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  1. 23 Proven Ways To Stop A Cat From Scratching Furniture

    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 her claws. It's a natural behavior and part of feline nature. What you can - and should - do is provide Kitty with a good scratching post. A good...
  2. Kitten Proofing Your Home: 13 Practical Tips

    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 curated them here as a special guide to help you for your new tiny feline. Don't forget the last tip - it may be the most important one! There is a lot...
  3. Cat Trees: 10 Designs That Will Make You Go "wow!"

    Cat Trees: 10 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 run-of-the-mill designs though? You can have a cat tree and make a home decor statement at the same time. Here are 12 unique cat trees that will inspire you to...
  4. How To Make Your Home Bigger (at Least For Your Cats)

    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 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...
  5. 9 Grass Growing Kits That Will Make Your Cat Happy

    9 Grass Growing Kits That Will Make Your Cat Happy

    Yup, happy! Something as simple as having green blades of grass around the house can benefit your cat and contribute to her overall well-being in more ways than one! In this article, we'll explain why growing your own fresh greenery is great for your cat. We'll also provide recommendations -...
  6. Cats & Lilies: Avoid The Danger Lurking In Your Home

    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 have inspired phrases such as "to gild the lily"...
  7. How Long Can You Leave Your Cat Alone For?

    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 their sight. Some just want the food can opened. Then there are the cats who feel you should be punished for not being at their beck and call - you'll...
  8. What’s The Ideal Temperature For A Cat?

    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 doorway. They often follow the sun and nearly warm themselves to a sizzle. Cats like, and can tolerate, warmer temperatures than dogs and some people...
  9. How To Keep Your Cat Safe Outdoors

    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, possum, hawks, and owls can all present a danger to pets left unsupervised outdoors. If your cat is adamant about getting some fresh air and seeing...
  10. The Cat Flap Or Door

    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 downside is it's just plain dangerous for all concerned. A cat in the yard is seen as prey by an owl, hawk, or coyote. Depending on the part of the country...
  11. Cat Enclosures

    Cat Enclosures

    The Indoors/Outdoors DilemmaThe question of whether a house cat should be allowed outside bothers many cat owners. Many dangers lurk outside. Cars, dogs, hostile people and even other cats can pose a real threat for your cat. In some areas, other critters and even large predators are also a...
  12. The Multi-cat Household

    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. Apparently, over 70% of you have more than one cat and about 40% have three or more cats. Watching your cats interact with each other can be a lot of fun...
  13. Bringing Home A New Cat - The Complete Guide

    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 cranny in and about their home. Cats are also creatures of habit and do not take very well to sudden change. They find being moved from one house and...
  14. Cats And Hidden Dangers In The Home

    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 hidden dangers in the home. Unfortunately, cats have bad habits of swallowing things that weren't intended to be swallowed. Dr. Patricia Hague...
  15. Building A Cat Enclosure

    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 when they were older, they still possess a bit of the wandering bug. Keeping them as inside/outside cats worked for a few years (before progress caught...
  16. How To Keep Cats Cool

    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 cool? How do you prevent heat stroke from occurring, and if it does occur, what do you do about it? Unlike dogs, cats do not sweat by panting. They...
  17. Household Chemicals And Your Cats

    Household Chemicals And Your Cats

    Although cats are quite intelligent, people often give them more credit than they are due when it comes to dangers lurking around the home. Too many times veterinarians hear distraught cat owners lament, "I thought she knew by the smell that it was dangerous." Cleaning products that seems to...
  18. Cats And The Zen Of Remodeling

    Cats And The Zen Of Remodeling

    It starts innocently—just replace a few pipes in the basement and the hot water heater is near death, why not do that too? Remodeling is like standing dominoes on end. With the first coat of paint or thought of new carpet, it begins. You wonder, “Will it ever end?” Cats want to see what's going...
  19. Cat Grass: How To Create The Purrfect Garden For Your Cat

    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 eating grass or houseplants. Cats in the wild usually eat their herbivorous prey's intestines first and seem to get their "green fix" from this. Why do...
  20. Bored Cat? What Cat Owners Need To Know (including 10 Actionable Tips)

    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 exact same thing. And it's a legitimate worry, in this case. In this article, we're going to discuss why cats get bored and talk about the telltale...
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