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Fame on social media is not only limited to human beings, but animals may also become famous, some of which even beat Hollywood stars in the number of followers, and their fame may be for several reasons, either because of their strange shape or kindness or because of their picturesque beauty.
In conjunction with World Cat Day, “Madam” reviews the most popular cats on “Instagram”:

Chimera 

What is interesting about this cat is that its eyes are different in color, one in blue, the other in brown, and what makes the hair more strange is that the middle of its face is black and the other half is brown.
The reason behind that unique appearance of “Chimera”, the Argentine cat, is that it had a rare genetic condition, which means that it was formed from the DNA of two fertilized eggs, which merged together to form a single organism.
The owner of the cat has created a page dedicated to “Instagram” with pictures and videos of his cat only, and the number of his followers reached more than 80 thousand followers.

Suki

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Adventures are better with you by my side 😽🧡

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Suki cat belongs to the group of Bengali cats distinguished by the beauty of their cheetah-like colors, Suki lives with her companion in Canada, where she takes care of and accompanies her with her on her various tours in her native country Canada in addition to her foreign tourist trips, where she puts Suki in a luxury bag for traveling and traveling with pets.
Her friend Suki has created a personal page for the cat on “Instagram” and is now followed by more than 950,000 followers.

Grumpy

The Grampy cat is one of the most famous cats in the world because of its facial expressions that make her always angry, this appearance is due to poor occlusion of the cat’s teeth and stunting, she started her fame with a YouTube video, which achieved 16 million views so far, and the White House celebrated in 2015 in a form Different on World Cat Day, by publishing a picture of former US President Barack Obama along with a picture of the Grampy cat in a humorous snapshot with the same facial expressions as the most famous cat on the Internet, his owner, Tabata Bondsen, established a company that is charged with selling his image through the conclusion of commercial deals with several companies, following him On “Instagram” 2,50 million followers.

Nala

With more than 3 and a half million followers on Instagram, it is believed that the cat “Nala” is the most famous on the Internet, after capturing the hearts of its followers from around the world with its strange and funny behavior.
The 4-year-old Nala cat was living in an animal shelter without any friend. She was abandoned at the age of 4 months by her owners who could not take care of her after she started having trouble breathing.

Nala’s fortune began to change when she saw her love of cats nicknamed “Bucky”, where she immediately adopted her and created her “Instagram” account to share her photos with family and friends.

Smoothie

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Thirsty.

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Smoothy cat was chosen some time ago as the most beautiful cat in the world, as well as was chosen as the thinnest cat, and Smoothy ignited the social networking site “Instagram”, where its followers exceeded one million followers and had many fans around the world.

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Adopting a cat can be a very rewarding experience, but it’s not always the simplest process. These ten tips will help you improve your beloved cat.

1 – Avoid punishment for positive reinforcement
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Cats and kittens are especially active, and it is very natural to harm you, such as scratching, dislocating, jumping forward, and even biting. We must be patient and understand that these behaviors are specific and that only through positive reinforcement can we properly redirect their behavior towards less destructive habits. We must avoid penalties such as slander or total blows because this only leads to his sweetheart and his tension.
2 – Do not interrupt when using a litter box
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Using fresh cat litter is an important part of your cat’s routine and should
not be disturbed. When cats rest, they tend to feel weak and ready for potential risks. It scares them from movement and noise. If an animal repeatedly upsets you in bed, he or she may stop using them together and search for a home to urinate and defecate safely.
 3 – Play with your cat
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Contrary to popular belief that cats do not like animals, the truth is that they love to receive attention and affection. Especially three games. However, we often play incorrectly with our cats, which can lead to undesirable behavior in the long run. In particular, we often use our arms or legs to play with cats, bites, and scratches. Ideally, it is best to play with the cat games and use our hands to play relationships with children and caresses, which is especially important when we have children at home.
4 – Do not worry and do not interfere with the passage of the cat
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Cats are very independent animals, but they may be very scared. If they feel trapped, they will flee with all the necessary means. For this reason, you should not cut or ban the cat. You can bother or frighten your cat, and if the cat escapes when you want to bet on it, you must be patient and wait until it approaches you.
5 – Do not deprive them of sleep
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Imagine you are quietly sleeping and something that upsets you suddenly.
It’s uncomfortable, isn’t it? Your cat will feel the same way you don’t wake up just because you want to power it on. Cats and kittens spend most of the day in a dream and are not comfortable enough at first, which affects their health, but it may also lead to a cat appearing.
6 – Do not look at it
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When a person and a cat are related to each other, do not look at them for a long time. Distraction may explain this behavior because passive vaccination or even leads to distrust and can lead to aggressive reactions.
7 – Do not hold the tail

