Cat lovers already use their smartphones to take hilarious pictures of their finicky felines and app developers have responded by creating several helpful and fun cat apps. All cat lovers should install the following apps for fun and help with the beloved family pet.
A healthy cat is a happy cat. PetMD is invaluable for identifying common cat complaints. The app also provides advice for cat emergencies.
2. MyPets Info on iPhone
This app helps keep a record of a cat's medical history, as well as other vital details so that a feline's owner can keep all information on hand without carrying paper records.
3. Pet Snap on iPhone
Social media these days is about 50 percent cat pictures and this app makes it easy to get the perfect pet shot for Instagram or Facebook. When activated, the app makes different sounds that will get the cat's attention for a shot of the cat's face, rather than the back of its head.
4. Catbook on iPhone
Cat lovers can congregate on Facebook and talk about their beloved felines with this social app. Owners can also share details about their cats and participate in discussion groups.
5. Cat Guide on iPhone
Most cat owners know the breed of their feline, but this app offers a load of extra information such as expected behavior and in-depth characteristics like life expectancy and whether the cat is hyper and vocal or quiet and sedate.
1. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.” –Sigmund Freud
2. “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” –Albert Schweitzer
3. “If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr.” –Barbara L. Diamond
4. “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” –Jim Davis
5. “There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.” –Tay Hohoff
6. “As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.” –Ellen Perry Berkeley
7. “There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.” –Wesley Bates
8. “I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” –Edgar Allan Poe
9. “Cat lovers can readily be identified. Their clothes always look old and well used. Their sheets look like bath towels and their bath towels look like a collection of knitting mistakes.” –Eric Gurney
10. Most beds sleep up to six cats. Ten cats without the owner.” –Stephen Baker
Some Favorite Cat Jokes:
1. How many cats can you put into an empty box? A: Only one. After that, the box isn’t empty.
2. What's a cat's favorite button on the tv remote? A: Paws
3. What do you call a pile of kittens? A: A meowtain!
4. If lights run on electricity and cars run on gas, what do cats run on? A: Their paws.
5. What do you get when you cross an elephant with a cat? A: A big furry creature that purrs while it sits on your lap and squashes you.
6. Why did the judge dismiss the entire jury made up of cats? A: Because each of them was guilty of purrjury.
7. Why did the cat go to medical school? A: To become a first aid kit
8. Why did the silly kid try to feed pennies to the cat? A: Because his mother told him to put money in the kitty.
9. What's the difference between a cat and a comma? A: One has claws at the end of its paws, and the other a pause at the end of the its clause!
10. What do you get if you cross a kitten and a little girl's harido? A: A braidy-cat!
Cats are creatures that love to climb and scratch things by nature, which is why providing your indoor cat with a cat tree is important. There are a couple easy ways to make a cat tree yourself if you don't feel like buying one.
Wood and Carpet
You can build your own cat tree using pieces of scrap wood and carpet, but you will need to come up with a design first. If you aren't too skilled at building things, keep your design simple. You will need wood, carpet, a drill, a table saw, an electric stapler, and a hammer and nails. You will be cutting the wood to meet your design specifications and covering the platforms with carpet; you may also wish to use PVC pipe for verticle supports.
Converting a Ladder into a Cat Tree
If you have a spare ladder on hand, you can turn it into a cat tree. The ladder will need to be the kind that is shaped like an inverted "V" with steps on both sides. You will also need plywood, hammer and nails, some canvas or denim (to create a hammock that will hang between the two bottom rungs) hanging toys and rope. You will be covering the plywood boards with fabric and laying them flat between two level rungs, nailing them into place to create platforms for your cat to climb and rest on. Wrap the rope around the legs of the ladder to make it double as a scratching post.
Although your cats are part of your family, and add to the comforting feel of your home, the odor of their urine is just unwelcoming. Each time you enter the house, the stench makes you feel like turning back. The steps below will guide you on how to get rid of cat urine smell.
Get Rid of as Much Urine as Possible
The moment you realize that your kitty has messed up outside its box, swing into action and remove the urine before it dries up. Simply blot the area with an absorbent towel.
Use an Enzymatic Cleaner to Break Down the Smell and Stain
This cleaner releases cultures that actually eat the urine, thereby improving the sanitary condition of the site, as well as the odor. It is important to do a proper job here, otherwise the cats will spot the area and soil it up again.
Use an Extracting Wet Vac in Cleaning the Area
This cleaner helps in rinsing the area. Avoid the use of steam cleaners as much as possible especially where you are dealing with a carpet. It is recommended that you use cool, clean water.
Top Up With a Baking Soda Air Freshener
Sodium bicarbonate is a component in the baking soda that acts as a powerful absorber of strong odors. Sprinkle it on the furniture and carpet after cleaning.
With these tips, that unpleasant odor will be a thing of the past.
While many people assume that cats purr when they feel pleasure, cats actually use purring to display a wide range of emotions. Cats aren't the only felines that express their feelings by purring, bobcats and mountain lions purr as well. Interestingly, cats that roar, such as lions, cannot purr, and cats that purr cannot roar. So, what is all the purring about?
Purring is a cat's most efficient way of communicating. In addition to the reasons listed above, cats also purr when they are ill, in pain or near death. Kittens are able to purr soon after birth, and continue to purr for a variety of reasons for the remainder of their life.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|