How to remove fleas from a cat?
Any cat can have parasites: it doesn’t matter if she walks on the street or not. Where fleas appear in a domestic cat, read the previous article. What to do…

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How to wash cats?
It would seem easy to bathe a cat. But when you get down to business, a number of questions pop up. For example, what temperature should water be, what means…

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How to care for a cat after sterilization?
Sterilization (better known as castration) is the removal of the gonads by surgery. The operation is performed under local or general anesthesia, and after the procedure, the animals need some…

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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

Idiopathic cystitis in cats
There are diseases whose causes are very difficult to trace. A striking example is idiopathic cystitis. In our article, we will talk about its symptoms, prevention and the most likely…

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Do cats brush their teeth?
To maintain oral health, we brush our teeth twice a day. And what about our pets? Do cats need to brush their teeth or has nature foreseen everything? Nature is…

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The cat jumps on his face and bites!
Of all the negative habits that cats have, the habit of jumping on the face is the most unpleasant. In the end, it is also dangerous: cat's claws not only…

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Why are cats afraid of water?
Cats are afraid of water - and everyone knows that! That's just ... why does a neighbor's cat just love swimming? Perhaps not all cats are afraid of water? And…

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