To get your favorite cat, you need to understand the following. Cats are natural animals and hate doing anything against their will. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a consistent program of food, games, and other activities. We should not try to cuddle or play with them if they clearly demonstrate that they are unwilling and can scratch them.
8 – No skin or knots
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You may have seen cats wearing cats in the mouth with additional skin on the back of the neck. Be careful, this is not an exercise for cats, especially when they are adults. You cannot control your movements and you will feel threatened if you raise a cat. Do this in a manner that protects and supports his feet so that he does not get stuck in the air.

9 – Respect their routines and schedules

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To get your favorite cat, you need to understand the following. Cats are natural animals and hate doing anything against their will. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a consistent program of food, games, and other activities. We should not try to cuddle or play with them if they clearly demonstrate that they are unwilling and can scratch them.

10 – Learn your language

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And finally, we reached the most important point. We humans need to know more about body language and communication. I can’t go there until I show you that the cat is happy like a whip. On the contrary, there is a bite or scratch if we reach the edge of the attack and stop bothering them. These are minor details.

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Tricks to show a Cat

by Koki Koki

Many people think that cats can’t be taught tricks the way that dogs can be and while it is true that there are some differences in the way they learn tricks, cats can, in fact, learn to do certain tricks. In fact, some cats have been taught to even take part in an agility tournament when trained by a professional pet trainer from a young age. But understanding how a cat learns tricks is the best way to see what tricks you can teach your cat.

Cat psychology

To start teaching cat tricks, you have to understand a few fundamentals about their psychology. Firstly, they don’t respond to praise in the same way that dogs do so they won’t be motivated to learn a trick just because you heap praise on them. Secondly, they haven’t evolved being brainwashed to work with humans the way that dogs have so this partnership is learned, not automatic.

Cats should only be taught with positive, reward-based training, never with negative punishment and dominance behaviors. This will learn them to want to do the trick for the reward they receive not because they are scared of what will happen if they don’t – this negativity can lead to a host of behavioral problems.

The best reward is a treat and this needs to be a treat that they love – so you need to learn what they will come running for before you begin training. It need not be a special cat food treat either but could be a little amount of human food such as turkey, chicken or a bit of fish.

Teaching tricks

Sitting on command is one of the easiest tricks to start with once you have found that favorite treats to work with. Hold the treat in your right fingers just near their nose and when they sniff it, move it slowly in an upwards arc from their nose to just above their heads. Most cats will follow this movement with their eyes and nose and as their chin goes up, the butt will go down. When their butt is on the floor, praise them and give them the treat. It may take a few repetitions to learn this behavior but they will catch on that when they are sitting, they get the treat.

Walking on a leash is another useful trick if you want to be able to take your house cat outside without fear of them running off. A leash suitable for a cat is more of a harness that goes around their whole body and has a lead connecting at the back of the neck. When you buy one, leave it near their food or sleeping place for a few days and when they sniff it, offer them a treat. Slowly hold the leash on their neck, again offering a treat for not running away. Once they are comfortable with this, drape the harness over their shoulders and put it between their front legs, introducing a treat at each stage. Finally, put the harness on fully but don’t add the leash at this stage. Let them walk around the house with the harness on a few times.

Once they are comfortable with it, add the leash and let them walk around the house with you holding it but them dictating the direction. You take them outside once they can wear the harness and are used to you occasionally pulling it but allow them to go outside at their own speed and remember, some cats may never take to going outside at all.

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Many of the top charities and animal shelters in the US now recommend that cats are kept inside and even make it a condition of adoption. While there are arguments in favor of letting your cat experience the outside world, there are also a lot of risks that should be considered before allowing them to have free run outside. In fact, some studies show that a cat living outdoors has a life expectancy as much as 10 years less than an indoor cat. Here are some reasons why.

Territories

A study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign looked into the territories that cats claimed when allowed outside. Feral cats have a larger territory than pet cats because they need to find food, whereas a pet can return home to be fed. However, the average range for a pet cat in the area was 4.9 acres. They covered with an area to stalk prey, rest and even encounter other cats, sometimes feral ones seeking to take over the territory.

