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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Special Needs Cats: Peanut

    Today we turn the spotlight at Peanut, as his owner orangeishcat shares the story of this sweet cat with weakened hind quarters: [IMG] Peanut...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Why You Should Adopt A Senior Cat

    Anyone who's ever volunteered at a cat shelter knows that kittens are the easiest to find homes for. Most people seem naturally drawn to the...
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    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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  10. 11 Must-know Tips To Keep Cats Safe During The Holidays

    `Tis the season to be careful! At least where pets are concerned. Sharing our tips for safety during the holidays here. Please help keep cats...
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  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 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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  17. 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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  18. 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...
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  19. 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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  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. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. How Does Catnip Affect Cats?

    How Does Catnip Affect Cats and how you can safely use it to enrich Kitty's environmentIf you have a cat you've probably heard about catnip. After...
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  31. How To Get Cat Pee Smell Out Of Clothes And Linens

    How To Get Cat Pee Smell Out of Clothes and LinensWhenever a cat pees outside the litter box - the owner is facing a problem. Added to the...
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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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    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...
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  36. 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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  37. 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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    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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  39. Cat Sprayed By A Skunk? Here's What You Need To Know

    Cat Sprayed By Skunk? Here's What You Need To KnowIf you live in an area that has skunks, you probably know to watch out for one. Does your cat...
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  40. 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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  41. 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...
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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. How To Remove Cat Urine Odor From Your Home

    [ATTACH] Do you consider your pets to be part of the family? For many of us, our pets can be considered not only as lovable little furry babies...
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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 9 Tips That Will Help Your Kitten Adapt To A New Apartment

    Need to move a kitten to a new apartment? You need to make sure that the move to the new place is as pleasant as possible. Cats are territorial...
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  48. Home Sweet Home - Forever

    "After I die and that could happen tomorrow or 20 years from now. I want my animals cared for and kept together in the same house they grew up in....
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  49. 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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  50. 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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