Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:12:46 +0000
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZOur cats often serve as "meals on wheels" for fleas, ticks, worms, and other parasites. Unchecked infestations
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRead this cat talk article to learn why cats show their butts to humans and what cat butt communication means. This article explains cat talk and what cat tail sniffing and cat butt presentation means.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHow to determine your cat's age in human years, including an attached conversion chart.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCats show their love in many ways, from their body language to their behavior when around their humans. Learn 14 ways cats love their owners to help your understanding of the ways cats show love.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRead this cat sleep article for understanding your sleepy cat. Learn about sleep cycles of cats, how cats sleep, do cats dream, and why they sleep so much in this cat sleep article by Amy Shojai, CABC.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCats tell us that they are happy by vocalizing their pleasure, showing their moods by their body language, and plainly acting happy, by enjoying their food, keeping themselves groomed, and using the litter box faithfully.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThanks to the International Cat Care organization, some great new revisions have been made to the comparative ages of cats to humans. Welcome to Juniors, Prime cats and Mature cats.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZAmy Shojai cat behavior expert describes the reasons for cats behaving sad, how to tell if a cat is sad, what causes cats' depression, and how you can help a sad or depressed cat feel better, quicker.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZBlack cats are rarely just ignored. They are usually loved beyond measure or feared beyond reason. Learn more with these 7 Facts About Black Cats
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZGetting a new cat, especially if it is your first cat, is a huge step, and not to be taken carelessly. This article will help prepare you against making the 10 most common mistakes made by new cat owners.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThough cats vocalize with one another, they seem to reserve meows for their humans. If you understand cats' meows, you may empathize with an older, deaf, or sick cat, but practice tough kitty-love with other cats.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHow long is the common cat supposed to live? Questions and answers from the About Guide to Cats
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHow can I remove cat urine odor from laundry - Cats FAQ
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZPart 2 of a series on tracking the development of a kitten from birth to one year: what to expect. This part discusses the all-important first six weeks.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRefer to this cat talk article to understand cat eyes. Understand how cats talk with their eyes. Cat eyes and cat talk is explained in this article by Amy Shojai, CABC, about understanding cat eyes.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCats' mating is an amazing, complicated process, and can extend for many years, unless the cats are eventually spayed or neutered. Learn more about mating and conception in cats, for better knowledge of your own cat.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThe fact that cats develop and age so rapidly in a short time is both fascinating and sad to the people who love them. Learn more about cats' aging with these resources.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZSo you think you might want to get a cat, and don't know where to start. You no doubt have dozens of questions running through your mind:
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWorking cat parents often worry about their cats being bored when left home alone all day, then becoming mischievous and destructive. Toys like catnip cigars, a talking ball, or a Birdland DVD will keep cats happy and out of trouble.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThis list of the top 10 things cats like was assembled two ways. First, we looked into cats' minds, then observed their daily activities to determine the things they like most. Your cat's experience may vary widely.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZDid you know that tuxedo cats are 200% smarter than other cats? That the first cat in the new world was a Tuxedo cat named Asgerd aboard a Viking ship, or that the largest inheritance given a cat was to a tuxedo? Learn more amazing bits of fact and/or fiction about tuxedo cats, as researched by Dr. Magrathea Wallace, aka Maggie.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZA reader asks if marijuana is toxic to cats, whether by eating the leaves of the plant, or inhaling second-hand smoke. See the reply of the Cats Expert.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZEqually at home with children, dogs, or older persons, the Maine Coon is an ideal pet, handily earning
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThe all-important first six weeks in a kitten's life will do much in determining his personality, health and character for the rest of his life.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWhat happens when cats mate? Is it true a litter of kittens can be fathered by different cats? Can my cat become pregnant while still nursing her kittens? Learn the answers to all these questions on mating and conception in cats, and much more.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZYour kitten's first year is the most important one, in terms of his physical development as well as the human-feline bonding you will develop, which will help mold his personality. These are months to cherish, as they pass by all too quickly. Here's what to expect in your kitten's development from three to six months and beyond. Page 2.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHelp for cat lovers in cleaning up the messes cats sometimes leave, such as pee, barf, and poop. An essential guide to keeping a happy kitty and a clean house.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZDid you know the Tabby cat is not a breed, but a color pattern? Many cat breeds include the tabby pattern, as do out beloved Moggie cats. We extoll the virtues of the common but glorious tabby cat, along with some legends about the M on the forehead of the tabby.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRead this Ask Amy column to learn why cats poop outside the litter box and how to solve it. Learn about cat pooping behavior problems and how to solve cat pooping outside the litter box.