While this may sound perfectly natural, there are many inherent risks with this territory. Around one-quarter of accidental cat deaths come from cars within the first year of life. Once they learn to adapt and avoid cars, then cats generally manage well but there are still experienced, wily ones that get caught by traffic.

The other major threat when a cat spends a lot of time outdoors is the risk of eating something poisonous, either by accident or on purpose. Various pesticides can be used by non-pet owning families that the cat can come into contact with and can prove fatal.

There is also the risk of the cat becoming trapped somewhere, grabbed by thieves in the case of pedigree breeds and even taken away by people who mistake it for a feral cat.

Danger of encounters

The other big risk is a disease and these most commonly come from encounters with others of their kind, most particularly with feral cats. Feral cats don’t receive vaccinations and regular check-ups so they can be a melting pot for diseases and infections, which they can pass to a pet cat through fighting.

One example of the toxoplasma gondii parasite that can cause respiratory, reproductive, and neurological problems in cats and even be spread to humans and other species. It can pass from cat to cat as can series conditions such as rabies, cat scratch fever, feline leukemia, and feline immunodeficiency disorder. While vaccinations can help reduce a pet cat’s risk of contracting these conditions, no vaccine is 100% guaranteed coverage.

Solutions

So what can you do to allow your cat some outdoor time but minimize the risks? There are various ideas depending on the personality of the cat and the location that you live in. One of the best is to train the cat from a young age to walk on a leash. While walking the cat may seem a strange idea it allows them to go outside, investigate the garden or other area while you still control their range, and can remove them from dangers. It is important that they have their vaccinations before doing this.

Setting up a screened area where the cat can be outdoors but not lose is another idea. If you do this, ensure there is a shaded area and that their food and water is accessible. Making provisions inside the house is one of the easier ways to allow them to use their instincts such as buying plenty of toys and cat furniture for them to climb and scratch.

Finally, spend time with your cat, playing with them and giving them your love and attention. While cats may seem like loners, they need this love or will be unhappy in the home and more likely to try to escape for a better life elsewhere.

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Bringing home a new kitten is a busy time with much to remember and lots to enjoy. There are also some precautions that you need to take before bringing the little fluffy ball of energy into your home to help reduce the risk of something bad happening.

Kitten shopping

The checklist of items you need for your new arrival can be as long or as short as you want it to be. There are a few essentials that are simply unmissable – food and water bowls, a litter box, a pet bed, toys, and more likely a scratching post are these. Set up a base camp for the kitten where their food and water are, their bed, and scratching post. Where you place the litter box is more depending on the other users of the room and where it is – upstairs isn’t the best place for kitten litter smells when you first wake in the morning! This will be the area that the kitten can retreat to if they become a little overwhelmed by their new home so ideally will be free of kids and other animals.

Other shopping items you may want to consider include a brush or comb to learn them from a young age to be groomed and a collar in case something happens and they somehow get outside. You can also look at other cat furniture such as shelves if you think you will want to add these.

Kitten-proofing

Next, you need to take a long look around the house and try to think like a kitten. Look at areas such as exposed wires that little teeth will have the urge to chew and could lead to a nasty electric shock. Some owners put childproof plug covers in empty sockets to ensure no claws decide to investigate them.

Look at slatted furniture and blinds, as these are common causes of accidents around the house. If the kitten can squeeze their head through something, see if you can adjust it or cover it. With blinds, tie up any trailing cords as they can often be caught up in them with terrible results. Perhaps even consider removing slatted blinds for a while due to the risks involved.

Hideaway any bottles, particularly cleaning products, as curious paws like to knock things over and investigate the results. Again, this can lead to a nasty accident or worse. If they are stored in cupboards that won’t close, child-proof locks may be a good idea as cats are adept at opening doors if there is a gap to slide their paws into.

If you have a recliner or other motorized furniture, make sure you know where the kitten is before using it. Horror stories about kittens caught in mechanisms aren’t common but have happened and a moment’s precaution is better than the alternative. Similarly, when turning on a washing machine or dryer, make sure no-one has crept into that nice warm, dark space for a nap.

Conclusion

Having a kitten is a lot like having a toddler – you need to look at all the things they can get into that may cause them harm, break that you don’t want to break, and generally cause mischief with. Then you can enjoy their antics without fear of them injuring themselves.

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Felines are vulnerable to urinary tract infection and renal diseases. If a cat is diagnosed with renal disease, it becomes crucial to provide proper treatment along with a diet to improve her quality of life. A well-balanced diet specially designed for cats suffering from renal disease is the simplest way of providing the best care along with treatment for a furry pal.

