The Maine Coon is a very popular cat breed with a very impressive appearance, but don’t be put off by its wild hair: the character of the Maine Coon is incredibly gentle! Are you also completely convinced that the super fluffy Maine Coon is the cat breed for you? Then read below everything you need to know about this beautiful cat breed.Continue reading “Are Maine Coon Cats Good Pets?”
Catnip (Nepeta) is a collective name for more than 200 plants from the lipflower family. The plant has lavender blue flowers and exudes a menthol-like scent. The plant grows naturally in Europe, Asia and Africa. The plant contains substances to which many felines react extremely.
Nepetalactone, the cause of the typical catnip symptoms, has a mild hallucinogenic effect. The plant produces this substance to defend against insects. It is assumed that nepetalactone has the same effect as pheromones.
Cats show different reactions when exposed to catnip and silvervine.Continue reading “Silvervine for cats – Is it addictive? Or catnip with superpowers?”
Is your cat constantly scratching the furniture, is the wallpaper hanging in tatters along the walls or do you want to prevent your cat from destroying your furniture? Maybe your cat already has a beautiful scratching post, but isn’t looking at it? Read here: why cats scratch, how to prevent them from scratching the furniture and how to teach them not to scratch the furniture and wallpaper.
Normal cat behavior or behavioral problem?
Scratching objects is normal cat behavior and therefore impossible to stop. Scratching has several functions. Your cat gets rid of his old worn nail covers and sharpens his nails. Certainly cats who don’t go outdoors will look inside for a place to sharpen their nails. Your cat will also scratch objects to leave its scent on them. Cats give off their scent to all kinds of objects on their route.Continue reading “Why do cats scratch my furniture?”
Short- and long-haired cats are a common sight in the cat world. However, cats with a curly coat or even without a coat at all are much rarer! One of the breeds that does have a remarkable coat is the Cornish Rex cat.
The coat of the Cornish Rex cat is reminiscent of that of a mole – and it is the most striking feature of this cat breed. It first stood out in the 1950’s on a farm in Cornwall, England. After that, there was targeted further breeding to see this coat more often. The hairs of the Cornish Rex differ from those of the Devon Rex. The term “Rex” describes the extraordinary coat structure and is mainly used in rabbit breeding.Continue reading “the beautiful fur of the cornish rex cat”
Feliway spray is an indispensable product in the cat world. It is marketed as the solution for every conceivable cat (behavioral) problem, big or small. But are these claims correct? And why do experiences with Feliway differ so much?
Feliway is a synthetic variant of pheromones, fragrances that cats deposit when they rub, scratch or spray against something. Pheromones are species-specific, i.e. those of cats can only be observed by other cats.Continue reading “feliway spray – does it really work?”
Cats have to play to be happy. Lose their energy and stay in shape. Life can become very ordinary for a domestic cat and that is why it is important to give him his pleasure and exercise. For this reason, a scratching post is perhaps the very best gift you can give your cat.
The scratching post that you are going to buy should suit your cat friend’s needs and, of course, your living space. In the following paragraphs you will find a guide to discover the best scratching posts on the market. You can also read the answers to the most frequently asked questions by cat owners, let’s start!
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Do you ever wake up and see your cat lying on your chest, staring straight into your eyes? Or maybe you feel those green eyes drilling a hole in your back while working on your computer? Chances are, why is my cat staring at me?
You’ve probably read that direct eye contact is considered a threat in the cat world, so you might wonder, “What have I done?”
The answer to the question, “Why does my cat stare at me?” is this: There may be several reasons for this. There are different scenarios in which cats can stare at you, the most important thing to pay attention to is body language. Read on to see when your cat is happy, angry or scared.Continue reading “Why does my cat stare at me?”
Do you hate visiting the vet because it’s hard to get your cat in the carrier? Then you’re not the only one. An American study shows that according to 58% of cat owners their cat hates going to the vet. 38% of them just think the idea of taking the cat to the vet is too stressful, mainly because the cat is afraid of the carrier and driving in the car. The stress associated with just transporting the cat to the vet is one of the main reasons that about 52% of cats in America never visit a vet…
The visit to the vet often starts with a chase through the house to be able to put the cat in his carrier. So before a cat is at the vet, he has already had his first negative experience. This is often followed by the journey in the car, a painful injection and the return journey in the car. No matter how well the vet does it’s best to ensure a pleasant, stress-free experience, they are in fact already 2-0 behind. Next time, this accumulation of negative experiences will make it even harder to get your cat into the carrier. This is unnecessary: you can teach your cat to love his carrier!Continue reading “BEST pet carriers for cats – how to get your cat in a carrier?”