I’m not a vet or doctor of any sorts. This is just from my personal experiences and from things I’ve read in the past. Those articles didn’t do me much good all the time. Just like people all cats are different. They are very intelligent creatures despite the fact that a dog lover might argue the idea that because the animal doesn’t come when it is called it has to be stupid. Nope…sorry to tell you, but they aren’t stupid, just extremely stubborn. A person who doesn’t like complexity or puzzles won’t like a cat. Cats are much like a woman. If you can live with a cat, you can get along with a woman or even with a stubborn man for that matter…trust me on that.. They are so intelligent that they figure you should come to them, try to read their minds, or even learn their language. I love good humor don’t you?
If you think you will get a good night sleep with a cat, not neccessarilly. They are nocturnal creatures. Just because you have a litter box doesn’t mean it will use it either. You might train it to use the litter box, and then again it might just train you how to walk in your sleep to let it out at night….lol. Sometimes some cats just prefer the great outdoors. In the city this is an obvious problem. After all, you can’t let the cat out and expect it to survive easily. You can let it out if you want, just expect its day to be as hazardous or more hazardous than construction workers day on top of a skyscraper as he is building it. There are the dogs it has to contend with the cars and multitude of feet scampering around. It is best to keep them inside if you can in the city obviously. Most cats prefer the great outdoors though. The clean air, the trees to climb, killing and maybe eating your favorite birds that sing. Yes, this creature is notorious for slaying tiny little creatures that you enjoy watching. The only way to keep it from doing so is keeping it captivated, but once it gets the taste of the outside that isn’t as easy as it sounds. They will meow, whine, scratch and claw at the door, get in your face at the most inconvenient times…if you thought it was climbing on your lap to irritate you on purpose, yes, it was. It wanted your attention for something if only to get petted and loved on. It wants what it wants, and if you get something out of it in return, well, that is just great for you. Isn’t it?
The cat’s purr is actually quite therapeutic and calming for the nerves. Doctors, psychiatrists, and councilors recognize them as mental support animals. They are small and fit most areas, where as a dog, if large, can’t always fit inside a small apartment. Landlords cannot deny support Animals. They can go wherever you go as long as you can prove that it is a support animal. This usual means always keeping your doctor note handy.
Unless you don’t like your cat you shouldn’t feed it chocolate, avocados, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, coffee, caffeine, onions, garlic, chives, and salt. These things can cause serious problems, which are vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, raised body temperature, seizures and even death. If you don’t like cats, then you shouldn’t have a cat though.
Milk isn’t good for them either. It causes diarrhea or other digestive problems. Basically sounded like lactose intolerance to me.
Xilitol is a sweetener used in many products including gum and toothpaste. If a cat gets a hold of something with xilitol in it, well that won’t be good for the cat at all, because it can cause an insulin release shutting down the animals liver. If your cat is lethargic, has lost its coordination, or vomiting, you should take it to a vet. Not good signs, I have to tell you. It sounds like dummy got its paws on something that tasted yummy but wasn’t good for it. Yes, I said dummy. Dogs are worse. They eat cat poop…yuck. Heck they eat anything. Cats like whatever tastes good, just like humans.
I shouldn’t down dogs. They have their perks. They come when they are called, even if the owner plans on having it put down for whatever reason…that just doesn’t sound smart to me. Cats in my own opinion are smarter, well, some of them are. The ones I had ran like a bat out of Hades if they thought something was up. Now tell me that isn’t intelligent. I’ve heard of dogs running like a bat out of Hades if they knew they were going to the vet. I guess that is a sign of some intelligence.
I just can’t handle all that barking. I hate noise. That is my only real problem with dogs. I won’t have noisy critters around me too much. My cats have all been nice, quiet, and calming on my nerves. That is why cats are my preference of animals, despite my allergies to them. Sounds crazy to have a cat and be allergic to them doesn’t it. I can’t help it. They are so intoxicating watching them bat at their own shadow. I swear it is as if cats are naturally ADHD & Asperger’s at the same time…. lol. I can’t help to compare them to my own mental differences. They are so much like me. Yes, that means that I am ADHD & Asperger’s. I also have frontal lobe epilepsy, and the cat keeps my nerves a bit calmer than they could. However, I get cranky easily, so I don’t always want the cat around, which is why I like the fact that it doesn’t always come when it is called, because I’ve watched dogs want to be right in the middle of you lap when you are trying to relax on your own and the dog just kept coming back. I was told the animal was worried about me. It should have been more worried about itself, because it was just a nuisance to me, so I left. I don’t remember when the last time I went back there either. I’m not exactly a social creature, where as dogs are and they belong with social people. Cats are antisocial creatures and get along better with people who are less social. The cat, you put it down and tell it to leave you alone, will look at you, fluff up its tail and look away as if to say “Fine I didn’t want you anyway. I have better things to do than sit around with you.” And they are off with a breow (a half meow with a purr if you ever heard it). The cute little neucance wasn’t offended at all normally. It just didn’t want you to get the bright idea that you were in charge, because in its own mind, it is the one in charge. Aren’t all animals like that though?