Three Steps to Reduce Holiday Stress for Your Kitty

Written by Nancy E. Wigal

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The annual holidays can be a very stressful time for your cat. This isrepparttar 125836 time ofrepparttar 125837 year when that strange tree goes up, bright trinkets are hung (but all your cat hears is ďNo, no, bad kitty!Ē when she tries to explore them), delicious food is prepared (cats need not apply to eat it!), and lots of strange people come tramping intorepparttar 125838 house.

Some cats are in their glory, being inrepparttar 125839 middle ofrepparttar 125840 tree decoration tradition, while others react to differences inrepparttar 125841 household by cowering in fear. Plus, ifrepparttar 125842 holidays stress you out (raise your hand if they donít;repparttar 125843 rest of us would like to know your secret), itíll be communicated to kitty, and she may react in kind. And sometimes that fear and stress manifests itself in your cat urinating outside her litter box.

Here are three steps you can do to reduce holiday stress for your cat.

First, keeprepparttar 125844 household changes to a minimum. Think about where you might putrepparttar 125845 Christmas tree. If you putrepparttar 125846 tree in a place that normally belongs to kitty, she could be mighty upset with you. Her reaction could range from hiding for days to urinating underneathrepparttar 125847 tree, if not trying to pull it down. Look for a location that pleases bothrepparttar 125848 human and animal population in your house. If thatís not possible, and knowing how cats can be, youíll have to settle for pleasing one orrepparttar 125849 other. My bet is itís whoever paysrepparttar 125850 bills.

Cat Arthritis

Written by Niall Kennedy

Cat arthritis is not a very common ailment among healthy cats. Most arthritis found in cats is from an accident that has maderepparttar bones or joints weak. Arthritis is an inflammation ofrepparttar 125835 joints and there is more than one type of arthritis that can affect your cat.

Cats usually suffer with two different types of arthritis. The first one being traumatic arthritis, this is brought on by an injury. It could have been a fight with another animal or even being hit by a car.

Osteoarthritis is when a joint just quits working properly and new bone is growing aroundrepparttar 125836 joint. Many older cats have this type of arthritis and can be brought on from numerous accidents including dislocations of their joints or even fractures.

Traumatic arthritis does not usually last but can be very painful, if it is more or less a sprain. But, if it involves a fracture thenrepparttar 125837 pain can last a longer time and may even need surgery to healrepparttar 125838 fracture or dislocation.

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