July 16, 2019Catching a problem early can mean the difference between life and death. Also, it often comes with lighter vet bills. Some symptoms to look out for: listlessness, being disinterested in normal play and running around, and being uncharacteristically bad-tempered.
June 19, 2019Cats have more germs in their mouths than other animals. Also, their teeth are long and sharply pointed. So if they bite you, it is easy for germs to get far under your skin, and a bite on your hand or foot can lead to bacteria getting into your tendons and joints.
June 10, 2019The small spines (called papillae) on a cat's tongue are very rough, a little bit like a rasp. So, when a cat washes, this rasp goes deep into the fur touching the skin. The dragging spines stimulate skin glands into releasing a series of body chemicals that help make the coat water-resistant.
June 10, 2019I will be lying in bed, warm and cosy when, suddenly, there’s a bump on the bed. Before I can collect myself and hide under the pillow, a wet sandpapery tongue rasps over my nose. To Swooner, that early morning greeting says “I love you” in Cat.
April 22, 2019Do human medicines and natural remedies also work on pets? It works for me, so won't it work for my dog or cat?
Our four-legged friends react completely differently to remedies designed for the human body. Experts say you should never give your pet your own medicine.
Medicines meant for humans can be very dangerous to pets.
April 15, 2019Intelligence seems such a simple concept but it’s proven impossible to find a universal definition. At a very basic level, it’s taken as having self-awareness. If you can recognise yourself in a mirror, you’re probably self-aware.
Beyond that, we tend to think of intelligence as involving logic, the ability to learn, think...
April 15, 2019A clever experiment this week proved that cats recognise their own name but often choose to play dumb and ignore their families calling for them to come in. Amazingly, this was a big surprise to some people.
Cats are often portrayed as small furry geniuses, sweetly clever if you love them and cunning sociopaths if you don’t, but I'm...
March 22, 2019Your dog suddenly won’t eat, your cat keeps coughing. These could be symptoms of a cold, which can clear up on its own, but they could also lead to severe health complications if not taken seriously.
March 19, 2019Celcom, in collaboration with the National Art Gallery, held an art exhibition in 2018 as part of the Ican Care campaign to encourage the public to care for stray cats. The campaign, an extension of Celcom’s "I Can" campaign, aims to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray cats.