You love your cat more than anything, but you can't understand why pieces of your furniture have become destroyed due to your cat's incessant scratching. Scratching is a natural, instinctual behavior in cats that serves several important purposes. Cats scratch in order to mark their territory with their scent and shed old cuticle tissue from their claws. The most obvious function of a cat's claws is for defense. Many people opt to declaw cats because they are inside animals.
Adopting a cat is the way to go, especially since June is adopt-a-cat month. However, a cat is a long term commitment and there are some things you can should consider before you bring a kitty home as your pet. 1. Do you have time to commit to a new cat? Do you work full time or travel frequently? Many animal shelters recommend a pair of cats as pets so they can keep eachother company while you are away. If you are not home enough to adopt a cat, most rescues will tell you ri
Originally from Europe and Asia, minty, lemony catnip has long been associated with cats. Research shows that cats big and small adore this member of the mint family. Catnip's allure is in it's oil, nepetalactone, which is found in catnip's leaves, stems, and seeds. Whether your kitty's response is aggressive playfulness or mellow and calm relaxation, once the pleasure passes it will be about two hours before a cat can respond again to catnip. Because cats respond to catnip,