Pros and cons of taking your leash-trained cat to public places for walks

Woman takes her cat for a walk in the evening in suburbia

I’d like to provide my input first and secondly I have added the experiences of others with their thoughts and advice. Whether leash training and taking your cat for a walk in a public place is good or bad depends on a variety of factors, the most important of which is the character of …

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Daylight saving time (DST) should be abolished

DST should be abolished

Daylight saving time (DST) should be abolished because there are too many negative consequences AND “the economic rationale for daylight saving has largely gone” according to The Times journalist, Tom Whipple. I agree with him. In fact I’ve agreed with him for decades! Daylight saving time is implemented in many countries. Most European countries …

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Your cat is a Peter Pan character (infographic)

Domestic cats are Peter Pan characters

What is a Peter Pan character? Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. He’s a free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the …

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Friends arguing over how to care for cats

Friends arguing over how to care for cats!

I’ve tried to keep the title very short for search engine optimisation reasons and I hope you understand what I’m trying to get at. In case you haven’t what I mean is this: if two people are longterm friends and they are both cat caregivers and one of them lets their cat(s) outside unsupervised …

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Woman offers $10,000 reward for the safe return of her F1 Savannah cat

$10k reward for return of F1 Savannah cat

This story tells us a lot about ‘exotic pets’ including F1 Savannah cats. The video is useful as it tells us a bit about the owner. She’s lost her F1 Savannah, Mika, when he “ran out the of the house Tuesday March 5th in the Casa Loma area”. This is in Toronto, Canada. He …

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Cat food is ultra-processed. This kind of food risks diabetes, cancer and depression in people

Does ultra-processed dry cat food cause health problems that have not been properly investigated such as diabetes and cancer

I’m going to suggest a potential link between the ultra-processed dry cat food that we give cats and certain health issues in cats. This link is rarely discussed. However, in The Times today there is a report about how ultra-processed foods raises the risk of cancer, diabetes and depression in people. The physiology of …

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In the UK pets have got to be ‘suitably restrained’ in a travelling vehicle (rule 57 Highway Code)

Rule 57 of the Highway Code forbids unrestrained pets in travelling vehicles

Rule 57 of the Highway Code in the UK states the following: When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard …

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In a multi-cat home how can you tell if there is bullying?

Cat is a bully?!

Sometimes in multi-cat homes a cat might bully another or others. Normally, the reason is because there isn’t enough space for individual cats to call their own. Their compressed home ranges overlap which causes stresses which can lead one cat who is dominant to bully another. It might not be readily apparent that one …

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