Cats are our number one pet find ways to be a better friend to them here
Cats are our number one pet, we love them so much that most of us
live with more than one.  But, how well do we understand our feline
friends? How can we be even better friends?  Find strategies, tips and
guidelines to use right here and now:

New Cat?  What you cat is feeling in a new and strange environment
and the steps you can take to help ease the transition.

More ways for a cat friendly home: the right relationship with you,
toys, playtime, scratching posts and the proper cat furniture, make a
happy home for both you and your cat

Introducing a new kitten and keeping your older cat a happy
 Feline rivalry is expected we bring home a new kitten.  
Specific strategies on effective socialization and integration techniques
for your new arrival

Successful integration strategies for new cats: guidelines to
follow for helping your adult felines get to know each other on their
own terms

Socializing ferals: it takes longer but with dedication and commitment
there is a method to becoming more socially relevant for former

Working with early morning food requests: Cats thrive on
schedules.  Setting a routine feeding time along with enrichment
strategies will be less stressful for the both of you

How to pet a cat: yes, there is a right way, starting from the head and
avoiding the tail,step by step from a feline point of view

Classical music and cats continue to be a good idea:  Should you buy
that new and improved "cat music?"  A look at the studies, old and new (

New research on if your cat is sick or just stressed out and how
to use it:
sickness behaviors may actually be stress behaviors, new
research and how it can help your cat (coming soon).

Getting your cat to use the litter box each and every time: tame your
litter box issues once and for all by following these simple steps

When litter box aversion is not just about the box: When you go
back to basics, make sure you are following all the steps and it's still not
enough, take a look at what else might your cat be telling you

Pica and cats -how to help what's eating them and why: When
they eat all the wrong things, known as "pica", it can be caused by stress
and you can help

Oww! My cat bit me:  Cats do bite when threatened or in play, why it
happens and how to work with it so it doesn't

Cat aggression towards humans and how to fix it: Fear and play
based cat aggression towards humans and strategies to address it

Cats "talk" so we listen: Vocalizations are just one of the ways
domestic cats have developed to communicate with humans

Why do cats knead with their paws?:  Once thought to be a sign a cat
left the mother too soon, is "making biscuits" an OK thing for your cat to
be doing? And why? (more)

Catnip and Cats -too much of a good thing?:  Catnip, valerian
root and silver vine are plants some cats just can't get enough of.  The
case for why you should let your cat indulge. (

Stress free strategies for getting your cat into the carrier: Cats
don't care for confinement against their will, one of the reasons carriers
and cats don't always mix.  Strategies you can use to help the carrier be
a more welcome place (

What happens when re-homing doesn't work? We can find the
best "forever" home for cats.  But what happens when things go wrong?
How do two rehomed cats from Brooklyn end up abandoned on the
New Jersey turnpike and why? (

How to play with a cat Interactive play time is one of the best things
you can do for the both of you (

Cats social or solitary? Research and careful observation continue to
reveal just how social a species cats really are (coming soon).

Why recovery time is essential to TNR:  Trap Neuter and Release
(TNR) is the preferred way to manage feral cat populations and keeps
the rodent population low.  Performing these surgeries on cats that are
too young or not allowing adequate recovery time can do way more
harm than good (

Your cat questions answered: How to get your cat to respond to
you? Are cats and birds a good idea? How can you introduce new pets
to each other?(coming soon)

Losing Kitty:  a little cat takes up a big place inside of you.  Losing our
companion animals requires acceptance and grieving (coming soon).
Need help with those early morning food requests?
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