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4 Ways To Prepare For A New Kitten

Excited about adopting a kitten? You should be. Caring for a cat can enrich your life in ways no other pet can. And compared to dogs, they’re much more affordable! Every new “cat mother” makes mistakes, but neglecting to prepare for the new arrival can end up costing you thousands more than you’d planned —…

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Why Do Cats Groom So Much?

Cat lovers know how our cats are such clean pets because they groom themselves all the time. Not that we’re complaining. As it turns out, cats will spend half the day grooming themselves to keep themselves clean. We absolutely enjoy the benefits, but why do cats groom so often? Cats learn grooming from birth. The…

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10 Dog and Cat Animal Idioms and Their Origins

Even if you’re not the type who speaks in riddles, rhymes, and idioms, you’re surely aware of some of the fun animal phrases kicking around the English language. What’s even more fun is the origin of some of these expressions, which are outlined below. Table of Contents: Raining Cats and Dogs Dog Days of Summer…

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10 Futuristic Pet Gadgets Trending on Kickstarter Right Now

It happens to everyone, perhaps even more so to doting pet owners. We’re going through life just fine, until we find out about some awesome newfangled pet gizmo we never even knew existed yet suddenly cannot live without. It happened to us 11 times when we researched the most popular futuristic pet products being funded…

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Why Do People Walk Their Cats On A Leash?

While a leash is an important way of stopping your cat from running into the road, it can also save lives in a different way. Nearly one-third of cats in shelters are there because of behavioral problems. This might be soiling carpets or fighting with housemates, but the upshot is their bad behavior means they…

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10 Hidden Hazards for Indoor Cats

You want your cat to have a long, happy life, so you follow the ASPCA‘s advice and keep your beloved cat inside. But just because your cat is safe from outdoor dangers doesn’t mean she’s safe from all dangers. Hazards lurk on both sides of the door. The indoor hazards are simply a bit less…

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Declawing Cats

Should you declaw your cat? Around 25 percent of you are now quietly nodding because this is the percentage of U.S. cats that are declawed. Of course, one person might have several cats declawed while in some cities the procedure is illegal, so this skews the statistics. But you still get the point. Declawing is…

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Why Changing Your Cat’s Food is Risky

This has happened to too many cat parents. They’re browsing through the cat food aisle when they see a brand new food. Checking the ingredient list and seeing the picture of a well-fed, happy cat on the label convinces them to buy a few cans (or a bag, if it’s dry) of the new food….

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Overweight Cats and Exercise

Cats can benefit greatly from owners encouraging them to move. Physical activity is essential for overall wellness and maintaining a healthy weight. More than half of all cats living in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Inactivity may also contribute to problem behaviors evolving from boredom. Table of Contents: How Can You Tell…

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DIY Cool Cat Toys

What’s cute when your pet’s a kitten isn’t so sweet when a fully-grown adult cat trips you on the stairs. However, your feline friend isn’t trying to be annoying but just expressing the natural urge to stalk, paw, and pounce. The Importance of Play for Cats Kittens as young as two weeks old bat at…

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