Eight Correct Ways to Pet Your Cat

[caption id="attachment_15099" align="alignright" width="440"] "Please pet me..."[/caption] Back because of its popularity, this article discusses a cat’s eight favorite ways to be petted. Yes, there are eight ways to pet your cat so you will become its “best bud.” Let’s enumerate them. Before we do so, however, please take special note... You should always rub, scratch, and pet a cat in the natural direction in which its fur lies down. Also, don’t overdo it. Here are the eight ways to pet your cat. 1. Scratch just in front of its tail. This is Kitty's favorite form of scratching. 2. Scratch along the backbone with two or three fingers. 3. With one finger, scratch lightly in the depressions just behind the ears. 4. Rub the palm of your hand under the…
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Why You Are Allergic to Cats and They Are Allergic to You

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[caption id="attachment_9639" align="alignright" width="480"] Cat allergens are inside a mite's intestines.[/caption] The overwhelming majority of people who are allergic to cats, suffer because of traces of proteins – especially two of them – Fel d 1 (a secretoglobin) and Fel d 4 (a lipocalin). These proteins are associated with the skin and saliva of a house cat. Allergic to Cats? How You're Exposed Flakes of dead skin can be found on the fur. Now, a cat cleans itself by licking its fur. So if you let a cat lick you, you are exposed to both of the primary allergy-related proteins. That and two or three other minor protein allergens as well. What About the Cat? Humans aren’t the only creatures subject to allergies. Cats have them, too. As the cat…
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