Category Archives: Cats


Some Out Of The Way Tips To Take Care Of New Born Kittens

new-born-kittens-careIt’s always a nice experience to welcome new members in the house, especially if the new members are little kittens, who have just been given birth by the pet cat. No matter how interesting and exciting it may feel, the ground reality remains that the little fur balls need some extra care and so does the mother cat. Mere feeding them from time to time may not suffice, as these little ones need something more than mere care. Continue reading


How to wean your pet from harmful habits?


Pets, be it a cat, dog, hamster or parrot, of course, are a source of joy and good humor.

Pets, be it a cat, dog, hamster or parrot, of course, are a source of joy and good humor. But there are times when a cute little animal‘s heart begins to deliver his master certain inconveniences. How many pairs of shoes were torn to pieces by a puppy during teething? How many meters wallpaper suffered from growing claws kitten? And sometimes, as adults reared animals begin to “kink”. How can re-home wrecker?

The first way, “Crime and Punishment.” Effective only if the punishment should be immediately after the offense. Animals do not see the cause-effect relationships and can not draw far-reaching conclusions. When he came home from work in the evening, you find a broken flower pot, scold kitten to no avail! He had long forgotten about the ill-fated ficus. The purpose of instant punishment – to develop a conditioned reflex. As Pavlov, remember? It’s when you push this button, but the man in the white coat immediately runs to you with a banana!”

The second way, The Mousetrap”. If you are a busy man, and most of the day at home are out, while your animals are forced to languish in the four walls, you sometimes difficult to keep track of their behavior. In this case, to the aid of the so-called “traps.” If the puppy steals food from the table, erecting nearby shaky structure of the “explosive“, but not dangerous items, such as caps on the pans. Bing incident caps deter thieves and permanently wean become paws on the table. As you know, there is also produced a conditioned reflex, but without your direct involvement. Figuratively speaking, the bully realizes “heavenly punishment.”

The third way, “Do not tempt me needlessly.” You can read the full owner of the house, to train and educate their pets, but in fact it is a mutual process. Slowly, imperceptibly animals too are trained” their masters. For example, are taught not to leave slippers middle of the corridor, do not throw clothes on a chair, and a half-eaten breakfast on the table. Sometimes it is necessary to make concessions and change their own behavior, especially if it is a change in the direction of accuracy and discipline.

Fourth way, “Feedback”. From my perspective, this is the correct and effective method. And he is to pay your pet enough attention and love. After all, for this people and give birth to four-legged friends! Often, exhausted the day, the owners forget about their pets, so they try to remind myself by any means – though and destructive actions. Play with your kitten at least an hour before going to bed, get up early and take a walk with plenty of puppy it is likely that the ugliness stop themselves in the house and there will be peace.

Of course, this article is not complete and comprehensive guide to raising pets. These are just the basics, and if you want to achieve mutual understanding with your pet – Learn his habits, read books, consult with experts. Patience and love to you and your pets a long and happy life!


Hotels animals for dogs and cats – how to choose?

560501-5006x3448Accommodation for pets one of the main tasks is to ensure the safety of guests. In the hotel only healthy animals. Settling in the hotel held a mandatory inspection of animal veterinarian.

Every owner of a dog or cat at least sometimes, but faced with the need of temporary parting with your four-legged friend – almost all have a vacation or a business trip, repairs in the apartment or holiday feast, and someone in the family appears little baby and the first time is not to walks with the dog. As mistress of two dogs and the creator of one of the oldest hotels in Moscow for animals “Ganhor” I know firsthand the problem of choice of the hotel, and I would like to share their experiences and talk about over-exposed animals in general and about the nuances in the hotels for animals that will help you make your choice.

To date, for owners of dogs and cats that are interested in the services of temporary maintenance and care of their animals, there are several options overexposure.

First of all – it’s proven over the years help from relatives or friends who are genuinely willing and able to look after your pet. If your pet knows and loves this man, perhaps – is one of the best options for overexposure. Add to this, that you will most likely still be able to save their money.

However, not all are able and willing to seek help from relatives, so most owners of dogs and cats have to use the services of third-party organizations or private entrepreneurs.

In Moscow, today, many people are engaged in overexposure of dogs and cats in their homes or in private homes. Here you can find both retired amateur and professional dog handlers. But choose the “privateers” stands with extreme caution, since most allowed by “word of honor” and, in fact, control the work of these people is not possible. Leaving animal unfamiliar person and not filling out any papers, you run the risk of running into an amateur who can “forget” to feed your cat, or simply can not cope with a dog in the street. And it is, at best, at worst you can not see all of your pet. In addition, quite often the “privateers” in the same apartment are several animals, what you learn only to return. Of course, it is worth to mention that in the environment and private overexposure are professionals in their field, but such people usually turn on the recommendation in advance, and prices for their services comparable to zoogostinichnymi. If you still do not have reliable people ready to take care of your animal, the most logical way – is to look for a hotel for animals.



