Category: Cat Diet and Nutrition

Feeding Cats Table Scraps

Can cats eat table scraps? The short answer is ‘they probably shouldn’t’ because most human foods aren’t nutritionally balanced, table scraps can add excess calories to the diet and some human foods are toxic to cats. The long answer is ‘maybe, on occasion‘, but read below before you make any decisions. A cat’s nutritional requirements Cats […]

Fecal Flotation Test in Cats

The fecal flotation test is a test to look for worm eggs, proglottids (tapeworm segments) or protozoan (single-celled organisms) cysts in the feces. These parasites live in the intestines and stomach of the cat. They reproduce by releasing eggs or cysts which pass out of the cat via the feces. Fecal flotation process Fecal flotation […]

Eleven Signs of a Happy Cat

Eleven signs a cat is happy at a glance Eating Purring Headbutting Positive body language Talking and chirping Playful behaviour Kneading Slow blink Bringing you gifts Using the litter box Seeks out physical contact Our cats can’t tell us if they’re happy or not, but they do show us in many ways. We often focus […]

How To Pick Up A Cat

Cats should be taught to be handled from a young age, which includes picking them up, touching the paws, trimming the nails and getting used to having themselves examined. From time to time, you will need to pick up your cat. It may be to remove him from a dangerous situation or pick him up […]

Shedding in Cats

Shedding is seen in all mammals who have hair or fur. There will be phases where he sheds more than others, and factors such as whether he is an indoor or outdoor cat, stress, health all play a factor in how much hair he sheds. Even breeds such as the Devon Rex with their short, […]