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When is the right time to euthanise a cat?

When is the Right Time to Euthanise a Cat?

The word euthanasia comes from the Greek word εὐθανασία, which means good death, and its purpose is to end pain and suffering. Most pet owners hope a sick or old cat will pass away...
Do cats have elbows and knees?

Do Cats Have Knees and Elbows?

Do cats have knees? Cats do have knees and ankles on their hindlegs.  The knee is known as the stifle joint in quadruped animals. Stifle joints join three bones: the femur, patella, and tibia and...
Kitten essentials checklist

Kitten Essentials Checklist-What To Buy For Your New Cat

Before you bring your new kitten home, you will need to stock up on a few kitten essentials. Doing so ahead of time means that everything is ready and in place for the kitten's...
Two friendly cats

How To Tell If Cats Like Each Other

  How To Tell If Cats Like Each Other-At a Glance Grooming each other (allogrooming) Playing together Rubbing against each other Sleeping together Separation anxiety   About Cats aren't always the easiest animals to read and can't tell...
Cat sitting on laptop

Six Signs Your Cat Needs More Attention

Six signs your cat needs more attention at a glance Excessive meowing Knocking things over Winding themselves around your legs Sitting on your laptop, book, in front of the television Pawing at or climbing...
Eleven signs a cat is happy

Eleven Signs of a Happy Cat

Ten signs a cat is happy at a glance Eating Purring Head butting Positive body language Talking and chirping Playful behaviour Kneading Slow blink Bringing you gifts Using the litter box Seeks out physical...
Keeping cats away

How To Keep Cats Away From Your Property

Not everybody wants to have a cat visit their garden or home. Feline visitors can fight with or disrupt cats who live on the property, kill native animals and go to the toilet in...
Cats grooming each other

Allogrooming in Cats – Why Do Cats Lick Each Other?

Mutual grooming (allogrooming) is a common behaviour among many species of animal in which one animal grooms the other. Allogrooming starts immediately after birth when the mother cat (queen) chews the umbilical cord, licks...
Can cats smile?

Can Cats Smile And What Are The Signs A Cat Is Happy?

Most of us remember the grinning Cheshire cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, but while some cats look like they are smiling, they don't in fact smile to show they are happy. Facial features Some...
Socialising a kitten

Socialisation Window For Kittens

The early weeks of the kitten's life are essential for them to learn about their environment, become socialised with people and learn species-specific behaviour. This socialisation window (also known as socialisation period) occurs between...