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Cat Grooming and General Care Articles

  1. Why You Should Never Let Your Cat Hunt

    Our cats are amazing hunters, yet hunting and consuming live prey can be dangerous for them as well as harmful to the environment. Here's why you should prevent your cat from killing and consuming prey and how to do so without compromising...
  2. How To Make Your Home Bigger (at Least For Your Cats)

    The cats that share our lives and homes need large and stimulating territories. Even while confining our cats to living indoors only, we can and should offer them as much space as we can to encourage exercise and prevent boredom. Regardless of...
  3. First-time Cat Owner's Guide

    "Congratulations, it's a cat!"

    So, you've never had a cat before and now you do. Worried about this new creature's strange behavior? Wondering what to feed? No idea what a litterbox is? Don't panic - we've got you covered!

    If you haven't the...
  4. 15 Things You Should Know Before Adopting A Cat

    So you have your heart set on adopting a cat?

    Cats can make wonderful pets. They can be sweet and gentle, follow you around, yet be happy to stay on their own during the day. They use a litterbox so you don't have to take them on daily walks....
  5. 16 Experts Reveal The Most Common Litterbox Mistakes (and How To Avoid Them)

    Litterbox problems and litterbox avoidance are common complaints in our cat behavior forum, so we went to see what the experts think about this topic. We asked 16 leading cat experts what they thought were the common mistakes owners make when it...
  6. The Cat Safety Quiz

    We all know what curiosity did to the cat. So how are you keeping Kitty safe and out of trouble? Take this quiz to find out if you know how to keep your cat safe. Don't forget to share your results in the comment section. Helps us spread the word...
  7. 9 Grass Growing Kits That Will Make Your Cat Happy

    Many cats love munching on some fresh green grass. Experts believe chewing greenery provides cats with extra nutrients that are hard to get through meat alone. Others think that eating grass is an instinctive way for cats to naturally prevent...
  8. The Litterbox: What Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Cats have a great advantage as indoor-only pets: They can have their own bathroom in our homes! We don't have to take them out for daily walks, or clean up after them all over the house. They have their own private toilets that they can use...
  9. How Old Do Kittens Have To Be To Leave Their Mother?

    If you're caring for a mother cat and her kindle of kittens you should start looking for good homes for them as soon as possible. Once you have good homes waiting, comes the question:
    When can the kittens leave their mom?
    Is it ok for you to...
  10. Cats & Lilies: Avoid The Danger Lurking In Your Home

    Ahh, Those Beautiful Lilies.

    Everyone knows and loves lilies. The official Latin name of this group of plants is Lilium. It includes dozens of types of lilies, all of which have captivating floral displays.

    Lilies are so beautiful that they...
  11. The 10 Most Common Litterbox Mistakes Cat Owners Make

    There are rules for setting up a litterbox correctly and for maintaining it properly. Not following these rules means a less-than-ideal litterbox experience for Kitty. This is stressful for your cat and could eventually lead to litterbox...
  12. A Kitten Or An Older Cat - Which Should You Adopt?

    So you've decided to adopt a cat. Congratulations! Animal shelters and rescue groups have candidates waiting in line for you, all of them in need of a loving home.When visiting the shelter, or even when browsing through lists of cats for...
  13. Weaning: How To Get Your Kittens To Eat On Their Own

    Watching a litter of tiny kittens suckling voraciously, you may be wondering how they will ever switch over to eating on their own?

    The transition from nursing to independent eating is called weaning. It is a process and does not happen over...
  14. How To Move With Your Cat To A New Home In A Safe Way

    Are you moving into a new place? A wonderful new apartment in a fancy part of town or maybe that big beautiful house of your dreams? Congratulations! You're probably feeling both excited and nervous about the big move!

    Moving house can be a...
  15. Should I Get A Kitten As A Gift For My Kids?

    So, your kids adore cats. They have "Hello Kitty" schoolbags and love watching Garfield. They say they want a kitten to play with, and Craigslist is just full of ads about kittens looking for good homes.

    Surely, they'll be thrilled once you open...
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