These hints and tips come from here,
there and everywhere. Some are
anecdotal, some recommended by
professionals. Remember to always
take care and consult you vet if you are
unsure this care is right for your cat.
Feline Chin Acne
Cindy from Calumetcats in the US
recommends 1% Tolnaftate (athletes foot
cream brand name Tenactin) as a
treatment for chin acne. She found
it cleared up within two applications.
Worth a try!
Clipping an Uncooperative Cats Nails
I thought this was a prank kids played
on their pets but apparently it works!
Take several pegs and "peg" them down
your cats back grasping the loose skin
folds in the pegs. Your cat should
be immobilised! For some strange
reason they become like statues and you
can clip their claws without a fuss.
You may find a couple of pegs behind the
ears works well too.
Of course be as quick as you can and
take care removing the pegs so as not to
pull out any hair, (and don't let the
kids see you!!)
Calming a Cranky Calling Queen
This tip was first passed on to me by
Marie Orchard of Cyclad British
Shorthairs and it is used by many, many
other breeders including myself with
great success. To calm a
calling queen try Periactin, an over the
counter antihistamine readily available
at the chemist for about four or five
A quarter tablet will calm a queen for
around twelve hours which means she can
get some sleep (and you can too).
It will also help stimulate appetite and
has been used for some time to treat
asthma in cats.
Dealing with Pee Smells
Nothing smells worse than cat pee,
especially from an entire male.
When cats pee or spray where they
shouldn't it can be hard to remove
the lingering odour. Often the
stain is removed but the odour returns
when the area gets wet or warm.
||To remove the odour for
good try a mix of Biozet
laundry powder and water.
Make it up in a spray bottle
and use it as a spot cleaner
or spray it over the whole
area that smells. The
enzymes in the biozet eat up
the left over odour causing
Finding Hidden Pee!
Now that you know how to treat a cat
pee stain you need a sure fire way
to track down the exact spot the cat
has sprayed. If you don't
catch the cat in the act and the
whole rooms smells you may have
trouble working out where to clean.
What you need is a black light, the
kind that makes white fabric glow in
With the light switched off you can
use the light to sweep the area.
Urine patches will glow making it
easy for you to clean the correct
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