I know that’s kind of a funny title, but what is called Pica in Cats is sometimes not so funny.
If your cat sucks wool or even his own fur a lot he or she could have Pica. Read the aticle
I found below to find out what you can do if your cat develops this problem.
Wool sucking is a behavior that some cats engage in when they were weaned too abruptly or too early as kittens. You may notice these cats sucking on shoelaces, earlobes, other companion animals’ tails, wool blankets, socks, etc. In many cases, the cat eventually outgrows the wool sucking behavior but in other cases, it becomes a life-long habit. Some Oriental breeds are predisposed to wool sucking behavior. Although you may not like having soggy shoelaces or having your ears tickled by your cat’s whiskers as she sucks on your earlobe, it’s usually not a dangerous behavior. When wool sucking advances to pica though, it can put kitty at risk of developing intestinal blockages. So if your socks or blankets go from just being soggy
to now resembling a Swiss Cheese it’s time to take action.
It’s horrible that some owners give up on their cats because of bad behavior and relegate them to the Pound,
where more likely than not they will be destroyed. Take some time and care with your cat and work with them
to correct their bad behavior. Most bad behavior in cats is easily corrected with a little time and some patience.
Read the informative article below for some great tips.
Cats now outnumber dogs in the amount of households in the United States that have one or several for pets. In addition, our shelters and rescue organizations are usually full with cats that are unwanted, discarded and usually put to sleep. Some of these cats may be there because they have bad behaviors, and rather than take the time to correct the behavior, the cat is relegated to a cage awaiting death.
Some cats will bite when frightened, scared or trying to protect themselves or their young. Some may bite out of self-defense if others are abusing them. This type of behavior can be corrected with a little time, patience and a better understanding of our feline friends. It is important to remember that while cats are intelligent, they don’t understand their world in the same way a human does.
First of all, it is important to remember that a cat’s memory is only about three seconds long. This means that one has to catch him in the act of biting for the training to most effective. Play with your cat as long as he or she behaves him or herself. Should the cat bite you, make a loud noise by clapping and yelling, “No!” Then immediately remove yourself from the cat until he is ready for more play. Continue this procedure until the cat no longer bites.
I Have 3 Cats That Are About 9 Years Old. I Was Wondering If I Should Start Doing Something Different Or
Special. You Might Be In The Same Boat. Well, Lucky Us, I Foiund This Great Informative Article.
From Pet Reports
Heard On, Watch + Listen
Aging Pets, cats, Feline Diet, Feline Health, felines, Nan Talleno
By Nan Talleno
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As cats age, particularly from the ages of eight to ten and older, extra care is needed to keep them healthy and happy. Watch for signs of overall slowing down such as difficulty jumping up to and down from their usual favorite places, trouble climbing the stairs, difficulty grooming hard to reach areas, sleeping more than usual, etc.
To make mobility easier, provide a small ramp or stair-steps to accommodate stiff joints or arthritis. Consider purchasing an orthopedic bed or a heated pet bed to provide relief from aching joints. Place the necessities such as food and water bowls, bed and litter box on the same floor to avoid the stairs.
As cats age, particularly from the ages of eight to ten and older, extra care is needed to keep them healthy and happy.
The answer is yes you can. I found this great article that gives some great tips
on stopping your cat from clawing the furniture. Read And learn.
While clawing is a normal feline behavior, it is not always understood or accepted by some cat owners. Cats use their claws for many purposes. They scratch surfaces to scrape off old nail layers. Their scratching provides both visual cues and scent indicators to claim prized territories in the home, such as the arm of your sofa. They use claws to capture and hold prey, be it a stray mouse in the house or your ankles or a fast-moving feather wand toy.
And, yes, it may surprise you to learn that some cats claw to fight stress, boredom and feelings of anxiety. Fortunately, here are seven ways to appease your must-claw cat without your home décor becoming shredded confetti:
I learned a lot from the article. Tips 5-6 I don’t think I would have thought of on my own. How about you?
Did you learn anything? Please share your comments and share this with your friends.
This is a story about a cat that was allowed to get overly fat. I think that’s tragic that someone would allow their cat
to get that fat. And now he’s in an animal shelter. Oh, great. I hope things turn out well for him. In the face he looks
like my “Tannycat”
SANTA FE, N.M. (CNN) – Veterinarians in New Mexico are working to help a cat named “Meow” that has ballooned to 39-pounds. The cat’s elderly owner could no longer care for him so he’s at an animal shelter in Santa Fe. Workers hope to …
How long would you look and have hope when your cat comes up missing?
I have a missing cat-she’s been missing about four years. She walked out the door one
night and I haven’t seen her since. I’m still hoping.
The following story is about a cat that’s been missing three years…
After three years, Kelly Higgins had given up all hope of ever finding her missing pet cat Lily. She had searched high and low when Lily first went missing, but had finally resigned herself to life without her best pal when all her efforts came to no avail.
But an unexpected knock on the door has amazingly seen the pair reunited – and all thanks to the microchip embedded under her skin.
Kelly, 28, a student from Donnington in Telford, said: “I was gutted to lose Lily because she was my baby.”
Kelly, who had Lily as a six-week-old kitten, said she tried desperately to find her.
Then came the knock on the door from a member of staff from a local veterinary practice, who told Kelly that they had Lily.
The reason this story had a happy ending is because the owner did something I didn’t do. Read the story, and do the
A man mistreated his ex-wife’s cat and it cost him dearly. It Should Have Cost The Jerk More.
An arbitrator has ordered a former Lacey, Wash., man to pay his ex-wife $25,000 in the death of her cat.
Justin Chlarson was accused of kicking the cat in May 2010, when the couple were still married. He later pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of second-degree animal cruelty, receiving a suspended 90-day jail sentence and $1,000 fine.
Of Course, The Moral Of The Story Is Don’t Mistreat
Animals, It May Just Coust You A Bundle.
By AP An arbitrator has ordered a former Lacey, Wash., man to pay his ex-wife $25000 in the death of her cat. Justin Chlarson was accused of kicking the cat in May 2010, when the couple were still married. He later pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor …
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Just As I Was Digesting The Meat(pardon the pun)Of The First Article I Found This Second Article
That In My Mind Bolsters The Claims Of The First Article.
Certainly Food For Thought. (Oh, My, Was That Another Pun?)
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