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Infinite Cat Project Archives for July 31 - August 4, 2017.

Mewsings: July 31, 2017 - "Everything I know I learned from my cat: When you're hungry, eat. When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your owner." - Gary Smith

cool as fuck cat

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: "Don't I know it, dude."

Cat Mewvie: We must obey the will of the Hypno-Couch

psychologist cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat painting Waldemar Koxak

Feline Art: "Cat People", by Waldemar van Kozak.

cat news

Be careful with cat collars.
by Anna slater

The RSPCA say some can be "dangerous" and want all cat owners to be aware.

The warning comes after they took in Nugget, a three-year-old tortoiseshell, who suffered a horrendous wound in her armpit after she got her leg stuck in the collar – possibly for weeks.
Chunks of fur and skin were pulled off when the collar was finally cut loose.

RSPCA’s animal collection officer Lucy Green was called last month by a member of the public in

Ms Green said: “I went out that day and I smelt the poor cat before I saw her. It was pretty putrid and infected.

“There were a lot of flies on her but luckily there were no fly eggs or maggots in the wound or it could have been a much worse prognosis for her.”

Nugget was treated by vets before she was transferred from the RSPCA Bridlington Branch to the Hull and East Riding Animal Centre.

Ms Green said: “It was pretty nasty. Nugget was in a lot of pain.

“She was lashing out and hissing when I first found her but it must have been because she was in so much pain - as soon as I cut the collar off she was absolutely lovely.

“Staff at the centre said that this is the worst embedded collar injury they have ever seen.

“As an animal collection officer I would say that it is definitely up there as one of the worst."
Nugget is one of 100 cats injured by their own collars to have been reported to the RSPCA since the start of the year, Lincolnshire Live reports.

In the past three months there were more than 50 reports, 26 of which were reported to the RSPCA in May alone.

Now the RSPCA is urging owners not to use elasticated collars, or collars with buckles which do not release without human help – including flea collars.

Instead, the charity recommends they use a quick release collar, designed to snap open when tugged, meaning the risk of a cat getting stuck is low.

Alice Potter, RSPCA cat welfare expert, said: “We would strongly advise against purchasing a collar with buckles that don’t snap open, or collars made from elastic.

“The majority of flea collars are also not advisable as they do not have safety buckles, so we would encourage pet owners to prioritise safety first and give your cat flea treatment another way.”

Mewsings: August 1, 2017 - "Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain

cat with tongue sticking out

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Nyahhh!"

Cat Mewvie: Cats and room-alarms. Not even once.

hungry cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat world map

Feline Art: The world is made of cats.

Mewsings: August 2, 2017 - "The domestic cat seems to have greater confidence in itself than in anyone else." - Lawrence N. Johnson

kitten lying on top of cat

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Hey! I can see my mouse from here!"

Cat Mewvie: Sphinx kitten joy.

feeding the cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat painting by Waldemar von Kozak

Feline Art: "Everyone Loves Kittens" by Waldemar von Kozak.

Mewsings: August 3, 2017 - "When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she to me?" - Montaigne

cat in tape box

Gratuitous Kittiness: "Damn! Trapped in a box with no way out!"

Cat Mewvie: Walter the cat.

cryogenic cat comic

Today's Kitty Komic

subway cat art waldemar van kozak

Feline Art: Art by Emma Moss.

Mewsings: August 4, 2017 - "Cats look beyond appearances--beyond species entirely, it seems--to peer into the heart." - Barbara L. Diamond

black cat

Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: Who doesn't love a black cat?

Cat Mewvie: Do you vacuum?

noah and cats and the ark comic

Today's Kitty Komic

cat art by christy freeman

Feline Art: Painting by Christy Freeman.

cat yawning

How to keep your cat calm when it's moving day.

Moving house can be a stressful affair for our four-legged friends. For cats, a sudden change of environment can be downright disorientating.

For cat-owners looking to keep their pet calm during a move, a German animal magazine, Ein Herz fuer Tiere, recommends creating a sanctuary for your feline friend, ideally in a room with a closeable door.

The cat can retreat to this space while furniture is put in place and boxes are unpacked.

Another tip from the magazine’s July edition is to set up the cat’s toys, scratching post, food and water bowls and litter box before letting it out of its transportation cage.

The aim is to surround the cat with familiar objects and smells. This should help your pet to gradually adjust to its new surroundings, according to the magazine.

To help your pet cat get used to a new flat or house, you should set up its toys, scratching post and food and water bowls before letting it out of its cage.

Once everything is in place in the new house or flat, the cat should be left to freely explore its new environment. Be sure to give your cat plenty of time.

A good sign to watch for is when the cat begins to rub its chin and the sides of its body against the furniture – this is marking behaviour.


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