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Cat Care Center - Bonding

How to Socialize a Kitten With New People

Filed Under Behavior, Kitten

By Cheryl Lock If you just brought a new kitten into your home, one of the first things you probablywant to do is introduce him to all your friends. Here’s where you’ll need to take a second. Of course there’s...

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How to Socialize a Kitten With New People

Filed Under Care, Kitten

If you just brought a new kitten into your home, probably one of the first things you want to do is introduce him to all your friends. Here’s where you’ll need to take a second. Of course there’s nothing wrong with introducing...

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How to Bond With a New Kitten

Filed Under Care, Kitten

by Cheryl Lock Congratulations – you just brought a new kitten home! Now the fun can really begin! Of course there will be fun times, and lots of them, but first it’ll be important to bond with your new kitten so that...

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How to Bond with a Senior Cat

Filed Under Care, Senior Dog

by Cheryl Lock Maybeyou figured that you’ve done enough bonding with your senior cat over her lifetime that your relationship is pretty set now that she’s older, but you might want to think again. Older cats have different...

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What I Love About Being a Cat Owner

Filed Under Care, Kitten

by Cheryl Lock The day my cat Penny and I locked eyes at the cat rescue event at our local pet store, I knew I was doomed. I had never had a cat before, and quite frankly had always considered myself to be a dog person (please don’t...

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6 Ways to Tell Your Cat Is a Part of the Family

Filed Under Care, Kitten

by Cheryl Lock They’re known for their indifference, their independence and their solidarity. But despite however solitary you think your cat might be, you had better believe she has her ways of showing you that she loves and needs...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Purring

Filed Under Care, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

by Vanessa Voltolina Indoor cat or outdoor cat? When you bring home a cat or kitten, this is likely one of the first decisions you will have to make. Indoor cats are safer than their outdoor counterparts—research shows that outdoor...

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The Best Way to Take Your Cat on Vacation With You

Filed Under Care, Adult Cat

by Cheryl Lock Vacation is supposed to be a splendid thing, but for many pet owners it can turn into a worrisome adventure. The first problem is deciding what to do with your cat while you’re gone. (Pet sitter? Take her to the...

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How to Throw a Cat Birthday Party

Filed Under Care, Adult Cat

by Cheryl Lock The lights are off. The guests are huddled excitedly on the ground. Suddenly, when the guest-of-honor saunters into the room, you throw the lights on; everyone jumps up and shouts, “Surprise!” Granted,...

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Do Cats Like to be Hugged?

Filed Under Care, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

by Cheryl Lock If you're anything like me, attempting to hug your cat is an exercise in futility. The panting. The squirming. The agonizing look in her eyes. At the end of the day, it's just not worth it for me to keep up the...

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15 Sure-Fire Ways to Bond with Your Cat

Filed Under Care, Adult Cat

by Valerie Trumps Signs Your Cat Loves You Even though your kitty is standoffish sometimes and may even disappear for hours, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love you. To learn to love like a cat, simply watch what she...

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Top 10 Cat Breeds for Kids

Filed Under Breeds, Kitten

Looking for the perfect feline friend to add to your bustling household? Take a look at one of these family-friendly breeds, and get some tips on how to teach kids how to care for their pets.

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10 Lovable Cat Breeds

Filed Under Breeds, Kitten

Our cats show their love for us in their own special ways—like attacking our feet when we sleep or hopping on the kitchen counter to try our dinner—but which breeds tend to be the most affectionate, sweet and friendly? We’ve asked an expert with the Cat Fanciers’ Association to share her picks for the most lovable breeds.

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7 Great Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

Filed Under TheDailyVet, Senior Cat

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Why might you want to consider adopting a senior cat? There are lots of good reasons. Here are seven of the best. When you adopt a kitten, its personality is still developing. As a result, you...

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10 Reasons Adopted Senior Dogs and Cats are Great for Kids

Filed Under Care, Senior Dog

While your kids may want to take home a puppy or kitten, there are lots of good reasons to consider adopting a senior dog or cat. Here are just a few of the many reasons older pets are great for families.

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Are Our Pets Capable of Loving Us?

Filed Under FullyVetted, Adult Cat

I just had an interesting conversation with the manager of my horse’s new barn. We were swapping stories and our outlooks on all things equine when he said, "I think one of the biggest mistakes that people make is thinking that their...

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Car Travel Tips for the New Kitten

Filed Under Traveling, Kitten

Traveling with a New Cat By Valerie Trumps Most new kitten parents are apprehensive about leaving their tiny felines with pet sitters when taking a road trip. So why not take her with you? Traveling by car is the...

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Adopt a Cat

Filed Under Care

Adopting a cat is not only a wonderful way to support your local animal shelter, but also to bring some cuddly love into your life. Here are the top ten reasons why adopting a cat is the right move.

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Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Filed Under Wellness, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Want to adopt a cat, but suffer from allergies? Maybe you’ve tried coping by taking antihistamines, and have a HEPA air filter in your home. You may have even heard the term "hypoallergenic pet" but not know it applies to cats. Some...

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The Special Bond between Women and Cats

Filed Under TheDailyVet, Adult Cat

The crazy cat lady. I’ve always hated that stereotype, and not because I’m at risk of being considered one myself. Truth be told, my husband is the bigger feline fanatic in our house. I just really dislike the way the portrayal demeans...

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Top 4 Reasons Girls Love Guys with Cats

Filed Under Care, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Why Cats Make Men Sexy Let’s face it, owning a pet makes men much more attractive in a girl’s eyes. And a guy owning a cat? No, you don’t have to be gay or effeminate. In fact, women find it hot when a macho man owns...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Adopt a Cat

Filed Under , Adult Cat

Meow Monday If you’ve been feeling lonely or simply like something is missing from your life, you’re right. Everyone needs a special someone and perhaps that someone is an adorable bundle of purring fur. Not convinced?...

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Cat Care Questions
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Q. Why do kittens meow?

A. The truth of the matter is there isn't one clear answer. However, many experts agree...

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Q. Why do kittens purr?

A. A kitten's purr is another complex emotional signal that is designed to communicate...

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Q. Should I speak to my kitten?

A. Yes, by all means, please do. The happiest kittens are those that feel like part...

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Savannah Cat

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The Savannah is an unusual, exotic breed of domestic cat that looks much like its ancestor, the African Serval, but is smaller in size. One of the features that make this breed so unique...

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