Your ideal cat according to your astrological sign

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Curious about which breed of cat suits your astrological sign? We have put together the character traits of each of the astrological signs as well as the typical characters of the cats according to their breeds and you made our suggestions. Here are our proposals.

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Capricorn | December 22nd to January 20th

Capricorn is the sign of reason. Of a fairly calm personality, the Capricorn is honest and sincere in addition to being reliable. Capricorn, on the other hand, is a person who demands a lot from those around him.

The Korat cat is ideal for a capricorn. He is very attached to his owner and his environment.

 

 

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Aquarius | January 21st to February 19th

Aquarius is idealistic and intelligent. The Aquarius is independent and is sometimes unpredictable. He likes change and is very comfortable.

The Savannah cat is ideal for an aquarius. His character is curious, sociable and he also intelligent what makes a team of thunder.

 

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Pisces | February 20th to March 20th

Pisces are mysterious and imaginative people. They also have a great artistic sense. Fish are sensitive to their environment.

Lykoi cat is perfect for a fish. Lykoi is a natural genetic mutation and its coat makes it a unique cat.

 

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Aries | March 21st to April 19th

The people born in sign of the Aries are grounded and know what they want. The rams are passionate and independent who realize many things by their determination.

Many Siamese cats share their life with Aries sign people. The Siamese knows how to be heard and is determined to get what he wants, whenever he wants.

 

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Taurus | April 20th to May 20th

Taurus are stable people who seek authenticity. They do not trust easily, but when they give it, it’s forever. It is the most stable astrological sign of the zodiac.

The Ragdoll cat will share a sense of sensitivity as well as beauty with their adoptive taurus. They are docile and loving and do not trust easily either. Once done, the marriage between a sign of the bull and the ragdoll is magical.

 

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Gemini | May 21st to June 21st

For the Gemini, appearances are very important. He is very afraid of the rejection of others. Gemini have a quick wit and always on the lookout and ready to help. They have a good sense of humor and sharing.

The Abyssinian is ideal for a Gemini. With a playful and cuddly spirit, he always seems in motion. He is gentle and affectionate, but will be able to bring life to a house.

 

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Cancer | June 22nd to July 23rd

People born under the sign of Cancer are sensitive and intuitive people. They are very loyal people and they prefer calm to big parties.

Maine Coon goes well with people of the sign of cancer. Maine Coon gets along well with everyone, but prefers quiet homes. They love their family and are very attached to it.

 

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Leo | July 24th to August 23rd

Leo is the most loyal sign of astrology and people born under this sign particularly like to be admired. They like to be in the center of attention, but are far from being egocentric. They are very nice people.

Bengal’s cat loves to strut around in a house and be told how beautiful it is. Often perched on a tablet or a piece of furniture, Bengal likes to be admired at the top of his tower.

 

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Virgo | August 24th to September 22nd

The natives of the sign of the Virgo are shy and reserved people. They hate the unexpected and prefer quiet evenings at home to big parties. They are in order in their lives as well as in their work.

The Persian cat goes well with the Virgo. Persian is generally described as a cat with a calm temperament who adapts well to apartment living.

 

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Libra | September 23rd to October 22nd

People born under the sign of Libra love balance and social harmony. They are tender, sociable and are very generous and dedicated. They are excellent in communication and in the business world.

The Scottish Fold will love his life with a Libra. She is a very docile and calm cat who willingly accepts other animals and guests at home. He is a friendly friend to have by your side.

 

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Scorpio | October 23rd to November 22nd

Scorpios are mysterious and determined people. Endowed with a natural charisma, people of the sign of the scorpion have the bright and subtle intelligence. Nothing escapes them. They are idealistic, direct and loyal.

The Russian Blue Cat is described as a calm, shy, but very intelligent cat. Its mythical beauty attracts Scorpios people. They are discreet and like calm.

 

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Sagittarius | November 23rd to December 20th

People born under the sign of Sagittarius are wise and love freedom. They are audacious, generous, but impatient. The franchise is a very high quality in Sagittarius. Sagittarians do not like loneliness.

The Sphynx cat will warm the hearts of Sagittarians. Shardy nature, the Sphynx love to snuggle in warm arms.

 

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Of course, there are several other breeds of cats that harmonize well with several zodiac signs. Here we gave a simple overview of the type of character typical of astrological signs as well as the typical characters by cat breed. Feel free to share your ideal cat according to your sign on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicCatsJunkies/

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Do cats have a sense of taste?

