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Happy Cats, Issue #046
July 01, 2012

Welcome to July/Aug 2012 edition of the Happy Cat Ezine



1. The Cat Health Guide re-launched

2. New Cat Gallery Photos This Month

3. Competition

4. Byron and Shelley's Latest Diary Entry

5.. Article - Stop Cat Spraying In The Home


1. The Cat Health Guide Is Re-Launched

The Cat Health Guide

Many of you will know that for a few years I have been selling my EBook "The Cat Health Guide" here on the site. It has enjoyed many sales but I thought it was time for a revamp.

So After many months of hard work, I have finally re-launched the EBook. Now complete with pictures, a clean modern layout and two new chapters. It still comes with the free Ebook "100 Home Made Recipes For Your Cat" which has also had a make-over.

I hope you all like the new look and for those of you who buy the book, I hope You find it helpful in taking care of your cat so that you have many more happy years together.


2.New Cat Gallery Pages

Lots more of your beautiful cats have been submitted to our cat photo gallery to see more visit the cat gallery . Enjoy. Don't forget to submit your cat to the cat gallery so that others can enjoy your cat as well.

Click on their pictures to find out more about them

Shadow and Ts Spyder out cat my cats Alley and Midnight my cats shadow, rusty and Tiger
Shadow and T's Spyder Alley and Midnight Shadow, Tiger, Rusty
MAnzey our cat Romeo our cat Catmandu my kitten my cat Pebbles
Manzey Romeo Catmandu Pebbles


3. Competition Number July / Aug 12

Here is the new Caption Competition. All you have to do is write a caption for this picture. .

Simply send us your caption to go with this picture.

cat competition picture by Ali Leila

Click here to submit Caption

The deadline for this competition is Aug 25th. The best caption will be chosen and the winners name and caption will be posted on the competition page.

comp prize



This month the prize for the competition is a cute little cat stationery set.







4. Byron and Shelley's Latest Diary Entry

Byron our cat looking out of window

Well since the last post in May where I reported that we had been having non stop rain, things have only got worse. Yes June here in the UK has been one big wash out. In fact flooding has been the order of the day rather than sun-bathing.

All this rain does mean of course that I have had two very bored, very fed up and a little grumpy cats.

The order of the day seems to be, sleep, eat, look out of window and sit at my feet pleading for games all day. i can tell you, i really am rather fed up of a certain toy mouse. I'm sure he is fed up too with me throwing him here there and everywhere in the vain hope of trying to entertain my kitties.

Read the rest of this post Here

I will be adding regular updates about them on the web site so keep an eye on your RSS feeds for those. Here is their page


5.. Article - Stop Cat Spraying In The Home


Cat Spraying from the cat owner's point of view is rather unpleasant especially when it happens inside the home.

I have been very lucky, I have owned many cats and have never had this issue but many of my sites visitors have and they often ask me how they can stop it.

I have written this page to try and address this cat problem which is not always that easy to solve. It very much depends on the cause of the cat spraying, the cat's temperament and the willingness of the owner to put some time into resolving it.

The causes of spraying are covered on my cat urine page and it is a good idea to read that first so that you know why your cat may be displaying this natural behaviors within your home.

How Do I Stop My Cat From Spraying?

Because a lot of cat spraying is caused by territorial issues the best way to stop the cat scent marking is to have it neutered.

Both Unneutered / spayed male and female cats feel the need to scent mark and by removing the desire to be competitive with other cats in the area you reduce the occurrences of marking.

If your cat keeps on spraying in the same places inside your home it could be that the cat can still smell their urine from previous markings and this will encourage them to use the spot again. There are a few methods you could try to break this habit.

  • Thoroughly clean the area with a special odor eliminator. Ordinary household disinfectant will not get rid of the smell. If a cat can smell even the smallest amount of urine it will encourage them to scent there again.


  • Put your cat's food bowl over or near the area, as they will not want to urinate near to their food.

Read the rest of this article here


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