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Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me Then Bite Me?

If your cat has suddenly headbutted you and then gives you a bite you might be wondering why its happened. Could this be aggression or just showing love?

Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me Then Bite Me?

Your cat is head-butting and biting you to get your attention. The bitting that follows is usually a hint for her to be fed. Your cat does not intend to hurt you when it does this so do not be alarmed. It is usually an affectionate way to get your attention.

So, now you know why your cat headbutts you and bites. But, why do they bite when they seem to be affectionate? Why do they nip you after you pull away from petting them? Why do they randomly bite sometime? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

Why do cats headbutt?

If you have noticed that your cat is headbutted you, you may be thinking this is a bit bizarre. But, why does it happen?

A cat will headbutt you to show its affection and to mark you with its scent. The fact that your cat is so close to you means she loves and trusts you. And, in turn, she wants to mark you with her sent to claim you as hers.

So now you know why cats headbutt you but sometimes you may be having an affectionate moment, then your cat strikes, why is this?

Why does my cat bite me when she’s being affectionate?

If your cat is being affectionate and then all of a sudden you are bitten it might confuse you. And, quite rightly so, but why?

Your cat will bite you while she is being affectionate because she wants to play with you. This is also a clever way to mark you would with her scent at the same time. These loving nibbles are discreet scent marks. And, a clever way for her to bond with you at the same time.

So, now you know why your cat will suddenly bite you while she’s being affectionate. But, what about those soft little nips, what do they mean?

What does it mean when a cat bites you gently?

If your cat bites you gently you may be wondering if this is normal behavior or intended to be aggressive. Which is it?

When a cat bites you gently its usually referred to as a love bite. It is believed to derive from their life as a kitten when they were with their littermates and mother. Their mother will lick and nibble them in a loving manner. And, this is just a way for your cat to express her love for you.

So, now you know why your cat bites you gently sometimes. But, what about the times when you are stroking her, why is she biting then?

Why does my cat bite me when I stop petting him?

If you have noticed that your cat sometimes bites you immediately after you have stopped petting him, you may be wondering if he’s trying to signal something to you.

If your cat bites after you stop petting him it is usually a request for you to continue or a return of affection. This may sound a bit confusing. But, when they bite, in this context, it is usually meant as a loving bite, not to hurt you.

However, if this is a really painful bite, it could be because you are petting your cat too hard. And, he is telling you to stop what you are doing.

Why does my cat randomly bite me?

If your cat bites you out of the blue sometimes you may be confused why it’s happened and looking for reasons why it may have happened.

Your cat will randomly bite you as a display of dominance or a way of communicating with you. Regarding dominance, a cat may want to show you who is the boss and test to see how you will respond. Or, it could be that your cat is upset with something that you have done but you are unaware of it.

So, now you know why your cat may randomly bite you.

Should you let your cat bite you?

If your cat bites you from time to time you might be wondering if you should be fighting back or just let him get on with it.

You should not let your cat bite you. It sends a message to your cat that you are okay with it. However, it is not a good idea to yank your hand as it may sink its teeth in deeper. Instead, make a loud sound or raise your voice. This will disrupt her and indicate that you are not okay with it. Then when she releases remove your hand.

So, now you know that you should not let a cat bites you. But, what if your cat is overstimulated, how can you get it to relax?

How do you calm down an overstimulated cat?

If your cat is getting overstimulated and over-excited you may be wondering what steps you can do to calm her down, right?

To calm down an over-stimulated cat first stop petting her. Don’t return to your game until she is calm because this will make matters worse. And, in the future, to avoid this happening lookout for the signs of overstimulation and end your game earlier.

So, now you know how to calm down an over-stimulated cat. But, is there any way to know when your cat is happy?

How can you tell if your cat is happy?

If you are looking for signs that your cat is happy you are in luck, keep reading…

To tell if your cat is happy you need to look out for some obvious body language. Such as her purring whilst rubbing against you,  eating well, acting playful and initiating games, such as running after a piece of string, etc.

So, now you know how to tell if your cat is happy and how simple and subtle these signs can be.

Do cats feel bad when they scratch you?

Do cats feel bad when they scratch you?

Do cats feel bad when they scratch you?

If your cat has just scratched you you may be looking at the wound and wondering if your cat has any remorse.

Cats do not feel bad when they scratch you because if it was by accident they do not understand that you are hurt by it. However, if their intent was to hurt you they will not feel bad either because this was their objective.

So, now you know that cats do not feel bad when they scratch you. But, to keep them happy how much quality time should you spend with them?

How much time should you spend with your cat each day?

If you are working out how to keep your cat happy you may be wondering how much time you should spend and play with her to keep her happy.

To keep your cat happy you should spend at least 20 to 60 minutes per day with her. This will ensure the best results. At a minimum, you should have a couple of sessions per day averaging a minimum of 15 minutes.

So, now you know how long you should spend with your cat each day. But, how can you tell if it’s not working and she is sad?

How can you tell if a cat is sad?

If you believe that your cat may not be happy you might be wondering how you can confirm this, right?

To tell if your cat is sad lookout for her body language. If she hiding away from you whenever you enter the room, off her food and not eating well, suddenly acting aggressive towards you, or an unexpected lack of energy. These are signs that your cat is sad.

So, now you know some signs that your cat is sad. This will help you decide what you can do next to make her happy again.

Should I Be Worried if My Cat Bites Me? (Serious?)

If you have a cat that has recently bitten you, you may be wondering if you should just leave it as it is and move on with your day or, if you should take it seriously, right?

Should I be worried if my cat bites me?

Yes, you should be worried if your cat bites you because it will puncture your skin. Meaning, there may be some blood and more importantly, it could inject bacteria into your body that could lead to infection. It’s better to get it checked out to be safe.

So, now you know that you should be worried if your cat bites you and take it quite seriously. But, why do cats bite for no reason sometimes? How should you break the cat away when it’s biting you? How long does it take to heal? Keep reading for these answers and much more.

Why do cats bite their owners for no reason?

Should I Be Worried if my cat bites me?

Scary looking cat.

If you have recently been bitten by your cat but can’t understand why it’s happening it’s understandable if you are confused.

Cats bite their owner for no reason because they want to show their dominance. It may seem unprovoked to you but in your cat’s mind, it is battling to show who is in charge. It is testing your Authority. Similar to a disobedient dog.

So, now you know why cats may bite their owners for no reason. But, what about when its a hard bite?

 

What does it mean when a cat bites you hard?

If your cat has bitten you but not in a playful way and it is painful you may be wondering why she has done this, right?

Your cat is biting you hard because she is rebelling and showing dominance. On the other hand, if it is not hard it could be just playfully communicating with you. For example, weirdly, it could be showing you some love. In this context, it is referred to as a love bite.

So, now you know why your cat might be biting you harder than you expected. But, once your cat is jaws deep into you, how can you break him off?

How do you break a cat from biting?

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

Cat biting a finger.

If your cat has bitten you, your immediate response is to wonder what you should do to get him off you ASAP, right?

To break a cat away from biting you should use some body language. Firstly, raise your voice and say STOP! Use a very direct and forceful tone. Give it some time then return to your game. If she bites you again then immediately stop the game to make it clear that you do not appreciate it.

