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Aug 05, 2009 - 10 comments
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I signed up for these newsletters from Cat Age quite a long time ago.  The website is from the same people who write Real Age, which comes from the program called "The Doctors".  They have useful information for cat owners through their "tip of the week".  This week the subject is about When Cats Have Senior Moments, which described Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) which is a form of kitty dementia.  Some weeks the newsletter profiles a specific breed of cat.  Often the newsletter discusses topics of cat health like it did this week.  I still haven't figured out why I can't get the link to highlight in blue, even though Savas told me how.  But, you can copy and paste into your web browser to see the website I just mentioned.

http://www.catage.com/care/tipoftheweek.aspx

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969042 tn?1259067775
by meyan, Aug 05, 2009
Hi Furballsmom, your cat is very pretty. I also am extremely privileged to have 2 cats living with me. I read the newsletter and am impressed; so I am signing up (my computer is old and slow) just taking the cat age test, is it ever designed to be cute and fun. Thanks, you are like an endless fountain of information, you're just great!

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by FurballsMom, Aug 05, 2009
I'm glad I was able to help.  I know we all love our pets dearly and want to take care of them the best we can.  I'm no expert, but I could see that this Cat Age site was a useful source of information.  When they're talking about the different breeds, they will link to the Cat Fanciers Association for a more detailed profile of the breed.  Recently, they mentioned a breed called the Bombay.  Gorgeous cat.  It's a black cat with a fairly round head with the most beautiful copper colored eyes I've ever seen on a black cat.  You can look up the breed on the Cat Fanciers Association, as well as all the recognized breeds, and see more information about this beautiful cat.  I would have to look again myself, because I can't remember the profile about its usual type of behavior.  I just remember thinking that it's a beauty.

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by FurballsMom, Aug 18, 2009
Cat Age has information this week about a breed of cat called Korat that will be sure to interest cat lovers.  A link to the Cat Fancier's Association is provided to get a full description of this breed.  Like I said, when Cat Age isn't talking about health information, it's discussing the breeds of cats, which I find fascinating.  You'll want to read about the Korat, since the description is about the origin of the breed and where it's from.  The descriptions of this breed's normal behavior is important to note if anyone were to even think about getting this special breed of cat.  This breed will insist on being the alpha cat.  The description says to rethink getting one if you already have an alpha cat.  It also says that this breed should be indoor only throughout its life--something else to think about for anyone used to indoor/outdoor cats with their cats using nature for its toilet needs.

228686 tn?1211554707
by Savas, Aug 18, 2009
Ah yes, this looks like an excellent source of kitty information.

I'm going over to check out the real age test now. I can't wait to get the results. :-)

228686 tn?1211554707
by Savas, Aug 18, 2009
Hmm, I just did th test for Mouse. He's the grumpy old man of the house. Despite this, they say he's got a younger real age.

My one problem was there was a question; "My cat is aloof but I still love him".

Which didn't apply because Mouse is NOT aloof. He's a needy, demanding pain in the ss. :->

681148 tn?1437661591
by FurballsMom, Aug 18, 2009
I had the same results for my kitty.  She's not aloof either. :-)

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by FurballsMom, Sep 02, 2009
I just looked at this week's tip.  It's about Osteoarthritis.  It's something important to be concerned about with older cats, because we don't always know that kitty is in pain.  This week's tips explain what to look for and what can help.

681148 tn?1437661591
by FurballsMom, Oct 06, 2009
This week Cat Age has information for people who want to travel and take kitty on the airplane with them.  That's not happening with me any time soon.  My cat doesn't like to travel in her usual carrier as it is.  She has stress incontinence every time she is forced to be in her carrier.  So, even if I get on a plane, kitty isn't coming.  I don't think it's the right thing for this kitty.  But, this information this week might be important for someone else to check out.  Sometimes people move across the country and have to travel by plane and have to take kitty with them.  Such a situation would be the only way I could take my kitty on an airplane.  Uh, not going to happen in my case.  Kitty doesn't have to worry.

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by FurballsMom, Oct 20, 2009
Check out the ragamuffin that is featured this week.  The description of this beautiful cat is really something.  Cat Age takes you to the page on the Cat Fancier's Association for a full description.  No one knows for sure when and where the breed started, but it's a medium haired cat, but they say the coat is actually easy to maintain and not prone to matting.  And, it's a good-sized cat.  It's normal for it to be larger than the average cat.  And, the description of its personality traits is awesome.  Be sure to satisfy your curiosity, you'll be glad you did.

681148 tn?1437661591
by FurballsMom, Mar 02, 2010
The Cat Age tip this week will make cat owners smile.  It tells us what we already know--that our cats aren't just using instincts, which we know they act upon only too well.  It acknowledges that cats also possess the ability to think and reason and definitely do so at times before acting.  Cat owners have been saying this for years, while some experts weren't willing to give cats the credit they richly do deserve.  Yes, they do, indeed, think before they act at times.  We've all seen this in our own cats from time to time.  We already knew that it wasn't just instincts they were acting upon.  After all, they have individual personalities, so it stands to reason that they have the ability to think before they act upon something.  At the same time they do act on instincts, but it's nice to hear someone acknowledge that they don't act upon instincts alone.

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