Stranger Than Fiction, These Fun Cat Facts Are Always On Point

There’s a reason we love cats… 

Who are we kidding?  There are dozens of reasons that explain our die-hard affection for felines! They’re cute, of course, but the general drive to provide for cats goes much deeper. Petting and snuggling them can decrease the risk of heart attack and other health calamities, for example. Furthermore, cat ownership triggers the release of oxytocin, the love hormone, a truth that strengthens our bond. 

Of all the other fun cat facts out there, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital hopes the following points reinforce your love of cats, or spur you closer to adoption.

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Space Invader! Reduce Feline Aggression Through a Careful, Considerate Introduction

Your cat has made an indelible mark on your heart, and yet there are so many lovely cats out there that need homes. As the saying goes, one good turn deserves another, but if you like the terrific idea of adding a new kitten to the household, it may be best to slow down a bit. A resident cat is deeply attached to their territory. To mitigate their protective instincts and reduce possible feline aggression, a slow, patient introduction is the key to a lasting feline friendship. 

First Impressions

It can be shocking for a cat to suddenly share their space with an unfamiliar pet. If their first impression is negative it could take them even longer to warm up to a new roommate. A resident cat may need several months to acclimate to a perceived interloper. If their needs and preferences aren’t prioritized, feline aggression is inevitable

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Why Does My Cat Have Greasy Fur?

Cats are known for their meticulous nature. We often see them spending hours grooming themselves from nose to tail and don’t often see them looking unkempt and dirty 

In fact at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital we are often suspicious that a cat who is less than well groomed may have other health issues going on. If you have ever wondered why your cat has greasy fur, there are a few possibilities.

Normal Grooming Behavior

The feline species is made to groom itself. Cats are strategically put together to be able to bend and reach places that us humans could never imagine. Their rough tongues and agile little paws also aid in the self-grooming process

Cats groom themselves to keep clean, but there are other reasons that they groom also. Regular grooming helps to:

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Don’t Leave Me! The Overly Affectionate Cat

Most of us love to cuddle and pet our cats. In fact, studies show that petting cats can increase the human animal bond and reduce our stress and anxiety. Although cats are individuals and enjoy different degrees of attention, they all need social contact with us in order to thrive. 

But what if your cat suddenly becomes overly affectionate? Let’s explore the reasons and what to do if you have an overly affectionate cat.

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