National Hairball Awareness Day is around the corner. This holiday is “celebrated” each year on the last Friday of April. You might think: “National Hairball what day?”. This day has been launched in 2006 and was created to help educate people about hairballs. This year it is scheduled on Friday April 24.
Imagine it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and you are relaxing with your cat on the couch. You are petting your purry friend and you can clearly see it is enjoying your company. You hear the lovely sound of purring when suddenly out of the blue your cat has had enough and it decides to scratch or bite you. Wait, what just happened? Why is your cat doing this and is there something you can do about it?
Cats and mirrors, put them together in one room and there is a big chance you will see something funny. Have a quick look on the internet and you will find plenty of cat videos where you can see all kinds of cat reactions on their own reflection. But what does a cat actually see in the mirror? Can they recognize themselves? And do they see a bird when it appears on television?
Cats could eat all day long, especially when you keep giving them their favorite treats. But who doesn’t like to spoil their cat? Guilty! It has been estimated nearly 60% of cats in the US are overweight. Is your cat one of them or are they just preparing for winter? This is a common issue among domestic cats. Especially for older cats, since their metabolism tends to slow down. What can you do about this?
Do you have more than one cat at home and you see them fighting sometimes but don’t know what to do? A cat fight is actually a natural behavior. But there is a reason cats fight. To prevent these cat fights in the future or to get them to stop, it is important to understand what caused the fight in the first place.