• November 27, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Wild cats include the tigers, lions, cheetahs, leopards and other smaller cats. All these animals belong to one group classification of carnivorous. They will attack and kill at the slightest provocation. Tigers are the largest of the four cats. The second ones are the lions followed by the leopards and then cheetahs. They are the fiercest of all the wild animals and keep all the others in deep fear. They are also capable of attacking humans when they feel threatened.

    Wild cats prefer different habitats. The tigers are likely to be found in the Eastern and Southern Asia. They love habitats that include water and sufficient forest cover. The males are usually heavier in weight than the females. Lions are the kings of the jungle and are mostly found in Africa. The males have manes while the females don’t. They hunt as a group but the males wait for the females to catch a prey and then continue to partake in the meal.

    Wild cats like the leopards are not very easy to be spotted during the day. They hunt in the evening or the early hours of the day. Their eyes flash like car lights at night and during this time they are believed to see very well. They are very powerful and drug their preys on up to the tree top. They climb trees by their back as they closely watch any predator that is approaching. The cheetahs have similar characteristics with the leopards but they can be easily tamed. However they don’t spend time on the trees like the leopards.

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  • November 27, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Finding out that you are allergic to your beloved cat can be devastating. Here is information that will help you manage your allergies and hopefully keep your cat.

    1. What is it about cats that cause allergies to flare? Contrary to popular belief that it’s the hair, the culprit is the protein (Fel d1) found in cat dander, saliva, and urine. No one knows why, but if you have sensitivity to this protein being exposed to can trigger reactions that range from irritating to debilitating.

    2. Can cat hair trigger an allergy flare-up? The hair does not contain the protein, so in a word no. But it can seem that way because dander (which does contain the offending protein) often stick to the air and other airborne particles. And so contact with the hair that has dander on it can make it appear that the hair is the culprit.

    3. Can bathing the cat reduce dander? Yes, scheduling a regular schedule for baths with a veterinarian recommended shampoo can reduce the amount that potentially go airborne and be inhaled. Be prepared for your cat’s disapproval, but hopefully with a regular schedule it will be come a routine that you both can literally live with.

    4. Does Color Matter? There was a small study conducted several years ago whose findings indicated that dark-colored felines produced more dander than those with lighter fur. Without other studies to support it, this theory is inconclusive.

    5. Does Sex Matter? Male cats are known to produce more allergy triggers than female. So if you have been identified as having allergies, this is an important piece of information to have as you adopt or add to the family.

    6. Is there a way to stop the production of dander? These small flakes of dead skin that we call dander are a natural part of your cat’s growth and development. This is the body’s way of making way for newer healthier skin that will be more able to ward off disease and infection. This is a process that will continue for as long as you have your kitty.

    7. Is there an effective way to manage the allergy symptoms well enough to be able to enjoy a cat? No one thing will work, but using a multi-pronged approach will greatly improve your quality.

    Make one room a clean room that is off limits for your pet. Anticipate flare-ups by using over the counter medication or prescriptions from your allergist.

    You should also use a HEPA or high efficiency particle arresting air cleaner to constantly reduce the allergens in the air. 24 hour filtration with this type of technology is by far the most effective and non-invasive way to deal with your allergies.

  • November 21, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Cats Eye Gemstone Information
    Cat’s eye is not as expensive when compared to other gemstones. There is another form of Cat’s eye which is called as Chrysoberyl Cat’s eye, which falls under expensive category. People who are into business of any type are suggested to use this gemstone since cat’s eye is known for protecting the finance of a person.
    It protects against all types of losses and increases the wealth and power status of the wearer. To say in few words cat’s eye is a security guard against all evil effects on a person. The hardness of Cats eye is 8.5 as measured on Mohs scale.
    It is used to remove all the evil effects and obstacles produced due to Ketu. Tuesday is the day advised for wearing cats eye and should be used with metal gold. The minimum weight should be at least 3 carats and it gives good results if worn in the middle finger.
    Effects of Cats eye
    As far as healing properties are considered cat’s eye is known to be effective in healing cancer, the most dangerous disease among all other conditions. It is also effective if used in case if person is suffering from different allergies and especially if it is related to skin. If you want to test whether the gemstone is really cat’s eye, then just keep in a dark place then it shines and looks like eyes of cat. It is mostly found in Southern part of India. This gemstone shows sudden effects like blue sapphire. And so the person should try out for few days and see whether it actually suits.
    The gemstone can make the condition of a person better than the best, but at the same time if it is not of good quality it can degrade the life as well. So care should be taken before wearing it. Consult a good astrologist before wearing any gemstone. The gemstone looks like cats eye and hence the name. It has some instinct like light coming through. Scientists say that this amazing look of Cats Eye gemstone is due to the inclusions which are situated deep within. The color of the gemstone varies from honey to shades of green.

