Maine Coons stand apart from their cat brethren for a number of reasons. They are known as the “gentle giants” of cats. As their name suggests, Maine cats are native to the state Maine. Since 1985 the Maine Coon is the official state cat of Maine. Here are 5 facts you didn’t know about one of the world’s largest domesticated felines.
As cats age, their needs change and their bodies slow down. Devoted cat parents will do anything to keep their senior cat happy and comfortable. Cats reach their senior status at 11 years of age and they’re more than likely to suffer from arthritis or a degenerative joint disease. When they are 15 years, felines are seen as super-seniors. Age demands extra comfort, so check out our 6 tips to keep your senior cats young.
Most cats and kittens avoid getting wet as they have a reputation for being water phobic. Some breeds such as Maine Coons are more tolerable of water than other cats. If a young kitten was exposed to baths or water when it was younger, it might be more tolerable to getting wet as it ages. But why do they insist on moving their water dish and playing with their water bowls before taking a sip?
Have you ever wondered if your cat actually knows its name? Cats are special, it's one of the reasons we love them. But do they know their own name and just choose to ignore us when we call? Or is it just impossible for any pet out there to know their name?
Have you ever stumbled into your living room and had the feeling you were living with a small Wolverine? Your cat seems to prefer to scratch every piece of furniture in your house, except the thing you bought for them to scratch on. Why do cats scratch and can you teach them not to scratch your furniture? Read it in our new Sunday blog!