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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Litter Box Location Secrets

    The litter box plays an important part in the life and happiness of your cat. Setting up the box the right way can be challenging but we're here...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. How To Remove Cat Urine

    We regularly see recommendations for home-made formulas to clean cat urine stains here on the forums of TheCatSite.com. These formulas are widely...
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  9. 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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  10. 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...
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  11. Harness And Leash Training For Cats

    I recall the first time I noticed a cat being walked on a leash outdoors. Smiles all around, at seeing our neighbor with a leash at hand, and...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Building A Cat Enclosure

    Living with feral cats is rewarding, challenging and at times difficult. Since most of the ferals and strays here at the house were brought here...
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  15. How Often Should You Clean The Litter Box?

    Kitty wants the litterbox to be clean and so do you. The question is how often should you clean the litter box to achieve a satisfactory level of...
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  16. How To Choose The Right Cat Litter

    How To Choose The Right Cat LitterChoosing the right litter for your cat can seem like a formidable task. With so many types of litter out there,...
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  17. How To Set Up An Effective Litterbox Maintenance Routine

    As cat owners, we need to make sure that the litterboxes meet our cat's demands. With some cats, this is not an easy task! To keep Kitty happy,...
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  18. Cats And Pet Reptiles

    Cats are curious by nature, especially about anything that moves. They poke and prod, stare and stalk, plot and plan, never realizing their new...
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  19. Be Kind To Your Cats' Behinds! Dirty Cat Butts Prevention And Treatment

    Be Kind To Your Cats' Behinds! Dirty Cat Butts Prevention And TreatmentDirty cat butts can be a real aggravation, leaving owners wondering why...
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  20. How To Best Take Care Of Cat Claws

    The cat's claws, complex retractable appendages, are usually withdrawn within their sheathes above the toe pads. The cat may extend its claws when...
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  21. New Cat Checklist: What You Need To Get Before Bringing Kitty Home

    Cats are famous for their independent nature. If you've never had a cat in your life you may think it means they are self-sustained and don't need...
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  22. Renting With A Cat? Find Out How To Keep Your Landlord Happy

    Renting With a Cat? Find Out How to Keep Your Landlord HappyIf you’re a cat lover, then it can be difficult to understand why people don’t always...
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  23. Cat Grass: How To Create The Purrfect Garden For Your Cat

    Even though they are carnivores, cats seem to like a bit of greenery in their diets. Most cat owners are aware of their pets' propensity for...
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  24. Tear Stains In Cats (including 5 Actionable Treatment Tips)

    Tear Stains In Cats (including 5 Actionable Treatment Tips)Tear stains on a cat’s face can be a common but unwelcome sight. The dark brown stain...
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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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    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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  27. How To Brush Your Cat's Teeth

    Brushing your cat's teeth should be an important part of the grooming routine. A survey held on this site showed that only twelve percent of cat...
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  28. Declawing - Post-surgery Care And Complications

    TheCatSite.com is against declawing. It is not a procedure that only removes a cat's nails, but removes part of his toes. There are less...
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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Bringing Home A New Cat - The Complete Guide

    Bringing Home A New Cat: The PreparationsCats are territorial animals. They mark their territory, perform daily patrols and know every nook and...
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  36. 8 Superb Automated Cat Toys That You're Going To Love!

    8 Superb Automated Cat Toys That You're Going To Love! Worried that your cat is bored when you're away? Can't keep up with your super playful...
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  37. Why You Should Spay And Neuter Your Cats

    The number one problem of cats and dogs in the western world is that of overpopulation. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that...
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  38. Cats And Christmas - Tips For Cat Owners

    Although some cats may remain calm throughout Christmas, for the most part kittens and young cats, react because this is an exciting time. Their...
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  39. 36 Awesome Tips For Road Tripping With Your Cat

    Most cats are not good travelers. They like having their familiar established territory and couldn't care less about seeing the wonders of the...
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  40. Cats And Hidden Dangers In The Home

    Most cats are inside only cats, and although statistics show that inside-only cats are safer and healthier than outside-only cats, there are still...
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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. Beware The Dreaded Cat Carrier

    It is time to go to the vet, and suddenly Fluffy is nowhere in sight. You just brought the carrier out of the closet, and thought you saw Fluff...
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  47. How To Choose The Right Litterbox

    The name makes it sound so simple. A box, right? Just a box which you fill up with your choice of cat litter, right? Ha! If only it were that...
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  48. 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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  49. Cats And Christmas Trees

    "You can take the cat out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the cat." Indeed, it almost seems like our cats' wild ancestry...
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  50. 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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