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Is your apartment big enough for a cat?

Is your apartment big enough for a cat?

If you’re wondering whether you have the space to house a cat companion and are confident he can adapt to apartment living, the short answer is yes. The amount of square footage is not at all the key to the question.


Study reveals physics of how cats drink.

Study reveals physics of how cats drink.

Initially, researchers thought cats drank the same way as dogs but more politely. Turns out neither cats nor dogs drink like people. Learn about the physics of how cats drink.

The secret lives of outdoor cats revealed.

The secret lives of outdoor cats revealed.

What do cats who spend their entire lives on the street do? How long do they live? Do they socialize or fight? To answer these and other questions, researchers at the University of Illinois strapped a GPS device on 42 outdoor cats, some with human companions and some homeless.


5 ways to get your cat to exercise.

5 ways to get your cat to exercise.

Routine play time with your cat can keep him healthy and fit. With most cats sleeping up to 15 hours a day, exercising becomes vitally important to ensure they don’t reach an unhealthy weight.


Cats and humans: understanding each other better.

Cats and humans: understanding each other better.

Your cat’s body language and vocalizations can tell you a lot about your pet’s current state of mind. And as it turns out, studies reveal our feline friends can somewhat gauge our temperament as well.


Is my cat obese?

Is my cat obese?

Many cat companions don't realize their furry friends are obese because we're desensitized to seeing heavy pets and people. Here's how to check...


How often do I really need to clean my cat's litter box?

How often do I really need to clean my cat's litter box?

Keeping your cat's litter box clean and fresh is an important part of making sure your pet stays healthy and happy. It's also critical for your own satisfaction as a cat parent.


Covered or uncovered: do cats really care?

Covered or uncovered: do cats really care?

In a recent column on Pet Health Network, Dr. Ward took a look at research published by experts at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Here's what they found.


We answer 5 top litter box placement questions.

We answer 5 top litter box placement questions.

Deciding where to place your litter box is important. You want it to match the feng shui of your home while also being safe and convenient for your cat to use. 


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.



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