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Why do Cats Purr? Why do they do it? and what does it mean?

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 Hazel Sibbald (March 27, 2013)  Most felines purr. I have heard a cheetah purring while being petted by a keeper at a zoo, its purr was loud and beautiful! Domestic cats purr most notably when nursing kittens, the mother is communicating with her kittens, sending soothing rhythmic noises; a kitten begins to purr when it is two days old, learning to respond. Cats often purr when we stroke and pet them. And often when .. (Cats)

Grumpy Cat Inspires Grumpy Art

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 Emilija Spirkoska (November 05, 2012)  Once she went online she became an internet sensation, and now the Grumpy Cat called Tard has served as an inspiration to some incredible works of art. Her grumpy face has appeared on numerous T-shirts, mugs, and it was memefied thousands of times. It even inspired some people to create pumpkin carvings and costumes for the recent “trick or treat” holiday, i. e. , .. (Cats)

Why Do Cats Like To Sleep So Much

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 Emilija Spirkoska (November 05, 2012)  Well, it's a known fact that cats evolved from a long line of hunters and predators and that probably has an effect on their sleeping pattern. Their diet may also play an important role. Since they are on protein rich diet that doesn't take them a lot of time of the day, they have plenty of time to sleep. And sometimes all they do is sleep, since they don't have things to do. Of .. (Cats)

Easy to use Wireless dog fence

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 Dorothy Johnson (October 01, 2012)  It is believed universally that dogs are man’s best friend. Owning a dog is a wonderful experience of a kind. Dogs are great companions and protectors and bring a nice quality to your life. However every dog owner faces the problem of containing the dog within a certain area. You do not want your dog to enter your neighbor’s kitchen and eat their food or urinate in their .. (Cats)

A Little Something About Cats And Their Unique Behavior

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 Emilija Spirkoska (September 26, 2012)  Did you know that one out of four American households has a cat for a pet. Ailurophiles also known as people who love cats always want to know more about their favorite pets. For that reason we've decided to share some facts about cats that you might not know about. Did you know that: It has been scientifically proven that stroking a cat can lower one's blood pressure! Cat's sense .. (Cats)

Do Cats Fart? Feline Digestive Issues And How To Recognize Them

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 Christopher Martin (July 15, 2012)  All animals fart; humans as well as cats. A new cat owner may be concerned about their new cat, wondering if they do fart. It may sound like a funny question “do cats fart?" But all one must do is experience cat flatulence. When a cat releases gas, it is a silent fart that you may blame on another person or animal in the house. Their farts have a malodorous smell to them and when .. (Cats)

Cat Food - What You Need To Know

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 Akansha Baijal (June 28, 2012)  One of the most important responsibilities as a cat owner is to provide your cat with the essential nutrients required for its maintenance and growth. A cat’s diet needs to achieve the right balance of the five major groups of nutrients: protein, fats and oil, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. A cat needs to obtain 41 different specific nutrients from cat food and it is to be . (Cats)

Easing the Tension with Cat Carriers

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 Brad Roberts (August 17, 2011)  Defining a Lifestyle for your Pet Cat to fit with yours Owning a pet cat is known to relieve stress and enhance your sociability, apart from having hours of fun playing with it. But the last thing you want is for your pet to cause unnecessary anxieties that could ruffle you own lifestyle. Training Your Kitty to Do only What You Allow You can get designer cat supplies from your boutique . (Cats)

Your Cat Is Depending On You To Have The Best Pet Supplies

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 Brad Roberts (August 16, 2011)  Defining a Lifestyle for your Pet Cat to fit with Yours Owning a pet cat is known to relieve stress and enhance your sociability, apart from having hours of fun playing with it. But the last thing you want is for your pet to cause unnecessary anxieties that could ruffle you own lifestyle. Training Your Kitty to Do only What You Allow You can get designer cat supplies from your boutique . (Cats)

Cat Carriers For Every Budget

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 Brad Roberts (July 13, 2011)  Caring for your Pet Cat Goes Beyond Shopping for Cat Supplies Cat lovers can care for their pets better if they knew more about the traits, likes and dislikes of their feline pets so they can make adjustments to their lifestyles. You can always hire a cat trainer to discipline your cats but this is often unnecessary if you start training a 2-4 month old kitty. There are just some basic . (Cats)

