Care & Feeding

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Review of the Vinsic Cat Water Fountain

I was searching for a water fountain suitable for a cat or a small to medium-sized dog. Vinsic’s DR008 appeared to be a capable device and was well-priced.

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What to Look for When Buying a Cat Tower

Are your cats using your furniture for their own personal needs? Have they destroyed a piece of furniture due to their clawing? Then a cat tower is the answer. This article covers what you need to know so you can get the right tower to fit you and your cats needs.

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Pros and Cons of a Wire Frame Cat Carrier

While they are extremely popular, here are some reasons why wire frame cat carriers are not for every cat. Find out why they don't work for some cat owners.

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What Type of Kitty Litter and Box Should I Use?

Do I get the clay one, the scoopable one, or do I go by brands? Here are the pros and cons for each type along with my recommendations.

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How to Grow Wheatgrass for Your Cat

In this article, I share simple tips and pictures to help you grow fresh wheatgrass to benefit your cat's health and the health and well-being of your houseplants.

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Cats and the Cold Weather

How are cats in cold weather? Cat's don't like the change in weather, therefore, we mustn't forget that if the seasonal change affects us, it certainly will affect them.

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Am I Becoming a Cat Hoarder? Questions to Ask Yourself (or a Friend)

No one seems to see the descent into hoarding. However, let us just pretend for a moment that such things exist on a continuum and all of us involved in fostering animals in our homes could somehow become hoarders. What are the warning signs? How can we prevent that outcome?

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6 Types of Natural Cat Litters for Anderson Pooper

Cleaning up litter boxes is officially the worst part of owning a cat.

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10 Reasons Why Your Cat Should Be an Indoor-Only Cat

Cats live longer and are happier and healthier when allowed to be indoor-only cats. Here are 10 reasons why cats belong inside.

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Best Natural Cat Litter Brands—My Cat Approves

As a cat owner, you know you're not supposed to change up cat litter on your kitty. My kitten was always pretty adaptable based on her life history, so I had to work through several cat litters to find one that satisfied her, was good for the environment, and that I approved of. Here's the verdict.

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How to Keep Your Cat Happy Inside the Home

Cats need to stay indoors for various reasons. Whether permanent or temporary, felines can develop cabin fever. Here are some great ways to make your pet happy again.

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How to Improve a Feral Cat's Life

Wild felines and the people who take care of them are a controversial topic. Ferals are viewed as a nuisance, disease carriers and kitten machines, but the truth is that they need certain elements of human care as much as house pets do.

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The Best Cat-Approved Toys for Independent Play

Read about the cat toys that my cats love. These toys keep them playing like they’re still kittens. Just like cats, some of these will surprise you.

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How to Successfully Prepare Your Foster Kittens for Adoption

Kittens that are too young to be adopted and who no longer have their mother caring for them need some tender love and care to get them healthy and socialized so they can be adopted out. The two main areas you need to worry about when fostering kittens are diet and socialization/behavior.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Cats Pee in the House

Many cat owners find themselves frustrated when their perfectly trained feline suddenly decides they don't want to use the litter box. Learn the five most common causes of this behavior and you how can prevent it.

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How to Keep a Cat From Eating Too Fast

Learn about my silly but useful tactics for helping cats that eat too quickly slow down their food intake so that they can get more meows out of life.

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Can My Cat Eat Tuna?

Can my cat eat tuna? Should I limit the amount of tuna I give her? There are many questions that arise when it comes to feeding our furry felines a food that is so commonly associated with them!

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How to Care for Stray Kittens: A Guide to Raising Feral Kittens

Cats are prolific. They are hardwired to produce offspring for as long as they remain fertile. If you ever find a baby animal in your neighborhood, chances are that it will be a kitten.

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A Review of "Slide" Cat Litter

Is Slide cat little worth the hype? Read on to find out!

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What's the Best Brand of Cat Litter? A Comparison of Seven Brands

What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Seven brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.

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Common Cat Food Related Health Issues

Guide to common health issues related to your cat's diet. We cover differences between raw and dry cat food. Is organic better than normal and what are unhealthy ingredients?

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How to Make a Simple Multipurpose Doorstep for Your Cat Flap From Decking

This guide will help you craft an external doorstep for your cat flap, made from decking. It is a simple, quick, and inexpensive multifunctional design. It also hides drain pipes with a platform for plant pots.

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The Necessity of Keeping Your Cat’s Teeth Clean

Your feline may need more dental care than you think. Cleaning your cats teeth regularly can prevent serious health issues.

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Cheapest Litter Options for Cats

If you are a cat owner, especially if you have multiple cats, the cost of litter can be high. Here are some ways to save money on litter.

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How Do You Control Fleas on Kittens?

Kittens should not be given any flea prevention until they weigh two pounds. However, there are other ways to stop fleas.

