We talk you through the various stages of your cat’s pregnancy, from the first few weeks to the birth. Winter is almost over and it will soon be mating season in the cat world. When female cats reach puberty, which can occur as early as 4 months right through to 18 months of age, they risk falling pregnant if they are not spayed and happen to encounter a handsome male. The period of gestation (or pregnancy) in cats is relatively short.
Some cats are particularly prone to motion sickness, but this problem can be avoided. We’ve compiled a list of solutions on how to make it easier to travel by car with your cat. Whether it’s to bring your cat to the vet or because you’re heading away on holiday, each time you have to take puss in the car, your heart sinks. Like many cats, your favourite ball of fur suffers from motion sickness. But don’t despair – a number of solutions exist!
From rumours and half truths to ingrained beliefs that are in fact false, cats are subject to their fair share of preconceived notions. There lots of generally accepted ideas about cats that can sometimes even cause them harm. We have listed a few of the most common below.
Like us humans, cats can catch a nasty cold from time to time. In this post, we advise you on how to look after your cat when they’re feeling under the weather. Bouts of sneezing and a runny nose are both sure signs your cat has caught a cold. When this happens us, we know exactly what to do. But when our cats are struck by the same plight, we’re not so sure how to proceed. Fear not! Read on and you’ll soon know exactly what to do.
If you’d like to combine your love of cats with a good deed, why not volunteer to become a foster family for cats! Have you always dreamed of having a cat, but don’t have the possibility of adopting one at the moment? Perhaps you would simply like to do a good deed and get involved in the feline cause. If so, you may be interested in fostering one or more cats on a temporary basis from a cat rescue association.
What should you do if your cat suffers a minor or major injury? Here we outline the basic gestures for attending to your cat. Like ourselves, cats are not immune to the risk of a minor or serious accident, particularly domestic and road accidents. Depending on the nature of the injury, it may be necessary to act very quickly. As a cat owner, you can learn some of the basic gestures to provide first aid to your pet in the event of an accident.
What steps do you need to take when your cat dies? And how should you grieve the loss of your pet? Read on for our advice. Nobody likes thinking about the death of their cat in the future. It can be extremely difficult to cope with such a tragic event. However, there are a number of practical issues that need to be dealt with, particularly regarding your cat’s remains.
After too little sleep and too much food, now is the time for you and your cat to resume your healthy habits after the holiday season. 2018 is already here and, like each new year, it’s often a time we make new resolutions after over-indulging during the Christmas holidays. But what about puss? While your cat may not have sipped on champagne over the past fortnight, their daily routine has no doubt been somewhat disrupted.
Humans are not the only ones that suffer from indigestion. When fed overly rich or inappropriate food, cats can also suffer from digestive trouble. Over-indulging affects your cat too, but it should be taken a lot more seriously. Indigestion is one of the main risks facing your cat at Christmas time. Here’s how you should deal with it, should the situation arise.
Does your cat disappear for days at a time? We help you to understand this common behaviour in cats. Does your cat have a tendency to run away? Are they prone to disappear for one, two or several days, and then return home as if nothing had happened? If the answer is yes, unfortunately you’re the owner of a runaway cat. This behaviour is quite common in cats, whether they live in an apartment or in a house with a garden.