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! — Thomasina
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.
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.
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.
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.
How’s that quarantining with your cat working out? Oh… did you say it’s not? Are you losing patience with each other? Here are some suggestions to get through these difficult times together and still be close friends.
Cats pull food out of the bowl for a reason, and it’s not because we’re sloppy! If your cat eats off the floor, he might be eating the way instinct tells him to. And there are other reasons why some cats eat off the floor, too.
It’s not just long-haired cats who get mats. Cats with short hair do, too. Cats mat when the weather’s changing. But keep a close eye on your cat with matted fur. Mats can also be a sign of health problems.