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 guide-
lines 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)

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
(more).

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

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

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

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
(more).

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
(more).

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 (
more).

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 (more).

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
(more).

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
(more).

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
(more).

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
(more).

Cat aggression towards humans and how to fix it: Fear and play based cat
aggression towards humans and strategies to address it
(more).
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Cats "talk" so we listen: Vocalizations are just one of the ways domestic
cats have developed to communicate with humans
(more).

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. (
more)

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 (
more).

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? (
more).

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

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 (
more).

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?(more)

Losing Kitty:  a little cat takes up a big place inside of you.  Losing our
companion animals requires acceptance and grieving (more).


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