Why Do Cats Love Boxes

Why Do Cats Love boxes???

Boxes primarily used for packaging goods or materials but why do cats love them?

Big boxes, medium boxes, small boxes, shoe boxes and even cereal boxes. Cats can’t resist squeezing into them. Scientist says that cat were drawn into boxes because they offer security and shelter from the predators while they stalk their prey. While others says that cat loves boxes because they are cryptic animals meaning they like to hide. There is also a theory why cat loves boxes because it helps them to keep warm. Boxes for them are ideal insulators.

It’s no secret that cats love to stalk, and having a way to do it while shielded from view is the ultimate sneak attack. Whatever your kitty’s preference for hiding, playing or stalking, always make sure there is ventilation and no risk of suffocation. Your cat should always be able to get in and out of a hiding place easily and safely. Any boxes that become problematic or you find your kitty getting stuck in, remove the item for safety reasons.

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Why Cat Loves Belly Rub

It’s been weeks that I didn’t write a blog (I’m not lazy.. I’m just busy)… How you doin’ cat peeps?? Hope everything is fine with you guys especially your kitties.

Today’s blog is all about cat and belly rubs. Does your cat or kitten likes belly rub? Or they hate it that much that they will bite you if you try to rub their cute bellies?

In my experience in handling our kitty cat, he loves belly rub so much but there’s a time limit on it.  I know some cats hates it so much. But why??

The chest and belly are vulnerable areas they want to protect, and in ‘the wild, cats roll over when they either can’t flee from a fight or actively choose not to escape. On their backs, they have the ability to use all of their claws and teeth to protect themselves from predators.

While our kitties are not in the wild, exposing their bellies to us means our kitties were testing our trust.. Yes cat peeps, our kitties are testing us! He or She trusted you enough and she wants your attention that’s why they are exposing their bellies. Isn’t it the sweetest, that your kitty trusted you when no one else can?? LOL!

Signs that your cat loves belly rub:

-They purrs when you rub their tummy.

-They feel relaxed

-They feel comfortable

-They  feel happy.

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Beyond those signs that they loves belly rub, other cats having their bellies rubbed automatically triggers that defensive reaction. Don’t take it personally or think your cat has suddenly taken to viewing you as the enemy. It’s a reflex and your cat is just reacting in a normal way. But how is the safe way to belly rub our kitties without getting bit biting and swat our hands??

Start with the head, work your way down the back and then run our “fist of friendship” under the cat’s belly. If she’s happy we got this far, we can open our hand and gently rub her belly while saying happy things about how great she is.

7 Healthy Fruits Cats can Eat

There were certain kinds of fruits that you shouldn’t feed your cat, but there were some fruits that your cat allowed to eat for a healthy alternatives for their commercial treats. Just please make sure you washed them properly and cut them into a small pea-sized pieces and it will be limited amount.

So today in my blog, I will share to you 7 fruits that your kitty can eat to stay healthy.

 

1.Watermelon – a big succulent fruit that we enjoy as well as our cat. Watermelon is packed with water so its ideal for hydration for both human and cats. However, the seeds must be removed first. Watermelon also contains essential minerals such as potassium and magnesium, all of which help form part of a cat’s healthy balanced diet. 2.

2. Strawberries –  They are non-toxic to your cat and they offer little nutritional benefits. Strawberries do have anti-oxidant qualities that a cat might benefit from.

3. Bananas – can be given as healthy snacks to cats. You shouldn’t give banana peels to cats. The reason for this is that your cat’s digestive system might not be able to tolerate it. You should only feed your cats small amount of banana. Too much banana may upset the cat’s tummy.

4. Cantaloupe – is a safe treat for cats. It seems something about the smell of cantaloupe is enticing cats to want to eat it! After some studies it seems that melon volatiles may hold the key to why so many cats love cantaloupe.

5.Apples – can be a healthy snack for your cat. You should always peel it, or wash it very well as the pesticides that are found on apples can be more dangerous for a cat than for a human as cats are smaller.

6.Blueberries – are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants for your cat. If used in moderation, they’re a cat-safe treat that your cat can enjoy.

7. Pears – are an excellent source of dietary fiber and copper, but they would also provide your cat with vitamin K and phytonutrients with anti-cancer properties.

So that’s the 7 fruits that your cat can eat and please do remember that give them limited amount of fruits and make sure you wash your fruits and you remove the seeds when you give it to them.

See you on my next blog cat mummies and daddies!

Cat Window Perches and Wall Shelves

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A lot of cat owners feel guilty about keeping their cat inside, and worry that they are depriving their cat of natural instincts or fresh air and sunshine. Cats that are kept exclusively indoors live on average at least twice as long as outdoor cats.

