Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cat Depression

Persian Cat

Have you experienced a loss in the family, another pet or human? Maybe you recently had a big change in your work schedule or have moved to a new home? These are just a few things that can bring on a state of depression in your cat. It may seem silly to think of cats having such strong emotional reactions to these situations but it's very possible.

Maybe your cat has a big decrease in appetite or has become lethargic and has lost all interest in things they usually love to do. This can be a sign that your cat is depressed. Sometimes they will seclude themselves and sleep all day in spots they wouldn't normally nap in. Acting out and being destructive is also another sign of something going on with your cat. If you notice odd behavior such as this, you should make sure to give your cat extra love and attention. Play with them and interact with them more than normal, they will need this sort of attention if they are depressed. If this doesn't work, taking them into the vet is necessary.  You don't want it to go on untreated, it can make them physically ill.

If you know that you and your pets will be going through some kind of change that they will have to adapt to, it's good to try and prepare them the best you can. They are part of your family so they need to be treated that way.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Persian Cat Personality

The Persian cat is a very affectionate and gentle breed. They are playful when they want to be and it's quite fun to watch. These cats are a bit more on the calmer side than some other more hyper breeds. However, they do not like to be left home by themselves for too long, they could possibly become destructive, act or or become depressed.

Persians can be looked at as a Prima Donna at times... they are pretty glamerous felines. They love to spend time with their humans and be catered too. The Persian cat breed can be goofy at times but for the most part is a bit more reserved. Don't get me wrong, they love their playtime but they aren't high strung animals.

With all of that being said, they make great pets and I would highly suggest keeping them as an inside cat. I do however have some friends that have one and they let theirs outside from time to time. They choose to shave them down so their coats don't get matted. If you decided to bring a Persian into your home, you won't regret it. They are fantastic cats!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cat Nip - Good or Bad?

Many people assume that catnip is bad for your cats since it alters their behavior in different ways. I can reassure you that catnip is harmless. The great thing about it is your cat can actually tell when they have had enough and they will lay off. You don't have to worry about them overdosing on it either.

Not all cats have the same reaction to catnip. Some may not even react at all. They can get super playful and hyper, very loving and affectionate or maybe even just take a cat nap. There are a few different ways to give this to your cats... you can grow your own if you want, buy it from the store or they even have toys that already have catnip in them. My experience with this is that it's something fun for them to experience every one in a while, it's harmless.

There are different kinds of catnip out there which are a part of the mint family. A few that come to mind are Common Catnip, Greek Catnip, Camphor Catnip and Catmint. The Common catnip is the most popular with cats and they say catnip can also be healthy for humans as well. Many people grow it in their herb gardens.http://the-persian-kitty.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cat Pregnancy

Is your cat pregnant? or maybe you are unsure if she is or not... here are a few signs of cat pregnancy and helpful information on how to care for your pregnant cat.

You won't notice any signs of pregnancy until about 3 weeks, then they are hard to miss. They become a bit more friendly and affectionate and tend to sleep more. She will eventually start to gain weight but this doesn't begin until you get closer to the fifth week of pregnancy and then her nipples will become larger as they start to fill with milk.

The care of your pregnant cat is extremely important, this will help her through the pregnancy process and make sure your kittens are born healthy. You will want to take her into the vet for a check up or two, make sure she doesn't have fleas or any other issues that need to be addressed. Making her as comfortable as possible is key to a successful pregnancy.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Origin of the Persian Cat

Some people say that Persian cats originated from Ancient Persia which is Iran today, some say Russia but really the actual origin is unknown. The Persian cat breed became official in the year 1887 in Great Britain. One known fact is that the Persian Cat breed is the oldest breed around.

Persian cats were a rare breed then and highly admired by royalty. This cat breed arrived in America in the 1980's and became very popular. To this day, there are about 150 variations of Persians which is a result of all the cat breeders. Today's Persian cats have changed a bit from the Persians in the older days. They are now considered one of the most popular breeds today.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Not to Feed Your Cats

It's important that everyone knows what to feed their cat(s) but it's even more important to know what not to feed them. Here is a list of a few things that can be poisonous or harmful to your little fuzzy friends...

*Onions & Garlic - the substances that are in both of these can cause Anemia in your cat
*Green Tomatoes & Raw Potatoes - these can cause lower gastrointestinal problems
*Milk - if your cat is lactose intolerant which many are, it can cause stomach problems. Cats do not need milk.
*Chocolate - just like dogs this is very toxic for cats as well. They can get chocolate toxicity which has many severe side effects.

These are just a few types of food that come to mind to keep your cat healthy. You really shouldn't be feeding your cat human food as it is. There are so many foods to fit different needs for every cat that are nutritious and won't harm them.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cat Health

It's a good idea to do a little research if you are bringing a new kitten or cat into your home. You don't want to miss any of the important stuff like vaccinations to prevent them from getting life threatening diseases, maintaining a healthy diet with the right formula and regular check-ups.

Your cats oral health is just as important as anything else so introducing the toothbrush to them at a young age may be beneficial to the both of you.
Cats need their teeth brushed just like we do.