Here's what might be up with a cat that's acting weird.
Your cat should see the veterinarian at least once a year for an examination and annual shots, and immediately if she is sick or injured.
And hunting prey takes an amazing amount of energy. Whether your kitty is hunting for outdoor prey or a catnip toy, all that sleep he gets is reserve energy for running, pouncing, climbing and stalking.
Like people, cats either doze in a light sleep or sleep very deeply. When your cat dozes (which lasts about fifteen minutes to a half hour), he will position his body so that he can spring up and into action at a moment’s notice.
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Basic Tips for Making Cats Feel Better About Using Their Litter Boxes
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