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If you’re cat parent, no matter the breed or age, you’ve probably noticed his royal sense of smell and his taste for certain foods. Several factors influence their appetite for your cat throughout his life. First, gere are some facts :

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The number of taste buds

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The cat has only 20% of the total number of taste buds in humans and 4 times less than the dog. As mentioned in the article on Flehmen’s reaction, the cat’s sense of smell is closely related to its taste. Although it has only 473 taste buds, the cat has 20 million olfactory terminals (the human has only 5 million). The sense of smell plays a key role in the cat because everything passes by. Observe your cat and you will see that he always sniffs his food before eating it, even when it comes to the same daily food.

Your cat has an elephant’s memory

It can remember all past smells and connect them to a moment of pleasure, stress or bad memories and simply refuse to eat for that reason. So even if you are told that this or that food is the best for your cat, it will be up to him in the end to choose what he wants to ingest.

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The distinctions of taste

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SALTY 

 

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BITTER 

 

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SWEET

 

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SOUR

 

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Cats can not distinguish sweet.

If they sniff and want to steal a piece of your favorite dessert, it’s actually probably the dairy substance it contains that attracts it.

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The rough tongue

The cat has small thorns on the tongue that are used to brush their hair well and tear off the dead undercoats for good hygiene. These small spines also serve, in nature, to collect all the possible meat of a prey, a bone for example, which would have remained stuck. Lastly, the thorny tips would also serve to lapping more water during each sip.

 

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Ten (10) thing to know about cats

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Your cat fascinates you? But do you know everything about him? Test your knowledge here!

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Cats spend 2/3 of their lives sleeping.

The reason would be that growth hormones are released when kitty sleeps.

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The nose of your cat is unique.

Take the time to look at your cat’s nose. He has grooves and small dots unique to him. It’s the equivalent of our fingerprints.

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Cats purr while inhaling and exhaling.

Which is quite impossible for a human to repeat. Try it!

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The average cat has about 130,000 hairs per square inch.

We wonder after why we find so much in our house.

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A single litter of kittens, can come from several fathers.

The term for two or more eggs from the same heat cycle being fertilized by different sets of sperm is called superfecundation.

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Adult cats do not really meow in nature.

The kittens mew to their mum to ask her things so if your adult cat meows, it would see you as a mother figure.

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The cat does not have a clavicle identical to ours.

Theirs is much smaller and attached directly to the sternum. This would allow them, among other things, to sneak into tight places and also to throw their paws far forward to enlarge the stride.

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The male cat can not be 3 colors.

It’s genetically impossible. The only way to have the 3 colors is to have two X chromosomes.

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Maine Coon

The largest recognized domestic cat breed is Maine Coon.

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Human Age vs. Cat

According to Catster, the equivalent age of cats vs. humans would not be seven (7) years per year of cat, but more as follows:

  • One (1) year of cat equals 15 years human
  • Two (2) years of cat equals 24 years human
  • Then, we would increase by four (4) years per year of cat life.

So, for example, your cat is celebrating its 5th birthday. He would have the equivalent of 36 human years.

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Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis

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FELINE VIRAL RHINOTRACHEITIS (FVR)

More fear than harm!

You have chosen your little kitten and today is the big day of departure! Kitty is fine and finally he is with you in his new home! He adapts well, and even takes his ease and it is love for everyone!

It’s been a few days since your new companion arrived. You notice that he sneezes a few times during the day. A few days later, you find him quieter, his breathing becomes more difficult. You decide to go see a veterinarian and it’s the right decision.


During the consultation, you are informed that your kitten has a feline viral rhinotracheitis. The name of this virus is so impressive that you panic! And of course the first reflex will be to think that the breeder is responsible. This reaction, although comprehensive on your part, is not justified. But what does it eat in winter feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR)? To understand it, there is nothing like comparing it with ourselves.

Although its name is scary, it is nothing more than the equivalent of the flu in humans. It should be known that 80% to 90% of cats are carriers of feline herpes. It is this strain of herpes that is responsible for what will be called FVR. Just like the flu, it spreads easily to contact between felines. The treatment for your cat will be ten days of L-lysine powder or paste and everything will be back in order. In some cases, your vet will prescribe antibiotics to treat secondary infections that may be caused bu that virus. Although uncomfortable, this virus is easy to treat and rare are the complications. No long-term impact on the health and development of your kitten.


