Monthly Archives: November 2014

Do Cats Think They Are Humans?

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Do Cats Think They Are Humans? During evolution, many animals went through the process of domestication, except cats that are the only animal species which is not thoroughly domesticated. It has been considered that the main reason for this incomplete process is the lack of their useful role in human’s community. Every domestic animal was assigned specific roles, while cats stay independent, completely on their own, continuing their hunt as they do in a wild. Nevertheless, their coexistence with humans […]

Aging Process in Cats

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Aging Process in Cats Cats are independent creatures that can take care about themselves. If the cat is blessed with a good health, this trait makes it the most undemanding pet. However, with the aging, the cat is going through different processes, which need the owner’s help. The cat is considered senior between 10 and 12 years, depending on the breed, habits, diets and genetics. Aging is a natural process that includes many bodily and behavioral changes, causing the cat […]

Why Do Cats Lose Their Hair?

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Why Do Cats Lose Their Hair? Normal shedding cycle in cats has been determined by genetic hair’s growth cycle. This cycle develops through four stages of hair’s growth, beginning with the growth of hair, followed by the phase of regressing and rest, and finishing with shedding. As we can see, shedding is the part of a natural cycle. Apart from regular shedding, outdoor cats are prone to seasonal hair loss, like their wild ancestors. They change their fur twice a […]

Hairballs in Cats

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  Hairballs in Cats For the most of cats, shedding comes as a completely natural way of regulating the density of their fur, and is especially important for the outdoor cats when the seasons are changing. Thus, outdoor cats change their fur twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, because they need less hair in the summer and more hair in the winter. For indoor cats, this process of shedding can last all year round, but with […]

How Petting Cats Can Lift Our Spirits

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How Petting Cats Can Lift Our Spirits The main and the most beautiful part of being the cat’s owner is petting a cat. This pleasurable activity has always come with spontaneity, as a natural way to bond with the pet. How many times have we seen a little kid, stretching its hand and trying to cuddle the cat when encounter it? Has the kid learnt it somewhere or maybe seen that before? Whatever the psychological reason can lie behind, one […]