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Addressing Your Cat’s Food Sensitivities

November 11, 2020 11:17 pm Published by

It’s good to know the link between cats and allergies. Cats can develop food sensitivities, and treatment for feline food sensitivity is often time consuming, but very necessary. The best way to assess your feline and their food sensitivities is to watch your cat for changes in eating behavior and know the symptoms of an allergy or sensitivity. Here is an overview of feline food sensitivities and how to recognize and treat them in Alexandria, VA. Common allergies and sensitivities No one knows for certain why cats develop food allergies. Allergic reactions are basically an overreaction of the immune system... View Article

The History of Halloween and Felines

November 8, 2020 5:04 am Published by

Black cats are a ubiquitous symbol every Halloween season. They’re a favorite among cat owners, even if they once inspired superstition. But where does that superstition come from? Why are black cats such an integral part of Halloween here in Alexandria, VA? The story of cats and Halloween goes back to ancient times with links to other traditions before joining modern myths. Here are three past and present traditions that make up the feline Halloween history. Egyptian Magic The earliest known link between cats and Halloween is the Egyptians. They revered cats and kept them in special sanctuaries where priests... View Article

Should I Allow My Cat to Go Outdoors?

September 17, 2020 8:38 pm Published by

Some cats spend all their time inside homes or apartments, while others are given the freedom to roam outside before returning home to sleep inside at night. Every household is different, and each pet has unique preferences and needs, but there are some factors related to roaming that apply to all cats, and these should be carefully considered before deciding what’s best for you and your cat. Keep reading for more information about cats and roaming behavior in Alexandria, VA. Pros and cons of outdoor play Before determining whether it’s best to keep your cat inside or outside, it’s a... View Article

Brain Teasers to Mentally Stimulate Your Cat

September 3, 2020 8:38 pm Published by

Cats are wonderful creatures that are naturally curious, playful and interested in new things. Unfortunately, a lot of people neglect the mental needs of their cats, and instead focus only on providing for a cat’s basic physical needs. While it’s possible to keep a cat healthy while just focusing on those basic needs, it’s important to add extra elements of mental stimulation as part of your pet care if you want your cat to be happy and content. Keep reading to learn how to mentally stimulate your cat in Alexandria, VA. Pet parents vs. pet owners Pet owners provide cats... View Article

The True Nature of a Catnap

August 19, 2020 10:25 pm Published by

As any cat owner can tell you, there is no such thing as two cats with the same personality. Some are active, some are lazy, some are sassy and some simply can’t resist cuddling up in your lap (regardless of what you’re doing). As different as every cat is, there is one factor that unites them all. From the biggest lions prowling the savannah to your own domesticated fluff ball prowling the kitchen pantry, every member of the cat kingdom simply can’t resist a good nap. Indeed, cats sleep so much that casual observers have created a catchphrase to categorize... View Article

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