How to feed a cat with wet food?
The health of a pet depends largely on what foods are in its diet. High-quality, balanced wet food will help him meet his old age energetic and full of strength.…

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How is the Don Sphinx different from the Canadian?
Sphinxes are amazing cats that leave no one indifferent. Some fall in love with the breed at first sight. Others exotic appearance at first discouraged. But once they hold a…

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Why does a cat bury a bowl?
Cats often surprise their owners with strange habits. Some refuse to drink from a bowl, but stubbornly attack the tap. Others arrange the most rigorous test drive for fillers. Still…

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Can cats use catnip?

Catnip – what is this plant? Why do some cats literally go crazy after smelling it, while others are completely indifferent to it? What effect does mint have on pets? Is she safe? You will find answers to all these questions in our article.
What is catnip?
Catnip is a perennial herb of the European-Central Asian species. It is found in Russia, Western and Central Asia, Central and Southern Europe, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Grows on forest edges, wastelands, along roads. Many grow unpretentious plants in the front gardens or at home.

The official name for catnip is catnip (Latin Népeta catária). Obviously, the plant owes its name to a striking effect on most cats: both domestic and wild. However, mainly catnip is used in areas far from the zoo industry: medicine, cooking and perfumery. Continue reading

Do cats need cereals?

Any cat is an obligate predator. This means that she needs a diet based on animal protein (up to 90%). A cat physiologically cannot stay healthy if there are too many components from plant foods in its diet. However, a certain proportion of carbohydrates should still be, and that’s why.

Carbohydrates perform the function of rapidly receiving energy, which a cat needs to break down animal protein. In other words, a small proportion of carbohydrates ensures the normal digestion of animal protein, from which the cat receives energy and building material for the whole organism.

In nature, cats (like other predators) make up for the need for fast carbohydrates through the contents of the stomachs of prey (rodents and birds eating cereals and plant foods). The most common cat prey in nature – the mouse – just feeds on cereals and plant foods. A mouse is a source of animal protein for a cat, but by eating it, the cat also receives a small portion of the grain of their rodent digestive tract. Continue reading

Cat Disease: Cystitis
Can cats have cystitis? - Maybe. And, unfortunately, quite often. We will talk in more detail about the disease and its causes in our article. Pets often suffer from the…

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How to feed an elderly cat?
Age-related changes are characteristic not only of us, but also of our pets. Cats in old age are not as active as before. Their "weak" places are vision, hearing, joints…

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The cat screams at night: what to do?
How to wean a cat yelling at night? Talk to your veterinarian. Your pet was always calm and slept soundly at night, but suddenly started yelling at night? Talk to…

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Obesity in Cats: Symptoms
In the previous article, “Obesity in Cats,” we talked about the causes and treatment of the disease. In it, we noted that obesity develops gradually: from insignificant weight gain to…

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