Cat Grass

Cats often eat grass in the nature, my cats also eat a lot and it seems they really like it. It is not clear why cats eat grass. A few theories exist: one of them says that that habit has some evolutionary advantages: cats get extra niacin, a B vitamin abundantly available in most fresh young grain grasses. Some claim cats eat it to make themselves vomit. Some people believe cats eat grass to help pass fur balls along while others say they just need the fiber for other nutritional purposes. And some say cats eat it just because they like its taste or simply they like to “try” things.
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Advices for a first-time cat owner

Yes, it’s time to write an article about advices to a first-time cat owner. Wait, did I say cat owner? Oh no, that’s not true. We, humans, don’t own cats, cats own us instead. If you see things from that perspective, everything becomes clear. Anyway, if you owned by a cat for the first time, or at least let me say if you have a cat friend for the first time, here are some useful tips and advices below.
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Foods You Should Avoid Feeding Your Cat

Cats are very susceptible pets, they are even much more susceptible than the dogs. Some foods which are edible for humans, and even dogs, can be really dangerous for your cat.

Here are the common human foods that you should never give your cat. Bear in mind, the list is not complete, it contains just the most common human foods. It is not possible to list everything your cat should not eat. The golden rule: if you’re not really sure what you’re doing, don’t do it: don’t give that food to your cat.
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Are laser pointers good toys for cats?

A friend of mine, he is also a good cat lover, has presented me a laser pointer. Before I use it, I wondered if it is really a good toy for the cats/kittens. I searched the web and and I think I found some answer to my question:

Are laser pointers good toys for cats?

The overall answer is: sometimes, under some circumstances. And you have to use it very carefully and responsibly.
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How to tell if a cat is pregnant?

A female cat (or kitten) will first come into season (heat) as early as four month old. She can become pregnant with the first mating. A cat’s gestation normally takes 58–65 days, we can say around nine weeks (you can remember it by comparing months pregnancy for humans). Siamese cats may carry their kittens for 71 days.

There are some signs to tell if a cat is pregnant (bear in mind: not all signs apply to all cats):
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My kittens finally have names

Today, I brought my two tabby kittens to the vet for their first vaccines. The vet also gave them their passports, so I’d have to give them their names.

There was also Tour de France’s penultimate stage (Alpe d’Huez) today. Thibaut Pinot, the French rider of FDJ team attacked and won the stage. Nairo Quintana, Movistar’s colombian rider also attacked on the eventual winner Chris Froome. He gained some time on him, it was not enough to win the Tour, but it was a brave move.

So my babies had their names: Thibaut for number two, and Nairo for number five.
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Cats created our civilization

Well… at least they helped to its creation a lot. Let me explain.

Did you read Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel”? It’s a book worth reading. Diamond developed a career in ornithology and ecology, specializing in New Guinea and nearby islands. In the prologue of the book, Diamond recounts how he became intrigued when his New Guinean friend Yali asked, “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?”

The cargo that Yali refers to is technology—tools as simple as axes; accessories such as umbrellas; and more complicated inventions such as cars, computers, cell phones, and the Internet. After all, Diamond points out, a mere two centuries prior to his meeting Yali, New Guineans were still using stone tools. What factors caused this gap between the development of one culture and another?
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