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Interesting Facts

Scientific name: Felis catus Size: The average house cat is eight to eleven pounds, but you can have a petite six-pound calico or a big 15-pound Maine Coon cat. Lifespan: Indoor cats regularly live to be 15, and some kitties

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How to take care of cats with kidney disease

From the iCatCare Conference: written by Karen Jufferman Chronic kidney disease is a common disease that affects over 30-40% of cats over 10 years old. This percentage is even higher in cats that are 15 years or older. Although the

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Why do cats bring home dead prey?

Wednesday Why day 😉 This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare A cat is, and always will be, a predator. We may selectively breed for the cute attributes they display indoors but let any cat out and he will

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Playing with your cat – Part 4 (of 4)

Sunday – KITI Fun Day This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare Playing with kittens If you have a kitten it is important to teach basic good manners – cats should be discouraged from scratching, clawing or biting. This

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Challenges of keeping indoor cats happy

From the iCatCare Conference – written by Karen Jufferman Vicky Halls, the well-known cat behaviour counsellor, was one of the expert speakers at the conference in Birmingham. One of her presentations focussed on keeping cats happy, especially indoors cats. My

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Why do some cats miaow and others don’t?

Wednesday Why… This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare Researchers have noted some 19 different vocal patterns in cats, although individual cats may add their own personal sounds that they only use with their owners. Most of the sounds

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Playing with your cat – Part 3 (of 4)

Sunday – KITI Fun Day This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare Following on from the last 2 Sunday’s here are a few more ideas for enjoying a fun kiti Sunday 😉 Types of play Self play (solitary) •

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Why do cats draw back their lips when they sniff something strange?

Wednesday Why day 😉 This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare Why do cats draw back their lips when they sniff something strange? The flehmen response occurs not just in cats, but in horses and deer and other animals

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Playing with your cat – Part 2 (of 4)

Sunday – KITI Fun Day This post is written by ICatCare | @ICatCare Assessing your cat’s motivation to play enables you to tailor play to suit its needs. For example, High motivation to play = • Plays frequently (and spontaneously)

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How to help our arthritic cats

From the iCatCare Conference – written by Karen Jufferman Like people and dogs, aging cats can suffer from arthritis. In itself this doesn’t sound too surprising, but this disease has been under-diagnosed. In part, this is because cats rarely show

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