So, now you know how to break a cat from biting you. This may take some time and practice but it is a good approach to do it.

How long does a cat bite take to heal?

If you’ve been recently bitten by a cat and you are looking at the gaping wound concerned and wondering how long it will take to heal up, keep reading…

If your cat bite is not infected you can expect it to take up to 10 days to heal. However, if it is infected it could take much longer. Also, an infected bite may swell up and become very uncomfortable, unattractive, and you may need to be prescribed antibiotics to help it.

So, now you know roughly how long a cat bite may take to heal. Please understand that everyone is slightly different, so the healing time may vary.

What does Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) look like?

If you have heard rumors about Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) you may be wondering what it looks like just to work out if you’ve got this.

Cat scratch disease looks like severe swelling. In some cases, you may see signs of puss oozing from the wound. Other symptoms include not feeling hungry as normal, feeling tired, headaches, or, migraines.

So, now you know what Cat Scratch Disease looks like and some of the symptoms associated with it.

What signs will you see if a cat may bite you?

As a precaution, it is a good idea to know the warning signs of a potential cat bite on its way. So, if you prefer avoiding a bite, rather than dealing with it after, keep reading…

To anticipate a cat bite you need to look at your cat’s posture and demeanor. Meaning, if she is crouching down about to pounce she’s ready to bite. Or, if she’s acting defensive or aggressive towards you while you are playing, watch out, she may bite back. The most obvious one is howling or growling in an intimidating manner.

Also, if you are playing too rough with your cat you could annoy it or over-stimulate it. For example, if you stroke it to roughly or in the incorrect direction, meaning against the grain of its fur, it can annoy them immensely and make them lash out and bite you, are you with me?

So, now you know what signs to look out for to avoid a potential cat bite.

What should you do if your cat bites you?

If you have recently been bitten and wondering what is the best procedure to follow keep reading…

If your cat bites you wash the wound thoroughly. This will remove any surface dirt to help you to avoid infection. But, you should report is to public health because it could be a feral cat. Or, a cat that may not have been vaccinated.

So, now you know what you should do if your cat bites you. But, why is an unvaccinated cat such a concern in this context?

What are the dangers of unvaccinated cat bites?

If you have been bitten by your cat you may be wondering what the dangers are if the cat is unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated cat bites are quite dangerous because the cats may have rabies. This could lead to severe pain and swelling and worse. Therefore it needs to be taken seriously. And, to protect yourself you should consult your doctor.

So now you know some of the dangers of an unvaccinated cat bite.

What treatment is used for cat bites?

Treatment for cat bites is important, but what treatments are available?

Cat bites are usually treated with antibiotics. In particular, penicillin. But, in some extreme cases, a tetanus shot may be needed. Especially if you’re not up to date with your vaccinations. Or in some extreme cases, surgery may be needed if the bite is deep enough to penetrate the bone.

Are cat bite wounds usually left open?

If you have a cat bite you may be wondering if you should be covering it or leaving it open.

A cat bite wound is usually kept open according to this site. This is to make it heal quicker. But, it may also need further treatment such as a tetanus shot or antibiotics. The best thing to do is to consult your doctor to clarify what treatment is required.

So, now you that cat bite wounds are usually left open and why it’s important to consult your doctor.

Why is it important to learn why your cat bit you?

Cleaning up a cat bite is one thing, but keep reading to learn why it is equally as important to learn why you got bitten.

It is important to learn why your cat bit you so you can avoid it happening again. Some of the reasons for this could be, you held your cat too tight, accidentally stepped on her, or you may have touched her in a sensitive area without even knowing.

So, now you know why it’s important to learn why your cat bit you.

How Do You Discipline a Cat That Attacks Another Cat?

If you have a cat that is attacking another cat it can be quite stressful but what can you do about this?

How do you discipline a cat that attacks another cat?

To discipline a cat that attacks another cat you need to break up the fight. Don’t let them just continue fighting each other. Use a loud hand clap. This will grab their attention. Alternatively, spray some water at the attacking cat to discipline him.

So now you know how to discipline a cat that attacks another cat. But, why is your cat so aggressive to other cats? Why do cats go crazy when they see another cat? What is offensive aggression? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

 

How do I get my cat to stop attacking my other cat?

How do you discipline a cat that attacks another cat?

Two cats on the grass.

If you have two cats in your home and they are constantly fighting or, one cat is acting pushing the other one around what you can do?

To stop your cat attacking your other cat you should use distraction or water. Regarding distraction, simply make a loud noise. You can grab a noisy cat toy (Click here to see why I rate this laser toy) that they may have. This will stop him.

Failing that you can use some water in a spray bottle to squirt him. Cats hate this and will make them drop everything and move away without hurting them. So, now you know how to stop your cat attacking another cat.

Why is my cat so aggressive to my other cat?

Now that you understand how you can use to break up your cats fighting you may be wondering where this aggression has come from in the first place.

Your cat is aggressive to your other cat because of a few reasons. It could be fear, jealousy or, not enough physical space in your home. Fear can be introduced by another cat showing dominance. Jealousy can manifest from the arrival of a new cat.

And, regarding them not having enough space. This could be because you rent a small flat and your cat feels claustrophobic. So, now you know some of the reasons why your cat is acting aggressive in this way.

Why do my cats fight when they see another cat?

If you have witnessed your cat’s attacking a neighboring cat or, another local cat you may be wondering why this is happening, right?

Cats fight when they see another cat for a few different reasons. It could be a male cat fighting for female attention, a territorial dispute with another cat, or it could be a display of dominance to another rival cat.

So, now you know a few reasons why cats fight when they see another cat and what you can expect to happen.

Do cats get jealous of other cats?

If you have a cat and thinking of getting a new kitten or, adopting another cat you may be concerned that your kitty might get jealous.

Yes, cats do get jealous of other cats. Especially if there is a new cat or you are giving your other cat more attention than her. This jealousy can brew with weird things such as a random object or, the arrival of another pet, such as a dog.

So, now you know that cats can get jealous and some of the reasons why this jealousy occurs.

Which cat breed is the meanest?

Which cat breed is the meanest?

Mean looking black cat.

If you are thinking of buying a new cat and you are researching which breeds are known for aggression then keep reading.

The Siamese cat is well known to be the meanest cat breed. It is a cute one and has a great appearance but, it is known for its territorial, aggressive, and jealous behavior.   This does not mean that Siamese cats are not a good choice it is just an observation that has been made by other owners.

So, now you know which cat breed is the meanest to help you decide which is best for your home. But, how is this aggression and dominance usually displayed?

How do cats show dominance over other cats?

If you have heard rumors of cats dominating other cats or, you think that you have seen this happening in your home but you want to be sure, keep reading.

Cats show dominance over other cats by spraying urine (Click here to see why I rate this cat urine remover) purposely on another cat’s territory. They may also steal their food, push around the other cat during mealtime or, hiss and growl at the other cats to intimidate them.

So these are some of the signals of one cat showing dominance and how you can identify this.

Do cats have dominance issues?

If you are researching cats or just interested in their behavior you may be keen to understand if they have dominance issues, right?

