Cat Ownership Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Cat Ownership One way to generate family excitement about learning is to consider adding a new member. A great family project is exploring the realities involved with actually doing this. Most families will admit pets are largely considered family members, often being offered equal consideration in big family decisions such as moving. This is one good reason to undertake this decision with equal measure and depth. Cost, variables, new items for purchase, ongoing vet bills. These are only the beginning of a long list of considerations that can be numbered and discussed. Allergies could be triggered;…

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Getting your cat fixed

Should You Get Your Cat Neutered or Spayed?   If you own a cat or are considering owning a cat, the decision to have it spayed or neutered can be costly.  Please check with your local SPCA as they often help with a special spaying and neutering program for families with low incomes. You may wonder if the benefits are worth the cost. You may even have questions involving the procedure and how it will affect your cat. But what exactly is spaying and neutering? Spaying is the process of removing the reproductive organs (like the ovaries and uterus) from…

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Litter Training Your Cat

Easy Ways for Litter Training Your Cat   Because cats are such clean and tidy animals, many cats start litter training themselves using the litter tray as if by magic. Cats gravitate toward sandy areas to relieve themselves, and they like to bury their feces instead of leaving them in plain sight. Sometimes, however, a kitten will have missed out on the memo and begin to leave his or her feces all over the house. Also, sometimes a fully grown cat will mysteriously forget all about his formerly angelic behavior and start neglecting the litter tray much to his or…

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Bringing Home Your cat

How To Ensure Your Cat Isn’t Stressed When You Bring Her Home   Bringing home your new cat is exciting, but unlike dogs that tend to attach themselves to people, cats tend to attach themselves to their environment. Extra care must be taken when they come home. You and your family may be very excited when you are bringing your new cat or kitten home for the very first time but your new pet may be very nervous or afraid because it is arriving at a strange place it has never been to before with people it does not know…

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Indoor or outdoor cats

Pros and Cons of Indoor Cats and Outdoor Cats   There are pros and cons of indoor and outdoor cats and, with a small amount of planning, one can make the right decision regarding the resident pet cat in the home. Years ago we never even considered this tough decision. Cats were allowed to roam at will and often failed to turn up one dark night and we never really knew what happened to them. We’d spend days or weeks combing the area, asking neighbors to check their sheds and garages. It’s a horrible experience to lose a cat this…

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How to choose a cat or kitten

How to Choose a Healthy Cat or Kitten A cat or dog can be an excellent companion, but if the life of the future owner is not prepared for the feline, it can be disastrous for the new pet. For those individuals that do not relish the idea of walking their pet constantly a cat or kitten may be a great alternative. Adopting or buying a cat or kitten should be a seamless procedure if a few rules are followed. The best places to get a feline from are from a registered breeder, animal rescue, a rescue organization, or from…

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pretty-cat

What an explosive new “Japanese Cat Communication” study means for cat owners looking to bond with their cats In case you’re not a follower of all things cat research, I’m happy to present a breakthrough study on the matter… This new study has showed us something fascinating about how animals think and comprehend us. The results basically indicated that felines have an astounding ability to understand our words. They can understand human language! Japanese researchers in Tokyo uncovered this special trait, which separates domestic house cats from all other large, wild felines (tigers, lions and so forth). It turns out…

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