Cats are great pets. Not only are they adorable and cuddly, but they are also very independent animals. Cats don’t need to be taken out a few times a day to go to the bathroom as dogs do. Cats go to the bathroom in a litter box, and they start at a very young age. Also, using the litter box is instinctive, and cats don’t need the amount of training to be housebroken the way that dogs do. Also, cats don’t need to go for walks to get exercise the way that dogs do. Cats will find ways to exercise on their own. Finally, cats don’t need to be bathed and groomed regularly. Cats are very clean animals, and they handle their grooming themselves. Some long-haired cats can benefit from being brushed once in a while, but overall, they groom themselves. But how long can I leave my cat alone?Continue reading “How Long Can I Leave My Cat Alone”
Would you like to know How to introduce a kitten to an older cat? In this article we will go over the best methods to help you with this issue! Cats are great pets. Not only are cats adorable, but they are also very independent animals. Unlike dogs, cats don’t need to be walked a few times a day. Cats go to the bathroom in a litter box, which takes just a few minutes a day to clean. Also, cats are very clean animals. They spend a great deal of their time grooming themselves, which means that you don’t need to worry about bathing your cat regularly. If you have one cat, you may be tempted to get another. Getting another cat will give you another pet to love, and it will give your cat a friend. If you already have an older cat and are considering getting a kitten, you should understand that the new kitten probably won’t be accepted by your older cat right away. Your home and your affection have belonged to your older cat for quite some time, and he might not be ready to give that up without a fight. There are certain things that you need to take into consideration before getting a kitten. Also, it is essential that you introduce the two properly if they have any chance of getting along.Continue reading “How To Introduce A Kitten To An Older Cat”
It really depends on the cat how their coat is and how the Maine Coon takes care of it. But it’s good practice to let the cat get used to taking a bath.
In general they’re not so bad in terms of coat care. In most cases 1 time a week is a good guideline to comb their coat. Because the coat is water repellent and can withstand the cold due to a layer of fat that also ensures that the coat doesn’t tangle up so much.
Some will hardly ever have to be combed and others suffer from tangles so quickly that they have to be combed more often a week.
The Maine Coon usually sheds, just like all other cats, with the changing of the seasons. In autumn they shed for a winter coat and around spring they shed again for a summer coat. Throughout the year they do lose hair, but not as much.Continue reading “Do Maine Coon cats shed a lot?”
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?”
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?”
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?”
From leftist cats to unique fingerprints, in this blog I’ve collected some facts about your cat’s cute paws.
The average cat has four toes on each leg. On the front legs there is also a so-called ‘wolf’s claw’: an extra toe that does not touch the ground. Some pedigree cats, such as Maine Coons, can have as many as seven toes per leg. It’s called polydactyly.
The soles of the house cat’s feet are hairless and are the only part of the cat’s body that can sweat. Through the sweat glands the cat dissipates excess heat. Very frightened cats sometimes leave paw prints on the vet’s treatment table!