But why did your kitten developed a rhino a few days after his departure and not at the cattery?

Simply because the rhinovirus was injected during his vaccination. Just like the influenza vaccine in humans, some cats will develop injected FVR others not. The vaccines used are usually dead vaccines. This means that their full impact will be 7 to 10 days after the administration of it. In addition, changing the environment is an important stress for your kitten. This stress will have the effect of dropping the immune system of your new companion of life which will contribute to the development of this sudden FVR. His defense system is weakened so he is unable to fight the virus he is carrying.


Is the breeder responsible?

As an animal health technician and cat breeder for 11 years, for me the answer is No! However this answer is valid for good breeding. Of course it does not include cat factories you’ll understand. It is impossible for the breeder to predict which kitten will develop a FVR when leaving his breeding. Always keep in mind that when you buy a kitten, you do not buy a piece of furniture. There are millions of different possibilities and reactions for a living being. And although the breeder does everything in his power to control what he can control, he can not control the uncontrollable.


Chronic or non-chronic?

It is said of a cat that he is a chronic rhinovirus carrier when he repeatedly develops FVR in need of antibiotic treatment. Episodes infection of  will vary and will return, depending on the cat, a few times in infancy or throughout his life. We will notice more pronounced episodes at the changes of season and as soon as your cat or kitten, will undergo a stress. Change of food, travel by car, arrival of a new animal, moving etc …

Kittens and cats with chronic carriers are usually kittens whose immune system has not been able to fight the first contact with this virus. They then developed an infant FVR, before the usual vaccination.

Non-Chronic carrier kittens are cats and kittens that will develop a FVR following vaccination and caused by it, but will not have other episodes in the years that follow.

As a cat and kitten owner, maintaining a good immune system is crucial. Do not hesitate to contact me if you want information on what you could use to help your cat develop and maintain a good immune system throughout his life.


Did you know?

Like some cats with herpes, many humans also carry herpes. If the cat develops a feline viral rhinotracheitis, the human meanwhile, will develop cold sore! Oh yes! L-lysine can also help you as a person to reduce the development of this herpes!


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My cat is peeing out of his litter box | How can I fix this?

As a breeder, I can tell you that it is never easy and it’s not always easy to breed cats with their behavior and also that I learn every day about feline behavior because every cat is unique.

When our cat is urinating elsewhere, everywhere except in the litter box, it is necessary to know if it is a urinary problem. And as we humans, the symptoms can be different from one person to another due to why you should always consult your vet before attempting anything else.

Once the veterinarian has been consulted and the urinary problem has been removed, you can then ask yourself those questions:

  • Is it because the litter is not cleaned enough?
  • Do you have enough litter boxes?
  • Is the litter type not suitable for the cat?
  • Is there a lack of litter in the bin?
  • Is it a problem of territory marking?
  • Is the litter big enough?
  • Is this a problem where the cat has not been trained properly to cleanliness?

 

We must question and understand why our cat does not go in the litter.

From one, always have several litter boxes in the house and have 2 types of litter.

Like me at home, I use Magic and Chico brand. Before I used to take Odor buster and most of my Persians did not like it so I removed it. When you have several litter bins and 2 types of bedding it helps a lot so we can know which litter our cat prefers.

Castration / Sterilization

Castrating and neutering our cats greatly helps not to mark the territory because, despite what people think, even non-castrated females make their territory during periods of heat to attract males for mating or to indicate to others that the marked pieces belong to him. This problem is often solved with castration / sterilization.

If you are a parent of a long-haired cat, do not hesitate to cut or ask a groomer to cut the hair around the anus so that nothing stays stuck. It can happen that cats hang small gifts with them.


I also advise you to always leave the base of cleanliness.

Example: We must always limit the space when we have a problem of cleanliness, which means that we do not give the whole house. Give him a room and leave him alone for the rest of the time who needs the time to learn how to use the litter properly.


 

Bleach and « Pee-pad »

Also cleaning and disinfecting your litter box regularly helps, especially if you use bleach. Cats love the smell of bleach and tend to pee where there is this smell. You can also insert pee pad inside your litter box. The smell of pee pad attracts them to pee.


Last recommendation THE SIZE IS IMPORTANT.