What vegetarian pet food?


Many are interested in this question. After all, we’ve learned that dogs and cats eat food of animal origin. And buy his favorite meat for vegetarians and servant – is to give money to support that industry, against which it stands. How to find a compromise?

And how often in nature, without the help of man, dog and cat eat pork, beef, fish? Maybe it’s not quite naturally translate to pet food plant, but life within the four walls is something unnatural for little animals.

You can, of course, keep the house rabbits and hamsters do not worry about the ethics of choice for animal feed.

In dogs, the metabolism is designed in such a way that allows them to plant food to get all the necessary range of useful and necessary for the life of substances. Dogs are omnivores. In some cases, doctors even recommend translate dogs on vegetable food (severe cases of allergies).

Cats are arranged somewhat differently. Necessary for the life and health of the animal, beta-carotene is not absorbed from plant foods. They also receive less important for them to taurine and omega-6, which contained only in animal foods. This is because, unlike dogs, cats – carnivore.

At the moment, there are vegetable food, to which was added synthesized in laboratories important components. And plant base feed enriched with these substances. Therefore, animals can eat plant foods and not be at risk of ill health and well-being.


Fun facts about cats


You ailurophile (the person who loves cats)? If so, you already have to know a lot about these amazing creatures, as well as to have a cat. Read on to check whether you know these fun facts about your favorite pets.

It’s such a warm feeling when your cat greets you at the door when you get home from work, and then collapses around you, when you finally settle on the couch! This association between cats and man dates back to ancient Egypt, when people worshiped the goddess Bastet -koshke-house.

Cats are obedient and playful at the same time. Their high level of energy is often caused by the fact that they perform different tricks that makes us melt. You can find them frolicking in the garden in a vain attempt to catch a butterfly or a constant struggle of trying to free themselves from the rolls of yarn in which they are entangled. Regardless of the situation, funny cats, and we all love them very much!

Fun facts about cats

Group of cats is called Klauder, while a group of kittens is called Kindle.
Cats love heights. However, a cat named Mincho in Argentina took this love to the extreme when she climbed a tree and refused to come down until she lived. She spent six years on the tree and gave birth to three litters! Think about the male-loving trees that are the fathers of her kittens.
When a cat wags its tail, it is preoccupied with internal conflicts. For example, it may be the reflection of what your cat wants to go outside, but can not, because the rain. You can not imagine the dilemma of your cat when she is torn between a desire to tinker in the garden in the street and aversion to soiling wool.
You can often see that the kittens are trying to climb the legs of their respective owners. Although the owner does not feel much pain from the sharp claws, kittens think that the foot – is the trunk of the tree, and they may scratch and climb.
Do you have a kitten, which is worn around the house like a rocket, overthrowing everything that comes his way? It’s almost like having a house a herd of wild animals in a stampede. Kitten – a hyperactive creature, which is boring and needs to release its energy. Try to make toys that will enthrall him.
Cats – experienced hunters and trophies for this feat belongs Tauzeru Scotland. He was entrusted with the responsibility of “solemn” protect his town from rodents; this cat killed 28,899 mice for 21 years of service.
The number of heart beats cat is from 110 to 140 times per minute. This is almost two times faster than the human heart.
The surface of the nose cat is unique to each cat. It’s like a human fingerprint.
Cat for life can give birth to more than 100 kittens. Persian cat in South Africa named Bluebell holds the record for the greatest number in the birth of kittens at a time, all of whom survived. Her record was 14 kittens.
Cats are very concerned about hygiene and cleanliness. They spend 30% of their waking hours to care for themselves.
After a day of no surprise that a cat to sleep 16 hours a day! For example, a seven-year kitten had only 2 years of his life in the wake. Kittens are known to start sleeping a week after birth. We can not blame our cats is that they love to sleep!
In the market there is no cat food food with flavor mouse as cats, where such food was tested refused to eat it.
It is believed that the ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows in mourning when their cats died.

Each year, Americans spend about $ 4 billion on food for cats. That’s more than they spend on baby food! Of course, we love our animals.

Cats are independent and funny creatures that are excellent pets for people. They are friendly and affectionate, and are known to be able to understand the mood of its owner. Although sometimes they may require a cozy inglenook, they will always be there when you feel bad.


Cats & Dogs. Who is better?


You’d better keep the dog as a pet or a cat? Here you will find a good comparison of the two pets. Although dogs and cats can be excellent pets, dogs tend to be more popular among people. I personally do not understand this, because cats are so cute and adorable, and they do not scare you, barking, and some cats very rarely meow. But I guess it all boils down to someone’s preference. There are some very special reasons why the cat hater could easily be turned into a cat lover. These beings were treated rudely since the Middle Ages, when they were considered the perfect companion for witches and wizards. The funny thing about black cats that and now people are still afraid of them, knowing that they will bring them bad luck.

