Adopting a Cat

Your new puppy or kitten is moving in

A bundle of joy with four paws If you’ve made the decision to take home a puppy or a kitten, there is a lot that you need to know, plan for and take into consideration. We’ll help you succeed in building the foundations of a happy life together. Little kittens are particularly cautious and the […]

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The Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian forest cat is a living contradiction: a mystical, magical animal and a down-to-earth mouser, at once a bohemian evolved from the half-wild and a noble beauty queen. A fascinating mixture. Experts from Maxi Zoo present this enchanting creature in more detail.

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Persian cat

The Persian is well known as being the most popular choice of cats there is. This kitty is beautiful, elegant and quite regal. The Persian is a loving, relaxed and very affectionate cat.

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Maine Coon

Anyone who ever sees a Maine Coon Cat will know right away that this is a very unique breed of cat. Impressive at first glance is the racoon-cat’s size and nimbleness, but a closer look reveals a distinct personality, too.

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British Short Hair

The British shorthair is a large and powerful feline. It has a wide chest and short legs, both of which are quite strong. It has a strong neck and a large head. It has medium-sized ears that are set apart, fitting into the contour of the head.

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If you would like a more exotic pet, then maybe a Bengal cat is just what you’re looking for. The bengal is a cross between Asian leopard cats and the common domestic cat. It is quite a large and athletic cat. The Bengal is spotted and covered in short, shiny fur.

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What kittens want

Four-legged additions to the family should have everything they need when they arrive at their new home. But what does their new family need to provide so that puppies and kittens feel comfortable and secure? The experts from Maxi Zoo know.

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Kittens – Birth through six weeks

Anyone watching how a small kitten makes its way in the world can’t help but be inspired. Clumsily underway on its big paws, tussling with its siblings and soon to be undertaking its first excursion – in the early period up to the fourth month of its life, a kitten develops with breathtaking speed.

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Kittens – Tips for the first year

Who doesn’t find the sight of a little kitten curiously discovering the world for the first time overwhelmingly appealing? Young cats usually move into their new home between the age of eight and twelve weeks. From now on the human parents are responsible for the health and development of their furry charge.

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Kitten food

Kittens are so cute when they traipse around to discover the world and go on hunting excursions. But regardless of how cute the tiny mites and their escapades are, the first few months in their life are no easy play for the little body which is putting on a top performance to transform this tiny being into to proper cat.

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How kittens learn right from wrong

Always make sure when bringing up your cat that you are friendly and consistent, but patient. Don’t punish it, as your cat cannot attribute this and will lose its trust in you. Instead, don’t be short on praise when your tiger behaves as you want it to.

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Common kitten diseases

What can be more endearing than playful, happy kittens? To ensure unhindered development of your little darlings, their proud human parents should tackle the most common kitten hood diseases at an early stage.

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Seniors and pets

Dogs, cats, birds & co already enrich the homes of millions of senior citizens. There they provide an antidote against loneliness and boredom. And they’ve been proven to have a positive effect on health. Which animals are the most suitable as pets depends on individual needs and means.

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Newborn babies and cats

Baby and cat, does that work? Many mothers-to-be worry how the beloved pet will react when the new arrival appears. Some couples, in anticipation of their offspring, start toying with the thought of having to give their friend away. This is because of the danger to an expectant mother of a toxoplasmosis infection which can severely damage the unborn child.

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Children and pets

Most children want a pet to cuddle and play with at some stage. And many parents want to support this, as living with an animal can positively affect their child’s development. But not every animal is suitable for children, particularly small animals, which wrongly can end up in children’s rooms.

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Respecting pets rights

Animal protection is something that should concern us all. On the one hand, there’s making sure that we keep and treat our animals in a way that’s appropriate to their species and on the other, there’s the value of buying animal produce for ourselves and our loved ones that comes from animals that have been treated and kept the right way.

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How long can my cat stay alone?

Whether you own a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a guinea pig or a budgie the following question eventually poses itself: How long can I leave my pet at home alone? Even if you are nearby all day the question eventually comes up before the next holiday. The vets from Maxi Zoo supply the answers.

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Animals in apartments

Keeping animals in a multiple dwelling – an explosive mixture? The potential for conflict ranges from barking dogs to overflowing dustbins to cat hair allergies. Experts from Maxi Zoo give some tips on achieving a quiet life for both pet owners and non-pet owners.

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Am I ready for a pet?

Animals enrich our lives as well as our daily routine: they can be friends, soul-mates, companions, someone to keep fit with or simply living creatures. That’s why they are good for us – not only physically, but also mentally. But what can the animals expect from us? They need proper care, which includes the right measures of human company and their own species alike, as well as correct feeding and accommodation.

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Adoption from an animal shelter

In animal shelters everywhere, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits & co. are longingly waiting to be found a new home and family for the rest of their lives. If you want to take home a pet from the sanctuary you should first work out whether you can offer the animal everything it needs.

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Achieve a work-pet balance

Pet experts from Maxi Zoo stress that we should think long and hard about the type of companion we choose, with a spokesperson advising “once you have bought a pet they will be come a member of your family for many years. Think about the kind of care your desired animal requires, if it is suited to being alone for longer periods of time and be willing to consider an alternative pet that might be better suited to your lifestyle.”

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