Thomasina’s Blog

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Thomasina’s Blog is all about cat behavior, cat healthcare and other purrls of wisdom about cats. If you’re wondering why cats do the things they do, I’ve got you covered. You’ll find the answers right here!

Do Cats Need To Drink Water? It Depends On Their Diet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do cats need to drink water? Well, yes and no. We need 3.5–4.5 ounces of moisture per five pounds of body weight per day. But that moisture doesn’t necessarily have to come from a bowl. If we eat an all- or mostly-wet-food diet, we’ll get most of the water we need from our food. Do

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Cats In Cold Weather | How They Cope

Reading Time: 3 minutes Personally, I prefer to be inside when it’s very cold. But cats in cold weather can be just fine, especially if they have some help from humans. We have all kinds of ways to cope with cold weather, and some of them might surprise you!

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Can Cats Go Green? The Definitive Guide To Shrinking Your Cat’s Carbon Pawprint

Reading Time: 5 minutes Compared to humans and most dogs, we’re tiny. But for an animal with such little feet, your cat’s carbon pawprint is huge. According to a 2017 issue of Forbes Magazine, cats and dogs are responsible for about a quarter of the greenhouses gas emissions caused by animal agriculture. Can cats go green? Well, yes and no. We’re obligate carnivores and need protein from animal sources. But there are still ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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Your Cat Has Fleas? Five Simple Tips To Make them Go Away

Reading Time: 5 minutes Oh, no! Your cat has fleas? Poor cat. I hate those little buggers. Every bite itches so much, it makes me crazy. Fortunately, we know how to keep cats from getting fleas, so we don’t have to deal with them often, even though we spend a lot of time outside. But if your cat is itchy and scratching, keep reading. I’ll tell you some natural ways to get rid of fleas. 

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Slow Feeder For Cats | Why Your Cat Will Hate It

Reading Time: 3 minutes I can’t imagine trying to eat out of a slow feeder for cats. They must be so frustrating and uncomfortable. And you don’t need to do that to your cat! If he eats too fast, there are other ways to slow him down. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you how.

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Cats In Hot Weather: How They Keep Their Cool

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you worry about cats in hot weather? This might surprise you. Our fur helps keep us cool, even when the temperature soars. We have other ways of staying comfortable, too. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you what they are.

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Why Do Cats Drink From The Faucet?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why do cats drink from the faucet? We don’t do it to be annoying! Water from the faucet tastes better than water from a bowl. And there are other reasons why we drink from the faucet, too.

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Going Back To Work? What About Your Cat?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Phew… That lockdown is finally ending, and you’re going back to work. But what about your cat? Will she be happy to have the house to herself again, or will she miss you when you’re gone all day? If she’ll miss you, check out my tips for helping separation anxiety in cats. 

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Three Reasons Why Cats Need Sun

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do cats need sun to be healthy? Well, yes and no. We don’t need sun for vitamin D. But cats need sunlight to regulate our body temperatures and help us conserve energy when we’re sleeping.

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