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Helpful Information for Cats Owners

Updated on October 11, 2016
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Elsie has been farming all her life and loves animals, she likes sharing what she knows and experiences she has had with them.

Cat washing its face.

Did you know?

Cats can't sweat to cool themselves. Instead of panting like a dog to cool off, cats rely on the saliva spread on the fur. It evaporates to help cool the kitty in hot weather.

Cat owners have special love for their pets

I have some ideas and information for cats owners that I have learnt over the years of caring for my cats, yes we do love our cats, as they are members of the family and when they pass away it hurts us as much as losing a member of our family.

There are 35 million cat owners in the United States, millions of these cat owners love their special pets enough to celebrate Christmas with them and give them special gifts.

More than 13 million cats receive birthday celebrations, and why not?

Cats are very lovable, so why not share a gift with them on a special occasion, it makes you happy just seeing your cat taking an interest in the new gift and that is good for your self-esteem and happiness.

How To Keep An Indoor Cat Happy And Healthy

This is so True!

"It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens."

— Cynthia E. Varnado
Cat Sleeping in Open Drawers - Photo Credit - Elsie Hagley
Cat Sleeping in Open Drawers - Photo Credit - Elsie Hagley

Safe Outdoor Cage For Your Pet.

Cats can be happily kept inside all the time, and an indoor cat is much healthier and safer than an outdoor cat. It is too dangerous outside for a cat to roam freely, but they truly benefit from fresh air, stimulation, and exercise that come with the great outdoors. Also, in some areas, it is not legal to allow your cat outdoors off your property.

Like most people who own cats, we want them to be as safe as possible and allowed to roam without restriction. Cats like to be outside when possible and should be able to enjoy that freedom just like humans do. A great way to allow this freedom is using a large cat cage.

Large cat cages allow the cat to play in a protected area without the worry of harm from other animals and these cages keep your pet in a controlled area. Some of these cages have shelves, toys, playgrounds, chairs, items that you would have in your home available for your feline friend while in the cage.

When shopping for a cat cage, the bigger the better. This gives your pet plenty of room to move around in the cage so they do not feel confined. Consider a modular cat cage system. These systems use panels which can be added to or subtracted making the cage very versatile. Remove a few panels and you can move the cage indoors when you are away from home to keep your pet in the area you want. Take the cage outside and add a few more panels and you can create a large playground and not worry about where your pet is. A good quality cat cage must be able to do 2 things, keep your pet in the area you want them to be and protect them from other roaming animals.

Cat Health: Secret Diseases (2015)

Routine physical examinations that are important in cats because they can have a number of treatable diseases without showing any signs. The above video describes examples of these “secret diseases.”

Did You Know

Did you know that the cat's sense of smell is 14 times stronger than yours?

You may not smell a thing but your cat will.

You need to keep their litter boxes clean and well maintained.

Don't give your cat a reason to stray when it comes to a dirt box.

Give them what they need, a clean and odor free litter box.

10 Tips to Relieve Cat Stress

Cats eyes. Photo Credit - Elsie Hagley.
Cats eyes. Photo Credit - Elsie Hagley.

Cats Have Nocturnal Vision

Cats are not color blind, they see some colors, they may not see colors as clear as humans do, but it's not like that they cannot see any colors at all. Cats can also see clearly from afar.

It's very different from people. They find it blurry to be looking at things that are too close to them. Yes, cats have the nocturnal vision. But they can't see in complete darkness. You see the muscles on their iris that surround the pupils of their eyes,are constructed in a way that it narrows into a vertical split when they are exposed to bright, lights and opens fully when they are in a quite dim light.

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    • Lorelei Cohen profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I adore cats they have such unique personalities. They truly are a creature that deserves respect and kindness.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      So many great gift suggestions.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I absolutely adore and respect the wonderful creatures that cat are. They have such unique personalities and I am honored that cats allow us to share their world with them.

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      That video is great. Yes, I am a cat lover. I do not let my cats out but I do provide them with window space to watch the squirrels, birds and other animals outside.

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      scss 5 years ago

      My cats have really calmed down and become much more confident since I built them a big cat run/cage. I used to think they would be cruel for cats since they can't roam, so just had a nighttime curfew for them, but now I save a fortune on vet bills since there are no more injuries from neighbourhood cat fights, and they are definitely much happier cats being able to play outside 24/7.

      Thank you so very much for a very informative lens - Helene Malmsio (aka SCSS)

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      MagicBeanDip 5 years ago

      I've seen those big outdoor cat cages and they always seem like something a cat would love.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I will have to share this great Cat Lover page with my friend who is a Cat Lover. She has 12