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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Raising Cats & Birds In The Same House

    Cats and Birds? In the Same House?Cats instinctively react to movement. Birds tend to move around a lot in their cages, especially if a cat is...
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  4. Cats And Small Furries

    Our cats are super cute, and so are many small furry rodents, so maybe they can be friends and live together under our roof? After all, a cute...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Cat Carriers Recommended By Tcs Members

    If you have a cat, a cat carrier is one item you absolutely must have. With the exception of walking a trained cat with a harness and leash, you...
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  13. 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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  14. 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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    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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  16. 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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  17. Product Review: Cat Toys By Jw Pet

    Our friends over at JW Pet sent us more cat toys to review, and this time it was our moderator Natalie, aka White Cat Lover who rose to the...
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  18. 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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  19. Product Review: Jw Pet Company Gripsoft Cat Comb

    Our moderator pushylady put the JW Pet Gripsoft cat comb to the test and shared the results with us - [IMG] I have been trying out the JW grip...
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  20. Where To Find A Kitten

    A Kitten, a Kitten, Where to Find a Kitten?A kitten is a funny and fun pet to have, purebred or not. When you’ve decided to add one (or two) to...
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Special Needs Cats: Aya

    TCS member Lyrajean reminds us that "Special Needs" can be mental and not just physical with the story of Aya, the neurotic calico. Aya is a...
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  24. 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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  25. Special Needs Cats: Joji

    TCS member yayi shares the story of Joji, a senior cat who's lost both her hearing and the flexibility of her joints - Her name is Joji and a...
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  26. 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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  27. Special Needs Cats: Meet Keyser

    Keyser has deformed front paws. His owner darkeyedgirl shared with us what living with this sweet purring bundle of joy is like. Keyser was a...
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  28. 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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  29. The Cat Flap Or Door

    Does Kitty Get His Own Key?Cat doors can be used two ways - indoor or outdoor. While outdoor gives your cat some freedom and fresh air, the...
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  30. Caring For Cats And Dogs

    Can dogs and cats live in peace and harmony under one roof? Of course, but it takes a bit of doing on the part of the human involved....
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Declawing - More Than Just A Manicure

    At the veterinarian's office, the family proudly smiled at their newest addition to the family. But the cat didn't smile back; it was still groggy...
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  39. Declawing And Alternatives

    Should I Declaw My Cat?You should discuss with your veterinarian why you want to declaw your cat, what other methods you have tried to alleviate...
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  40. How To Properly Care For Your Cat's Coat

    The cat's coat is often one of the most striking features of its appearance. The basis for a good-looking coat is quality nutrition and a loving...
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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. Love To The Max

    [IMG]"I've had Max since he was six weeks old," says Elizabeth Jones, a computer graphics specialist in Mesa, Arizona. She chose the white with...
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  48. 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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  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. 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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