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Bringing Your Kitten Home

Welcoming your new kitten into your home requires a lot of love, patience and preparation. With the right equipment and expert tips, you can make your cat's introduction to your home, family and other pets go smoothly.

Find out about what you need to do to deal with the problem of homesickness, what toys are safe for your cat, what basic supplies you need as well as how to introduce your new cat to your children and other pets. Learn how to make your house safe for your cat's proofing it.   More...

How to become a multi-cat household without casualties

Although cats in the wild are basically loners, most house cats do appreciate the company of other cats. In fact, as near as we can tell, your cat sees you as another cat - just a really big one with the thumbs needed to open the cat food can.

A great way to keep cats active while you are away from home is to have two, not one, right from the beginning, preferably siblings or kittens of the same age. They will play with one another and keep each other company all day long, burning calories and keeping their minds active.

Unlike dogs, cats really aren't much harder to care for than one. Cost isn't major consideration either;food doesn't cost all that mush for two 10-pound pets, does it? The extra money spent on a second litter box and one extra visit to the vet will be money well spent.

However, there might be a few slight problems - breed and age related compatibility and other. It's always better to be prepared to deal with these problems in advance.  More...

How to Introduce Your Children to a Pet Kitten

If your children are under 6 years old, and you want to add a kitten to your family's collection of pets, here are some pointers to keep in mind.   More...

Cornell University Feline Health Center
The Feline Health Center provides expert advice on how to resolve problems of:
  • Feeding
  • House Soiling
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Destructive Behaviors such as scratching furniture and carpets, and fabric or plant chewing
  • Presents basic information on feline vaccines, vaccines and sarcomas, feline infectious peritonitis, diabetes in cats and other medical disorders and explains signs, diagnosis, treatment, and home care for these diseases and medical disorders.  More...

Obesity in cats

Obesity is the number one nutritional disorder among cats. Studies suggest that approximately 25 percent of the cats presented to veterinary clinics are overweight. This extra weight puts pets at risk for certain health problems involving the cardiovascular, respiratory and skeletal systems. Knowing how to recognize the signs of obesity and take corrective action is important. But more important is knowing how to keep pets in good body condition to start, thus avoiding the development of obesity in the first place.

Learn about what causes obesity, what diet to keep to and how to control your cat's weight.   More...

Litter Box Training

Get your kitten off to a good start with an appropriate litter box. Often a plastic box is the most practical and easy to clean. The sides should be low enough that your kitten can easily climb in and out. Place the box in a relatively quiet area of the home with minimal traffic, where the kitten can have some privacy. Be certain the box is easily accessible, perhaps near to the kitten's sleeping area...

It doesn't take long for a kitten to develop bad habits, so it is essential that you identify and correct mistakes right away.

Learn about the causes of house soiling and how to deal with this problem.  More...





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