How To Choose Cat Beds And Other Accessories For Your Cat

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 Brad Roberts (July 13, 2011)  Nowadays, it may seem very difficult to buy cat supplies for your pets because of the many options that you have, not to mention the fact that the animal's breed can change your whole shopping agenda entirely. However, you will be happy to know that you don't need to know the specific type of feline that you own to know the materials, which will suit it. All you need to do is to observe . (Cats)

Claim your Share of Happiness with Charming Tonkinese Cats

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 Cody Holpp (July 06, 2011)  ‘The words cat and cute are not only similar to hear, but are quite similar literally as well, ’ said a former TV presenter. Like dogs, cats also have a special place in the drama called life. Cats, like happiness come in different shapes, sizes and colors. One such colorful breed is the Tonkinese cat. Like the Canadian hairless cat, the Tonkinese cats have originated from .. (Cats)

The Fascinating History of Hairless Cat Breeds

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 Cody Holpp (July 06, 2011)  ‘Dogs have owners while cats have staff, ’ goes a famous saying. Ancient Egyptian royalty considered cats as a holy blessing, while there have been instances during medieval Europe, where beautiful women were judged on their ability to look similar to cats. Cats come in different breeds, sizes and colors. One of the most mysterious cat breeds is the hairless cat, which .. (Cats)

Complete Information to Irish Wolfhound Coaching

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 Vick Condecion (April 01, 2011)  The very common breed of domestic canines, Irish wolfhound will be the tallest breed recognized inside the world and acquired their title not mainly for the reason that of their ultimate pony-size, but simply because they have gifted trait of wolf hunter. Guy is familiar with this oldest breed since 400 Advert. Nowadays people really like to understand many issues about this breed, .. (Cats)

A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat

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 Gabe Lee (March 03, 2011)  If you love your cat you’ll want to know how to keep your cat as healthy as possible. There are many different things that could come into play and be dangerous to your cat's health, so it's important to know what to look for to keep your cat healthy her entire life. The typical house cat will go through three main life stages. The exact duration of each stage varies between .. (Cats)

Crucial Petting Strategies For Cats

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 Quinn Devlin (December 24, 2010)  All cats are obviously not the same similar to every other animal or human. Regardless, I can tell you that most cats will enjoy my petting method and petting strategies to the fullest. The most important thing to know before anything is your one on one bond with your cat or in a simpler form trust. If your cat doesn't trust you or feels comfortable around you that would be your biggest . (Cats)

Cats and the Disease Called Heartworm

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 A Perillo (December 20, 2010)  What is this condition called heartworm? Heartworm is a disease that is very common yet potentially dangerous and fatal for most domestic animals, more so house cats. This disease originates from infected mosquitoes, which in turn leaves larval infections or parasites that bury themselves deeper and deeper into the different layers of the skin of their hosts, particularly house cats .. (Cats)

Cat Declawing is Mutilation! Don't Declaw Your Cat

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 Robert Matthews (September 28, 2010)  Is your cat clawing the furniture and climbing the draperies? Have you thought about having kitty declawed? Stop! Read about declawing and the best option to save your furnishings and your drapes. Lots of people with indoor cats conserve their furnishings by mutilating their beloved companions. It's a fact, declawing is mutilation. Claws are not like finger nails, a cat's claws are .. (Cats)

Cat Veterinary That Specializes In "Cat Care"

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 Theresa Cornwell (September 08, 2010)  Your feline friend is sitting on your lap, purring, while you are wondering where to find a compassionate and knowledgeable vet for your furry baby. Here is the solution to your problem, your search for a wonderful compassionate Cat Doctor ends with Cat Care Professionals. At Cat Care Professionals, we are committed to the health, happiness and longevity of your cat. By acquiring a .. (Cats)

The Cat Mate Cat Flap and the Feline Squatter

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 Charlie Cory (March 03, 2010)  You know about the idyllic family life. A sunny spring morning; the family all asleep in their beds. The birds are chirping outside, which means that Clinton (the cat) must be inside sunning himself on a window or in his basket. So I head to the kitchen to create some breakfast for the family. Clinton is first because he is a pain until he has been fed. I walk into the kitchen, and see . (Cats)

