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Do you have an elderly cat in your family? Elderly cats need a little more help and attention from you than they used to. Here are a few tips for caring for an elderly cat:
What you can do:
Step 1: Build ramps or stairs
Step 2: Schedule checkups
Step 3: Keep cat away from drafts
Step 4: Groom cat
Step 5: Keep fresh water within reach
Step 6: Keep cats indoors
Step 7: Give your cat attention
This happened last year, but if you have not seen it, you should check it out.
Gracie, a cat who crawled into her owner’s suitcase and traveled on a flight from Florida to Taxes, eventually was picked up by a wrong guy who had an identical suitcase as Gracie’s “dad.”
When the guy opened the suitcase, he realized that the clothes did not belong to him and was ready to have the bag returned to the airport, but only to find out that a cat jumped out of the suitcase and caused him to scream like a little girl.
Gracie flew under the bed and stayed there for quite a while. During that period of time, the man was thinking about adopting Gracie until when she came out of the bed, the man found a tag from her collar with a contact number attached. He then called the number and reached Gracie’s mother who was frantically searching for her lost cat.
Finally Gracie was reunited with her dad who was in Dallas for a business trip. [Read complete story, click here]
Question from Emelene,
Hi, I have an one-year-old female Maine Coon. She does not allow me to brush her. In fact, she will attack me when I try to brush her. What can I do? She needs to be groomed because of her long hair. I hope you can give me some advise. Thank you, Emelene.
Answer from Amy:
Though some cats have no trouble being brushed, others may be very resistant, especially when you are brushing their belly or legs. Below are a few tips for grooming kitties that are not fond of being brushed:
Make sure your kitty’s nails are trimmed before you brush her. Often cats’ natural defense mechanism compels them to scratch when certain areas of their body are touched. Keeping their nails clipped short will help reduce your chances of being injured.
Pet your cat gently and put her in a calm and relaxed state. Touch your cat’s back, sides, belly, tail and legs as you pet her so as to get your kitty used to touching. Speak with a soft, somewhat high-pitched tone to your cat through out the entire process.
Allow your kitty to sniff and smell the brush. Cats are more nervous with things that they are not familiar with. Since cats rely heavily on their sense of smell, it would be helpful to let your cat inspect the brush before using it. Your cat will initially sniff it, then once her nose Read Full Story »
This gorgeous himalayan kitten “Himo” fell asleep mid way through the play session. It is absolutely adorable! Though I kind of wish the owner could just let the kitty sleep.
This poor kitten just recently put on an Elizabethan collar. Not knowing what the thing is, he is hopelessly trying to get it off by walking in reverse, hoping the collar will somehow miraculously come off. Apparently the reverse isn’t really working.
Here are 12 pictures of cats and computers. When we are not around our computer, our cats might be secretly using it or talking to another cat online
Caffrey the Amazing Two-legged Cat Bowie The Deaf Cat Turns 6 [Then & Now] Smokey, World’s Loudest Purring Cat Kitty Adopted by Foster Family: Then & Now Kitty Rescued Around Halloween Grows into Proper Lady Cat Kitty Ambushes in Box Meet Ellie, Calico Foster with Cutest Nose 22 Years Old, Kitty’s Been With His Human Since He Was Born