  • Great Solutions For Cats That Anyone Can Follow

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    November 9, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Are you looking for a pet? Do you want a warm companion to keep you company on cold wintery nights? If you answered yes, then you should consider getting a cat. They are the perfect pets and they are pretty easy to care for. You can learn more about caring for them in the following advice.

    If you have outdoor cats, be sure to discourage pests such as coyotes, possums and raccoons by bringing cat food indoors at night. Feed your cats first thing in the morning, and make sure there is no food left at nightfall. This will keep your cats safe from attack and illness.

    Get a pet water fountain. Cats can be prone to dehydration, and running water entices them to drink. It is an evolutionary habit that developed because in the wild, running water is less likely to be contaminated than a stagnant pool. Your pet will enjoy the water more, and will drink more often.

    Check your cat for ticks and fleas every week. If your cat does have fleas, there is a good chance that you also have fleas in your home. You might need some flea bombs or premise-control sprays, along with treating the cat, to get rid of the issue. If you don’t know what products to use for controlling ticks and fleas, talk to your vet for some safe options.

    Save your furniture with scratching posts and pads. It is natural for cats to want to stretch their claws out and scratch. This does not mean that a cat owner must have damaged furniture. Provide your cat with places that it is okay to scratch and redirect them there if they decide to try out your sofa. Cat scratching posts come in many shapes and materials and some cats prefer a particular type so it may take some trial and error before you find the right combination for your kitty.

    Protect your cat from strangling by making sure the cords of curtains and blinds are secured and out of reach. When you make or purchase a dangly toy for your cat, be sure to supervise during play. Put the toy away if you will not be around to watch.

    Now that you know how to care for a cat, you should have no problems getting one. A cat can do wonders for your life. It can provide you with plenty of hours of companionship. Heed the advice given here and you’ll have a friendly companion that will never leave your side.

  • The Top 10 Most Famous Cats (Part 3) Names Beginning with N to Sc

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    November 9, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    I’ve been compiling a list of famous cats for my website PetNum.com for some time now. I know which my favorites are, but I wondered which are the most famous overall. There are so many great famous cats that I’m doing this in four groups, and then I’ll do a final round with the top cats from those groups.

    The most famous cats (based on online chatter) with names starting with the letter N to Sc are:

    10. Polar Bear, who was the cat in Cleveland Amory’s book “The Cat Who Came for Christmas”

    9. Paulie, from the Non Sequitur comic strip

    8. Patsy, who was Charles Lindbergh’s cat

    7. Orlando the Marmalade Cat, from the series of books by Kathleen Hale

    6. Periwinkle, from the TV series Blue’s Clues

    5. Oscar, the Hospice cat from Rhode Island who can seemingly predict death

    4. Samurai Cat, from the illustrated books by Mark Rogers

    3. Salem from the Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV Series and comic books

    2. Sabbath, from Emily the Strange

    …and the most famous cat on this list is…

    1. Scratchy, from “Itchy and Scratchy” a cartoon within the animated series the Simpsons

    Cats not ranking in the top 10 were Nee chee from Emily the Strange, Nala from the House of Night book series, Napster who was Shown Fanning’s cat, Robert Johnson from Rick Riordan’s Tres Navarre series, Pyewacket from the 1958 movie Bell Book and Candle, Pulcinella who was composer Domenico Scarlatti’s cat, Piccolo who was Albert Schweitzer’s cat, and Peta who was the British Chief Mouser in the 1970s.

    So a nice mix of cats from television (Scratchy, Salem, Periwinkle) and books (Sabbath, Samurai Cat, Polar Bear, Orlando).

    I compiled this list by searching for the names listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.

    Check out my complete list of at www.PetNum.com.

  • A Little Something About Cats And Their Unique Behavior

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    November 5, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Did you know that one out of four American households has a cat for a pet. Ailurophiles also known as people who love cats always want to know more about their favorite pets. For that reason we’ve decided to share some facts about cats that you might not know about.

    Did you know that:

    It has been scientifically proven that stroking a cat can lower one’s blood pressure! Cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than a human’s! Besides their noses, cats can smell with something called the “Jacobson’s organ”, located in the upper surface of their mouths. This is what cats are using when they scrunch up their eyes and open their mouths after sniffing something intently! Cats have 244 bones in their bodies! (About 40 more than humans!) Cats have 32 muscles in each ear! Cats only sweat from the pads of their paws. Cats aren’t hunters by nature; their mothers teach them to hunt! Female cats can reach adulthood in as little as five months, but male cats can take nine months to a year to reach adulthood. Most breeds of cats have reached their full growth by two years! To drink, a cat laps liquid from the underside of its tongue, rather than the top! Cats are said to see color. Studies have been able to prove that cats can distinguish between red and green; red and blue; red and gray; green and blue; green and gray; blue and gray; yellow and blue, and yellow and gray! Whiskers tell a cat whether the space they are entering is big enough for it! The oldest cat on record was a female tabby that lived to be 34 years old! Cats have about 100 different vocalization sounds. In comparison, dogs have about 10! Cats respond most readily to names that end in an “ee” sound! Cats respond better to women than to men, probably due to the fact that women’s voices have a higher pitch! If your cat snores, or rolls over on his back to expose his belly, it means he trusts you! Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine…about 26 cycles per second! The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. Wild cats hold their tail horizontally, or tucked between their legs while walking!