Yes, cats have dominance issues. Especially male tomcats. They will try to display who is the boss. This is worse when it comes to attracting a female mate. The problem is it is an ongoing battle because there is no established hierarchy.

You have learned that cats do you have dominance issues and some of the reasons why this happens.

Are cats happier in pairs?

If you have one cat in your home and thinking about getting more you may be wondering if this is a good idea.

Yes, cats are happier in pairs. They are social animals and this is usually ingrained in them from kittens. As kittens, they are surrounded by their littermates. As adults they appreciate the company of a fellow cat as a result.

However, it is worth noting that this does not mean that there will not be problems. The wrong mix of cats can cause fighting such as owning two male cats in the same home.

What is offensive cat aggression?

If you are interested in the different types of cat aggression or maybe you are experiencing this and want a clear definition, keep reading because this section is for you.

Offensive cat aggression is when one cat will boost their perceived body size to intimidate the other cat. The opposite of this is defensive cat aggression. This is where the cat will reduce their perceived body size and maintain a defensive posture to avoid being attacked.

Regardless of which one is used it is advisable not to try and touch or punish one of these cats when they are in this posture to avoid being bitten or attacked.

What is maternal aggression?

If you have heard people using the term maternal aggression you may be wondering exactly what it means, right?

Maternal aggression is when a mother cat is acting hostile to protect her cat litter. The confusing thing about this is you can see this aggressive behavior towards a known friend once they have a litter to protect. This aggression usually stops once the kittens grow older and are weaned.

So now you know what maternal aggression is and why a mother cat may act in this way.

How can you prevent future catfights?

If you are witnessing a lot of catfights in your home or, in your local area, you may be wondering what things you can do to try and avoid this. right?

To prevent future catfights in the short-term the best thing to do is keep the cat’s away from each other. Meaning, physically separating them and keeping them in different rooms. However, this is not always possible. Long term, you will need to work on your cat’s temperament by training them or using a pheromone diffuser (Click here to see why this works well for aggressive cats).

So, now you know some methods that you can use to prevent future catfights.

Why Does My Cat Bite My Kitten’s Neck? (Aggression?)

If you have a kitten and a cat and notice that she keeps biting your kitten’s neck, you may be wondering if this is just some innocent games or something to be concerned about.

Why Does My Cat Bite My Kitten’s Neck?

Your cat bites your kitten’s neck if it is a mother who simply wants to carry her kitten. However, if it is a male tomcat, he may also want to pick up your kitten. But, if he continually bites the kitten in the same area without carrying it could mean that he’s trying to assert his dominance.

So, now you know why your cat might be biting your kitten’s neck. But, will your cat hurt your kitten? Will your cat hate you for getting a new kitten? Do all cats accept new kittens? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

 

Will my cat hurt a new kitten?

If you have a new kitten and wondering how far your cat might go while it’s biting it. You may be questioning if she may hurt your kitten.

Cats do not normally aim to hurt kittens. Some cats may seem dangerous by showing aggression. But, this is usually because the kitten is annoying them or, feeling a bit jealous. But, generally speaking, they have no plans to harm them.

To avoid this jealousy happening is important to give your older cat extra love and attention so it does not feel neglected or jealous of the new kitten, are you with me? This does not have to be forever it can just be in the beginning until your kitten is settled in and accepted.

So now you know that you’re older cat is unlikely to hurt your kitten and what you can do to try and avoid jealousy. But, why do some kittens act up anyway?

Why is my kitten so mean?

If you have a kitten that is acting quite aggressive or misbehaving constantly you may be wondering why this is happening.

Generally speaking, kittens act mean out of fear or, just being curious. Remember kittens are young and they are still learning the boundaries of life. They may seem this way in the beginning. But, in time she will learn how to behave.

And now you know why some kittens are so mean and what you can expect as they grow.

Will my cat hate me if I get a new kitten?

If you have a new kitten you may be concerned or paranoid about how you’re older cat will react to it.

Your cat will not hate you for getting a new kitten. If your older cat likes the new kitten then everyone is happy all around and can live together with no issues. However, if your older cat hates the kitten it is unlikely to show you the hate. It will direct this energy to your new kitten.

So, now you know it is unlikely for your cat to hate you for getting a new kitten.

Do all cats accept a new kitten?

So, now you have learned that your older cat won’t hate you getting a new kitten. But, does this mean that all cats will just accept the kitten in time?

Some older cats love new kittens right away and everything is perfect. Whilst other cats take some time to adjust and will learn to love the kitten. However, some will never accept the kitten. Instead, they will get on with their own life and ignore it.

So, now you know. Not all cats will accept a new kitten but it may not be anything to be concerned about.

Why do male cats bite a female cat’s necks?

Why do male cats bite female cats necks?

Why do male cats bite female cats’ necks?

If you have a male cat that appears to be biting a female cat’s neck you may be wondering if this is something to be concerned about.

A male cat will bite (Click here to see if you should be worried if you are bitten) a female cat’s neck as a form of a love bite. This is often seen just before they decide to mate and it’s a way of the male cat showing dominance. However, this area of the neck is nothing to be concerned about. It is the same area that mother cats often use to carry their new kittens.

So, now you know why male cats bite female cats necks and understand it is probably nothing to worry about.

How do you tell if a cat is angry or playing?

If you are seeing two cats playing around it may be confusing to work out if they are just playing or angry at each other.

The way to tell if a cat is angry or playing is to look at their body language. An angry cat will usually growl or hiss at the other cat to tell them to back off or warn them. When cats are playing happily they typically have their ears erect, tails up, and have an approachable posture.

So, now you know how to work out if a cat is angry or just playing. But, if your cat is playing up, what is the best way forward?

How do you assert dominance over a cat?

If you have a cat that is acting aggressively you may be wondering the best way that you can assert your dominance over her to show that you’re in charge and that you are the boss.

The best way to assert dominance over a cat is to use your voice, with emphasis on your tone and volume. Don’t worry too much about the actual words that you use because this means nothing to your cat. But, the volume and tone you use mean everything.

So, now you know how to assert dominance over your cat so that you can show her who is the boss.

How do I stop my cat from dominating?

Earlier you learned how to assert your dominance over your cat, remember? But, how can you stop your cat trying to test your dominance?

To stop your cat from dominating you can avoid jealousy. Especially if you have multiple cats. This can be as simple as giving equal attention to all of your cats and not selecting a favorite. Also, never accept biting and scratching as the norm. If you do it will become a habit that you struggle to control.

So, now you have learned how to stop your cat dominating. But, what if you have an anxious (Click here for the best cat bed for these cats) cat?

Do cats forgive abuse?

If you have an aggressive or anxious cat that has suffered abuse from its previous owners. You may be wondering if this can ever be overcome.

No, cats never really forgive abuse. Once you have broken their trust it’s hard for them to rekindle this. They often act in one of two ways. They either hide away from the abusive person or, they may act defensive and aggressive towards them.

So now you know that a cat unlikely to forgive abuse. But, what signs should you look out for to be sure your cat is acting aggressively?

How do you know when a cat is being aggressive?

If you have multiple cats you may be wondering if there is some obvious signs that you can look out for to work out if they are aggressive.

