Cats should not eat chicken bones or bones of any kind. Bones, especially chicken and turkey bones, can splinter and possibly become stuck in a cat's throat. Bones also have sharp edges that can block or pierce a cat's intestines during digestion.
A bone may pass through the digestive system without causing any problems, but if it does get stuck, it may not be apparent for a few days. By then, surgery is often needed to correct the problem. If, after eating bones, a cat vomits, has diarrhea, refuses to eat or has a swollen abdomen, the pet owner should immediately consult a veterinarian.Learn More
Just like male cats, female cats do spray. They do so for a number of reasons, primarily to advertise their reproductive availability in hopes of attracting a mate. Spraying is a normal instinctive behavior for an unspayed female cat.Full Answer >
A person can stop a cat from spraying indoors by having it neutered or spayed, using enzyme cleansers to neutralize urine odors, or obstructing the cat's view and smell of outdoor cats. The owner should determine the reason for the behavior to find the proper method of stopping it.Full Answer >
Whiskers serve a variety of important sensory functions for cats, and a cat without whiskers will suffer from several adverse effects, including a sense of disorientation that can make it seem unbalanced. Feline whiskers are essential appendages that are connected to powerful nerves, making the whiskers extremely sensitive to touch. Cat owners should never trim their cat's whiskers, even if they appear to be overgrown or curly; these are not decorative hairs, and even a mild trim will have a strong impact on the cat's ability to sense their environment and move around in a safe and comfortable manner.Full Answer >
Cats, like humans, can develop lactose intolerance as they age. Some cats can tolerate milk, and some can't. Giving cats a small amount of milk, then watching for signs of lactose intolerance for 24 hours, determines whether or not they can have milk.Full Answer >