December 2009. Page 11

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  • Meet Gwen Cooper, Catster Mom and Author of

    Meet Gwen Cooper, Catster Mom and Author of "Homer's Odyssey"

    Dec 3, 2009 — If you're looking for a book to give a pet-loving friend this holiday season, look no further than "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or...

  • Cat Travel Tips

    Cat Travel Tips

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Cats traditionally do not love to travel, although there will be some exceptions as cats are very individualistic and they love proving their humans wrong. Learning how to travel with your cat means learning how you can best adapt new environments to...

  • Kitten Health Guide

    Kitten Health Guide

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Congratulations on your new kitten! If this is the first time you've owned a cat, there are a few things you should know about your kitten's care and cat health in general. Kitten-Proofing Your Home A kitten is like a curious child; it's bound to...

  • How to Clip Your Cat's Nails

    How to Clip Your Cat's Nails

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    Dec 2, 2009 — If we humans want to return the love our cats shower upon us, a good way to do it is make sure our cat's nails are trimmed on a regular basis. Why trim a cat's nails? There's a long list of reasons. Long nails can get caught on things in the...

  • How Can I Prepare for My Cat's Well-Being if I Pass Away?

    How Can I Prepare for My Cat's Well-Being if I Pass Away?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Pet ownership involves many responsibilities: shelter, health care, nutrition, exercise, and insuring they're taken care if you go away. But what about their care if you pass away for good, leaving them behind with, perhaps, many good years left...

  • Litter Training Kittens and Cats

    Litter Training Kittens and Cats

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Using the litter box is second nature to most cats. Training kittens to use a litter box is usually as easy as showing them where it is and dropping them in. When you're introducing your new cat to your home, the litter box should be one of your...

  • Preparing Your Home for a Kitten

    Preparing Your Home for a Kitten

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    Dec 2, 2009 — You may be thinking about adopting a kitten. They are such a joy - cuddly and cute and oh, so curious. Therefore, it's a good idea to do some kitten proofing before bringing home a new kitten. Here's how to prepare your home for her: Your Trip...

  • Heartworm Prevention for Cats

    Heartworm Prevention for Cats

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Heartworm disease is transmitted to cats and dogs by a bite from a mosquito carrying the microscopic heartworm larvae. Heartworms are a parasite known as dirofilaria immitis. They have the appearance of thin spaghetti when they reach adulthood. While...

  • Do Cat Families Have a Hierarchical Structure?

    Do Cat Families Have a Hierarchical Structure?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — If you have more than one or two cats and are an astute observer of feline behavior, you've noticed that cats do seem to adhere to established feline social structures. One of your cats may have "Alpha Cat" status, with other cats deferring to him...

  • Car Travel with Cats

    Car Travel with Cats

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Most cats prefer to stay home. The car trip for cats often means a trip to the vet or, worse yet for furry cats, the groomers. Yes, a few cats love car transport, but they are the brave and the bold. Traveling by car with your cat involves some...