Assumption. Use dry towel to wipe off water. When that towel becomes damp, get another dry towel to use. Do not use a wet towel to dry a wet cat. The assumption is wrong. According to answers at the Physics Stack Exchange, damp cloth > dry cloth for water absorption. “Take a really dry dishContinue reading “Drying fur. Damp cloth more absorbent than dry?”
Drying some long-haired or thick-coated cats takes up to half an hour, even when using a high-quality blow dryer. Why does it take so long? Fur can absorb more than 30% of it’s weight in water. Source: Dhanesh Anderson, worked at Larsen & Toubro Engineering. Via Quora. “A hair in good condition can absorb moreContinue reading “Why does it take so long to dry cat fur?”
How best to minimize drying time? First, how does “drying” work? “What exactly is involved in turning wet” cats “into dry ones? In a word, evaporation: turning the liquid water on your” cat “into a vapor (gas)—and then getting rid of it. “The simplest way of getting rid of liquid water is to turn itContinue reading “The science of drying cats”
Dawn soap washed much of the oily foundation away, and also kept the entire towel white.
Cats can feel heat on their paw pads, though from what I’ve read, they feel it less than we feel heat. Some cats have heat-blocking fur on their paw pads, but many don’t. If you’re walking your cat on a hot day, try to walk on grass or dirt, or try to walk in earlyContinue reading “Walking cats outside in summer”
Some breeds thrive in cool, cold or VERY cold weather, but they wilt in hot temperatures. I’m looking at you Maine Coons & Siberians, you laid-back fur beasties. Instead of shaving ALL the fur off — which to be honest makes me feel sad — I like to shave off the belly, upper chest and groinContinue reading “Hot cat? How to keep your cat cool.”
What happens if you combine pollen, dust and cat dander, topped off by long walks outside within range of pollen-dispursing trees? Achoo!! Sneeze time! Getting rid of one allergen helps cut down on allergen load. I get calls every year from owners who USUALLY do fine with their cat. Then Spring hits and kaboom, they’re bombedContinue reading “Allergy Season Sparks Cat Grooming Demand”
Someone found my site by doing a search for “ingrown tiger claw”. OMG.