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How to Safely Introduce Cats and Newborn Babies

Introducing cats and babies uses some of the same techniques as cat-to-cat or cat-to-dog introductions. So if you are having a baby, congratulations! Or perhaps a grandchild will visit soon, what fun! In either event, paying attention to your resident cats and providing proper introductions will prepare you, the child, …

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Is Your Cat Scared of People?

Cats can have all different kinds of personalities. Some are outgoing, dominant, cuddly, or attention-seeking, while others are nervous, shy, and sometimes even scared of people. For cats who are scared of people, daily visitors to their home can cause extreme stress, but thankfully, this is something that can be …

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Declawing and Humane Alternatives

The United States is way behind the rest of the civilized world in its attitude toward declawing of cats. Declawing has been illegal in England for several years. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Wales, Finland, and Brazil are among the many countries that either consider declawing illegal or inhumane, only allowing it …

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Cleaning Stinky Kitty Accidents

Sometimes we cat lovers just have to “get down dirty” when the subject of cleaning up messes arises, and this is the time. I’m not talking about the mess that occurs when your cat knocks over a vase full of flowers. I’m talking about basic cat messes. You’ve got it …

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How to Prevent Cat Door Escape Attempts

Cats kept inside for their own safety sometimes attempt the great cat escape, and practice door dashing. Usually, they come back inside immediately, but some door dashers do accomplish a great cat escape and are never found again. Others cause injuries when they trip owners trying to get out, or …

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Is Your Apartment Big Enough for a Cat?

Some of the most frequent questions asked by people who are thinking of getting a cat have to do with the size of their homes. There are no quick and easy answers. However, we can safely say that a cat can be very happy and comfortable in a small studio …

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10 Ways to Find Your Lost Cat

If you’re the owner of an indoor-outdoor cat, you may be faced with a situation in which your kitty is suddenly missing. Even indoor-only cats may slip out the door unexpectedly. However, the chances are that your cat did not run away. Cats are very territorial (even the neutered ones). …

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How to Bathe a Cat

Kittens learn to lick themselves by two weeks old, and adult cats spend up to 50 percent of their awake time grooming themselves. Why risk life and limb bathing your cat? A bath stimulates the skin and removes excess oil, dander, and shed hair. It also offers an opportunity to …

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How to Manage Your Cat’s Claws

A kitten’s paws are like the hands of babies. As they grow, they will become more and more important tools for life, and claws are an essential part of cats’ paws. And like babies, they may use those tools in destructive ways unless they are trained. Please learn to respect …

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