Keeping cats indoors also prevents fighting and fight related injuries and has the added benefit of protecting natural wildlife. Indoor cats are at lower risk for injuries associated with the outdoor environment and are at far less risk of contracting parasites and infectious diseases such as the feline immunodeficiency virus.

But how we will create a Purr-fect indoor environment for our kitty? Cats are famous for their desire to sleep and it is certainly true that most cats will be happy to rest while owners are away, spending many an hour sleeping in a warm or sunny spot. However, indoor cats do need access to activity that will stimulate both their mind and their body and provide the exercise that they would naturally engage in.

There are lots of creative ways to add walkways, perches, and surfaces that allow cats to climb safely inside. So first let me introduce you to 2 Cat furniture that our indoor cat needs.

WINDOW PERCHES –  Cat window perches allow your cat to enjoy the outdoors by having a front row seat to the action. You will be amazed at the enjoyment that your cat will get from sitting in the window in a cat window seat, window cat bed, or cat window shelf, being able to watch birds and other outdoor activity.

Kindly click the images for more information about the product and price.
The Ideal Cat Window Perch - Lounger                          The Ideal Cat Window Perch - Cradle
The Ideal Cat  Window Perch - Round            The Ideal Cat Window Perch - Castle
Cat furniture at CatsPlay.com

WALL SHELVES – Wall systems for cats are the latest innovation in cat furniture.  Wall mounted cat shelves and wall mounted cat perches for lounging are a great space-saving idea for small spaces and apartments when you don’t want to take up valuable floor space.  More importantly, cat wall climbing shelves allow your cats to explore and lounge up high, which cats love.
Wall Package H: 30 Inch Shelf, XL Wall Pocket, Tube or Cradle            Wall Package G: 48, 30, 18 Inch Shelves, Cradle OR Tube
Buddha Cat Wall Perch                   Catemporary Cat Shelf
Wall Package E: 48, 30, 18 Inch Shelves, Corner Condo                 Wall Package B: 30, 18 Inch Shelves, Pocket

 

Hopefully, you get some ideas about the window perches and wall shelves for kitties.

Until next time..

Click the link below to learn more:

Kittywalk Pet Containment System  – Outdoor portable pet containment system that is safer and more comfortable than cat cages, cat enclosures, and cat pens.

 

Foods To Avoid Giving Your Cat

Some people foods are safe to consume by cat in small amount. But there are some foods that are harmful to your pet cat.

So here are the lists of harmful people foods that you shouldn’t feed your cats

1.RAW FISH – There is an enzyme in a raw fish called “thiaminase ” when your cat ingested it will break down the vitamin B1 which essential of life and it render it inactive therefore it can lead to seizure or even death.

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Cat with raw fish

 

2.GRAPES AND RAISINS – It is unknown what the toxic agent is in these fruits, but it can cause kidney failure.   However, clinical signs can occur within 24 hours of eating and include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy .

 

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cat eats grapes

 

3. RAW EGGS – Cats benefit from protein, but raw eggs may expose them to salmonella and other parasites that could lead to an inflamed pancreas, known as pancreatitis.

 

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Cat eat raw egg

 

 4. TUNA –A diet rich in tuna can not only cause mercury poisoning in your cat (just like people) but can also leave them malnourished because it doesn’t contain all of the important vitamins and minerals your cat needs.

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Cat eats tuna in can

 

 5. CHOCOLATES –  Most cats are not drawn to sweets. Even so, take note that chocolate snack can cause increased heart rate, tremors and hyperactivity in your cat. The severity of the reaction depends on the type of chocolate and how much is eaten. Dark baking chocolate will cause a more severe reaction than milk chocolate.

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chocolate kitten with milk and white chocolates

 

6. ALCOHOL – Beer, liquor, wine, foods containing alcohol are not good to your cat. That’s because alcohol has the same effect on a cat’s liver and brain that it has on humans. But it takes far less to do its damage. Just two teaspoons of whisky can cause a coma in a 5-pound cat, and one more teaspoon could kill it. The higher the proof, the worse the symptoms.

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7. COFFEE AND TEA – Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart and nervous system.

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Cat with coffee

So please cat mummies, daddies, and pet peeves try to avoid these foods on the list for the sake of your pet kitty!

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Humanity

It’s summertime and it means we’re not the only living things who feels hot and irritated when summer… Cats and dogs too…

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While some people hate cats and shoo them away, others like yours truly gave food and water to all the street cats I encounter. Especially now it’s summer, they have difficulty to find food and water easily because of the hot weather.Yes, I always bring a plastic bag with cat food in it. But I’m not the only one who are doing those good deeds… I met a lot of people who feeds stray cats in the street, in a Facebook group, or an Animal foundation. I even gained some new friends because of Animal Foundations.

