Feliway: Stress-Busting for Cats

Feliway is a powerful stress-fighter in cats. Learn more.

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The Danger of Cat Bites to Humans

Learn about cat bite wounds in humans and why they should all be treated by a doctor.

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Why Do Cats Lie on Your Stuff?

Find out why cats like to climb on whatever you're working on and get in your way.

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Interactive Playtime with Your Cat

Wand toys are the best way to play with a cat to get out stress and energy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions...

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What Do I Need for My New Kitten?

This checklist will give you a great idea of the things you'll need to have available when you bring home your new kitten.

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Supplies Needed for Senior Cats

Your senior cat might need some special supplies. Check here.

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What's the Best Way to Play with My Cat?

Learn how to use interactive play with wand toys to decrease stress-related bad behaviors in cats.

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Why Do Cats Knock Things off Shelves?

Learn why cats like to knock things down and how you can teach them to stop.

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Benefits of Cats for the Elderly

Cat-ownership can have great benefit to seniors, including those in assisted living situations.

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Cat Claw Facts to Share at Parties

These interesting, not well-known facts about cats' claws are fun and useful.

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Why Does My Cat Play in the Water Bowl?

Cats may bat at the water in their bowl or drink off their paws because of the pain of whisker fatigue. Learn more.

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Declaw Ban in New York

It might soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York.

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What Kind of Cat Litter Should I Use?

Learn what types of cat litter cats like and why as well as what type we think is best.

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Why Do Some Cats Bite During Petting?

Does your cat exhibit biting behavior during petting? Learn why and what to do.

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Common Cat Diseases and How to Recognize Them

These common cat conditions can kill your cat. Learn what to watch for.

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How to Be a Great Cat Owner

You can be an extra great cat owner by following these tips.

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Signs of a Sick Cat

Cats might have subtle signs of illness. Learn what to watch for.

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Why Does My Cat Chew Plastic Bags?

Find out why your cat eats plastic bags and how to stop the behavior.

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Why Do Cats Love Small Hiding Spots?

Learn why some cats like to crawl into small boxes or other hiding spots to hang out.

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Why Is My Cat Meowing More Than Normal?

Learn some of the reasons why cats might suddenly have a surge in their meowing behavior, including pain or stress.

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How to Control Cat Biting

Cat biting needs to be curbed, or you could get hurt. Learn more.

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Why Do Cats Pee on Their Owners' Beds?

Learn what your cat is trying to communicate by urinating on your bed or clothes.

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Tips for Keeping Your Cat Moving

Learn simple ways to keep your cat moving and happy.

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A True Emergency in Cats: Urinary Blockage

Cats with urinary obstruction will die without treatment and may suffer permanent kidney damage with delayed treatment.

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Ways People Cause Their Cats Stress

Stressed cats can become sick or develop behavior problems. Learn how to avoid causing your cat stress.

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Living with an Un-Neutered Cat

The cost of not neutering your cat is higher than that of a spay or neuter surgery.

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Is It OK to Kiss Your Cat?

Find out whether kissing your cat is a good or bad idea.

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How to Train Your Kitten on Scratching

Set yourself and your kitten up for scratching success and train her to use a scratching post from the beginning.

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Causes of Sudden Aggression in Cats

Find out the common things that trigger cats to attack out of the blue.

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Declawing Banned in Another Canadian Province

Declawing is now considered unethical and banned in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Why Do Cats Purr?

Learn why and how cats purr, why they sometimes drool while purring, and how purrs might help people and cats heal.

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How to Play with a Cat That Tends to Scratch You

Here, find tips for how to stay safe while interacting with a cat that scratches during play.

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3 Surprising Consequences of Declawing Cats

Don't schedule a declaw surgery for your cat until you've read about these surprising consequences.

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Bad Cat Behaviors Caused by Declawing

Find out how declawing a cat can result in some bad behaviors later on.

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How to Create a Kitty Cuddler

Learn some tricks for helping your shy or aloof cat learn to cuddle.

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What Is Cat Kneading and Why Do They Do It?

Learn why cats knead and how you can protect your legs from their claws.

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How to Fight Declawing in Your Town

All movements start with individuals. Find out how you can help fight declawing in your community.

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Signs of Urinary Tract Issues in Cats and What to Do

Learn about what causes feline urinary tract problems and how your cat might show you something's wrong.

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Why Cats Are Great Cuddlers

Cuddling with a cat is good for your health, plus it's fun. Learn why cats are great cuddlers.