To know when a cat is being aggressive it is obvious if they are howling or hissing. This almost always means they are being aggressive and over-the-top. This is often seen with multiple male cats fighting to show who is the dominant one. Especially if they are unneutered male cats.

So, now you know how to know if a cat is being aggressive and the signs that you can look out for you verify this.

Can cat toys help you train an aggressive cat?

If you have cat toys and are sick and tired of using your hands as training tools you may be wondering if toys can help you.

Yes, cat toys are a good way to train an aggressive cat instead of using your hands. You can use the cat toy to try and help the cat learn its boundaries without it hurting you. For this, you can use a large stuffed toy, or a ball on a string works well.

So, now you have learned that using cat toys can help you train your cat without injuring your hands or feet.

6 Month Old Kitten Biting and Scratching (Why?)

If you have a kitten around the 6-month age or maybe even a little bit less you may be getting frustrated with them biting and scratching you. But, is this normal?

Why is my kitten always biting and scratching me?

Your kitten is always biting and scratching you because she wants to play. It is nothing to worry about because she is just learning the boundaries between you and her and showing you affection. However, if she grows to an adult and still doing this, it’s not acceptable. Adult cats should learn the boundaries and understand how far to go with it.

So, now you know why your kitten is always biting and scratching you. But, can biting be a form of affection? How can you stop this bitting? Why do some kittens just act crazy? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

If your kitten is biting you whenever you attempt to pet him you may be wondering why this happens.

Your kitten is biting you when you pet him as a signal of overstimulation. It means you are over petting your cat. There is a chance when they are overstimulated, they get overexcited. And, this is their way of expressing this.

So, now you know your kitten bites you when you pet him as a display of overstimulation. But, can there be other reasons?

Is a cat biting a sign of affection?

If your cat is biting you, you may be wondering if she is trying to attack you or if it is a simple show of affection, right?

If your cat is giving you a playful nibble it is a sign of affection. This form of biting is nothing more than a harmful nibble and often referred to as a love bite. But, if it is painful then it is not affection. It could be a defensive reaction or her telling you to stop what you’re doing.

You have learned that cat biting can be a sign of affection. But, is there a way to make it stop?

How do I get my 6-month-old kitten to stop biting?

6 month old kitten biting and scratching

Kitten biting

If your cat is 6 months or around that kind of age you may be wondering what you can do to get her to cut down or stop the biting, right?

To get your 6-month-old kitten to stop biting you need to make it clear that you are not happy with what she is doing. To do this make a loud noise, such as saying “Stop!”.  Just say this word loud and very clear. Then step back from to make it clear that you are not happy.

Following this give it some time and then return to your game again later. But, monitor how she responds. Hopefully, using this method will teach her some boundaries when playing with you.

How do you train a kitten, not to scratch?

If you have a kitchen that tends to scratch a little it may be causing you some harm or just annoying you.

To train a kitten, not to scratch takes two key stages. Firstly, there is a tactical (short-term) way of stopping it. Then there is a long-term prevention method that you can use to train her to stop doing it in the future, are you with me?

Tactical (short-term)

To stop your cat scratching you immediately you can spray some water at it. This will stop your cat in its tracks. It will startle her but won’t hurt her. It will make it clear that she needs to back off.

Prevention (long-term)

Now that you have stopped your cat. You need a way of training her not to do it again, the spraying is not enough. The best way to do this is, assuming they are attacking your furniture (Click here for the best furniture protection) or wall, use some tape to cover it. You can use standard tape, but for the best results use a dedicated solution that you can buy online that can cover up your furniture.

Another effective alternative is to use a cat pheromone diffuser (Click here to see why this is so effective for aggressive cats) these are good because they will plugin and work in the background to calm your cat down.

So now you know how to train your kitten, not to scratch without too much hassle from you.

Why do kittens run around like crazy?

If you have a kitchen that appears to be going crazy and running around like a madman you may be wondering what you can do to stop this and understand why it’s happening in the first place.

The reason why your kitten is running around like crazy is one or two reasons. Firstly, it could be because she is nocturnal and likes to get active in the night or, she may not be getting enough exercise and is venting this by going crazy with you.

To stop this happening, if she is nocturnal, you need to wear her out before you go to bed to train her to be more settled in the night. And, in general, you should be giving your kitten more exercise so that they do not act so crazy.

So now you know why some kittens run around like crazy and what you can do to stop this. But, what is the best practice to raise your kitten?

How do I raise my kitten to be nice?

If you are planning to get a kitten or already have one you may be looking for some solutions to raise her the right way.

To raise a kitten to be nice you should give her plenty of affection. But, also discipline them if they are misbehaving. Affection can be shown with simple things. Such as. cuddling her, talking to her softly or,  leaving the TV on in the background so she’s not lonely.

When you are disciplining her make sure you do not do this negatively. Shouting or being physical is not the way forward. Instead, use positive reinforcement. Treat her for doing what you expect her to do, are you with me?

So now you know how to raise your kitten to make her grow up to be a nice and respectable adult cat.

Should you use your hands or feet as kitten toys?

If you have noticed that your kitten seems to be biting your feet or attacking your fingers you may be wondering if this could be linked to you offering them as toys while she was young.

It is not a good idea to use your hands or feet as kitten toys. This is because it will train her to think it is acceptable to bite and scratch you. So, instead of using your hands or feet, use cat toys (Click here to see why this laser toy is great) that can be kept to arm’s length. Such as laser toys, balls on a string, etc.

So, now you know that you should not use your hands or feet as kitten toys. But, what about her claws, is there ways to make them less scary?

Should you trim your cat’s claws in case she scratches you?

If you had your cat for a while and she tends to scratch you. You may be wondering if it’s good practice to trim down her nails.

Yes, you should trim your cat’s claws in case she scratches you. But, this is good practice in general grooming. But, you should not use standard scissors that you use yourself it is better to get some dedicated cat nail clippers (Click here to see if grinders are better than clippers) or scissors.

So, now you know you should be trimming your cat’s claws in case she scratches you.

Does your handling technique affect your kitten’s behavior?

If you have had your kitten from quite young you may be wondering if the way you treat and handle her directly affects her behavior.

Yes, the way you handle your kitten directly affects your cat’s behavior. Especially while they are young for example less than 8 weeks old. This builds their character and makes them understand what is right and wrong.

So, now you know the way you handle your kitten can directly affect their behavior and why it’s important to get this right from the very beginning.

Why is a “Way Out” so important for cats?

If you have ever approached your cat and noticed that she is acting aggressively towards you. But, your cat is between you and your intended path, should you proceed or let her escape first?

Giving your cat a way out is very important because in your cat’s mind she is under attack. In these situations, it’s better to move aside and give her a clear escape route. That way she will feel less threatened and not respond aggressively.

One other thing to consider, if she ends up attacking or biting you, do not feed her directly after. Because it could indirectly send a message that she’s being treated for her bad behavior, are you with me?

So, now you know why it’s so important to give your cat a way out and not to appear to treat her for this misbehavior.

Could your kitten have been removed too early?

If you have a young kitten you may be wondering why she is biting and scratching you so much.

