Natural Treatments For Cat Fleas

Natural flea treatments for cats

Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are a common wingless parasite which feeds on the blood of cats. A female adult flea can lay 50 eggs a day. The eggs, which have the appearance of salt drop off the cat and into the environment. Eggs hatch into larvae (which look like small maggots) in warm, moist environments. Larvae feed on organic matter such as skin and adult flea feces.

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How To Determine The Sex Of A Cat

How to determine the sex of a cat

Determining the sex of a cat can be confusing, particularly in young kittens where the anatomy is small and under-developed. Not only that, but a desexed male will look different from an entire male cat. Both will have their scrotum intact; however, the desexed cat will have had his testicles removed, resulting in a small and flat scrotum.

Lift the cat’s tail, and you will see a circular/pink opening closest to the base of the tail. This is the cat’s anus, which both male and female cats have.

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Catnip and Other Plants Which Cats Enjoy

Tartarian honeysuckle

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means their diet must consist of meat to survive; however, many cats also enjoy a selection of plants, many of which can induce a short high when bruised or ingested. The reason for this is because plants contain allomones which are chemicals which protect the plant from insect herbivores (insects which feed on plants) or attract predators of insect herbivores. They are secondary metabolites, not responsible for the growth of the plant, but serve to protect it.

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