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  1. The Five Golden Rules To Bringing An Outdoor Cat Inside

    Living indoors only is generally safer for cats. Allowed to roam free, cats are likely to get into all sorts of trouble, including being forced to...
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  2. How Much Time Does It Take To Care For A Cat?

    How Much Time Does It Take To Care For A Cat?People tend to think cats are easier pets than dogs. After all, they don’t need to be walked, right?...
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  3. Quiz: Is This Dangerous For My Cat?

    So many things can put our precious cats in danger, it's important to know about them all. Think you know all that you need to about cat safety?...
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  4. How To Choose The Best Name For Your New Cat

    How to choose the best name for your new catOne of the first things you have to do when adopting a new cat is choose a name for your new feline...
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  5. First-time Cat Owner's Guide

    First Time Cat Owner Guide: Wondering what having a cat is like? Read this before you adopt to get a better sense of what cats are like and what...
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  6. How To Make Your Home Bigger (at Least For Your Cats)

    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...
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  7. 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...
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  8. How To Keep Cats Cool

    How to keep cats cool?Any cat fancier will tell you that their cat is cool. But when the temperature starts to rise, how do you keep your cat...
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  9. The Multi-cat Household

    The saying goes "one cat just leads to another". According to our latest survey, this holds true for the cat lovers visiting these pages....
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  10. How To Safely Dress-up Your Cat For Halloween

    Many cat lovers enjoy showing off pictures of their kitties in costumes, especially around Halloween. If you're thinking of dressing up Kitty,...
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  11. 9 Luxury Cat Beds That Will Make Your Kitty Purr With Joy

    Cats are notorious for not using their "designated" beds, but we've found nine cat beds that are so amazingly luxurious that they may tempt even...
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  12. Bored Cat? What Cat Owners Need To Know (including 10 Actionable Tips)

    Bored Cat? What Indoor Cat Owners Need To KnowAre you afraid that your cat may be bored witless? Many owners of indoor cats are worried about the...
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  13. What's The Largest Cat Litter Box (and Why Your Cat Needs It)

    What's The Largest Cat Litter Box (and Why Your Cat Needs It)Wondering about the right size for your cat's litter box? This topic worries many cat...
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    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...
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  15. What’s The Ideal Temperature For A Cat?

    What is really the best temperature for the cat’s room? Most cats have a favorite spot - the windowsill, the top of a cat tree, or right in the...
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  16. Cat Enclosures

    The Indoors/Outdoors DilemmaThe question of whether a house cat should be allowed outside bothers many cat owners. Many dangers lurk outside....
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  17. 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...
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  18. How To Make Your Home And Garden Safe For Your Cat

    As responsible and conscientious pet owners, we all try to do whatever we can in order to keep our companions safe and free from harm. We see the...
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  19. 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...
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  20. Cat Trees: 12 Designs That Will Make You Go "wow!"

    Cat trees play a huge role in creating an environment that's both physically and mentally stimulating for our kitties. Why settle for...
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  21. 7 Reasons Why You Really Should Groom Your Cat Regularly

    Is brushing part of the daily - or at least weekly - grooming routine for you and your cat? If not, you may change your mind after reading this...
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  22. Why You Should Never Let Your Cat Hunt

    Why You Should Never Let Your Cat HuntOur cats are amazing hunters, yet hunting and consuming live prey can be dangerous for them as well as...
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  23. How Long Can You Leave Your Cat Alone For?

    When you get home, it's hard to tell if Kitty even missed you. "Oh, were you gone? I didn't notice." Other cats will cling and not let you out of...
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  24. Kitten Proofing Your Home: 13 Practical Tips

    Kitten Proofing Your Home: 13 Practical TipsOver the years our members have contributed many wonderful tips about kitten proofing a home. We've...
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  25. How To Minimize Litterbox Odor

    "Good God, my cat just used his litter box while I was happily destroying things on my video game. All of a sudden, our room smelled like a manure...
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  26. 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...
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  27. The Deaf Cat

    What is deafness?Deafness is a temporary or permanent loss of hearing due to age, genetic defect, infection, mites, injury or as a side effect of...
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  28. Combat Cat Urine

    Cats can and do add pleasure to our lives. But oftentimes when they share our lives on a daily basis, they can grow ill. When a cat is sick, or...
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  29. When Is It Time? - Making The Difficult Decision

    Making The Difficult DecisionHow can we make that difficult decision to end the life of a pet whom we have loved and nurtured, played with and...
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  30. Traveling With Cats

    The new job, the one you have been anxiously waiting for has finally come through! There's one drawback though, it's on the other side of the...
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  31. A Pet Owner's Guide To Pet Sitters

    [IMG]Before the Pet Sitting IndustryIn this day and age of modern technology and fast-paced living, travel is as easy as the touch of a button....
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  32. Special Needs Cats: Meet Little

    Karen Lyn shares with us the story of Little, the Blind and the Beautiful - [IMG] Little is the sunshine of my life. He is my 2nd foster...
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  33. Special Needs Cats: Billy

    TCS member frankthetank shares with us the story of Billy, who was born blind but doesn't seem to know it... [IMG] My 2 year old cat Billy was...
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  34. Special Needs Cats: Aztec

    Sugarcatmom shared with us the story of Aztec, a beautiful senior cat with diabetes. [IMG] Aztec (who celebrated his 19th birthday on May 5th)...
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  35. Help! My Cat Is Lost!

    Think your cat might be lost? First of all, don’t panic. Stop and think, when was the last time you saw Kitty? That will give you an idea of how...
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  36. How To Help A New Cat Adjust To Your Home

    Introducing a new cat into your life should be cause for celebration: You have a new companion, a furry friend, that will be with you for years to...
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  37. How To Prepare For Saving Your Cat's Life During A Disaster

    [IMG]When disaster hits, you may only have a matter of minutes to get you and yours to safety. How can you make the most of the time available?...
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  38. How To Build A Diy Cat Cave From Cardboard

    Written By TheCatSite.com Member NewYork1303 When we first brought Carrot home, I really wanted to spoil him and get him something really...
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  39. Why Cats Should Not Be Declawed

    De-clawing is literally maiming a cat. It is illegal and termed "inhumane" and "unnecessary mutilation" in most countries of the world because of...
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  40. 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...
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  41. 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?...
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  42. When And How To Switch To A New Type Of Litter

    Cat litter preference can be as unique as your cat's predilection for specific food flavors or type of scratching surface. Switching to a new type...
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  43. 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...
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  44. How To Safely Bathe A Cat: The Complete Guide

    How To Safely Bathe A Cat: The Complete GuideMany cat owners wince when they are faced with the prospect of bathing their cat. Past experience -...
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  45. Take Special Care Of Your Cat On Halloween

    It's almost time for Halloween; do you know where your cat is? Mischief is afoot on All Hallows Eve, and sometimes, innocently caught up in this...
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  46. 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...
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  47. 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...
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  48. Best And Worst Dog Breeds To Live With Cats

    If you love both cats and dogs you may be wondering if you can ever have both as pets. The good news is: Yes, you can! Many pet owners do just...
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  49. How To Keep Your Cat Safe Outdoors

    When is it safe to let kitty go outside? Basically, never. As cities spread, wildlife loses its own habitat and adapts to ours. Coyotes, raccoons,...
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  50. How To Bathe Small Kittens The Safe Way

    Should You Bathe Kittens? The short answer is no. Unless you have a very good reason to, do not bathe kittens. Kittens are fragile little...
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