Physiology

Cats, dogs and storms: do they have a 6th sense? how can you calm them?

Sandy, Frankenstorm or “the big storm” arrival might have turned your usually calm pet into an agitated pet (or your little monster into a big monster)! As if he or she knew that something worrisome was coming… And this has nothing to do with your cat or your dog watching the Weather report with you….
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Kitten stages of development

Numerous adorable kittens are born each spring, all looking for a loving home. Chances are that some of you animal lovers will adopt one of those cute kitties in the next months. If you want to know what the first weeks and months of your kitten’s life are like, read on! Day 1: Kitty is…
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Clawed or declawed?

In North America, most cats are declawed. Breeders often sell declawed cats, declawing being just another procedure to add to the sterilisation. In Europe, this practice is less popular, and is even considered illegal in some countries. Of course, there are cultural reasons, but let’s look into the most popular arguments against declawing. Declawing leads…
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Some random fun facts about cats

1. As of sign of mourning after their cat’s death, Egyptians used to shave their eyebrows. 2. According to an old saying, the sight of a cat with its four paws folded underneath his body would be a sign of cold weather to come. 3. An obese cat can seem clumsier than a normal weight…
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Some random facts about cats

Cats have fingerprints too! The nose pad of cats underneath their paws has a unique pattern that is different for every cat Cats spend more than 30% of the time they are awake grooming. They are little divas! Cats purr to express a strong emotion, a positive one or a negative one. Cats see colors…
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