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How to help our arthritic cats

To mark World Arthritis Day we’re re-posting this blog about arthritis in cats. From the iCatCare Conference – written by Karen Juffermans Like people and dogs, aging cats can suffer from arthritis. In itself this doesn’t sound too surprising, but

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Happy International Cat Day!

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What life is like when you’re a cat sitter

Written by Karen Juffermans and published on katzenworld.co.uk as well. I work as a cat sitter and it’s the best job in the world 🙂 People ask me whether I just feed and clean litter trays all day. Well, yes

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Bringing a new kitten home

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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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 Juffermans 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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