In most people, litter box sizes are inadequate and too small for our cat. This makes it difficult to turn and aim well in the center. Cats like to have space so look for litter bins that are XLARGE size and not wide and not medium and non-standard. There are even bins available at hardware stores and big box stores that can do the trick if the X-Large size of your litter box is not suitable.

Sterilite Storage Bin. 104L.

If after all this nothing does not work, YOU MUST CONSULT A BEHAVIORIST EXPERT IN CAT. On this blog, Mélanie Morissette can help you.

Feline behaviorist. Yes it exists!

For dogs, a person who does not control a situation will consult a dog trainer to help understand the situation and resolve the situation. For chat owners, when we no longer control the situation and we need help, then we MUST CONTACT AND CONSULT ANY BEHAVIOR EXPERT IN CHAT THAT WILL BE ABLE TO HELP YOU AND FIND THE BEST SOLUTION TO CORRECT AND RECOVER THE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.

Mélanie Morissette is part of this group and her job is BEAUTY BEHAVIOR. You can contact her and she will be able to help you guide and understand your cat especially to regain control of the situation.

So here are my tips.

Thank you

Cathy Milliard

 

My cat vomits after eating

Today, I would like to speak to you about a subject that affects many people. I want to talk about our cats that stuff themselves with kibbles and vomit a few minutes later.

*Several things can be involved here, this is not the subject of the article, but try to see if your cat has a stressed behavior or if he has a health problem other than simply being a big pig who engulfed a big supper at once.


Sammy Epic Cats Junkies

The story of Sammy

My beautiful Sammy comes from a cross between a Bengal and a Russian Blue cat. Very sweet and affectionate, Sammy had difficulty integrating food with her feline congeners. In fact, Sammy is always afraid of running out of food. When fed with kibble, he can swallow everything I give him and vomits once every two all the contents of his stomach. Sammy is not sick (I did check with my vet), but stressed.

It may be simply a reflex that he would have developed with his mom because he was not the only cat in the litter and could have missed a pacifier or other cause too, but after some research, Sammy is eating well now.


Here are my tips

Specially designed for greedy cats, the Think Kat slow feeder allows the cat to trap small quantities of kibble. Thus, he has the time to ingest each kibble and no possibility of « swallowing ». In addition, your cat will be happiest having the feeling of having hunted for food. Everyone wins.

Here’s a little video of how it works. As I do not have the Think Kat, but the old version, I show you the Stimulo:

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The bowl may have been designed for dogs, my cats love to stick their nose to hunt their kibbles. They even developed stuff where they take the croquettes in their paws and bring them to their mouths. Easy to find, it is less than $ 20.


I know I know. Still a product of the range Aikiou tell me, but honestly, I do not know what I would have done without these products. This one is my last find. Again, a very inexpensive product at $ 18.

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Other excellent products also are those of the company Catit. Also available in store and online, most products in the range can be part of a game circuit.

This food tree is compatible with the game circuits Senses of Cat it. It offers the possibility of 3 levels of difficulty as well. Easy to wash, it is easy to disassemble. The only problem is that I find it a little expensive at $ 40, but it is very beautiful hanging on a game circuit.

Also available for $ 10, the multi functional bowl, but I have not personally used it.


I have personally tested this ball that you can buy for under $10 on amazon or other pet store. It’s fantastic.

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There are hundreds of products available on the market to slow down your cat in his food run. I have given you a few suggestions, but I would like to hear yours.

With that, I sincerely hope to have helped you and if you plan to buy one of these products, show them on our facebook page or share your story in comment below.

How breeders live their petloss | Exclusive interview

Hello all you cat fan.

Several times I asked myself the question of how breeders react to the different bereavements they face: the death of a newborn, a cat that can not reproduce, etc. I then asked Emma if she would agree to give me an interview to show us the side of breeding that few people know. Today I share his interview!


1. What is cat breeder work?

Breeder work is not limited to producing and selling cats, but also to several different aspects such as looking after the general health of each litter, checking regularly that all kittens are drinking and doing well and always keep an eye on the mom. All this in addition to daily tasks (litter, eat, water, etc.) and the socialization of kittens.


2. Why did you choose to do this?

Because I like contact with people through animals. Animals have always been used to create contacts with people. It is also rewarding for many reasons, such as when a family with a sick child adopts one of my kittens and the child becomes the most fulfilled of the earth or a person who cherished the dream of adopting the one of my big cats and who can finally afford it.