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Provide the Proper Scratching Post for Your Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll cats are exceptionally sweet, but they still need a good cat scratching post. Learn what the best scratching post for a ragdoll cat is.

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Making Your House Safe for Cats and Kids

Learn what a veterinarian has to say about helping cats and kids get along safely.

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Sisal Fabric Is the Best Cat Scratching Post Material

Cats prefer sisal fabric to any other kind of material for their cat scratching posts.

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What You Need to Know When You Have Cats and Babies

Some people say you must get rid of your cat when you have a baby. That is rarely the case, but there are some things you should know about cats and babies.

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The Proper Way to Clean the Litter Box

Litter box cleaning isn't the most fun thing in the world, but we have ways to make it easier as well as more effective.

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Honeysuckle: A Catnip Alternative for Some Cats

Although honeysuckle plant can be toxic for your cat, the bark can create a response similar to catnip in many cats. If your cat doesn't react to catnip, she may react to honeysuckle.

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Train Your Cat to Stay off the Kitchen Counter

Train your cat to stay off the kitchen counter by providing acceptable alternatives.

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What Maine Coon Cats Need in a Cat Scratching Post

Maine coon cats need to scratch to stay healthy. Learn what the best cat scratching post is for these large, strong cats.

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Alternatives to Declawing Cats

Learn why declawing cats is inhumane and what you can do to solve problem cat scratching instead.

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If You Have Multiple Cats, You Need Multiple Scratching Posts

Not have enough scratching posts for the number of cats in your home can increase feline stress and problem cat scratching.

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Why Cats Scratch Some Areas of the Home and Not Others

Cats may scratch in one area of your home if there are not enough cat scratching posts. Learn more about why cats scratch certain areas and not others.

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Is Your Cat Scratching Because of Stress?

Learn how to manage your cat's stress so your household doesn't experience an increase in cat scratching.

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Cat Scratching Posts and Why Cats Need Them

Cats need to scratch to remain healthy, and a good cat scratching post can save your furniture.

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Why Do Cats Scratch Carpet?

If your cat scratches your carpet, you're probably wondering why and how you can get it to stop. Learn why cats scratch carpet and how to get them to stop.

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Should I Schedule a Declaw Surgery for My Kitten?

Learn all the facts before you schedule a declaw surgery for your new kitten. Declawing means amputating part of your kitten's toes.

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Cat Scratching Boot Camp Training

Enter your cat in our free cat scratching boot camp. Take the 7-day challenge to stop problem cat scratching.

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Why Does My Cat Scratch Things?

Learn why cats scratch and how to provide them with alternatives so they won't damage your belongings.

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Easily Train Your Cat or Kitten to Use a Cat Scratching Post

It is possible to train a cat to use a cat scratching post instead of your furniture carpet. In fact, if you have the right scratching post, cats would rather scratch it than your belongings.

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Choosing the Best Cat Scratching Post

Cats have certain requirements for using a cat scratching post. Learn from a veterinarian what they are so you can choose a cat scratching post your cat will use.

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Turn to Soft Paws® During Life Changes

If you are approaching a life transition with your cat, it may help to use Soft Paws®. The vinyl claw caps can mitigate damage from stress-induced cat scratching.

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Soft Paws® May Decrease Damage from Certain Medical Conditions

You may be able to use Soft Paws® to decrease harm your cat may do to herself if she is suffering from certain medical conditions.

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Decreasing Scratching Damage While Traveling with Cats

Traveling with your cat can be challenging. Learn how you can decrease the chance that your rentals or hosts' property will be damaged by scratching.

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Will Soft Paws® Fall Off My Cat?

If you're using Soft Paws on your cat, you'll want to know all the tips for keeping them on. It's easy, and you'll get more use out of your package of nail caps.

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Landlords and Declawing Cats: Know the Facts

Cats may cause more damage to properties after they are declawed because it can cause inappropriate urination. Learn more about cat scratching, landlords, and rentals.

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Little Known Facts About Cats' Claws

Your cat has claws for a reason, and they grow a certain way for a reason too. Learn about cat claws and cat scratching.

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Cats Need to Scratch in Multiple Directions

Cat scratching is necessary and healthy. Cats need a variety of surfaces at different angles to meet their cat scratching needs.

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Walk Through a Declaw Surgery with a Kitten

Go through a declaw surgery with a kitten to learn the process, pain, and potentially lasting effects.

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