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Can You Make A Feral Cat A Pet?

All cats are special, but some tug on your heartstrings more than others. If there’s a scrawny, scaredy-cat that lives rough in your neighborhood, it’s difficult for any cat lover to walk past and not be moved. In the winter, you put food out. The cat starts to recognize you and slinks out of hiding,…

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How to Stop your Cat from Scratching the Carpet

Did you know that when your cat’s claws rake the carpet, she is fulfilling three nature functions at once? (Four, if you include making you mad!) Maintaining her nails in purr-fect condition Identifying her territory with scent Exercising her back muscles Does that make you feel better about the loss of a priceless Chinese rug?…

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Is Your Cat Peeing Outside The Litter Box?

Do your cat’s bathroom habits drive you crazy? Cats peeing outside the litter box is a common problem which can happen for many reasons. If your cat has taken up the habit, some detective work is required to get to the bottom of the problem and correct it. Table of Contents: Cat Peeing Outside the…

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Why Your Cat Ignores You When You Call It

A young girl sits on her living room rug trying to gain the attention of the family’s first feline, a robust and satiated orange tabby. The girl wriggles and twirls a new toy purchased from the local pet store complete with feathers and bells. No response. She starts to clap and wave her hands calling…

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Pet Odor Alert: How to Remove Lingering Pet Smells

Pets are often beloved family members, but that amazing animal love often comes with a stench. From hairballs and litter boxes to fecal piles and vomit, our furry friends can quickly turn a happy home into a nose-pinching disaster zone. To remove lingering pet smells, the tricks are to: Prevent them from occurring whenever possible…

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Top 5 Easter Hazards for Dogs and Cats

Easter is a wonderful time of year for celebrating. It’s a fabulous time to enjoy our families and friends, including our furred companions, but with the festivities comes a multitude of potential dangers for pets. Fortunately, all of these possible hazards can easily be avoided with some precaution, tips, and substitutions. Pets Eating Chocolate Chocolate…

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Why Cats Need to Knead

It is a bittersweet irony that love hurts – or at least the love of an ecstatic cat “making puddings” on your lap hurts. You know the sort of thing: the soppy faced cat, quite possibly drooling with happiness, as she rhythmically pushes one front paw then the other into the skin of your thigh….

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Cat Vomiting (and How to Clean it Up)

Why do cats vomit? Unfortunately, there’s not a simple answer to this question. Indeed, it can be purr-fectly normal behavior (up to a point!) for cats to vomit. So a good place to start is by deciding if your cat is healthy but happens to vomit, or is a “sick” cat (to pardon the pun)….

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Cats

Most people know about the benefits of adding a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to their diet to improve digestion. But, can Apple Cider Vinegar be effective on cats? Yes, it has been known to have so many benefits for cats from aiding in urinary tract infections to the prevention of fleas. As always, before…

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