How Does Having Cat Affect Child’s Intelligence?

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How Does Having Cat Affect Child’s Intelligence? According to many studies, having pets beneficially affects children in many ways. One American study shows that children who have cats or dogs have stronger immunity and are less prone to respiratory infections than children who do not. It also affects children in their physical development, because children with pets are more active and have better motor skills. Taking care of pets influence emotional intelligence and make children more responsible. It does not […]

Characteristics of Domestic Cats

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Characteristics of Domestic Cats Domestic cats have evolved from African wild cats. Recent studies show they appeared more than 4000 years ago. According to some sources, they lived by people in Mesopotamia, but they domesticated in the era of ancient Egypt. Even though cats in the wild use their perfect senses, such as extraordinary sense of hearing and sight as well as great climbing skills, they followed people and settled with them. They have inherited from their wild ancestors’ tabby […]

Rapid Breathing in Cats

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Rapid Breathing in Cats Rapid breathing in cats is a potentially dangerous condition. It requires immediate action. Cats that experience breathing difficulties and show signs and symptoms of rapid breathing need immediate veterinary care. However, a cat that suffers from rapid breathing should be carefully transported. Each reckless movement can be fatal. Therefore, it will be wise to consult a vet on the phone before we even try to transport a cat. Many underlying diseases can cause rapid breathing in […]

How to Help Cats Survive Summer Heat?

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How to Help Cats Survive Summer Heat? Summer heat is a great challenge for our beautiful pets. They have more difficulties to survive summer heat than people. They do not sweat and cannot take off a warm fur during summer months. Even though cats have their own way to cool themselves during the summer heat, we can do a lot to help them. The first thing we can do is to ensure that outdoor cat does not get outside from […]

When Do Cats Shed Too Much?

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When Do Cats Shed Too Much? Cats in the wild shed twice a year – in the spring and autumn. In the spring, they shed their underlying coat and prepare for hot summer months. On the other hand, their fur grows during the autumn to protect them from a cold weather during the winter. However, domestic cats, especially the indoor ones, shed throughout the year. Heating and cooling in our buildings and houses confuse the cat’s perfect shedding cycle. For […]