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?  And how can we be even better friends?  Find strategies, tips
and guidelines 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 camper:
 Feline rivalry is commonplace when 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 ferals

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 (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
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

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: Understanding
fear and play based cat aggression towards humans and strategies to
address it
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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 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 (

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).