A homemade cat shampoo is one a cat owner makes using products around the house, instead of purchasing a commercial shampoo. Natural ingredients in homemade cat shampoo are less likely to cause skin and eye irritation.Know More
Because most cats hate baths because they dislike being sprayed or lowered into a tub of water, dry bathing may provide a sensible solution for short-haired cats. One simple method of dry bathing is to scatter oatmeal on a baking sheet and warm it in the oven. Then rub it over the fur and into the skin, remembering to include hidden places like the arm pits. Follow up with a thorough brushing. Oatmeal attracts dirt, but it cannot dissolve oils or lipids. Baking soda, corn meal and bran may also be used.
Dry shampooing long-haired felines is less effective than using a liquid. One recipe for homemade wet shampoo is to blend 1 quart of warm water, 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/3 cup of vegetable glycerin in a pitcher. Another option is to mix together 1 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of gentle liquid soap and 4 cups of water. Owners need to rinse the fur thoroughly with clear water.
Homemade cat shampoo is less expensive than commercially produced soaps, and it is more environmentally friendly.Learn more about Cats
The Guinness World Records association recognizes the largest cat alive based on the separate categories of length and height, meaning there can technically be two cats that qualify as the world's largest house cat, though both titles have at various times been held by a single cat. According to the Guinness World Records, as of 2013, the longest cat in the world was a Maine coon named Stewie, who clocked in at 48.5 inches long. As of 2011, the Guinness World Records holder of the world's tallest cat title is a Savannah cat named Trouble, who stands at 19 inches tall when measured from shoulder to toe.Full Answer >
Although cats should always have clean drinking water available, a house cat can survive for a few days or sometimes up to a week without water. House cats were originally from desert climates, so they are predisposed to going without water for longer than most other household pets.Full Answer >
The composition of cat litter depends on whether it is clay-based or clumping. Clay-based cat litter is made of an absorbent, granulated clay, while clumping or scoopable litter is made of bentonite and silica. Greener, more eco-friendly options include wheat, sawdust, pine and cedar chips, newspaper and baking soda.Full Answer >
A cat's age can be estimated by examining its teeth, coat and eyes. Teeth are especially helpful for determining a feline's age, since the presence or absence of baby teeth helps narrow down an age range. Older cats sometimes display more tartar build-up, but if they regularly see a vet for cleaning, this is less reliable. Senior cats can develop white or gray patches of fur.Full Answer >