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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...


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...


How to Bond with a Senior Cat

Filed Under Care, Senior Cat, 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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Playing with Your Senior Cat

Filed Under Care, Senior Cat

By Lorie Huston, DVM Play behavior serves many purposes. It exercises muscles and joints, keeps your cat fit and lean, keeps your cat entertained, and helps to prevent boredom and stress that can lead to behavior and health issues....


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...


Top Ten Reasons You Should Adopt a Cat

Filed Under Care

Adopting a cat is a great way to support your local animal shelter, its much more cost effective than buying from a breeder & you get a new feline friend.


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...


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? What's not to love? Here are the top four reasons why (because top five lists are so passé)...


Top 5 Reasons You Should Adopt a Cat

Filed Under Care, 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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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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The Abyssinian belongs to the ticked or agouti breed, both terms used for the cat's type of fur. Its distinctive feature is its silky, multicolored coat, which is a combination...