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If your cat seems to hate her kittens, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it. The reason why your cat seems to hate her kittens is actually that she is disciplining them. Cats do not share our sense of morals, so they have no issue with being aggressive when getting their kittens to behave. However, there are a number of other possible reasons why your cat might…

The Cat’s Meow is an old saying. When someone tells you that something you just purchased is the Cat’s Meow, that person tells you that what you bought is unique, extraordinary, pretty, appealing, and a good buy. However, when the cat’s meow is used in another way, it may not be a good thing. When your kitten or adult cat’s meow does not transpire, it could mean that your cat or kitten may have a problem. Your vet can help you figure this out.…

My first response to this question is another question that, in the end, answers the initial question. Q. Was there ever a time you hissed at your children or loved ones?”  Every human parent has bad days, off days, days where things are not going right, and days that a mom or dad would just as soon forget. Human parents can be abrupt or short with their children during these days. Grunting, abruptness, and sharpness…

Being in feline rescue for so many years gave us (hubby, children, and me) a chance to meet up with a few different stray cats and a few kittens. Each one of these beautiful animals has a story to tell, and I will never forget their homeless plight. Some strays we took in, and our home became their home. Some of our strays came and went. Who knows where? It would be best to remember…

Your cat just had kittens. Your heart warms as you watch her care for her babies. However, you get nervous when she leaves her kittens. Is she leaving them alone too long? Will the kittens be ok? Why is she leaving them?  Why does my cat leave her kittens? There are a few reasons why your cat might leave her kittens. The good news is, it’s normal for your cat to leave her kittens for…

Your cat giving birth to kittens is a very exciting time. You watch as she gives birth to the most adorable fluff balls on earth. You smile with pride at how well she did. Your heart warms as you see her caring for her kittens. She cleans them, and then begins to nurse.  This is the way every cat owner expects and hopes the process to go. However, sometimes, something goes wrong with this process.…

Your cat is settled in with her new kittens. You check on them frequently from a distance, and love seeing her care for them. Suddenly, you hear a kitten cry out. You return to see the mother attacking the kitten.  What’s going on? Why did your mother cat suddenly turn on her kittens? Should you be concerned?  Why do mother cats attack their kittens? In many cases, the mother isn’t actually attacking the kittens. It…

Over 30 years ago, my daughter, still living at home, rescued a young short-white-haired cat from the neighbor’s garden next door. I did not want pets at the time, so it took a lot of begging from my daughter to agree to take in this kitty. I knew that I would be taking care of this animal, not her, and I did not have the time or know-how. But, eventually, I gave in and gave…

Cats are wise, intelligent, unconditionally loving, compassionate, creative, and more. Sometimes I believe that cats are much more intelligent than humans or that their humans give them credit. If you are a cat owner or are thinking of becoming a cat owner, know that you are committing yourself to being the caretaker of this wonderfully unique animal, till death do you part. Cat owners repeatedly say that not a day goes by, but their cat teaches…

Your cat just had kittens. It’s a beautiful and exciting time. You love playing with the kittens and watching them interact with mom. There’s a lot that can be learned about raising babies, even human ones, from the way cats raise their kittens. However, you may wonder if cats miss their kittens after they leave. Do they wonder where they are, and if they are ok? Is it wrong to give kittens away? Are cats…