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  1. Michael-

    I just wish that some people that take on the responsibility of having a cat would care just a fraction about them as this group does, and get the RIGHT information. You are so right about the misleading and inaccurate information that is posted all over the internet about feline care. Several months ago I ran across a question posed by a cat “owner” asking about a cat that wasn’t eating. A so called “expert” responded to her saying that when a cat is hungry enough they will eat. I nearly lost my composure but corrected that information immediately.

    All I can add is thank God for people like Jackson Galaxy, whose programs are viewed by so many people. I am beginning to see his influence starting to make a strong, positive impact.

    ANYONE can proclaim to be an “expert” in anything online. It is a damned shame.

  2. Yes that’s one of the disadvantages of so much media these days, online and offline with magazines and newspapers there is a plethora of information both right and wrong, everything is analysed and so called experts are ready to give advice on any and every subject, to me the wise thing to do is learn the basics and then go by instinct, good care and good feeding, lots of love and affection, treatment when needed, preventative treatment as routine, there is no need to know every detail about every subject, there is that saying “Too much information” and I think these days there is a tidal wave of information that is just surplus to requirements.

  3. Sadly very often people believe what they want to believe because it suits them, take for example 2 articles on de-clawing; 1 says its absolutely fine to de-claw your cat and the other says you should never do it. Now take a person who has it in their mind that they want to do it anyway they may read both articles but they choose to take the 1st as more accurate because that’s what they want to hear and by taking this on board they will reconcile themselves that they are doing the right thing when probably deep down they know they aren’t.

  4. So called experts can be very dangerous, I’d far rather believe the cat loving community here on PoC who live, work or volunteer with cats and know them well.
    No we don’t know everything about cats, we should always be open to learning more about how to care for them and ensure they are happy and healthy and fulfilled. But we can never know everything, only a cat can know everything about a cat!
    I love the air of mystery about them, let them keep some secrets, I hate scientists or cat ‘experts’ trying to get into their minds, they never will!

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