Cat Repeller That Even Garfield Would Turn His Nose Up To

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 Charlie Cory (January 29, 2010)  You may be as surprised to hear that a cat repeller actually exists as I am. Then again, this product may be old news for you. In either case, I wanted to explore the reasons why someone would want to purchase a product like cat repeller This is especially true because I have a very good one. My car is my prized possession. The very idea of even peripheral damage to my vehicle is .. (Cats)

Cat Urinary Tract Infection

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 Alen Lew (November 15, 2009)  Cat Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is something that should not be laughed at. As serious as human cases, it was said to be caused not only by bacteria but also by numerous physical factors, and some of these are; first, the high ash content found on dry pet food. These commercial foods are made with undesirable remnants from the human food industry. In the US, majority of the states .. (Cats)

“It’s the Cat’s Whiskers!”

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 Judith O'Connor (August 04, 2009)  Your cat has approximately twenty-four moveable, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) half on each side of her face. They are twice as thick as ordinary fur and their roots penetrate three times as deep, so they can‘t be easily dislodged. (Cats also have whiskers above their eyes increasing their spatial recognition). Supplied with sensitive nerve endings, your cat’s whiskers .. (Cats)

Lily and I

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 Nina Cole (July 17, 2009)  When I was approached by a leading cat magazine to provide tips on cat behaviour, a lovely little cat called Lily sprang to mind. So rather than offer a list of my top tips, I thought I would recall the short but wonderful time I spent with her during the 6 years she was in my care. During my time as a pet sitter, I have come to learn that you do not chose a cat, rather they chose you, . (Cats)

Potty Training For Your Feline Friends

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 Pradeep Kuma (April 02, 2009)  Cats are basically clean animals. Perhaps you have seen one or two grooming himself or one another, or covering a recent defecated area. Although sometimes, due to medical conditions and stress cats tend to eliminate body wastes anywhere they choose to, so it is a must to potty train them to prevent any inconvenience inappropriate elimination can make. Cat potty training is best started . (Cats)

The Basic Knowledge About Cat Care

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 Jeff Boo (January 16, 2009)  If you own a pet, the most basic requirement from you is to take care of it. The responsibilities of a pet owner includes knowing the steps in taking good care of his or her pet's health and everyday life. Different pets have different needs, so if you are a cat lover, you must acquire the knowledge of cat care. Taking good care of your cat is more than just providing it with food .. (Cats)

You've Heard of a Dog Door, What About a Cat Door?

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 Craig T Lewis (January 16, 2009)  It may be surprising to know all the uses you could put a dog door to, even if you don't have dogs. If you have a pet cat, the dog door can also be used by that. This is also convenient if you have a small dog or a pup - so the same sized door can be used by both. Usually owners install dog doors for dogs but rarely bother to do the same for cats. Cats are usually looked at as house .. (Cats)

Cat Spraying

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 Adam Creat (January 15, 2009)  Many people don't want to have a cat because they are afraid of cats marking their territory. You have to know that cats don't spray because they are malicious or wants to irritate you. It's their natural behavior. Spraying is territorial and can also be stress related. Neutering or spaying a kitten at an early age can prevent spraying problems in the future. Your vet will advise you on . (Cats)

Easy to Follow Cat Training Advices

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 Adam Creat (January 15, 2009)  Probably, you've been told that you cannot train your cat or teach him some tricks. It's true that cat's are more independent than dogs but if you know how, you can learn your cat many trick and solve his behavior problems. If you've trained a dog earlier you should know that training a cat is completely different. Cats think very different from dogs and it's why dog training methods .. (Cats)

Cat Health Care - Why is it Important?

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 Joe Hayes (January 15, 2009)  Pet health care is very important when you want to keep your cat healthy. Check ups and vaccinations are necessary from time to time to provide proper care and attention. It is desirable to get an annual check-up to ensure your cat's health and obtain the required vaccinations. This will include the examination of the heart, inspection on the digestive system and the reproductive system . (Cats)

Cat Bleeding - What Action Should You Take When Your Cat is Having This Problem

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 Paul Kramer (January 15, 2009)  It is easy to say that if an accident occurs, take your cat to the veterinarian. But what is the veterinarian's office is closed? Or you lived hundreds of miles away from the veterinarian? Here are some things you will need to know. What about bleeding? Although most minor bleeding will stop of its own accord, if your cat is bleeding heavily you will need to apply a pressure bandage .. (Cats)