Kittens removed from their mother and siblings too early could start biting and scratching you. This is is because while she is with her siblings she learns the boundaries of her biting. Because she was removed too early she has simply missed this lesson.

If this is the case you need to spend some extra time with your kitten to make sure she learns this important lesson.

How to Mix Miralax for Cats (Guide & Tips)

If your cat has constipation and you are planning to use MiraLAX you may be wondering how you should be mixing this, right?

How to mix MiraLAX for cats

It’s important to follow the Miralax instructions. But generally speaking, you should have 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of Miralax mixed in with your cat’s wet food. This can be adjusted based on the results, such as, is your cat eliminating as usual again? Then stop.

So, now you how to mix MiraLAX for cats. But, how does it work on cats? How long to see some results? Can you mix it with Gatorade? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

What is MiraLAX?

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If you are considering using a constipation remedy and you have heard people talk about MiraLAX you may be wondering what is it.

MiraLAX is an off-the-shelf constipation remedy. Primarily it’s designed for humans but if your vet agrees with you it can be used for cats as well. But, it is a short-term solution for her constipation and should not be used long term.

So, now you know what MiraLAX is and why people use it. But, what makes it get rid of constipation?

How does MiraLAX work on your cat?

If you have MiraLAX for your cat you may be wondering how it works before you give it to her.

MiraLAX draws the water and fluids into your cat’s colon. This helps her to start her bowel movements and get rid of constipation. It is known to be quite effective but, this varies from cat to cat. However, if it’s not working after a week you know it’s not working properly and you need to seek professional advice.

So, now you know how MiraLAX works for your cat to ease constipation. But, how long before you see some results from it?

How long does it take for MiraLAX to work in cats?

So, now you understand what MiraLAX is, the benefits and, why people use it.  So, by this time you may be wondering how long it takes for it to take effect.

You should expect MiraLAX to work within 24 hours. But this can depend on the size and weight of your cat. However, if you don’t see any results after 7 days then it’s not working and you need to consult your vet for further advice.

So, you have learned how long it takes for it to work. But, can it be mixed with other food items or drink?

Can I mix MiraLAX with Gatorade?

How to mix MiraLAX for cats

How to mix MiraLAX for cats

You may have heard people talk about mixing Miralax with Gatorade to make it tastier and palatable, right? But, is this acceptable for cats?

Cats should not consume Miralax that has been mixed with Gatorade. This is because Gatorade is not intended for cats and is not good for them. For humans, yes, this is possible. And, some people use this method successfully.

So, now you know mixing MiraLAX with Gatorade can be effective for humans but not ideal for your cat. But, how long can you use MiraLAX for?.

Can you use MiraLAX for an extended period?

If you have a cat that constantly gets constipated you may be wondering if it is a good idea to use MiraLAX over and over again.

Miralax should not be used for an extended period. It is a short-term solution to constipation. Ideally, when constipation stops and she is pooping as normal, you should stop using it. Over usage could lead to diarrhea and dehydration.

So, now you know that cats should not be using MiraLAX for an extended period. But, after you have used it, what are the signs that your cat still has constipation?

How do you know if your cat is constipated?

If you believe your cat is still constipated but not sure you may be wondering what signs you can look out for.

The biggest sign that your cat is constipated is if she has stopped pooping as normal. However, there are other indications. Such as dry or hard stools, straining, going off her food, loss of appetite, or, even if she is walking a bit weird.

So, now you know there are several ways that you can gauge if your cat is constipated. But, is there any way to know how regular she should be pooping?

How often should your cat be pooping?

If you are suspicious that your cat is constipated but you are not sure you may be wondering how often she should be pooping, right? Is it similar to us humans or, different?

Cats should be pooping daily. To be more specific within 24 to 36 hours time frame. If it is going on longer than that then there is cause for concern. There is a good chance that your cat may be constipated. If this is the case you should seek some professional advice.

Also, look out for obvious signs such as dry stools. This can often be a bad indication that she has problems. So, now you know how often your cat should be pooping to give you an idea if she has a problem or constipation.

How long can a cat safely go without pooping?

So now you know the expectation of how regular your cat should be pooping. But, out of interest, how long can a cat go without pooping?

According to this site, cats can safely go without pooping for up to 4 to 5 days. Anything more than this is a concern. However, you should seek advice from your vet a lot earlier if you don’t see any poop from your cat to be safe.

So, now you know how long a cat can safely go without pooping. But, how can you help your cat to stimulate some bowel movements?

How can I stimulate my cat to have a bowel movement?

If you are looking for other ways that you can stimulate your cat’s bowel movement, other than using MiraLAX or, any other constipation remedies, keep reading.

To stimulate bowel movement from your cat try to massage her belly softly. Another good technique is to use warm water. Submerge her in the warm water and make sure it covers her stomach and rear for the best effect.

So, now you know some techniques you can try to stimulate your cat’s bowel movement. But, what happens if this does not work?

What can I give my cat to help him poop?

If you are looking for other remedies to help your cat’s poop because she is not pooping then keep reading.

To help your cat poop offer her more fiber. This can be as simple as offering high fiber foods such as pumpkin or, you can look out for high fiber food designed to stimulate bowel movement and help with constipation.

Now you know what you can give your cat to help her poop.

How do I know if my cat has a blockage?

If you are concerned about your cat and wondering if she has constipation you may be wondering how you would know if she has a blockage, right?

There are some natural signs to see if your cat has a blockage. Such as her appearing to be physically weak, not eating as much as normal, stomach pain or, stomach swelling. She may also go off her food completely during this time.

So, now you know how you can identify a blockage in your cat so you can look into a constipation remedy such as MiraLAX.

How to Make Wet Cat Food From Dry (Is it hard?)

If you are wondering how you can make wet cat food from dry there is a simple way that you can do this.

How to make wet cat food from dry

Get hold of a cat bowl and fill it full of dry food. Then gradually add 2/3 of the bowl with water. You may find that you need to top this up as you go along. But, you will be surprised how much water is absorbed by the dry food. If you use warm water this will improve the results and make it absorb quicker.

So now you know how easy it is to make wet cat food from dry. But, what is the benefit of this? How do you switch your cat from dry to wet food? Can you get moist dry food? Keep reading for these answers and more.

What is the benefit of adding water to dry cat food?

How to make wet cat food from dry

Benefits of adding water to dry cat food

So, you may be thinking what is the benefit of mixing wet and dry food for your cat. Keep reading for some benefits.

The benefits of adding water to dry cat food is avoiding the kibble expanding in your cat’s stomach. This can make them feel bloated and over-full. By adding the water first it will expand the kibble and then your cat can eat as much as they feel.

So now you know the benefits of adding water to your cat food. It helps them gauge how much they need. But, what if you want to transition from dry to wet food in time?

How do I switch my cat from dry to wet food?

If you have a cat who is eating dry food but you are conscious that they need to get more hydrated. You may be thinking of ways that you can transition them over to wet food.

To get your cat to eat wet food you can gradually mix wet and dry food over a couple of weeks. For example, begin with, three parts wet food and one part dry and mix it. Then after a few days increase it to maybe a 50-50 split, and so on. Do this until your cat is fully transitioned to wet food.

