It’s not cat’s hair causing your allergies
It’s reported that the allergic reactions to cats are double that of dog allergy reactions. Most people believe a cat’s hair causes their allergic reactions. But, cat hair is not the reason you are sneezing and coughing with itchy and watery eyes. A cat’s skin has an adhesive protein known as Fel d 1; the cause of those allergic reactions.
Despite popular belief, all cat breeds contain the Fel protein on their skin. Hypoallergenic cat breeds do not exist. A few breeds produce less of the Fel d 1 protein than other cats and are commonly called hypoallergenic cats (like the Sphynx cat).
Be careful of power cords
Power cords are an enticing toy to a cat, but chewing on cords can cause serious injury to our furry friends. Put away any electric cords you don’t use and place covers over the ones you do. Pet stores carry plastic cord covers that fit neatly over your power cords.
There is a bitter apple spray for helping with pets chewing. Spray the liquid on your electric cords; cats don’t care for the flavor. Use the bitter apple liquid sparingly. There are some extracts and oils that are harmful to cats, so until you know it won’t make them sick, use a light coat or check with your veterinarian. If after applying the bitter apple liquid on your power cords, your cat still chews the cords, talk to your vet and discuss possible dental problems.
It’s not true that black cats bring bad luck
We know you’ve heard them, all the different demonizing myths about cats.
- When you cross paths with a black cat, it’s bad luck.
- Never leave a sleeping baby in the room with a black cat or it will steal its breath.
- Cats are evil and a witch’s or demon’s familiar.
These are only a few of the sometimes, absurd myths about cats. Over the centuries, we’ve put many of the negative and false claims about cats to rest.
A good rule to follow; if it sounds too fantastic to be true, it’s probably false.
Dog lovers are active, good-natured extroverts. There are bunches of pictures showing dog owners running with their canine friends, interacting with other dog lovers. But cat lovers are seen as antisocial introverts with obsessive behavior issues. Otherwise commonly called “the crazy cat lady.” Because we love our cats doesn’t mean we are obsessive.
Not all cats like to cuddle
There is just something about a cat that makes picking them up and cuddling them desirable. But, always cautiously approach a cat. There are cats that like to snuggle, but many cats don’t like the confinement of your arms.
As tempting as it is to pick up that softball of fur, start slow, trying it out first. If the cat struggles, gently put it down. Avoid picking a cat up when they are eating or sleeping and refrain from kissing them. Frankly, this behavior baffles them. The cat body language for love and affection is butting their head against you, rubbing their face against yours, and rubbing their body against your legs.