Natural Cat treats

Natural Cat Treats

It’s a good template for biscuit treats for cats; feel free to substitute your cat’s favorite ingredient (say, tuna or bonito flakes) for the catnip. 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/2 tsp. organic catnip 1/3 cup dry milk 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbs. melted butter 1 Tbs. honey 1 large egg Instructions: 1. Preheat the…

Free choice feeding, not the choice!

‘Free choice’ feeding, not the best choice

The main reason for feline obesity (as well as obesity in other mammals) is the consumption of too much food. Deny it all you want but it is a fact. What we do… Many cats are fed “free choice,” which means there is food available all the time and the cat eats whenever it wants.…

Look who's talking too!

Look who’s talking too!

Although it can be tricky to communicate with a purring cat, animal behaviour experts claim they have ‘decoded’ up to 24 different meows. Vet Gary Weitzman, author of How To Speak Cat, said: ‘Cats only vocalise to people. There are probably one to two dozen different vocalisations per cat that we would classify as “meow.”…

Does your cat ‘slow blink’ at you?

Cats do a lot of talking with their eyes — the eyes are part of a feline’s communication system. Slowly blinking at you is a sign of pure love. — one that says, “I feel really comfortable with you.” All cats (yes, even feral cats) tend to have the “slow blinking eyes” thing going on. When other…

Cat Tail Language

It’s helpful to think of a cat’s tail as an indicator of its emotional state. While both dogs and cats “wag” their tails, felines’ movements are much more nuanced, thanks to a greater range of motion. An upright tail indicates your feline is feeling friendly; a droopy tail tip indicates skepticism, while a twitchy, almost…

Do Cats Grieve?

Many people don’t realize animals grieve the loss of companions and family members. Even if companion cats had a hostile relationship, the surviving cat may still grieve the loss. There’s confusion about where the other cat has gone. To add to the initial grief of the surviving cat, there’s the fact that humn family members…

Not everybody loves cats

For those of us who consider cats as our family members, it is almost inconceivable that some people dislike them or actually hate them. “Hate” is a strong word to use against any living creature, especially a sentient being, a category which embraces humans, cats, and many animals. But there are such people, more kindly…