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Why does my cat hate snow?

I hate snow… and I think my cats hate it too!

This seems like a silly question! Why do humans hate snow?

Cold cat in snow

Cold cat in snow

Snow is perceived by most people as cold, wet, and generally uncomfortable. Your cat probably hates snow for the exact same reasons. Your cat probably enjoys being warm and cozy in your house during the winter months (or all months if your cat is an indoor cat!).

Snow is wet, and most cats hate getting wet. If you’d like to know why, read the Why does my cat hate getting wet? article. So if your cat hates getting wet, your cat will probably hate snow as well.

The other reason that cats may hate snow is because it is cold! Some people tend to think that cats are safe staying outside in snowy weather, but that is not true. Cold weather can be very dangerous for your cat. Cats should never be left out in cold weather. In particular, snow is very very cold on cats paws. Cat’s can get frost bite just like humans can!

There are some breeds of cats that can live in the snow. For example, snow leopards live in the snow all year round. These types of cats are very different from domestic house cats!

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Why does my cat hate bandages?

Your cat probably tries to pull off his bandages constantly! This is very very very normal behavior for cats. Cats seem to always pull their bandages off in record time, especially if the bandages are on his paws!

Your cat will probably try to pull off any bandages that you put on him, no matter where it is. The body of the cat is quite complex, and many areas are very sensitive and serve very important functions. Your cat probably dislikes his bandages as much as he hates a nice new sweater or other fashion accessory!

Information about Cat Paws

Your cats paws have claws and footpads. The paws serve many different functions for your cat. The claws allow your cat to climb, dig, hunt, and defend himself. Your cat’s footpads function as shock absorbers so he can jump and land softly from surfaces high off the ground.

So, when your cat has bandages on his feet, he will generally try to pull them off as quickly as possible.

Information about Cones

Cats with bandages wearing cone

Cats with bandages wearing cone

If your cat must wear a bandage for medical purposes, veterinarians usually recommend that your cat wears a cone. A cone is a device that is worn around the neck of your cat. It is a cone shape and prevents your cat from having the ability to use his teeth to pull or bite off his bandages. Cones are not painful for cats, but your cat may act like he is very uncomfortable. Your cat will adjust to wearing a cone eventually. You may have to remove the cone to allow your cat to eat and drink. Your cat may also need the cone removed before he can get in and out of the litter box.

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Why does my cat get constipated?

My cat is constipated and I don’t know what to do!

Your cat can be constipated for a large number of reasons. Constipation is quite common (but not normal) in cats. Older cats become constipated more often than younger cats and kittens.

Constipation, in and of itself, is not a disease. It is, however, a sign that all is not well within the cat’s gastrointestinal tract. And if not attended to promptly, constipation can become a debilitating and serious condition. If you suspect your cat has not had a bowel movement for several days, it’s time to consult your veterinarian.

How often should my cat poo?
Every cat is different, so there really isn’t an answer to this question. However, a healthy cat generally has a bowel movement once or twice each day.

How do I know if my cat is constipated?

Your cat is probably constipated if he is having no bowel movements, or if the bowel movements are infrequent. Your cat may strain while attempting to perform a bowel movement. Also, when a cat is constipated, there is usually a smaller amount of stool.

Generally, it is difficult to recognize when a cat is constipation until the problem becomes more severe, such as distress and frequent trips to the litter box. Sometimes, cats will not use the litter box if they are extremely constipated. Constipation is quite painful for cats, just like it is for humans.

You may notice your cat making loud noises while attempting to use the litter box. He may also lick the anal area if he is in pain. When cat constipation becomes very severe, cats can even lose their appetite and even begin vomiting.

What causes constipation in cats?
Cat constipation can result from a number of issues and illnesses. Cats can become constipated if they do not drink enough water, due to dehydration. Cat constipation can also be caused by stress. If your cat is uncomfortable with the litter box, he may hold off on the bowel movement. Constipation is quite common when owners attempt to toilet train their cats. There are numerous tricks and treatments that can be used to reduce and prevent constipation in cats.

How can I treat my cat’s constipation?
Your veterinarian is the best person to recommend a treatment for your cat’s constipation.  However, there are some treatments that you can try at home.  If the constipation persists, it is a good idea to take kitty to see the doctor.

Constipation is generally caused by dehydration.  If your cat is not drinking enough water, he can become dehydrated.  If your cat is dehydrated, you should encourage your cat to drink more water. Some owners add some flavor to their cat’s water in order to encourage them to drink more.  Cats love to find water.  Therefore, you can encourage your cat to drink more water by placing water dishes around the house.  Your cat will drink the water when he finds the bowl.  This is an effective strategy, and it’s fun too!  Just be careful, some cats drink from the toilet bowl too!

Cat constipation can be reduced or treated by putting your cat on a high fiber diet. Some excellent sources of fiber that have been successful with cats include bran, psyllium, and pumpkin. If your cat is on a high fiber diet, it is very important to ensure that he drinks an adequate amount of water.

Some cat owners have had success relieving constipation by giving their cat malt paste.  Malt paste is often used as a hairball treatment for cats.  It works by lubricating the intestines of your cat, which may help relieve your cat of constipation.  Some experts say that it is not a good idea to use malt paste as a long term treatment.  You should talk to your veterinarian for more information if you plan to use this treatment long term.

If your cat is constipated due to a more serious cause, your cat needs treatment from a veterinarian.

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