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A blog to keep your cat happy + healthy.

Your guide to petting a cat.

Your guide to petting a cat.

Do cats like to be petted? The idea that cats are solitary creatures who snub humans is mostly false. Some individual cats may snub their families, but most kitties enjoy spending time with their people. 


7 tips to make a stinky litter box smell fresh & clean.

7 tips to make a stinky litter box smell fresh & clean.

If you need to eliminate cat odor from your home, try these seven tips to keep your litter box from stinking.


Why adopt a pet instead of buying one?

Why adopt a pet instead of buying one?

Adopting a cat can be one of the best choices you ever make. Not only do you gain an entertaining companion who will (probably) be glad to see you at the end of a long day, but you'll be saving a life, too.


Do cats cause asthmatic attacks or prevent them?

Do cats cause asthmatic attacks or prevent them?

Is it true that exposing yourself and your family to cats increases the risks of contracting asthma or having an attack?

Maybe.


Cat urine: Rodent repellent or love potion #9?

Cat urine: Rodent repellent or love potion #9?

You probably know that cat urine gets rid of mice. But did you also know it can act as a mouse aphrodisiac? Scientists have discovered that cat pee works like an all-natural Viagra for rodents. 


World's oldest living cats & how to tell if your cat will be one.

World's oldest living cats & how to tell if your cat will be one.

How long does the average cat live? For cat lovers, the answer is always: not long enough! Let's look at a few of the world's oldest living cats and see if your cat might be in line to join them.


How cats learned to get humans to do what they want.

How cats learned to get humans to do what they want.

Our cats can coerce us into giving them titbits of the best food, snuggles on the sofa, and a chance to pillow their heads on the laptop. You could say they've turned us into their servants. How did cats learn to bring humans to heel? 


Cats like people (really!), study says.

Cats like people (really!), study says.

The popular stereotype of domestic pets says cats are aloof, remote, and arrogant creatures who tolerate humans as servants. But is it true?

Science says No.


How much do cats remember?

How much do cats remember?

You can read Kunkush's story in Kunkush: The True Story of a Refugee Cat by Marne Ventura. It's a heartwarming tale, and like many others, it makes us ask the question: How much do our pets remember?


Out-of-this-world cat names.

Out-of-this-world cat names.

There must be a magical connection between cats and the solar system. Besides their success in the space exploration field, cats also wear names from the astrological, astronomical, and scientific communities.


Keep your cat cool this summer.

Keep your cat cool this summer.

Cats love to sprawl in the sun, but too much heat can cause serious health problems. Protecting cats from extreme heat is critical to helping them stay healthy and happy.


Top 10 books about cats for summer reading.

Top 10 books about cats for summer reading.

There's something mysterious about how cats and books go together. Bookstores often keep a resident kitty who prowls among the dusty volumes, and many famous writers were known ailurophiles (cat lovers).



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