However, they can be very beautiful, with a silky, dark hair and bright green eyes. And if you have a pet, it’s a great way to check out your friends and neighbors at the level of belief in superstitions on special occasions such as Halloween. Although dogs are considered man’s best friends, due to their presumed loyal nature, cats are even more loyal, if you think that they do not meet strangers as well as owners. In fact, they are loyal strictly to those who raised them, cared for them and showed affection. They are seen as independent and distrustful, while in fact they are reliable, given the fact that they immediately run away and hide themselves, if you are not their master. Thus, they are somewhat wiser dogs.

Among other cats can also be very clever animals. They can be very fun for the owners, unlike fish, hamsters, turtles and guinea pigs. If they have a toy, they will not get bored, and they may feel very happy if you join their joyful game. Most people would agree that cats are simply incredibly cute in everything that they do, how they sleep, play with his toys, funny spinning, jumping, etc. For those who live or in a village or in the city, but in the house and not in the apartment, possession of a cat is really great, because this animal can catch mice and insects, and therefore requires very little human attention. And, of course, they are not likely to give up milk when they offer it. Unlike dogs, who need a lot of care and special food in order to make them look healthy and beautiful, cats require little spending.

All that is needed for them – it’s a tray to be cleaned almost every day, for a bowl of food, a few toys, and if you really insist on good care of your pet, brush wool. Cats really do not need to bathe very often, despite the fact that many owners feel obliged to bathe pets, applied to them spray, perfume, and so on. Some cat owners even bathe them only once every few months, because cats do take care of their personal hygiene. As for the dogs, they are not so easy to care for, and they require a lot of expenses. The dog also need to bathe regularly and to walk at least twice a day, so it is ideal for retired people who have a lot of free time.

Dogs, of course, can be wonderful companions, as they adapt to the daily routine of their respective owners, known for their spirit of self-sacrifice, which makes them “man’s best friend.” Many people do not like cats because they think they are self-centered and express fake love and devotion. In my opinion, cats really honest animals. When they are hungry, they honestly ask for food when they do not like something, they go out of the room. The fact that dogs are more obedient than cats, which are usually very self-sufficient. If you want to be friends with your favorite cat, you should “respect her personality.” Despite their reputation as selfish animals, cats may show expressions of love and gratitude to the people. They feel sad when their owners leave the house for a long time and show genuine joy at the return of their owners.


How to give a cat a tablet (manual for the people)


Your cat became ill, he – high temperature, it is necessary to give him a pill:

1. Place the cat in left arm bent, as a child, and push yourself. Thumb and index finger cover cheeks and gently press on them. Tablet – in his right hand. Since the cat opens mouth, pill into.

2. Retrieve pill from floor. Repeat step 1.

3. Seek out the Cat in the bedroom, and throw soggy pill away. Take new pill from the pack. Cat – in the cradle of his left hand. At the same time, rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill right index finger. Close Kotu mouth, hold it and count to 10.

4. Remove the tablet from the chandeliers, and remove the cat from the cabinet. Call spouse from the kitchen.

5. Get on your knees. Cat – sandwiched between his knees. Hold the front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Ask spouse to hold head firmly with one hand Kota, and the second, with a wooden blade vigorously push pill into the throat cat and try to grind.

6. Retrieve cat from curtain rail. Take the next pill out of the package. Make note to buy new ruler and repair cornice curtain. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from the shelves and put then to glue them.

7. Wrap cat in large towel. Get spouse to lie on cat across to head just visible. Put pill in end. Get the cat’s mouth open with pencil and without removing the pencil, sprinkle in the powder.

8. Read the label on the packaging of tablets, make sure they are harmless to humans. Drink a glass of water, so as not to feel the taste of the drug. Grease a scratch on the arm of his wife. Remove blood stains from the carpet (cold water and soap). Retrieve cat from neighbor’s balcony. Get another pill.

9. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head. With Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Get spouse to make out a pen and tablet vsypte, rastёrtuyu into powder, into the body of the handle (like a tube). Vigorously blow into the mouth Cat.

10. Prepare a screwdriver and put cupboard door to the side. Attach cold cheek, and remember the exact date of vaccination against tetanus. Throw T-shirt and put a new one.

11. Call the fire brigade to retrieve cat from a tree. Understand the drivers of motor vehicles who among the participants hit the wall at home first, so as not to collide with the Cat. Take last pill.

12. Tie the front legs Kota strong rope and tie the leg of the table. Put on gloves. Force the cat’s mouth open with a small wrench. Push the tablet flat surface notch key Hold head vertically and pour half a liter of water to wash pill down.

13. Get spouse to drive you to the “ambulance” and sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. On the way back go to the furniture store to reserve a table.

14. Make sure that after treatment Cat on bed rest.