So now you know how to switch your cat from dry to wet food, by taking your time, gradually. But what about the food temperature?

Do cats prefer warm or cold food?

If your cat has been eating a lot of dry food with water, or if they eat mainly wet food. You may be wondering if they prefer cold or warm food?

Cats prefer warm food. This is because it’s more in line with their instinctual need for fresh prey. For example, if a mouse is hunted, its body temperature is more in line with your room-temperature rather than stone-cold.

When wet food is refrigerated and then immediately served to your cat, the chances are the food will be rejected. Why? Because it is not warm enough. So, avoid this by warming it slightly first.

Is there moist dry cat food?

If you are feeding your cat a lot of dry food, a bit interested in wet food, you may be wondering if there is something on offer which is in between. You know, not completely dry but not wet.

Yes, there is moist dry cat food. It is called semi-moist. When you look at it, it looks more like kibble. It is typically stored in a sealed bag to look in the moisture. Some cat owners believe it is more affordable than wet cat food.

So, now you know there is moist dry cat food available. But, which one has the most moisture though?

What dry cat food has the most moisture?

So, now you know you can get semi-moist cat food. And, you are interested in trying to improve your cat’s hydration. You may be wondering which one has the most moisture.

There are several semi-moist dry cat foods available. Such as Wellness (Click here to see the price on Amazon) or Instinct (Click here to check availability). The wellness brand has a good texture and also has the benefits of my artificial coloring. Some of the Instincts range uses fresh chicken pieces and contains a mega free from salmon oil.

And now you know some good dry cat food which has moisture available.

Is dry food bad for cats?

Is dry food bad for cats?

Dry cat food.

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No, dry food is not bad for cats. But, it does have pros and cons. Some of the problems with dry cat food is cats do not get as much hydration compared to if they were eating primarily wet food. And if cats get dehydrated it can lead to other health issues such as kidney disease, urinary tract infections, or feline intestinal cystitis.

So now you know dry food is not necessarily bad for cats but it does have some negative impacts.

How do you know if Kibble is rancid?

If you have some kibble that’s being out for a few days or you’ve had it for a long time you may be wondering what signs you can look out for to check if it’s going rancid.

Dry cat food is harder to detect if it’s gone rancid especially when compared to wet food. However, dry cat food typically has a chemical smell when it’s rancid. Wet food, on the other hand, is more obvious because it has a foul smell.

So now you know how do to know if kibble is going rancid and some things that you can look out for to check this. But, is there any guidelines on the amount of dry food your cat should be consuming?

How much dry cat food should a cat eat?

If you are feeding your cat dry cat food and wondering how much she should be having, keep reading.

According to this site, your cat should be consuming anything from 24 to 35 calories a day per pound of body weight. This can help to keep her weight up and help him stay healthy.

So, now you know how much dry cat food your cat should be eating to give you an indication of what to do.

Why should you consider mixing your cat’s food?

If you have heard rumors that it is a good idea to mix your cat’s food you may be wondering what the reasons are for doing this.

You should consider mixing your cat food because it will help to arouse her appetite. Cats can get bored of the same food over and over again like us humans. When you mix the food it gives your cat a variety of textures and improves the smell.

So now you know why you should be considering mixing your cat’s food and the benefits of doing this.

How long can you leave water-soaked kibble out for?

If you have started adding water to dry cat food you may be wondering how long you can leave it out before it starts to go bad.

It is important not to leave water-soaked kibble out for longer than 30 minutes. However, if it is an exceptionally warm or hot day you need to reduce this to 15 minutes. This is important because the wet the food can get contaminated with bacteria or fungus.

So, now you know how long you can leave water-soaked kibble out for.

What are the dangers of an all dry cat diet?

If you are feeding your cat primarily dry food you may be wondering if there were any risks with dangers of doing this.

The dangers of an all dry cat diet can be dehydration. If this happens other related health issues can occur. Such as urinary tract infections. This is why it’s important to keep your cat hydrated at all times.

How long does it take for a cat to pass a hairball?

If your cat has a hairball and you’re wondering how long it usually takes to get rid of it keep reading.

How long does it take for a cat to pass a hairball?

A cat usually takes two to three days for it to pass a hairball. But, if it is taking longer than this you need to contact your vet for some assistance or try out some off the shelf hairball remedies to help it along faster.

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So now you know how long it takes for a cat to pass a hairball. But, what symptoms do you usually expect to see if your cat has hairballs? Does wet food help prevent them? How does a vet remove them? Keep reading for these answers and more.

 

What symptoms do cats have with hairballs?

If you have a cat with hairballs you may be wondering what the symptoms are. Is it obvious or quite tricky to see?

The symptoms for hairballs in a cat is gagging, retching, or what is known as “dry vomiting”. It is quite painful to watch but hopefully within sometime naturally it will either pass it or vomit it out. If this doesn’t happen you will need to consult your vet or try an off-the-shelf remedy because she could be blocked.

So, now you know what symptoms you can look out for a cat with hairballs. But, how can you help a cat pass a hairball?

How can I help my cat pass a hairball?

If your cat has a hairball you might be thinking of ways that you can help him out.

To help your cat pass a hairball you can try some natural remedies such as flax or fish oil. These oils will coat the hairball to help your cat pass it naturally. Going forward you can prevent this by using hairball prevention jelly (Click here to see the price on Amazon).

So, now you know how you can help your cat pass a hairball. But, is it true that wet food can help with this?

Does wet food help with hairballs?

You may have heard some rumors about wet food being beneficial for hairballs. But, is there any truth in this or is it just rumors?

Yes, it is true, wet food can help your cat to prevent hairballs. This is because wet food has high water content. Meaning, it will improve her hydration. Any additional moisture you can give to your cat will help her to eliminate regularly and avoid these hairballs.

So, now you know what food can help cats with hairballs. But, if this doesn’t work, how do vets get rid of them?

How does a vet remove a hairball?

If you have real problems with hairballs and you have tried multiple remedies and it’s not working. You may be wondering, if you visit the vets, how will they tackle this?

A vet will remove hairballs by either using a scooping tool or removing it from her abdomen. For the former, the scoop will be placed into your cat to remove the hairball while she is medically sedated. Regarding the latter, this would include surgically removing the hairball by cutting into her abdomen.

So, now you know the techniques that a vet is likely to use to remove a hairball. But, is there any other way to help your cat?

Can you help a cat cough up a hairball?

How long does it take for a cat to pass a hairball

Can you help a cat cough up a hairball?

If your cat has a hairball and you can see her retching, coughing, and gagging it can be painful to watch. So, you may be looking for any other way to help her cough it up or just get rid of it, right?

To help your cat cough up a hairball you can try a hairball gel (Click here for the price on Amazon). This can be applied to your cat’s paw. She is expected to lick the gel off her paws and help her pass the hairball. Strictly speaking,  it will not cough it up, but it will help to get rid of it.

So, now you know how you can help your cat get rid of hairballs. But, is it true that Vaseline can help?

Can I give my cat Vaseline for hairballs?

So you may have heard people talking about the benefits of vaseline with hairballs. But, is this correct, can it help?

