Robot litter box. I use a variety of kitty litters in my Catit litter boxes.

I used some of the Mills Fleet Farm kitty litter today and all of my cats made a deposit to that litter box. I also put Worlds Best Cat litter in my cat litter box in my house and my cats used that litter box in short order. I always use Tidy Cats lightweight kitty litter in the Litter – Robot. My house cats always use the Pet Safe litter box also with the crystal kitty litter.

My cats like their favorite kitty litters and never have any litter box issues when I use their favorite cat litters.

Cat Health Problems

I adopted a cat with bad teeth. I had several of her teeth pulled over the years. She would rub and paw away at her face. I looked in her mouth and discovered she had bad teeth. The vet pulled her bad teeth out and it took her about two days to be able eat moist cat food. She was able to eat the hard cat food in about five days.

When your cat gets fleas it will scratch away at its face, body, ears, etc. I prefer the the flea treatments that you place on the nape of your cats neck. A cat can get fleas from old kitty litter that it not changed often enough or a  floor or carpet that is not kept clean. Make sure your cats bedding and litter boxes get cleaned thoroughly. Do not let your cats in and out of the house in the late spring or in the fall before a killing frost or they may bring the unwanted fleas into your home.

Make sure your cat gets distemper shots and rabies shots and more when needed. Make sure you have your cat wormed at your cats checkup also. I have a cat that was born with upper respiratory problems. I found a sinus medicine for him that seems to help. Cats can get urinary problems. If your male cat is howling in pain at the litter box get him to the vet ASAP as he will die from septic shock or kidney failure. If your cat gets worms you may see them in the litter box and your cat will be lethargic and weak and may have diarrhea also. If your cat has diarrhea try some canned cat food with pumpkin or rice. If your cat does not get over the diarrhea in two days take him to your vet ASAP as diarrhea can be very serious.

If your cat gets cut try to stop the bleeding and call your vet ASAP. When a cat gets ear mites I put some ear mite treatment in its ears and it stops shaking and scratching at its ears. If you suspect your cat has eaten or ingested something that may be poison call your vet immediately otherwise your cat could die very quickly. When a cats weight goes down quickly there is some kind of underlying cause and they should be taken to the vet. The older your cat gets he will need more rest and quiet time. I hope you and cat live 9 lives.

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Cats and Storms

My cats can get very upset when a storm is coming. My cats will run and hide in the basement. If my cats are in bed with me at night they will meow nervously. My cats tend to lay as close as they possibly can next to me in bed if it is thundering. I had one cat look up at the heavens when it was thundering very loudly and a tornado warning was issued. All of a sudden she ran to the basement and I decided to follow suit. The winds were horrific and I lost large branches out of the trees and the roof on one of my buildings. The cats and I were fine.

I have trained my cats to run down to the basement when I call them. Cat Treats are good way to train your cat. You do not have time to locate all your cats when a tornado is rapidly approaching your home. All I have to do is call my cats with a sense of urgency in my voice and they join me safely in the basement of my home.

Animals have a keen sense of the weather and one should always take ques from them in regards to the weather situation. My friend had a cat that ran under her couch when they issued a tornado warning on the radio. When they sounded the all clear she came out from under the couch one minute later.

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My cats tend to move around a lot in the basement when the winds are horrific. If my cats are looking out of a window they keep watching the tree branches move back and forth. Their tails are swinging rapidly back and forth as they are stating their distaste for the weather by their wild tail movement. Listen to you cats keen sense of weather changes. Hope you and cats survive the storms in nature.

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How To Catch A Cat That Does Not Wish To Be Caught

I had an outdoor cat that needed her rabies and distemper shots. She seemed to know that I wanted to bring her to the vet and she was dead set against it. I put canned cat food in a live animal trap and she would not go near it. I have caught a lot of cats with canned tuna in water but not her. I tried all different kinds of cat treats and food to no avail. My friend had a left over piece of Walleye fish that I placed in the live animal trap and that did the trick.  The Walleye fish was something she had never eaten before and her curiosity got the best of her. She had no trouble at the vet and my mission was finally accomplished. Try something new and different for your cat to eat if you are having trouble catching them.

A fish net works good while your cat is eating. I place the net over the cat  while they are busy eating and grab them my the nape of their neck and then I transfer them to their pet carrier. You can place the net on one side of the building they are resting in and the cage on the other end. Your cat will either end up in the net or in the cage.

I had one cat that I had tried to catch and I finally just placed the cage where she was resting and she just walked right in. I was shocked that she just walked right in her pet carrier. Never pull a cat out of a cage they do not like that kind of behavior and they will bite you. Let your cat walk out of his cage on his own or gradually lift the cage up so he can walk out on his own. I put the cage on end when I place my cats in the cage. I put the back end of my cat in first which works a lot easier then placing their head in the cage first.

I hope this information helps you catch your feline friends safely and humanly. I hope your vet visit is a good experience for you and your cat.

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Revolution for Cats that treats fleas and more from Chewy.Com

I was provided Revolution for cats to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

Maggie is an indoor and outdoor cat. I use Revolution on her to protect her from fleas, heartworm disease, hookworms, roundworms and ear mites.  She did get ear mites from being outdoors one time and Revolution killed the ear mites and she stopped scratching and shaking her head in only 15 to 30 minutes after I applied it according to instructions. Maggie loves her Revolution from Chewy.Com.

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I have also used Revolution on my indoor and outdoor cat Cali. I did not want her to bring fleas into my house and go through everything it takes to get rid of a flea infestation in your home. You have to wash everything in hot water and be out of the house when the pest man has to spray or put  a smoke bomb in your home to kill all of the fleas.  You will need the pest man twice to kill off any flea eggs that hatched after the first treatment. All of your pets will have to be treated or they will be in great misery scratching and biting away at the fleas that could have been prevented altogether if you would have just used Revolution to begin with. You will be in misery yourself as fleas bit your legs and you will be scratching and itching  just like your feline friends. I know about flea infestations because I once had a tenant that left my house flea infested and what a nightmare that was.

A flea and pest free home is a happy home for you and your feline family. Treat your cats to an excellent spring and summer with no scratching or itching with Revolution from Chewy.Com.

What Not To Give Your Cat For Christmas

Do not let your cat eat any poinsettia leaves or any part of the plant. Your cat will most likely not be able to meow for about one week. Mistletoe will kill a cat if they ingest it. Chocolate will also kill your cat if they eat any of it. Do not feed your cats any bones as they could get lodged in their throat or cut their esophagus. Do not feed a lot of table scraps to your cat as he could throw up or get a horrible case of diarrhea. I only give my cats a couple of little pieces of turkey at Christmas.

I do not put up a Christmas tree since I have house cats. Cats can drink the water under the tree and some water has been treated with chemicals which keeps your tree looking better longer but will kill your house cat if they happen to drink that water. Tinsel will get lodged in your cats stomach or digestive system if they play with and then eat it. Cats can chew on Christmas lights, bulbs and more which could harm or kill them.

Give toys to your cats that do not have eyes or anything that they could pull off and eat as they could choke to death. Give your cat toys made for cats to be on the safe side. Never let you cats play with plastic bags as they could smoother to death quickly. Throw wrapping paper in the garbage quickly along with ribbons and strings. Strings are hard to remove from your cats mouth and they might be ingested as to where your cat would need surgery to remove the ingested string.

As you clean your home for Christmas gatherings remember to put away your cleaning supplies ASAP so your cat will not get poisoned by you because you got into too much of a hurry trying to get ready for Christmas. Hope you and your cats have a very Merry and safe Christmas this year and forever more.

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