3. What does it involve?

It involves a lot of manual and intellectual work because it is not rosy every day, despite what we let see. It also takes a lot of money. It takes regular visits to the veterinarian, sometimes antibiotics, vitamins, etc. The profession of breeder is above all a passion because the $$$ are not always as expected.


4. When a kitten in the litter dies, how do you react?

Depending on the time and the energy that I have put to save him, his age, my state of mind too (tired), the intensity of my pain depends on many factors.


5. Have your reactions to the loss of a cat changed over time?

A little. It depends on several factors. For newborns, it’s never easy, but we get used to it. For the older ones, it’s a different story.


6. When you retire one of your repro, how do you live with it?

It’s more and more difficult. I have been breeding Savannah for over 10 years. I put my heart and soul on it. It’s really hard to see that my cats are getting older too.


7. What keeps you going despite losing kittens?

The passion to shape our image, a future member of a family of humans.


8. Is there one of your cats that has affected you more than others (death)?

Many, in 10 years, they all left a mark in their own way, but Nero and Rose will forever be etched in my memory. Why you think? Because Rose left to join the stars in my arms and that I had it bottle since the age of 10 days.


9. How do you get through every day?

The wheel spins. I imagine that it is the fact of having others that helps me to walk. Otherwise, maybe I could not.


10. What advice would you give to those who want to start breeding?

I do not really have any advice to give except to have the kidneys financially solid enough. Do not rely on income and expect to work several hours a day. You will have to put all your heart into it.


11. What helped you through your grief?

Facebook … lol … But above all, a good listening from my entourage.


12. What types of bereavement do you live as a breeder?

The breeder is sterile, does not give the expected look, stillborn, deformity, etc … The mourning of the separation when I give the kitten to his new family, otherwise it’s painful to lose a kitten because of illness or accident leading to death.


13. What are the prejudices people have about breeders facing animal mourning?

I have no idea how the other breeders live with all this, otherwise maybe people might think that it leaves us indifferent when we offer the guarantee to replace the kitten in the event of death, but it is far from to be the case.


Thanks to Emma for sharing her experiences with me breeding. As you see, being a breeder is not a question of money, but a question of heart. This heart must be solid when we lose and we live full of different bereavements. But what helps is the courage to continue, the passion, to please the families and to come out of isolation.

So that’s Emma’s point of view. If you are breeders of other types of animals, would you like to share your story, your experience? Write me or comment at the bottom of the article.

Brigitte Bérubé

Therapist in a relationship of help | Specialist petloss.

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Why does my cat have a flappy belly?

Poche primordiale chat

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Many people mistakenly think that their cat has a flabby belly due to sterilization or a great loss of weight. This is partly true, but not quite.


Primordial pocket

Cats are domesticated animals for a long time. In spite of this, they still share hereditary traits of their wild ancestors, including the primordial pocket, often called « belly during ». This is the excess skin on the belly that walks from left to right when our cat walks or plays.

A common myth is that this excessive fat is developed soon after sterilization, but when you look at big cats in the wild, you realize that’s not the case at all. Many big cats sport this small belly during.

The primordial pocket is the technical term used for this extra layer of skin.

While sterilization is not the cause, sometimes the pouch will become more prominent because of the extra little weight that animals usually put after the procedure.

Aging can also lead to an increase in the size of the bag. As the cat’s metabolism slows down, it begins to store excess fat. In cats that have been put on a slimming diet, the pouch may also seem to be more important. This is only because the overall excess fat may have effectively hidden the pocket of sight. In any case, the primordial pocket is a natural part of the anatomy of a cat and serves a variety of purposes – especially in nature.


What is the primordial pocket for?

Have you ever watched the cats fight (even if they play)? You will notice that they regularly hit the abdominal area of ​​their opponent with their hind legs. The « rabbit kicks » is the term used. Excess skin serves as an extra layer of protection to protect them from injury. By observing carefully the movement of a cat it is observed that the extra skin gives him the ability to stretch in full flight.

Another theory suggests that the primordial flap can allow the stomach to stretch and contain an extra measure of food whenever it is needed. After all, a cat in the wild can never be sure of his next meal. It is important that additional storage space provides room for horde a little more energy.


So, mystery solved!