    Check out some of my favorite cat moments:

    This cat is a top trained assassin!Watch it display its mad ninja skills!This cat will kick your butt, for sure!

    And how about this one. Even though its obvious thatthe little guy is getting some help, still can’t believe that this cat is actually eating its dinner with a fork.

    And when you had a rough day, you sure wanna relax and enjoy the view. This cat sure knows how to do that!

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  • Tuxedo Cats

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    November 2, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Tuxedo cats are beautiful felines in black and white. They are nature’s version of finesse and elegance. Certainly, tuxedos are always ready for the next party. So what makes a cat a tuxedo cat? Is it a cat breed? Is it a unique color pattern? Why are they called tuxedo cats?

    The answer to the second question is that tuxedo cats do not belong to a specific cat breed. They just happen to have a very distinctive coat pattern. Indeed, tuxedo cats are bi-color cats. And to answer the third question, they are referred to as tuxedos because they seem to be wearing a tuxedo.

    Tuxedo pattern

    Okay, we’ve determined that tuxedos are not a cat breed. We’ve also established that their name comes from their physical appearance. But we haven’t explained what a tuxedo cat is. A cat is a tuxedo cat when:

    She has solid black throughout her entire body (except for a few white patches).

    The patches of white hair appear on her chin, chest, belly, and paws.

    She has more black than white.

    Now, this is a very important clarification: Not all black and white cats are tuxedo cats. In fact, tuxedos are just one of the several grades of bi-color cats.

    There are many bi-color, black and white cats that are not tuxedos. Some of these cats, for example, may have more white than black, or be half black and half white, or have solid white throughout their bodies and just have a few small patches of black fur. These felines are not considered to be true tuxedos.

    Famous tuxedo cats

    Tuxedos are literary felines. They appear in Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, a poem by T.S. Eliot in which the story revolves around a tribe of black and white cats (also known as Jellicle cats). These cats are believed to be tuxedos.

    Other famous tuxedos include Silvester the Cat (of Looney Toons fame), Felix the Cat (that wonderful, wonderful cat), and of course Socks, the beloved pet of former President Clinton and his family.

    If you have a tuxedo cat, or know someone who does, you may find gifts that celebrate tuxedos, including artwork, calendars, plush dolls and many other items.

    Claudia Escobar loves all things cats. For more on and cat gift ideas, visit her site . You are welcome to publish this article on your site provided you include this resource box.

  • Does Dog Agility Seesaw Designs Affect the Performance of Dogs on the Obstacle

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    October 29, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Dog agility seesaw is one of the most challenging obstacles to train to any breed of dog. The behavior of the dog in the movement of the see-saw does not normally happen but are learned. Whether for the purpose of competition or recreation, the most important skill to learn for both the trainer/handler and the dog is coordination. The team should work together quickly, efficiently and safely. The speed, accuracy and preference for obstacles of dogs vary throughout the course. This is the reason why the handler must adjust their handling techniques to support the dog in any obstacles.

    Technical, physical and educational training is important. The dog must be physically fit to run and jump without stress and damage to the body. The seesaw is different from any obstacle because the performance depends on the obstacle equipment itself. The construction and the design of the seesaw greatly affect its movement or motion. To ensure the consistency of the performance of the equipment, organizations for dog agility have set standard plank dimensions and height of the pivot. However, there is still no response about the load. Seesaw solutions have been designed with the performance characteristics. The materials are carefully chosen for the specific design.

    Experts evaluated the effects of designs to the performance of the dogs. The purpose was to determine how the designs reacted to different kinds of load applied. They wanted to know how the different loads and the application affects the response of the dog agility seesaw. They also wanted to determine the response of the abrupt cessation of the rotation of the plank. There are three series of test performed. Sandbag is are place with different weights on the arm of the seesaw and are released to measure the time from the starting position to the impact on the floor. Again, another test is performed to determine the stiffness of the boards used, and the final test is to evaluate the bending capacity of the board.

    It is a must for agility organization for dogs to establish a set of standards on the specification of the seesaw stiffness and the load conditions. This set of standards will allow a dog to anticipate its performance on the obstacle. They should ensure the seesaw obstacle performance is similar to any size of dogs. Experts recommend the use of a blade/plate fulcrum because it avoids the frictional effects of the tube and responses to the different loads applied. Stiffer boards exhibit a fewer board whip, and hooping of the base is still a problem. It is recommended to incorporate force attenuators into the base to solve this problem.