Yes, Vaseline can be used for hairballs. Some cats have used it successfully. The Vaseline is placed on your cat’s paw. She then licks it off which will help to lubricate her digestive tract. Which, in turn, will help her pass the hairball.

So, now you know Vaseline can be used for hairballs. But, do you need lots or just a little?

How much Vaseline do you give a cat for a hairball?

So, now that you know you can use vaseline, it is a good idea to get an idea of the amount that you will need.

According to this site, you can use half a teaspoon twice a day of petroleum jelly or Vaseline to help your cat with hairballs. This will help her to pass the hairball naturally. It is believed that this can help with constipation related issues as well.

So, now you know how much vaseline you need. But, is there any food that can help with this issue?

What can I feed my cat with hairballs?

If you have a cat with hairballs you might be thinking of some proactive ways that you can stop this happening.

You should feed wet food to a cat with hairballs to help with hydration, which, in turn, will help her pass the hairball easier. Anything that you can do to help your cat increase her water consumption will help including getting a water fountain (Click here to see why I rated this one best) can help.

So, now you know what you can feed a cat with hairballs. But, what about olive oil?

How much olive oil should I give my cat for hairballs?

So you may have heard that you can use olive oil to help your cat with hairballs. But, if you do this, how much should you be giving your cat to be safe?

It is believed that one teaspoon into your cat’s food for 3 days in a row will help your cat with hairballs. There are other benefits of this olive oil as well. It is believed that it will improve your cat’s fur health. In particular, helping it to look shiny and nice.

So, now you know how much olive oil you should give your cat for hairballs.

How often should I give my cat hairball medicine?

If you are considering giving your cat hairball medicine or remedies (Click here to see the availability on Amazon) you may be wondering how much you should give her.

When using cat hairball medicine or remedies you should carefully read the label to see the suggested amount. Generally speaking two or three days a week. But, this can vary. You can also be proactive and give your cat high fiber foods. Some of these are designed specifically for hairball prevention.

So now you know how often you should give your cat hairball medicine. But, how can you avoid hairballs?

How can you avoid your cat getting a hairball?

Now you have learned the number of different remedies, natural, and medicines, that you can consider using. As well as techniques that you can use for prevention. But, are there any extra things that you can do to help this?

You can avoid your cat getting hairballs by doing simple things such as grooming her regularly. Getting rid of this loose fur proactively will stop her from licking and consuming it which causes the hairballs.

What is spiral flea dirt? (+ Can Cats Be Treated?)

If you have a cat and you have noticed that it has weird spiral-shaped specs of dirt on it. you may be wondering what this is, is it fleas?

What is spiral flea dirt?

Spiral flea dirt is a matter left behind from fleas. It consists of dried up blood and feces. It looks black with a texture similar to a grain of sand. But, sometimes it is in the formation of a spiral or coil. Hence the reason it is called spiral flea dirt.

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So, now you know what spiral flea dirt and some suggestions to get rid of it, but why does it look like this? Where do you usually find it? How can you be sure its flea dirt? Keep reading to get these answers and so much more.

 

Why does some flea dirt look like spirals?

Now that you know what spiral flee dirt is you may be wondering why it is in this spiral formation in the first place, right?

Spiral flea looks like this because it is the way that fleas excrete their feces. They either excrete in spherules or coils. According to this site, younger fleas excrete spherules but older ones, over 10 days old, excrete coils which cause this spiral looking flea dirt.

So, now you know why some flea dirt looks like spirals. But, where do you usually find it?

Where do you usually find flea dirt?

If you are looking for fleas to check if they have finally gone, or maybe you are just curious to find the common areas where to find them keep reading.

Spiral flea dirt is commonly found on your cat’s fur. But, the common areas are around its belly, back,  under her arms, or even on her paws. Fleas on her paws is quite a common area for outdoor cats in particular.

So, now you know where you can find flea dirt. But, how do you test for flea dirt?

How do you test for flea dirt?

If you want to know if your cat has fleas you may want a way that you can test to see if she has flea dirt.

A common way to test for flea dirt is by using the “water test”. This includes getting some paper and wetting it. Then get some flea dirt and sprinkle it on the wet paper. If the paper turns red or brown it is flea dirt. And, it is safe to assume your cat has fleas.

So, now you know how to test for flea dirt. But, now you know you have fleas in the house or on your cat, what is the best way to get rid of it?

How do you get rid of flea dirt?

So, you have discovered that your cat has fleas and covered in flea dirt. So, what now?

There are three steps to get rid of flea dirt:

  • Get rid of the flea dirt.
  • Treat the fleas that are causing the flea dirt.
  • Check back later to see if they have gone for good.

Getting rid of flea dirt.

The first part of this process is getting rid of the visible flea dirt. The best way to do this is to use a fine-tooth flea comb (Click here for the price on Amazon). Comb through your cat’s fur to get rid of the flea dirt. I understand that this will not get rid of the ongoing problem this will just eliminate the obvious dirt. But, this is the first step.

Get rid of the fleas.

To truly get rid of this problem you need to eradicate the root cause which is the flavor is the original cast for. The best way to do this is to use a flea treatment (Click here for the price on Amazon) or even a flea shampoo (Click here to see the price on Amazon).

Check back later to see if they have gone for good.

So now that you have got rid of the visible flea dirt and treated the fleas. It is important to check to make sure the fleas have not come back. So, you should check around your cat’s fur first. Make sure there are no signs of the fleas dirt. Still, see them? You need to rinse and repeat this process.

Does flea dirt mean an infestation?

Cat scratching off fleas & flea dirt

Cat scratching off fleas & flea dirt

If you have noticed that your cat has flea dirt you may be wondering if there is a chance that she just has dirt with no fleas, but is that even possible?

If you can see flea dirt then you most definitely have a flea infestation problem. Cats only have flea dirt as a symptom of having fleas on their body. When you see flea dirt it means many other fleas are breading very fast.

So, now you know if you see flea dirt it is safe to assume there is an infestation. But, do we need to worry about our hair if our cat has fleas?

Can cat fleas live in human hair?

If you have established that your cat has. You may be getting paranoid wondering if they can get into your hair, right?

No, fleas cat fleas do not live in human hair. However, there is a good chance that they will bite you. Fleas like to bite and extract your blood. The common areas to find these bites is on your ankles or lower leg area.

So, now you know cat fleas do not live in human hair but are likely to bite you. But, what about your bedding?

Can fleas live in your bed?

So, now you know that cats fleas are likely to bite you,  is there a chance that they could be lurking and living in your bed?

No, cat fleas are not likely to live in your bed. They are most likely to be found in your cat’s fur or maybe under your bed. But, a higher chance is around your cat bedding and sheets especially if they have their own cat bed (Click here to see why I rate this cat bed).

So, now you know cat fleas are not likely to live in your bed. But, dos this flea dirt have eggs in it?

Is flea dirt eggs or poop?

So, now that you have discovered fleas on your cat. You may be wondering if there are any eggs in it.

Flea dirt does not contain eggs it is primarily flea poop and blood. When the flea consumes your cat’s blood they leave waste behind and this is what you are seeing. This is the reason why it is called flea dirt.

