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    Why Won’t My Cat’s Claws Retract?

    Are your cat’s claws too long, and your cat can’t retract them? This is a common issue for cats and their owners. There is a simple solution, though. Why won’t my cat’s claws retract? The issue could be disease, trauma or infection. Alternatively, it could be old age. Buying cat scratching furniture will help your cat wear down its claws. Don’t clip your cat’s nails because there are nerves and blood vessels running through them. If the problem doesn’t go away, take your cat to the vet. If the problem is an infection, antibiotics may be needed. And trauma fades over time. This therefore isn’t a problem that will require…

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    Why Won’t My Cat Be Quiet?

    Meowing, yowling, screeching and more… Cats love to make noise. Unfortunately, you might not want them to. The most frustrating thing is you may not understand why your cat is making so much noise. Why won’t my cat be quiet? The answer could be hormones, both in male and female cats. Female cats yowl when they’re in heat. Your cat could also be hungry, and trying to get your attention. Or, it could be bored and need stimulation, either from you or from being given something to do. Feliway can help calm cats down. If you can’t identify the cause, talk to a vet. They may be able to. If…

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    Why Won’t My Cat Sleep?

    Cats are renowned for running around, hunting and being loud at night. If you have a job you have to get up early for, it’s especially irritating when your cat keeps you awake. So, why does it happen and what can you do? Why won’t my cat sleep? Cats aren’t night-time sleepers. They often hunt and are most active at night (nocturnal), so they don’t always sleep when you do. Medical problems like hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases can cause sleepless nights too. Try wearing your cat out in the day to stop it running around at night. If your cat is in good health, then the issue is that…

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    My Cat Won’t Stop Eating

    Cats can be exceptionally greedy. In the wild, their instincts tell them to eat as much as they can when there’s plenty of food available. But if your cat won’t stop eating, it could be another problem. Why won’t my cat stop eating? Cats can eat too much because of intestinal parasites like worms, depression and boredom, or because they’re sick. To stop your cat eating too much, make sure their food is nutritionally complete and feed smaller meals. It will take time for your pet to get used to going on a cat diet, but there’s little else you can do. There’s a big difference between your cat being…

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    Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

    Normally, cats eat voraciously. So, if your cat stopped eating then it’s a cause for concern. Unusual behavior in cats should always be investigated and diagnosed, because the problem could be a serious one. Why won’t my cat eat? Anorexia in cats can be caused by illness or a recent vaccination, or psychological issues. If your cat won’t eat, consider changing its routine to eat earlier or later. Alternatively, try offering your cat different cat food. If your cat still won’t eat, take it to a vet and they can identify why. Below are our tips on getting a cat to eat, and lots of info on why they may…

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    My Cat Won’t Wear a Cone!

    When your cat is sick, or recovering from an accident, it may have to wear a cat cone. These are like big, plastic collars that stop your cat from being able to bite its wounds. But not all cats like them. What can you do if your cat won’t wear a cone? Try tying the cone to their collar, so it won’t come off. Check that it is the right fit, because your cat may be uncomfortable in its cone. Offer your cat treats to lift its mood. Make sure your cat can walk around comfortably without banging into things. Above all, be patient. Don’t threaten your cat or lose…

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    How to Get a Cat to Wear a Collar

    Collars seem like a vital piece of kit for any cat, and indeed, any household pet. But if your cat has never worn one before it might wonder what a cat collar even is! How can you make a cat wear a collar for the first time? Let your cat get used to it by sniffing it before you put it on them. Pick a time of day when your cat is inactive and tired so that it won’t fight you off. Once it’s on, act normally and reassure your cat with affection and treats. Make sure you pick the right size cat collar for the job. The most important…

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    My Cat Won’t Drink! Helping a Cat With a Drinking Problem

    It’s only natural that we worry about our furry friends, even more than we worry about ourselves sometimes! If a friend or relative decided they weren’t going to drink anymore—and we mean water, not alcohol—you’d worry about them, right? The same goes for our pets, and while not drinking from their cat bowls is generally bad for their health too, it isn’t always something you should worry about. Here’s why. Cats And Water: How Much Water Do Cats Need? Cats should only weigh around 8-10lbs (unless they’re underweight, or overweight). Assuming you’re a human reading this, you could weigh anywhere between 100lbs and 600lbs. Naturally, then, we need a lot…