Building Plans Outdoor Cat House
My Pop got me turned onto this really cool web site that offers everything for the dedicated cat lover. You can find building plans for cedar wood cat houses of all sizes, both indoor versions and outdoor, with links to all kinds of pet accessory sites. There is advice on what to do if your cat has an accident. They offer lots of good pointers to think about when considering whether to have your male or female cat neutered. I also got some great information about felines like this tidbit here. Cats in general are in the habit of licking themselves to keep themselves clean and this is fine, as it doesn't hurt the cat's health, however cats with longer hair can have some difficulties due to the hair balls that they swallow which can get stuck in their intestines and then cause blockage. Hair balls can be prevented with certain cat foods that will ease digestion of the hair. Some cats occasionally regurgitate hairballs of fur that have collected in their stomachs as a result of their grooming.
Longhair cats are more prone to this than shorthairs. Another way to avoid this is by getting your cat used to being brushed. This can be done as a form of daily affection that the cat will just love, and you can remove all the excess hair so that the cat does not swallow it. When your cat licks itself it uses the papillae on its tongue. The Papillae are small backward-facing hooks (that contain keratin) and assist in their grooming. Cats are known for their cleanliness. In fact their saliva is a powerful cleaning agent, but it can also provoke allergic reactions in humans. Many household cats also enjoy grooming humans or other cats. Cats expend nearly as much fluid grooming as they do urinating.