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How to Recarpet Your Cat Tower

Ten years ago, without a plan, I made a tower for my cat. Recently, I took it apart and remade it. You can recover yours or make a new one with these instructions.

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How to Choose the Best Food for Your Cat

Finding the right cat food for your feline friend can be quite the task, especially if you have a cat with a picky palate. This list is based off of personal experience and feedback from friends.

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Valuable Tips on How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy and Healthy

Keeping your cat indoors can add years to its life. With adequate nutrition and exercise, your cat can be happy and healthy living indoors. Below you will find valuable tips on how to keep a happy and vital indoor cat.

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Moving Your Cat to a New Home

Moving to a new house is stressful for all involved, including your beloved kitty. If you have an outdoor cat, you need to take extra care to make sure they don't try and go back to their old house.

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Your Cat Is Growing Older—Care With Love!

Caring for “senior” cats can sometimes be a challenge, but your furry family member is depending on you. Love your kitty!

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Best Ways to Groom Long-Haired Cats and Remove Tangles

If your long-haired cat gets tangles that you can't comb out, try these ideas to minimize the problem.

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10 Reasons to Have an Indoor-Only Cat

Should you let your cat outside? Here are 10 important reasons to keep your cat inside.

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How to Give Your Cat High-Calorie Supplement Gel

Sometimes sick cats do not eat enough food to help them get better. It may be necessary to give them a high calorie supplement gel to insure they are getting the vitamins they need.

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What to Bathe a Cat With and Best Methods

In order to make the bathing experience for you and your cat more pleasant, it is important to choose the right products and create the right environment for bathing.

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How to Make a Cake for a Cat: Healthy Coconut Flour Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe! Learn how to make a birthday celebration cake for your pet cat with healthy coconut flour.

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How to Choose Cat-Friendly Plants for Your House

Do you know if any of the plants or flowers in your home might be toxic to cats? Learn how important it is to choose cat-friendly plants to keep your cats safe and healthy.

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How to Choose the Best Cat Food for Your Cat

The right cat food can make a big difference in your cat’s health and quality of life. Learn the five most important things to consider when choosing the best cat food for your cat.

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How to Stop Cats From Scratching Furniture

Is your cat scratching your furniture? Here are some solutions that will make your kitty happy and save your furniture from damage.

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The Best Clippers for Cat Nails (How to Trim Your Cat's Claws)

Learn about what to look for in a clipper, the importance of clipping your cat's nails, and how to do it properly.

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All About Cross-Breed Cats: Our Maine-Coon Ragdoll

The gentle giant of all domestic cats, the Maine Coon, makes a lovable and endearing pet, as portrayed in my showcase of our adorable half-breed moggies (also part Ragdoll, another adorable cat breed).

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Great Ways to Make Your Cat Healthy and Happy

Cats are finicky pets. It takes a lot to make them happy. This article provides a variety of ways to accomplish this.

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What Kind of Cat Food Is Best: Wet or Dry?

Take some time to think about the kind of food you will feed your cat. Making careful choices can help your cat to lead a longer and healthier life.

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10 Tips to Succesfully Bathe Your Cat (Without Dying in the Process)

Bathing a cat is the bane of most cat-owners existence—and the animals don't enjoy it much either. These tips and tricks can allow cat owners to successfully complete the process without putting their life, limb or health of their animal in jeopardy.

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How to Make a Cat Hammock (With Step-by-Step Photos)

People love watching cats hanging out in hammocks and cats just love being in a hammock. You can easily make them yourself. Why not make several hammocks to donate to a local animal rescue or shelter?

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How to Bathe a Cat, Drama-Free

Cats are notoriously difficult to bathe. Here are some tips of the trade on avoiding bodily injury while bathing your cat and ensuring all goes as smoothly as possible.

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The Best Cat Carriers for Car or Plane Travel (Short and Long Trips)

Here is a list of the best cat carriers for airline travel, car travel or just short trips to the vet or groomer. You’ll also find helpful tips and advice on how to choose the right type and size carrier for your cat's comfort and safety.

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Cat Care 101: A Guide for New Cat Owners

Learn all the cat care basics such as choosing a cat food, litter, litter boxes, grooming, dental care, cat carriers, finding a veterinarian and much more.

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How Much Do I Have to Pay for My Cat's Pet Insurance?

It is essential to know your options when choosing pet insurance. Here is a breakdown of the most popular insurance companies, including their programs, prices, effectiveness, and phone numbers.

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Caring for Your New Kitten

This article includes all of the things you should consider when adopting and taking care of baby cats. Kittens are a lot of fun, but they also require a firm commitment to tender loving care.

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Newborn Kittens: What You Need to Know

Newborn kittens are extremely adorable, but they can be a lot of work. If the mother cat is around, you won't have to do much, but if she isn't, then you'll have all the responsibilities meant for her.