When and how to trim a cat’s nails

Woman trimming the nails of her cat companion

What is the best way to clip the nails of a domestic cat? Clipping a domestic cat’s nails is an essential part of their grooming routine under the conditions mentioned. It helps prevent overgrowth, reduces the risk of scratches, and keeps your furniture and skin safe. Here are some steps to follow when clipping your …

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Advice on what to do if you find an injured or orphaned small wild cat in America

Canada lynx cub

This is specifically about finding a wild cat that’s been injured. I make that clear because Google can sometimes get mixed up between feral cats and wild cats. There will be a completely different approach to meeting a feral cat that’s been injured and a wild cat that’s been injured. Contact the professionals: first …

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The injuries incurred by cats when they fall from tall buildings (and survival rate)

High-rise syndrome in cats

Quite a lot of people think that domestic cats can fall off tall buildings and survive without injury because they break their fall and reach a terminal velocity quite quickly by fanning out their limbs. In fact, there is an optimal height at which a cat can fall in order to minimise injuries but …

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If you wanted to adopt a cat, would you adopt a really mean one to spare his life?

Wizard the mean shelter cat learned to love his new family

The question in the title is asking whether you would adopt a shelter cat slated for euthanasia because he had been evaluated by shelter staff as aggressive and unadoptable. This is what can happen to rescue cats when they behave badly at shelters. The staff sometimes for the right reasons and sometimes for bad …

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Is cat litter dust potentially harmful to cats and cat owners?

Dusty cat litter

To be honest, this topic is a bit of a minefield. It is very complicated. It is hard to find clear cut answers. And there is a distinct lack of good science on it which surprises me as it is a topic that is made for scientific research. It is almost as if the …

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Cat swallowed a sewing needle

Cat swallows sewing needle

The video shows the removal of the sewing needle from the back of a cat’s mouth by a veterinarian. Hard to watch. Some of the comments indicate that I am not alone in that regard e.g., “someone tell me he’s okay. I can’t watch this.” The owner said: “I’m one of the owners, his …

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Tight headband around Persian cat’s head while being groomed commercially

Persian cat wearing a headband while being groomed

Well, I am going to get on my high horse and criticised this video. Perhaps I am wasting my time criticising the video because I should be criticising the fact that we have a Persian cat at a commercial grooming parlour. Persian cats have been bred to have very long fur which the cat …

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