Photographing Your Cat with Close-Up Techniques

Other than photographing our kids, there’s probably nothing we enjoy photographing more than our pets–in my case my two Ragdoll cats. (In case you’ve never seen Ragdolls, they’re “giant” cats that were first bred in the 1960s. They’re big, gorgeous, even tempered, long-haired cats, with blue eyes and raccoon faces. Their name comes from the fact that they can relax so much they go limp, just like a child’s ragdoll. Like most cat owners, some of my initial shots were of my cats playing, sleeping in the sun, chasing their own tail, or other similar cat antics. However, the more photographs I took, the more I realized my favorite shots were those where I got up close and personal–usually within …

Feline Diabetes Is Not A Cat And Mouse Game!

Your pet is caught in a serious type of disease! And do not be under the impression that this disease is the ‘privilege’ of human beings alone! Feline Diabetes is one of the most common feline endocrine diseases. Its direct link is to the high carbohydrate diet of dry food. Many canned foods contain too many carbohydrates, which your cat may eat with great speed and gusto; but your poor choices, will definitely damage the health of your pet. Cats by nature are obligate carnivores and their system, as created by the nature is not suitable for a carbohydrate diet. Just don’t put anything and everything before your cat. Understand its requirements, from its biological point of view. Feline Diabetes …

Want to Feel Better? Go Stroke Your Cat!

Stroking your cat can be good for your health! It has long been known that pet ownership is good for you, we all need someone or something to love. It is also believed that stroking a pet, such as a cat, reduces stress levels and helps you to have a more positive perspective on life. Stroking a cat, and listening to the sound of its contented purring, reduces tension and lowers your blood pressure it is believed. A study was made of a group of people before and after they acquired a pet, the majority reported that their health had improved in as little as three to nine months. The people who owned dogs reported the greatest health benefits, because …

Groom Your Cat To Avoid Hairballs – Kitty Will Love You For It

As loving cat owners we hate to think that our beloved pets are feeling unwell. That can be the first impression when your cat starts making hacking noises. Usually this is the first signs of the cat trying to get rid of a hairball. If you see a blob of disgusting stuff on your floor, it is likely to be a hairball. Cats need to do this in order to remove hair from within their stomachs to keep them from getting sick. What is it? Its a mass of hair and probably some food from the inside of a cats body. When a cat grooms himself, he removes loose hair from throughout his body and it ends up in his …