Cat Trauma and Burns - What You Should Do When Your Cat is Having These Problems

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 Paul Kramer (January 15, 2009)  If your cat has fallen from a height or is struck by a car, the most important thing to do is to prevent him from going into shock or to minimize the effects of shock. Cover him lightly, keep him warm, talk to him in low tones and a soothing manner, and do not rush. Lift him as carefully as possible as not to worsen any damage, place him in a small container and take him to the .. (Cats)

Pet Meds - What You Should Know When Your Cat is Having a Fever and Poisoning

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 Paul Kramer (January 15, 2009)  Just like you, when your cat is sick he may have a high temperature. To take his temperature, coat a rectal thermometer with petroleum jelly. Gradually, using a slow, twisting motion, insert it about one inch or 2.5cm into his rectum, and hold it in place for a few minutes. Do not jam or force the thermometer into the rectum. If your cat is running a fever, take him to the veterinarian . (Cats)

Pet Meds - What You Should Do When Your Cat is Vomiting and Stuck in a Tree

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 Paul Kramer (January 15, 2009)  It is not unusual for your cat to vomit, and he may be doing nothing more than ridding himself of a hairball. Similarly, if your cat is vomiting only after meals, he may simply be overeating. Try putting a smaller amount of food in his bowl. Or if yours is a multi cat household, make sure he has his own food bowl. Your cats may be competing for food and therefore eating too quickly. If . (Cats)

Cancer in Cats - Lympho Sarcoma Symptoms in Cats

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 Janet Markowitz (January 14, 2009)  Also known as a lymphoma, the lympho sarcoma is characterized as a fast multiplying of malignant lymphocytes. This takes place normally in the lymph nodes, liver, bones and spleen in most cats; although some may have development in the eyes and gastrointestinal tract and skin. The most common malignant cancer in cats, lymphoma in the feline species is growing. In the young, this is .. (Cats)

Signs, Treatments and Symptoms of Feline Leukemia

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 Janet Markowitz (January 14, 2009)  FeLV or feline leukemia is considered a retrovirus. This means that the RNA is changed into a c-DNA provirus, and can become a part of cells it has infected, making them able to spread the virus. This affects only cats, and is found worldwide. An infected cat can stop the disease on its own in the first stage only, but if the cancer makes it to second stage it is fatal. Cats normally .. (Cats)

Cancer in Cats and Alternative Treatments

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 Janet Markowitz (January 14, 2009)  It is hard for cat owners to see their friend suffer from any disease, and the side effects of the medications for treatment. A campaign for awareness of side effects of chemotherapy and radiation is currently being conducted. As with any disease, cancer has a cause, even though medical science does not know what that cause is. Suspected causes are environmental, vaccine related and .. (Cats)

Cats & Cancer - Fibrosarcoma Needs Your Attention

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 Janet Markowitz (January 14, 2009)  There is a type of cats cancer that cat owners everywhere are worried about called fibrosarcoma or a fibroblastic sarcoma. Fibrosarcoma in cats shows malignancies that form inside the skin, and is a soft tissue cancer that starts because of a vaccination. Normally these tumors are seen where the vaccines were administered, and whenever your cat has vaccines like FeLV or rabies, you .. (Cats)

Cat Urinary Blockage - You Can Stop Recurring Cystitis Episodes in Your Cat

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 Kate Rieger (January 14, 2009)  Cats are prone to feline bladder infections brought on by cystitis. Sometimes you hear a cat urinary blockage referred to as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease or FLUTD. This can be a deadly condition, but it is also preventable. You can take some simple steps to recognize the symptoms of a blockage in cat and prevent the onset of a FLUTD. Cystitis is a condition of FLUTD and it means .. (Cats)

Feline Bloody Stools - The Cause, the Symptoms, and the Plan of Action

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 Jeffrey Grill (January 14, 2009)  If you notice feline bloody stool, you might feel the urge to lose it but the first thing you need to do is relax. It is a common problem that most likely has a simple solution.   The first step is to understand why this happened. Some of the most common causes of feline bloody diarrhea include a bacterial infection, bowel inflammation, intestinal parasites, or a reaction to taking .. (Cats)

Holistic Cat Care For Feline Urinary Tract Infections - Ten Benefits For Your Furry Friend

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 Darlene L. Norris (January 14, 2009)  Let me ask you a simple question: do you know what holistic cat care is? And do you know why natural remedies for pets are the best way to treat feline bladder infections? Read on to discover the answers to these questions. What Is Holistic Cat Care? Holistic medicine is a different way of looking at illness. Conventional medicine treats the symptoms of cat urinary problems, but .. (Cats)

Help! There is Blood in My Cat's Stool!