The primordial pocket is a necessary part of your cat’s anatomy. However, it is wise to pay attention to the weight and overall health of your cat. A good weight allows it to remain a healthy member of your family. An article will follow shortly on how to know if our cat is overweight.

Inspired by: http://pawesomecats.com/2013/11/19/why-does-my-cat-have-a-flabby-tummy/


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Does my cat suffer from whisker stress?

Hello everyone,

Following a very funny story with my new friend Guy-Anne, I started researching the Syndrome of stressed Whiskers in cats. Despite having had cats most of my life, this was the first time I had heard this term.


Understanding how whiskers work in cats

First of all, you must know that the whiskers of the cat are actually vibrisses. They serve as a means of localization and communication and are essential to the balance of your cat. The vibrissa is 4 to 5 times longer than your cat’s hair. They are sensory hairs that collect all kinds of information about their environment.

These whiskers are connected by their base to a network of extremely sensitive nerve endings. There is around the muzzle, above the eyes, under the chin and behind the legs. (I can already see you looking behind the paws of your cats!) This ultra sensitive tool acts as a daily navigation tool. Each mustache transmits the collected information to the nerve endings, which it sends to the brain for analysis.

It allows to analyze the distance of the objects, the direction and even the texture.


They are hyper sensitive

The end of the whiskers is very sensitive to pressure. They have an organ called a proprioceptor. Every time your cat passes close to an object, it creates a sensation. This reaction helps the cat to detect the presence, size, shape of a surrounding object that he might not see otherwise.

In the case of susceptible whiskers, it is the proprioceptors that interest us. Because your cat’s whiskers are so extraordinarily sensitive, it can be very irritating for the cat if his bowl of food or water is too tight and the whiskers touch the sides of the bowl.

In your day-to-day life, you might think that your cat is just having a hard time as he takes the kibble and throws it on the ground before eating it, but in fact, it may just be that your little baby is hyper sensitive.


How to remedy the situation

You can try changing bowl with something you already have at home.

Here are some ideas:

  • A small plate
  • A placemat
  • A large bowl
  • A bowl filled with a rabbit
  • Mustaches cat bowl

Bol Moustaches chatThere is also a way to be tempted by products offered on the web by carrying out the research « whisker stress cat bowl » (bowl for mustaches stressed in French). I did not really find a link in French, but on most sites, I found bowls shaped soap dish that seemed very good. It will then depend on your budget.


I ordered this one via Amazon. I expect it in a few days so I’ll give you some news:


You can also ask your veterinarian who may have a supplier and order one from you or your specialized pet store.

In any case, I wish you a good appetite in your new bowl my fellow friends!

xxxxx

My cat open his mouth when he smells

The Flehmen reaction | Origin

Smell is very important for a cat. From the first days of his birth, he chooses a breast sucking and will not let go. He already recognizes her smell. His memory is at first olfactory. It has more than 20 million olfactory terminals, compared to the dog that has 150 million and the human who has only five (5). It is partly thanks to Bowman’s glands that the cat can perceive olfactory stimuli. The substance secreted by these glands dilutes the particles of the scent and thus activates the vomeronasal organ, located in the nasopalatine canal of the cat. The cat can perceive odors that we completely ignore the existence.

Flehmen’s reaction

His sense of smell serves him well in many fields, including the delimitation of his territory. It detects pheromones. These chemicals are the main means of communication for the cat, who reads many things. He has Jacobson’s organ. These are two small ducts located behind the incisors connecting the nose to the roof of the palace. This organ allows him to « taste the smells »! The dog and the horse also have this complementary organ. Indeed, this organ allows it, among other things, to capture particular odors such as sex pheromones produced by a female in heat. It allows him to identify for sure familiar smells, but also to look for the origin or origin of foreign odors. To do this, the cat raises his upper lip, opens his mouth and may even have small rapid movements of the tongue, nose and shriveled empty eyes closing his nostrils.

The taste of the cat goes with his sense of smell. He always sniffs food before eating it. Located at the end of its tongue, just like in dogs, the olfactory sense of the cat is decisive. He can therefore determine if the smell appeals to him or if the food is spoiled.

WHY DO WE CALL THIS FLEHMEN REACTION?

Simply because it comes from the German « flehmen » which means « to raise, to turn back the upper lip ».

Faced with this strange grin, cat owners, in general, do not have to worry because the cat has this behavior to better decode the pheromones present in the air or on a substrate.