Sunday, May 23, 2010

Basic Cat Care: How to Clip a Cat's Claws

Feline maintenance extends way beyond filling a bowl with chow, popping a pull-tab on a can, filling a water bowl, and scooping the cat box. Indoor cats need help to minimize the length of their claws. In the wild, cats wear down their nails with daily hunting and scenting activities. In the home, this isn't quite so easy.

Some cats take an extreme liking to the end of a sofa. The cat will visit the same spot daily to rake his claws down a roughened fabric surface. The cat really isn't intentionally scratching to ruin your furniture. Cats naturally perform this motion to sharpen and clean the nails. Your cat is also marking that sofa with a scent from the pads of his paws. That sofa belongs to kitty. It's part of the cat's territory.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to remove cat urine smell from flooring

Older cats inevitably have those questionable "accidents" associated with pet parents simply not responding quick enough to whatever the animal wants.  Whether it's attitude or illness, the destruction of flooring and your home by the smell of cat urine requires heavy duty action to repair the damage.

Instead of purchasing a one-way ticket to the vet, give the method in this article a try. Baking soda, peroxide and a scrub brush.  The smell will be gone!

Friday, April 9, 2010

How to help your shy cat become friendlier

As the years go by, the behavior of a shy cat can increase with the loss of hearing and eyesight. All pets benefit from constant contact with pet parents to ground the animal and provide security.

Check out this article for information on how to help your shy cat become friendlier - even your old shy kitty.