All About Cats

The Crazy Cat Woman Of Skyros

Lisa Van Dijken describes herself as the Crazy Cat Woman of Skyros, but much depends on what crazy means. Little did she know, when she came to work for a Greek/Dutch Tour Operator what she would encounter and how this would change her life. For the last 6 years she’s fed and cared for stray cats on the Greek Island...

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Is Cat TV Good For Cats?

When I settle onto my sofa in the evening, and my cats jump up for a cuddle, they usually seem more intent on snoozing in my lap than on what I’m watching on Netflix. However, many pet parents are turning to screen time to help keep their cats entertained. A wide range of television shows are made especially for cats,...

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My Cat Ate A Chicken Bone: Should I Worry?

Should cats eat chicken bones? They do love chicken, after all. With a cat's excellent sense of smell, even the faintest scent of chicken will typically bring them running in the hope of tasting some of this delicacy. If your cat is partial to this tasty treat, has a streak of mischief in them, and has managed to eat chicken...

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Why Does My Cat Like To Be Carried?

There is a widely believed stereotype that cats are aloof, and merely tolerate their human companions, interacting strictly on their own feline terms. Many cat owners would disagree strongly with this, and research has demonstrated that cats do miss their owners when they are left alone and that they can form strong attachments to people. Some cats take this bonding...

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10 Key Questions To Ask Before Adopting A New Cat

Adopting a cat, kitten, or any other pet is a lifetime commitment, so it’s important to do your homework. Too many people think cats are disposable; hence the populations of community cats and full shelters. Asking yourself the following 10 questions will help you to make a wise decision. Additional Tips If you decide to adopt a cat, here are...

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How To Tell If A Cat Is Straining To Poop Or Pee

There’s nothing worse than seeing our cats in pain or discomfort. Watching them appear to strain when they poop or pee can be especially alarming because it may be a sign of several underlying health conditions. In these situations, the important thing to know is if they are straining to poop, or straining to pee. Both of these types of...

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What Is The Best Place To Put A Litter Box?

Finding the perfect place to put a litter box for your cat is crucial for avoiding toileting issues in your house in the future. Your cat needs to feel like they are safe to use the litter box and able to do so discreetly. If they don’t feel comfortable in the place you choose, you might end up with some...

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Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Head Up?

I sleep in exactly the same position every night, and can’t settle until I get myself just right. Pet parents, on the other hand, will be quick to point out that cats and dogs have very different sleeping styles to us humans, often lying in strange positions, or choosing to snuggle up in odd places – like on my head!...

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How Much Does It Cost To Cremate A Cat?

Losing your beloved cat is a heartbreaking experience, and it is hard to see beyond the goodbyes. Deciding how to lay your pet to rest can be overwhelming when you are upset. It is sometimes easier to consider your options before your cat passes so that some of the decision-making burden is lifted when the time comes. In the United...

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Can Cats Sense Autism?

Over the last decade, our use of animals to detect human medical conditions has increased. While most medical detection and alert animals tend to be dogs, there has been a suggestion that cats might be just as good, or maybe even better, in this role than their canine comrades. Therefore, it is understandable some pet parents wonder if their cat...

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