Before starting any prescription diet it is necessary to consult a vet. This is especially true for patients with other diseases as well. Usually, for most of the conditions, a special diet according to the condition is the best option. Most vets have some preference for a specific brand or brands.

The veterinary diets have a positive impact on the lives of cats suffering from renal problems, and therefore, vets across the world include these prescription diets as an essential part of the treatment program. For these reasons, owners need to understand what different brand kidney foods are available and how they support in helping cats live a better life.

Different Food Brands for Feline Renal Health Care

  • Hill’s prescription diet Feline K/D Dry Food
  • It contains low levels of high-quality protein for kidney’s primary mechanism
  • A high amount of omega 3 fatty acids to improve blood flow to kidneys
  • A good amount of antioxidants
  • Easily digestible and highly palatable

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Canned Food

  • Wet food helps increase fluid intake
  • EPA, DHA, Antioxidants and low phosphorus for chronic kidney disease management
  • The proper ratio of alkalinizing agents for metabolic equilibrium
  • A lower level of high-quality protein
  • Easily acceptable due to its tasty flavor

Eukanuba Cat Veterinary Diet Renal Formula

  • The proper ratio of high-quality protein
  • The extra amount of potassium citrate
  • Nitrogen Trap Fibre System to reduce nitrogenous waste

Along with the special diet for renal condition, pet owners need to keep their cats hydrated supplying an ample amount of fresh water. In order to encourage fluid consumption as much as possible, it is recommended to use a wet diet, as dry food has negligible water content. Some cats enjoy drinking from a dripping tap and your cat comes in that category then you can consider a water foundation to increase water intake.

This article is intended to provide you guidelines only. It is no way a replica of the vet’s advice. For changing your cat’s diet, it is always advisable to consult your veterinarian, as they can advise you, which is the best suitable feed according to your pet’s health condition.

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Cats like to be warm and comfortable all the time. This is the reason why they sit in bowls, boxes, and other sunny places in the house. You will usually find them taking a nap at the warmest spot of the room. Winter hurts them more because they have a thin layer (skin), which simply does not provide adequate insulation. Your beloved baby needs some extra care during this season and this applies to all the pets.

There are various ways through which you can ensure that your kitty spends her fall comfortably. You just need to put in a bit of effort for the same. Here are some of the tips through which you can take care of your kitty.

1. Keep them indoor
Try to keep your pet inside the house as much as possible. Felines have a habit of following the sun rays where they will find a warm place on their own. However, if you get time, you can take your kitty to the park or on the lawn when it’s bright and sunny outside. She can have a cozy power nap there.

2. Warm cat bed
Keep the bed of the feline warm by using layers of the bed. Bedding is important to keep pets warm in winter. It will be better if you make the bed in the shape of a tent and cover it with the blanket. This way the kitty will simply curl inside it and you will not have to cover her up all the time. Cushions, old clothes, and winter wear can make the perfect bedding for your feline.

3. Keep a balance of heat
Don’t keep them in front of the heater and blower for a long time. As, when they go out of the room, their bodies will find it difficult to adjust to the sudden change in temperature. Keep the temperature of the room balanced. Only turn on the heater for some time and then let the body of the kitty adjust the change slowly. Moreover, make sure that even the temperature of the bed heats up to only the temperature of the cat’s body.

4. Keep the body covered
Try to keep her body covered as much as possible. You can even get cat apparel for her. There are a lot of dresses available for kitties in the market. Few of them even feature hoods, that can keep the ears away from the winter chill. The feline will love the bright and attractive color of these apparel. Make sure that the fit is not restricting the movement of the feline. Check the fabric before buying them. The material should be soft and should be lightweight. Don’t make them spend the entire day in clothes, this will irritate them. Put them on when it’s extremely cold or when the feline is going out.

5. Exercise and balanced diet
Make sure that the kitty is not being lazy as this will restrict the temperature regulation. Take out some time and play with her. The play session should involve some physical exercise. They need to retain their energy by sleeping, but it is equally important to exercise, to maintain blood circulation.

Indoor animals have different dietary needs. Take care of what they eat and how much they eat. Especially for senior cats, they must be taken care of, during this season. Felines are like children, you need to be careful while raising them. Just stick to the basics! Keep these points in mind and you can prove to be the best fur parent.

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