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10 Possible Reasons Your Cat Is Behaving Badly PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

If your healthy cat is suddenly peeing on your bed or spraying in your office, if he's taken to running around at strange hours of the night, or mewing inconsolably all night, there are several possible explanations. Of course, you must always take them in for a vet check to eliminate any possible health conditions like blockages or disease. But health problems have been eliminated and your cat is still acting out inappropriately, here are some possible explanations.

Room Deodorizers

Everyone has probably used a room deodorizer in their home, particularly if they have cats. One of the most common places to put diffusers and other such items are near the litter-box. Avoid doing this! It can cause undue stress on  your cats and even make it difficult for them to use the litter box.

Solve This: Instead of placing a deodorizer or diffuser near your cat's box, try one of the helpful Litter Box Deodorizers on the market. You can also tape live charcoal on the side or the bottom of the box or sprinkle the box with baking soda prior to putting cat litter inside.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:37
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Cats in the Online Gaming World PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Monday, 18 August 2014 06:14

The online gaming world is saturated with thousands of games that will make every gamer happy. The concept of using animals in different online games makes it more interesting and fun. One of the kinds of animals that is commonly used in video games is cats. You may not notice this, but as you check on the different online games involving cats, you will be surprised. Here is a list of popular cat video games.

Techno Kitten Adventure

Created in 2011, Techno Kitten Adventure is a fun video game with cat animations. This game can be played in various operating systems such as Android and iOS. Apart from this, the game can also be played on Xbox and Windows phone. The objective of the game is to control the kitten and avoid it from hitting the ceiling or floor. This can be achieved by adjusting its height.

Cat Bowling

Cat Bowling is a cute game intended for little girls. The aim of the player in this game is to help the cat throw the ball in order to hit as many animals as possible. This falls under the category of PC games, therefore control over the game is through the mouse.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 15:20
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Desert Dangers: The Bark Scorpion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

Today we continue our look into the deadly world of the Sonoran Desert, one of the most deadly (and beautiful) places on earth. We have lived here for over twenty years and are quite familiar with the creatures that haunt this desert landscape. Our goal in covering these animals is not to frighten you, but to make you aware of things that go bump in the night so you can learn to learn to avoid them. Today, we’re looking at scorpions.

Arizona is home to (at best count) approximately 56 species of scorpions. There is only one scorpion that can really mess up your pet if stung - and that’s the bark scorpion.  If you live near the territory of bark scorpions, chances are excellent that you already have them in your home.

When I first moved to Arizona, little bark scorpions would often catch a ride home with me after riding horses through the desert during the day. I learned first to always wear chaps while riding, second to always take my clothes off in an enclosed area prior to coming indoors, and finally to keep a vacuum and black light handy so I could find the little guys. This didn’t stop me from being stung, but I survived the ordeal with a few days of some pretty extreme pain.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 23:01
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Domestic Violence and Animals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

We cover a lot of topics here on PetsWeekly, not all of them super serious. My reasoning for this is that believe if we dwell on positive things, we’ll attract positive readers. But the fact is, life isn't all sunbeams and unicorns.  This topic, if it reaches only one person, will be worth the time it took to write about it - because domestic abuse is something that affects not only the spouse, but the family, the pets, and everyone else the abuser comes in contact with.

In my time doing animal rescue, I’ve witnessed many women (and men) who were giving up their pets because they were finally ready to leave their abusers, yet, they knew the abuser would take out their anger on the pets. In fact, that is how I wound up adopting Aquilla, one of the most terrified dogs I've ever had. I’ve seen dogs and cats that were killed after the abuser threw them against a wall, I've heard of cases where the dogs or cats were hung, choked, beaten or stabbed. I’ve seen a horse with its tendons cut  - all because some cowardly, miserable excuse for a human was seeking to punish a spouse who left.


Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:22
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Creating the Ultimate Cat Enclosure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 19:04

Cat patios (catios) are all the rage this year, and with good reason. Cats need to be able to get outdoors and explore. It’s in their nature. They must be able to feel a breeze on their whiskers, sniff the newest scents surrounding their territory, climb tall trees, explore new surroundings and in essence; give them the opportunity to be a cat.

Joe and Shelley Delrocco, the founders of PetTreeHouses.com understand the true nature of cats and they have developed a tree house that dwarfs all others. Standing at nearly 20 feet tall, this tree now resides in the Oregonian home of Amber Stockdale.

Two stories tall, the enclosure is wrapped in a beautiful rod-iron fencing, leaving plenty of opportunity for the cats to experience the feeling of being outside, but not escape. We can't imagine they would want to escape. With twenty feet of tree to explore and the protection of a home, this outdoor area allows them to see and experience the great outdoors without having to put their life at risk.


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