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Your Cat’s Personal Space: Why it Matters

Your cat's personal space: why it matters

When it comes to our own personal space, we tend to feel most comfortable when the ability to choose how much we need is in our own control. It’s much more comfortable, for example, when we enter a waiting room that isn’t crowded so we can choose where to sit and how far away we ...

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8 Reasons Why Cats Love Elevated Perches

8 reasons why cats love elevated perches

Whether it’s the top of the refrigerator, a cat perch, the highest shelf of a bookcase, or the top cushions of the sofa, cats cherish those elevated locations. You may have purchased the most comfortable, enticing cat bed on the market but if it’s placed on the floor, it may be ignored by the cats ...

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Cats and Children: 10 Things Every Parent Should Know

cats and children: 10 things every parent should know

For many parents, the idea of kids and cats together is an absolute natural. For other parents though, it’s a scary thought that may get the family cat a one-way ticket to the local shelter. Children and cats can be wonderful companions for each other. My kids have had the most loving, playful, endearing relationships ...

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Keeping Your Indoor Cat Warm in Winter

keeping your indoor cat warm in winter

Many cats really enjoy a warm, cozy place to nap. It’s not unusual to walk into a room and find your cat curled up in the sunniest spot. With the approach of colder months, many indoor cats, especially older ones or kitties with arthritis, will seek out the warmest spots in the house. There are ...

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Why Every Cat Needs Hiding Places

why every cat needs hiding places

Since the early 1980s when I first started working with clients on their cats’ behavior problems, a big part of my consultations covered the importance of creating an environment that allows the cat to engage in natural behaviors, provides security and strengthens the cat/human bond. The umbrella term for these things is commonly referred to ...

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Protect Your Garden From Outdoor Cats

cat in tall grass

Even if you keep your cat safely indoors, your neighbors may not and as a result, you might be dealing with a few cats viewing your lovely garden as an outdoor litter box pit stop. This is a problem because there are potential health concerns, destruction to your plants and the added potential behavioral problem ...

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10 Tips When Bringing Home a New Cat

ten tips when bringing home a new cat

  This is an exciting time for you and your family. You’re about to bring home a new furry family member. Regardless of where the cat is coming from (shelter, rescue, breeder), here are some basic tips to help make the transition a bit easier for everyone. It’s important to not rush the process in ...

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8 Tips for Safe Car Travel With Your Cat

safe car travel with your cat

Are you planning a road trip? Here’s an even bigger question… are you planning on taking your cat with you? For many cat parents, bringing kitty along on out-of-town trips is sometimes the only option. If that’s the case with you, here are some tips to help make the travel experience safer and a little ...

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Seven Things to do Before You Bring Your New Cat Home

7 things to do before you bring your new cat home

This is an exciting time. You’re about to become a first-time cat parent. To get started on the right foot, here’s a list of seven things you should do BEFORE you even bring kitty into the house. You are about to enter into a relationship that will hopefully last for many, many years and this ...

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