 

In our vicinity there are 5 cats that me and Angelica (Indian lady who loves to feed cats as well) feeds in the morning and evening.  I even named them Ginger, Lady G., One-eyed Man, (coz he’s one eye is blind) Boobha, and Tabby. These cats were spayed and neutered already so they will not add to a growing population of cats in our area. But when summer season came, we have an additional 4 cats and we don’t know where they came from. But still we kept on feeding them. Most of the people who sees me and Angelica feeding cats in our vicinity thinks that we are out of our mind. Some people laugh on us but we don’t care because we need to save lives.

 

Even some people who don’t have a heart and leave their cats or dogs in the street when they don’t like their pets anymore. When a kitten or cat scratch them or bite them, they put their cats outside the street and let them die in hunger and thirst. Those kind of people should go to hell!!  They poison some cats or they run them with their cars.. (Ruthless and Heartless Act of Human) Needless to say even we are expats of one of the richest country in the world. Still there are some people who act like an animal.

 

I knew a lot of expats and organization here that feeds and take good care of the street cats and dogs here. They are giving their time and effort just to save cats and dogs in the street by feeding them and improving their welfare. But with all that effort we made, some people are not happy. They are calling some pest control company to get rid of the street cats that’s near to their home. So the Animal group or the Foundation don’t have a choice just to take the cats and put them in other location or they will put it in adoption or foster care once those street cats and dogs were vaccinated, neutered or spayed.

These people who helped street cats, dogs and abandoned animals knows how important what life is. Compassion leads them and inspired them to continue their good deeds. Even they will pay for the foods and medications of the stray cat in their own pockets. They will not think about the money, they will think about a life that they can save.

When we got our cat in the basement of a mall, we promised him that we will take good care of him and treat him as one of my own son. He was just 8 weeks old that time and time flies and he grew up so fast. After removing his abscess on his neck and neuter him last November 2015. Two days before New Year 2016, he fell in the balcony and he got a fractured leg. He is very playful and active cat that’s why he experienced these kinds of accident. We didn’t think about the money that we pay for his surgeries. We think about his life so he can walk and run freely without hurting himself. We love our cat so much even some people wants to buy our cat but we just ignore their offer.

 

Kudos to all the pet lovers out there, who never forget to help stray cats and dogs!!!

His sleeping position

Have you ever thought why your cat had a different sleeping position?

As a cat owner I am observing my cat almost everyday. The way he walks, runs, eats and most especially his sleeping positions and styles.

Why are they sleeping in different position?  Are they comfortable when they sleep?

For this blog I will show you some photos of a cat and our furball in their sleeping position also our furbaby cat’s sleeping style since we adopt him. Sometimes their sleeping style will make you laugh all day! When you left them and go to work, they are sleeping and when you came back still asleep.

Are they really that tired that they need to sleep all day everyday?? How many hours of sleep does our pet cat needs everyday??

The answer is below…

Anywhere from 16 to 20 hours a day, typically. For very young and very old cats, it’s near the upper end of the range, and newborns sleep almost 24/7. Cats spend almost 2/3 of their life sleeping.  Most of this sleep occurs during the day and only some of the night. This is because cats are most active at dawn or dusk. These are the times a cat in the wild would tend to hunt.

If you have an indoor cat, they can easily became bored during the day, especially when he is left by himself. A bored cat will sleep more than one that has plenty of activities to do. Provide your cat with plenty of toys he can bat around the home. Some toys are battery operated and move automatically. These toys imitate the movements of a mouse or other type of prey that your cat can chase.

Cats in deep sleep are usually curled up with their eyes tightly closed. Sometimes they might even have their tail over their face, like a fluffy sleep mask. Deep sleep is critical for the body’s ability to regenerate itself and stay healthy. It’s also the time when your cat dreams. If you’ve seen your cat’s whiskers or paws twitching while she’s asleep, there’s a good chance she’s dreaming.

Sleeping positions can  be determined by the temperature. When cats are cold they tend to sleep in a curled up position and when the temperature is warm, they may sleep more stretched out. Sleeping positions of our cat also determines how comfortable our cats in their environment and surroundings.

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Cotton’s sideways position while sleeping..
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this is cotton in a letter C position while sleeping

Unfortunately, my mobile fell down on the floor and the screen was broken so it’s not working at all. Some of his photo in different sleeping position were on my mobile.

So here are some photos of cats in a funny sleeping position: Funny as it is but my kitty cat sleeps in this position as well.

 

 

So until then pet peeves, cat mummies and daddies.. thank you for reading my blog!