The Benefits of Play Therapy for Cats

Play therapy for cats

Play therapy is a way pet owners can interact with their cat and has several positive benefits to both cat and owner. Most pet behaviourists recommend play therapy as a way to combat common cat issues. This kind of interactive play involves you interacting in a game of hunt with the use of a wand toy (fishing pole-type toy), and the cat as the hunter.

Cats are predators and interactive play plugs into this natural behaviour which in the wild would consist of:

hunt > catch > kill > eat > groom > sleep

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Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium (PPS) For Cats

PPS for cats

At a glance

Uses: Osteoarthritis and idiopathic cystitis

Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Osteoarthritis disease-modifier

Brand names: Zydax, Cartrophen-Vet, Elmiron, Pentosan, Sylvet

Available as: Injection, capsule

Caution: Cats with coagulopathies, kidney and liver disease

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Khao Manee Cat Breed Profile

Khao Manee cat
  • Origin: Thailand
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Eyes: Gold, green, blue and odd
  • Energy: Medium
  • Temperament: Loyal, easygoing, intelligent, gentle
  • Weight: Males 4.5-5 kg (9.9 – 11 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs)
  • Colours: White
  • Coat: Short
  • Grooming: Once a week
  • Also called: Khao Plort, White Gem, White-Jewelled Cat, Diamond Cat, Diamond Eye, Khaomanee

The Khao Manee is a rare, natural breed of cat from Thailand with a stunning white coat and blue, gold or odd-eyes (blue and green or yellow). Several other breeds have originated from Thailand including the Siamese, Burmese and Korat.

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Adapting A Home For A Senior Cat

adapting a house for a senior cat

As a cat moves into his or her senior needs, they will slow down and in many cases, stiffen up due to the onset of arthritis. Arthritis is a painful condition in which the shock-absorbing cartilage which cushions the joints wears down and is eventually lost. Hearing and eyesight can also decline, all of which means small changes we can make around the home can make a big difference to a senior cat.

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Health Benefits of Desexing Cats

Health benefits of desexing cats

Every year, millions of healthy kittens and cats are euthanised behind the closed doors of shelters because there aren’t enough homes. All of us must take responsibility and ensure our pets aren’t contributing to the problem. What is desexing? Also referred to as spay (female) and neuter (male), desexing is the removal of the uterus … Read more

Signs of Stress in Cats

Signs of stress in cats

Despite their sassy reputation, cats are sensitive creatures who like stability in their lives. They become stressed easily, which can manifest in several ways. Cats can’t tell you they are stressed, but they will show it. This article looks at common causes of stress in cats and how they respond.

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Ten Reasons To Adopt An Adult Cat From A Shelter

Adopting an adult cat from the shelter

Ten reasons to adopt an adult cat at a glance

  1. You know what you are getting
  2. An adult can be a better choice if you already have a cat
  3. They’re better around young children
  4. Adult cats are more mellow
  5. They are past the chewing stage
  6. No housetraining required
  7. Adult cats appreciate a second chance
  8. You’re freeing up space for another animal in need
  9. Adult cats are lower maintenance
  10. You might be their only chance

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