Most biting and scratching problems are due to a simple misunderstanding of the cat’s basic needs. Cats do not intentionally try to ruin the furniture or the carpeting. They merely see those items as convenient and desirable things on which to groom their claws and stretch their toes. It just feels good. Even a declawed [...]
Household pets often ingest things they shouldn’t eat or swallow chunks of food without fully chewing. When such objects get stuck in their throats, they can choke the animal and render it unconscious. Act immediately, especially if your pet is unconscious. In that case, open its mouth and try to clear the object out with [...]
by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers
Cats have internal clocks, which most cat lovers have noticed. That’s how they manage to wake you up at the same time every morning. It’s also how they know to when to watch for you as you return home at your customary time each day. So it’s only [...]
Many household items can be dangerous to dogs and cats–everything from antifreeze, insecticides, and aspirin to raisins and sugar-free gum. What to do?
Rule number one: don’t panic. Number two: read the product label; it may indicate what steps to take in the event of accidental ingestion. Number three: call your vet or the nearest animal [...]
Readers of Pattaya Today’s Pet Page know that there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too.
The first cartoon cat was Felix the Cat in 1919. In 1940, Tom and Jerry starred in the first theatrical cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot.” In 1981, Andrew Lloyd Webber created the musical “Cats,” based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
Thinking of adopting a new cat? Before you do, give some thought to a number things, including the reason you want a cat in the first place.
Are you looking for a companion? Is it because you find them cute and entertaining? Is it for the health benefits you might derive? Do you want a new [...]