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    What Will Happen To My Cat If I Die?

    Although nobody likes to think about their own eventual demise, it’s important to think of your cat and how they’ll be cared for when you’re no longer able to do so. If you’re wondering, “What will happen to my cat if I die?” you’ve come to the right place. What Will Happen to My Cat if I Die? A concise step-by-step guide for making sure your cat is well taken care of in case you pass away What happens to your cat when you die depends on how you plan for your death. You should have clear...
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    Is Your Cat Addicted To Treats?

    Cat treat addiction is a real thing that afflicts thousands of households. Characterized by whining, meowing, and pawing the spot they know their favorite treats are stored, this behavior can be challenging to cope with. Some well-intentioned pet owners will try to pacify their pet with added treats, which might make the house quieter for a few minutes, but will only serve to support their neediness for a food item that shouldn’t make up a substantial part of their diet. Cat treats can be...
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    Catnapped Feral Cat Colony Finds Its Way Home

    Do you believe in miracles? Read the story of how a colony of cats beat the odds, survived being catnapped and all made it home in time for Christmas. For a lot of us, caring for the feral cats in our neighborhood is as important as caring for the pets that share our homes. Even though these cats may not be comfortable enough with people to enjoy being petted they are still a pleasure to have around. Making sure they have the basic necessities, such as food and shelter, and seeing them...
  4. Are My Cats Fighting Or Playing?

    It’s common to see cats roughhousing, but that often leaves cat owners wondering: Are my cats fighting or playing? After all, if they’re playing, you want to encourage them. But if they’re fighting, you may need to intervene! Are my cats fighting or playing? In short, when cats fight, they have their ears pinned all the way back, the whites of their eyes are showing, and they will be extremely vocal. Cats that are playing will usually have their ears forward or slightly sideways,...
  5. 17+ Ideas For Cat-safe Holiday Decoration (an Illustrated Guide)

    Need to decorate the tree but worried about cat safety issues? You should be! Cats are notorious for messing around with holiday decor items and some ornaments can be dangerous for them. Our longtime member and advisor Laura - aka @Columbine on the boards - has prepared a wonderful list of ideas for DIY holiday ornaments with gorgeous illustrations too! Her crafty ideas include cat safe ornaments created using - Needle felting Beading Clay Crochet Cross stitch And much more! Keep reading...
  6. How To Choose The Best Toy For Your Cat

    So, you know you need to be getting your new kitten or cat some toys - but which one to choose? With such a huge selection out there, it can get confusing! We're laid out the information for you in a detailed guide, along with some concrete suggestions. How To Choose The Best Toy For Your Cat - a complete guide with concrete examples When choosing a toy for your cat, always keep the following criteria in mind - Safety – Can this toy get lodged in my cat’s throat, causing them to choke? Size...
  7. Why Do Cats...? The Ultimate Guide To Feline Behavior

    Ever wonder about why your cat behaves the way he does? We’ve put together a concise FAQ in alphabetical order to answer the most commonly asked questions of “Why do cats….?” Why do cats...? The ultimate guide to feline behaviorIn this article, we bring you answers to the following 53(!) common cat behavior questions: Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs? Why Do Cats and Dogs Fight? Why Do Cats Bite? Why Do Cats Bunt or Head Butt? Why Do Cats Belp? (Stick Their Tongue Out) Why Do Cats Bunny Kick?...
  8. What To Expect As Your Cat Ages

    The health and behavioral changes your cat experiences as they age can be perplexing. It can be challenging to tell the difference between what’s normal for an aging cat and what isn’t. This guide will help you to better understand what you, as a cat owner, should come to expect as your cat becomes a senior feline. What To Expect As Your Cat Ages: Health and behavior changes in senior catsThere are many health and behavior indications of old age in felines, though not all of them are easily...
  9. Scottish Fold Cats: Facts And Care Guide

    Scottish Folds are an irresistibly adorable and incredibly fun cat to bring into any household. Their folded ears, beautiful coats, and unique expressions have caused the breed to skyrocket into popularity in recent years. However, in some cases, the "cute" folded ears come at the price of Osteochondrodysplasia - a painful degenerative join disease. If you’re looking to bring one of these fantastic felines into your home, it helps to know what you’re signing up for. This guide to the...
  10. Heartworm In Cats: An Owner's Guide

    Have you heard the term "heartworm" before? Sounds awful, doesn't it? If you're worried that this might be affecting your cat's health, you're not alone. That's why we've put together a concise detailed guide for cat owners. Heartworm in Cats: An Owner's Guide. Everything you need to know about the risk of heartworm in felines, including treatment and preventionHeartworm (scientific name: dirofilaria immitis) is a parasitic worm that is transmitted to new hosts through the bites of infected...
  11. Why Do Cats Attack?

    Why Do Cats Attack? The reasons for feline aggression explainedIf your cat bit or scratched you - or perhaps someone else - your first goal is to figure out why that attack took place. Feline aggression is a problem that many cat owners have to deal with. Understanding the reason behind the attacks is the first step in solving the problem. There are several possible reasons for cats to attack a human, a cat or another animal. They include - Feeling threatened - including redirected...
  12. How To Prevent Your Cat From Darting Out The Door

    How to prevent your cat from darting out the doorAs you walk in or out of your home, does your cat dart for the door? Kitty's habit of trying to dash out can be very worrying. It can be dangerous out there. So what can you do? How can you break this dangerous habit? There are several things you can do to prevent your cat from darting out the door, given the chance. Here are a few of the ideas we'll discuss in depth in this article: Training the cat to stay inside when the door opens...
  13. How To Introduce A Kitten To An Older Cat

    How To Introduce A Kitten To An Older CatBringing home a new cat? There’s always some stress involved with bringing home a new feline, even more so if you already have one or more cats living in your home. Making the introductions slowly and methodically is critical. But what happens when the newcomer is a kitten? Does that mean introductions will go more smoothly? What should you be doing? In a nutshell, introducing a kitten to an older cat is, in fact, easier than introducing two adults....
  14. 23 Proven Ways To Stop A Cat From Scratching Furniture

    23 Proven Ways To Stop A Cat From Scratching FurnitureHow can you convince a cat to use a scratching post? You can’t stop a cat from sharpening her claws. It's a natural behavior and part of feline nature. What you can - and should - do is provide Kitty with a good scratching post. A good scratching post can serve as an alternative to your favorite piece of furniture. We have 23 awesome tips for you here that will help you introduce the scratching post concept to your cat and guarantee that...
  15. Cat Blood Test Results Explained

    Cat Blood Test Results ExplainedKitty recently had a blood test? Are you wondering about the results? Can't make sense of the various abbreviations and what they actually mean? We have some answers for you. Written by veterinarian Letrisa Miller, DVM, this article goes over the various elements of a blood panel in cats, aka a complete blood count or CBC. Before we walk through the alphabet soup of blood test results, a word of caution. Interpreting blood test results on your own isn't...
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