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Declawing cats: more than just a manicure

People choose to declaw their cats for a number of reasons: some are frustrated with shredded drapes or furniture, some are worried about being scratched, and others simply feel that a declawed cat is easier to live with. In many cases, cats are declawed preemptively, as a part of a spay/neuter package offered by veterinarians, even before claw-related problems occur. Too often people believe that…

Combating stress level in felines

An ideal home should be a penetralia of peace and we all have dreams about it. It should be a place where you can retreat after a bad day at work. Let’s make our home purrfect for our felines as well. Here are a few ways to make life stress-free for our felines. Just like you, cats also need their own personal space. So, create a place, which your cat can claim as his very own. Your jetsetting…

Keeping your furry pal cool in summers

While summers are the time to chill out, it is important to keep our felines cool. The cat’s normal body temperature is approx 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, or 38.2 to 39.2 Celsius. If the outside temperature is hotter than this, then there is a high possibility that your cat may be susceptible to a heat stroke. But, a little love ‘n’ care can keep our felines cool and make summers enjoyable…

Let’s know our kittens better…

The population of cat lovers in India is increasing and people are welcoming the felines both in their hearts and homes. Here are a few kitten basics one should know to enjoy their companionship to the maximum: Bring the kitten home after she has been weaned from her mother. The socialization period of cat begins at about two weeks of age and ends at about eight weeks. Socialization can…

Diet chart for an adult kitty

As cats are natural carnivores and are unlikely to willingly forego meat from their diet, it is advisable not to feed cat on vegetarian diet alone. In addition to Taurine, Arachidonic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Thiamin and protein are the critical nutrients that should be ensured at adequate level in the diet of cat. Whilst cats may enjoy certain plant foods, vegetarian diets high in…

My territory smells of me.. better keep off!

Spraying is a cat’s way of marking her territory. It is a natural and common behaviour in kitties, and also different from urination (relieving full bladder). But incase our fastidious kitties are spraying highly inside the house, then there’s a problem. Kitty cause! Kitties are just like kids; they want our attention and care all the time and hate sharing these with anyone. Seeing a stranger or a…

Ravishing kitty’s nightmare – Cruddy chin and stud tail

Kitty-cats are natural charmers and they can’t afford to look bad. Feline acne better known as cruddy chin and stud tail are common skin disorders in cats that spoil their eternal beauty and grace. Here’s some more about these disorders to make our readers aware about the same...so that, your kitty remains ravishing...forever! Cruddy chin Cruddy chin, as the name suggests is yellow, greasy…

Fur Balls in cats : a troubling disorder

Fur balls, medically called ‘Trichobezoar’, are thick matted tubes of fur that build up in a cat’s stomach or intestines. They occur because a cat continually licks her fur to remove dead hair from her coat or over groom herself or have excessive irritant coat loss. Cats of all age, sex and breed can be affected, it is most commonly found in the older, indoor overweight cat. Fur ball obstruction…

Meeow Mangement

The extremely adorable cats are easy to maintain, who easily become lively and friendly members of our family. Dr. Kamaldeep Chaggar gives tips for easy maintenance of cats. Choosing a kitten Acquiring a kitten as a pet entails the responsibility of regular feeding and comfortable housing. It is always better to consider having two of them together as they love each other’s company. The interplay…