December 2009. Page 14

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  • Why Adopt A Cat?

    Why Adopt A Cat?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Cats are often regarded as low-maintenance pets, ideal for people who are too busy to care for a dog. Yet the decision to adopt a pet cat should not be taken lightly. A cat will become a long-term commitment as the average house cat lives between...

  • Choosing the Right Cat Boarding Facility

    Choosing the Right Cat Boarding Facility

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Like getting married or starting a new job, traveling can be a fun yet stressful time in life. One way to ease stress levels is to take the time to investigate and choose an appropriate boarding facility for your cats well in advance of your...

  • What Should I Look for When Choosing a Kitten?

    What Should I Look for When Choosing a Kitten?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Adopting a kitten is a life-changing event. The young cat you bring home today will hopefully be with you for the next 18 years. Selecting a cat that's right for you and your home is therefore of the utmost importance. When selecting a cat or...

  • Lost Cat: What You Should Do

    Lost Cat: What You Should Do

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    Dec 2, 2009 — When your cat is lost, the most important thing to remember is to act immediately. Even a short delay may hamper your efforts to find an animal. And while microchipping your pet may have given you a sense of security about recovering your pet in...

  • Tips for Being a Good Cat Foster Parent

    Tips for Being a Good Cat Foster Parent

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Many people find that becoming a foster provider for homeless cats or kittens is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Foster care for cats basically requires patience, a compassionate nature, a flexible lifestyle, and some experience with and...

  • Cat Treats: The Pros and Cons

    Cat Treats: The Pros and Cons

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    Dec 2, 2009 — There's a dizzying array of options for the feline diet nowadays, and nowhere is that more evident than in the cat treat aisle. But, with as many as 40 to 50 percent of cats suffering from obesity, cat treats should be rationed judiciously. No...

  • Plants and Foods that are Poisonous to Cats

    Plants and Foods that are Poisonous to Cats

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Every home contains hazards for cats, including ones that are seemingly benign. Here's a overview of the most common toxic foods and plants that may be lurking in your home presenting hazards for cats. Foods That Are Poisonous To Cats Alcoholic...

  • Should I Get a Short-Haired or Long-Haired Cat?

    Should I Get a Short-Haired or Long-Haired Cat?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — If you are in the process of selecting a new cat for the household, one of the first items on your checklist should be whether to get a short-haired or a long-haired feline. Personal preference generally drives this decision. If your dream has always...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Own a Cat?

    How Much Does it Cost to Own a Cat?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Compared to the cost of other pets, cat ownership can be relatively low-priced. They are generally less expensive than dogs and considerably less expensive than owning a horse. (Like a Lear jet, if you have to ask how much it costs to own a horse...

  • Microchipping and Identification

    Microchipping and Identification

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    Dec 2, 2009 — It's one of the worst things imaginable: losing a pet. It can make cat and dog owners feel so helpless. The statistics are high and state that one in three pets will get lost. And consider that 90 percent of those that aren't identified won't be...