  • Ragamuffin Cats Bred To Be Docile

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    October 25, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    For those of you who like their cats to be cuddlers, who thrive on attention, and who love to follow their owners around like little shadows, the RagaMuffin Cat is for you. They are absolutely famous for their mellow personality, and while you should always keep your cat indoors for its safety and protection, the Ragamuffin has to be kept indoors. These cute balls of fur can actually be quite large for a cat, ranging between ten and fifteen pounds, with the males sometimes weighing in at a whopping twenty pounds that is pure muscle and fur, not fat. Their fur tends to reminds you of rabbit fur, and they have unusual colored eyes in blue, green, turquoise, or odd.

    As for the name RagaMuffin, it came about because when these cats are cuddled, they go as limp as a rag doll. The breed is thought to have been brought about literally by accident back in the 1960s by Ann Baker, a Persian breeder who lived in Riverside. Baker had a neighbor who cared for a number of feral cats. One day, one of these feral cats was struck by a car and nursed back to health by the kind-hearted neighbor. Once recovered, the cat proceeded to have a litter of kittens that so impressed people with their sweet nature and sociability that Baker took in as many of the kittens as she could for the express purpose of breeding them. The myth was that somehow the accident was the reason for the kittens having such a different temperament from their mother. In actuality, it was most likely due to the natural variation of having different fathers.

    Baker had dubbed these kittens Cherubim cats and developed strict breeding guidelines for the breed. However, a group of breeders split off from her and began to call the cats Ragdolls. After a lot of bitterness and dispute, Baker registered the cats as Ragdolls and franchised the cats, earning royalties on every cat sold, while continuing to make all of the decision regarding their breeding. It isn’t known what happened to Baker, but stories began to emerge in later years from Baker stating that the cat’s origins were the result of extraterrestrials and human-gene-implantation experiments. Finally in May of 2001, Curt Gehm of Virginia decided to name the cats RagaMuffin since they sprang from the endearing little urchin cats of Riverside. One Florida woman is quoted as saying, “They are big, huggable, loveable Muffins.”

    RagaMuffins are ideally suited for homes with children but are equally well suited to just about any environment and lifestyle; however, please remember that they do need to be kept indoors. They absolutely adore companionship and will literally get underfoot constantly. It would be pretty hard to find an aloof RagaMuffin as they are typically bred for their docile nature and will do just about anything to get you to rub their tummies.

  • Denamarin For Dogs – Advantages And Side Effects

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    October 25, 2020 /  Dogs and Cats

    Dogs are more than just animals to millions of people across the world. They are family members. And as family members, you want to make sure that your dog is taken care of physically, so that he enjoys a long, happy, and healthy life. Dogs, like people, are subject to internal ailments, which require medical attention, and one of the most crucial parts of the canine anatomy to look after is the liver. With medicines such as Denamarin, you can help preserve your pet’s safety and health for years to come. But before deciding whether Denamarin is the right choice for your dog, you should first do some research and learn about the advantages and disadvantages that can arise as a result of using the product.

    Supporting liver function is the number one priority of Denamarin. By supporting the liver, the medicine allows dogs to more easily digest foods and absorb the nutrients that are necessary for continued good health. Digestive issues can be the start of more serious issues, not just for dogs but for people and all other types of animals. The canine digestive system relies on glutathione, which Denamarin helps to produce. Silybin also helps with the flow of bile, which also serves to aid in digestion.

    Denamarin also helps to fight disease, which can afflict the dog liver as easily as it can the human liver. In humans, a condition called cirrhosis, or chronic active hepatitis, can eat away at the liver’s functions and ultimately shut it down. Dogs are subject to a similar condition, which Denamarin helps fight against. A dog’s liver can also become the target of common but deadly diseases such as cancer and hepatitis. With Denamarin, the restricted blood flow through the liver that often occurs as a result of these diseases is avoidable.

    Furthermore, a dog really doesn’t have to be a certain age or size for you to administer this preventative medication for their well-being. Whether you’re dealing with a large, medium, or small breed, all dogs can benefit from the long-term effects of Denamarin. However, some animals may have allergens or predispositions against taking the medication. It’s always a good idea to first check with a veterinarian before administering, and you should never give more than the recommended amount for fear of overdose. Dogs may also develop some gastrointestinal discomfort and itching as a result of using the product.

    Denamarin can also be difficult to administer to a dog. In order to prevent the animal from rejecting the dosage, you should probably try to hide it within the day’s food supply or mix it in with a special treat. That way you know that your dog is getting the treatment he needs and deserves.