December 2009. Page 14

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  • What if I Can't Have a Cat in My Apartment Building?

    What if I Can't Have a Cat in My Apartment Building?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — You've dreamed of becoming a cat owner but there's one little obstacle - your landlord says you can't have a cat. Should you just give up or plan to move? For many, moving is not an option but there's no need to give up yet. Instead, try some of...

  • Why Is My Cat So Active At Night?

    Why Is My Cat So Active At Night?

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Feline nocturnal activity is the bane of many a cat owner's existence. Just as you're slipping into deep REM sleep, a 10 lb. tabby jumps on your chest, attacks your feet, or yowls insistently to be fed. If you're like most cat owners, you reward this...

  • All You Need to Know About Ear Mites in Cats

    All You Need to Know About Ear Mites in Cats

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    Dec 2, 2009 — Ear mites are tiny, crab-like parasites that invade the outer ears and ear canals of cats. There are many different types, but the most common is Otodectes Cynotis, which is found in approximately 90 percent of all feline ear mite...

  • 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...