So, now you know that flea is mainly feces and blood with no eggs. But, earlier I talked about checking to see if the fleas are gone, remember? But, how do you do this?

How do you know when your cat’s fleas are gone?

If you have been treating your cat’s fleas you may be keen to know when the fleas have gone for sure, right?

You will know when your cat fleas are gone by looking for some signs. Is your cat scratching like crazy? Is there any flea dirt visible? You can check her fur and around her bedding. But, when you are checking her fur make sure you check around her belly, paws, and at the base of her tail.

So, now you know how to know your cat’s fleas are gone. But, do fleas burrow under human skin?

Do fleas burrow under human skin?

If you are paranoid or worried about cat fleas you may be wondering what they will do to your skin, right?

Cat fleas don’t burrow under human skin. But, they will happily bite you and draw blood. However, there are some species of fleas, such as the sand fleas (also known as the jigger flea) according to this site that is known to burrow into human skin and transmit diseases.

So, now you know cat fleas are not likely to burrow under your skin but other flea species can do this.

Should I keep my cat outside if it has fleas?

If your outdoor cat has been confirmed to have fleas you may be wondering how to deal with this, are you stuck with her indoors?

You should not let your cat outside if it has fleas. Also, when you read the instructions, effective cat flea treatments usually advise you to not allow your cat outside for at least a week after the treatment to check if it has dealt with the fleas.

So, now you know you should not let your cat outside if she has fleas.

How long does it take for Cyproheptadine to work in cats?

If you are planning on or in the process of giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be wondering how long it would take to kick in.

How long does it take for Cyproheptadine to work in cats?

You can expect Cyproheptadine to take two to three days to take full effect. It is primarily used as a stimulant to help your cats appetite and is especially effective for cats that are sick or recovering from an illness.

So, now you know how long it takes for a cat to see some effect from taking Cyproheptadine. But, is Cyproheptadine really safe for cats? Are there any side effects? Are there other natural appetite stimulants you can consider? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

Is cyproheptadine safe for cats?

Cat being comforted

Cat being comforted

If you are in the considering giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be wondering if it is a good idea or not.

As long as your vet has approved it then yes Cyproheptadine is safe to give to your cat. Your vet is likely to give it to you to help with her recovery from sickness, in particular stimulating her appetite while she is feeling vulnerable.

So, now you know, as long as you’re vet is OK with it then Cyproheptadine is absolutely fine to use. But, are there any side effects that you should look out for?

What are the side effects of Cyproheptadine?

If you are planning on giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be concerned or worried about any potential side effects. Are there any that you should be looking out for?

There are quite a few different potential side effects when using Cyproheptadine. For example, Insomnia, sleeping issues, upset stomach, feeling dizzy or feeling tired. It’s a good idea to check your cat to see if she is suffering from any of these symptoms.

So, now you know some of the symptoms to look out for while your cat is on Cyproheptadine. But is there any natural appetite stimulants for cats that you could use instead?

Is there a natural appetite stimulant for cats?

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If you are worried about using Cyproheptadine or curious if there are other natural alternatives you can explore keep reading.

Yucca root is a known appetite stimulant for cats. This natural herb is known to contain vitamins B & C, iron, calcium, and various nutritional benefits. Because it is a herb some cat owners feel more comfortable with it.

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So, now you know there are natural appetite stimulants as an alternative to Cyproheptadine. f

Is cyproheptadine a sleeping pill?

If you are giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be wondering if it is actually a sleeping pill or just a stimulant for your cat’s appetite.

No, Cyproheptadine is not a sleeping pill. But, some of the side effects do include tiredness. However, it cannot be taken as a sleeping pill because the side effects differ from cat to cat. For example, some cats may encounter sleeping issues such as insomnia as a side effect.

So, now you know Cyproheptadine is not a sleeping pill. But, are there any other uses?

What other uses does Cyproheptadine have for cats?

If you are using Cyproheptadine you may be wondering if there are other uses for it. Well, according to this site, there are.

Cyproheptadine can be used for other uses such as feline asthma, however, this is with the aid of other medicines. Also known to provide itching relief and treatment for serotonin syndrome. But, often used as for cat appetite stimulation.

So, now you know some other uses of Cyproheptadine. But, if you have it in your house what is the best way to store it?

How should cyproheptadine for cats be stored?

If you have Cyproheptadine in your home and thinking of the best and safe way to store it keep reading.

Cyproheptadine is best stored at room temperature in your home. It is important to keep it away from the light. If you have a medicine cabinet this is ideal. It is also important to keep it away from other pets or kids.

So, now you know how you should store Cyproheptadine in your home. But, what happens if you have a mother cat who is feeding milk to her kittens?

Can cyproheptadine be used with mother cats feeding milk?

If you are a cat breeder or you happen to have a mother cat with kittens you may be thinking if it’s safe to use Cyproheptadine, right?

Mother cats feeding milk to their kittens should not be using Cyproheptadine. This is because it can cause issues with her milk production. And, you do not want to have any chance of passing the Cyproheptadine to her weak kittens.

So, now you know. It is not a good idea to use Cyproheptadine with mothers that are feeding milk to their kittens. But, what happens if you have a sick cat, how can you look after them?

How do you comfort a sick cat?

If you are researching Cyproheptadine there is a good chance that you have a sick cat on your hands. And, you may be interested in some general tips on how to keep your cat comfortable at this time.

The best way to comfort a sick cat is to give her lots of space. Therefore, keep her away from other pets or kids that might annoy her while she’s feeling vulnerable. Provide sufficient water to keep her hydrated. Also, make sure that the temperature in your home is sufficient.

So, now you know how to comfort a sick cat. But, what can you feed a sick cat that won’t eat?

What can I feed a sick cat that won’t eat?

If you are considering using Cyproheptadine has an appetite stimulant you may be getting frustrated with your cat because she is not eating and looking for ways that you can feed her, right?

To feed a sick cat that won’t eat you can try some appetizers that complement prescribed food from your vet. This includes some dry kibble, spring water from a can of tuna. Or, you can try some of the gravy from liquid-based cat products such as gourmet soup or cat fun sauces.

So, now you know what you can feed a sick cat. But when cats are sick in this way do they like to be on their own?

Do cats like to be alone when sick?

If you have a sick cat at home then you may be wondering if it is a good idea to leave her on her own. Or, should you pamper and give her more attention?

Cats do not like to be alone when they are sick. However, they do instinctively hideaway. This is their normal cat instincts. It is a natural way for them to protect themselves from predators. This behavior passed down from their ancestors to protect themselves from predators in the wild.

So now you know cats do not like to be alone when they are sick. But, they can appear to be. Are there other ways to stimulate a cat when they’re feeling sick?

What will stimulate a cat’s appetite?

If you have tried a number of different things such as Cyproheptadine other things in this article. And, you’re still finding it hard to keep stimulate your cat’s appetite, then you can try a few different things.

To stimulate a cat’s appetite you can try feeding her wet can food if you haven’t already. The best ones are seafood flavored canned food which has a really smelly Aroma. Although it may be smelly to you your cats will appreciate it. alternatively some meat-based baby food. Or try adding some canned fish water to her food.

So now you know some other things that you can try to stimulate your cat’s appetite.

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