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 Jeffrey Grill (January 13, 2009)  If you notice blood in your cats feces, you'll probably just about lose it. After all, it can be frightening to see your cat suffering from a potentially painful condition. However, you need to stay calm and first of all figure out why there is blood in cat stool. If you notice blood in your cat's feces, you'll probably just about lose it.  After all, it can be frightening to see your . (Cats)

How to Provide Your Cat With Pain Relief From a Cat Urinary Infection

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 Stephen Jones (January 13, 2009)  Cat urinary infection is an uncomfortable and often avoidable infection. You might notice your cat urinating blood or straining to urinate. Cats have a pretty high tolerance for pain so you may not even realize that your cat is sick until he is in the late stages of infection. Cat urinary problems are very painful. Imagine the feeling of urinating small pieces of glass. That is what it .. (Cats)

Why Does My Cat Have a Urinary Blockage and What Can I Do About It?

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 Stephen Jones (January 13, 2009)  If you notice that only drops of urine come out at a time when your cat tries to urinate and he is urinating a lot more often than usual, he may be suffering from a cat urinary blockage. The symptoms of a blockage in cat are many but some of the most common ones are a complete cessation of urination, blood in the urine, and straining to urinate. There are a variety of factors that can .. (Cats)

10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Feline Urinary Problems

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 Stephen Jones (January 13, 2009)  Feline urinary problems are not only a nuisance; they can be life threatening. In order to keep your cat healthy and safe, it is essential that you incorporate preventive treatments into his daily routine. Here are 10 things you can do as a pet owner to prevent urinary problems in your cat. 1. Feed your cat small meals on a frequent basis to prevent feline urinary tract infections. .. (Cats)

5 Myths About Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, Busted

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 Stephen Jones (January 13, 2009)  Feline lower urinary tract disease is one of the unpleasant aspects of being a cat. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about the disease, leading to the deaths of many cats. Here are 5 common myths about feline urinary tract disease so you can separate what's true from what's false and keep your cat healthy and safe. Myth #1: There is no way to prevent feline .. (Cats)

Dental Care - What You Should Really Know About This Common Cat Health Problem

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 Paul Kramer (January 13, 2009)  Cats rarely get cavities but they are very susceptible to gum disease. It is important to prevent gum disease because, over the years it can lead to bad breath, painful inflammation, receded gums, loose and infected teeth and eventually loss of teeth. It can even cause serious illness. Have you noticed that when your veterinarian is examining your cat, she may bend down and smell the .. (Cats)

Whisker Pain - What You Should Know About This Common Cat Health Problem

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 Paul Kramer (January 13, 2009)  Cats do not have whiskers just for looks. Whiskers are very important to your cat. He may use them as feelers to avoid bumping into things in the dark, to measure the width of a space to ensure that he will fit through, and when he is hunting. Whiskers can also be a bother to him, especially if he tries to eat food out of a bowl. The ends of the whiskers touching the side of the bowl .. (Cats)

Declawing - What You Should Know About This Common Cat Health Problem

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 Paul Kramer (January 13, 2009)  Once a kitten or cat learns to use furniture and draperies to sharpen his claws, it will be hard to convince him to stop. Start him out right by training him on a scratching post. Show him what to do by holding him near the post and scratching his claws on the surface. If you are consistent with training methods, and offer your cat a choice of objects on which to scratch, there is a .. (Cats)

Caring For an Elderly Cat - What You Should Really Know About This Cat Health Care

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 Paul Kramer (January 13, 2009)  Your cat has been with you for many years, and you have learned to trust each other. Do not let him down now. As he enters old age, you must pay greater attention to his needs and provide plenty of tender loving care. With improved diets and advances in medicine, cats, just like humans, are living longer. However, old age can vary dramatically from one cat to another. A strictly .. (Cats)




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