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn about cat sounds and get a better understanding of variations on cats' purring in this About.com article by Amy Shojai, CABC.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZA reader asks Amy Shojai for help with her young cat, Cooper, who has suddenly taken to pooping on an antique Moraccan rug instead of in his litter boxes. Learn more from Amy's considered reply.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZOne of the top items of curiosity about cats is 'why do they purr?' Although there is no definitive answer why cats purr, it is a remarkable ability shared by no other animal, except certain big cats and the raccoon.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZIf you really want to PO your cat, make him think you are ignoring him. Cats thrive on attention, especially from their favorite people, so pamper him with attention or live to regret it.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRefer to this cat aggression article about cat fights to stop intercat aggression. Learn how to stop a cat fight and prevent intercat aggression in this how-to article about cat aggression.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn how cats use cat smell to communicate. Understand how cats talk with scent. This article explains cats' scent language of scratching, urine and bunting cat behavior.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRefer to this cat body language article to understand how cats talk using body language. Learn how cats communicate using cat body posture and body language. This article explains ways cats talk with other cats and people using body language.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn how to silence cat wake up calls. Night time cat wake up calls can be stopped with these easy tips from Amy Shojai, CABC, for About.com Cats.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZNext to a raw food diet for cats, experts agree that canned food should be the staple. These are my personal picks of premium canned cat foods.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZFemale cats that are not spayed will eventually come into heat, and the signs are not entirely ambiguous. Here are some behavioral symptoms to look for if you suspect your diva is in heat.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCat pee, poop, and vomit stains and odor can be caused by medical conditions. Have your cat checked by your veterinarian first, then use one of these odor and stain removal products on your carpet.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRead this article about 12 weird cat behaviors as cat communication, and what they mean. Learn why cats perform these weird cat behaviors, and how they use them to communicate.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHow long after giving birth will a mother cat have her next heat period? It's much sooner than many cat owners think, and makes the case for neutering cats early.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZBy adopting two kittens together, those kittens will grow up to be friends for life, and you will have the pleasure of watching them develop and mature. I have enjoyed every minute of my time with brothers Jaspurr and Joey, and at 13 they are still best buddies.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZTranslate cat talk and understand cat language with this illustrated cat language dictionary. Learn how to understand cat purrs, meows and body language with this how-to article.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZTuxedo cats are only one of many color patterns of bi-color cats, but in my opinion, the most beautiful. Tuxies have sweet, loving dispositions, but have a streak of mischief which can be challenging to their humans.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZDespite their popular use among people, many essential oils used in aromatherapy are toxic to cats. Learn which essential oils are dangerous
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZOver-grooming behavior in cats can be caused by stress and anxiety. Amy Shojai, former Contributing Writer on Cat Behavior for About.com advises how to relieve stress that causes over-grooming behavior problems in cats.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThe first two to three weeks are the most crucial for your mother cat and her newborn kittens. The kittens are developing rapidly, and the queen will usually show symptoms of any post-partum problems by this time.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZAggression between cats sharing a household can come in several forms, including play aggression, redirected aggression, and territorial aggression. Understand the kind of aggression before attempting to intervene.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZAmy Shojai, cat behavior expert explains why cats solicit attention in bathrooms and how cats behave when their human companions are in the bathroom.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZSnapshot information about the Scottish Fold cat breed: its standards, profile, history, and personality traits.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZUnderstand cat language and what cat tails mean. Refer to this article to learn how to translate cat tail positions, and why dogs may misinterpret various cat tail talk. Learn more about how cats communicate with their tails with this article by Amy Shojai, CABC for About.com.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZOur Cats Expert answers a reader's question on how often and how much a cat should be fed, giving details for both kittens and adult cats.
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2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThere is no need to suffer from cat-related sleep deprivation when she wants to play or be fed. Try one or more of these suggestions to get a full night's sleep, and still give your cat the attention she needs.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZOne of the most rewarding aspects of living with a cat is watching him play. Gary Loewenthal, former forum host, wrote an article on how to join in with the fun, to maximize your bond while giving kitty a good exercise workout.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZRefer to this Ask Amy article to solve cat pooping outside the litter box. Understand why cats poop outside the litter box, and how to solve it.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCats urinating outside the litterbox is cited as one of the main reasons for surrendering cats to animal shelters. You can rid your house of cat urine odor and retrain your cat to the litterbox by using the tips in this article.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZMany human foods are toxic to cats. Avoid feeding cats table scraps. Instead, feed a nutritious cat food created for their specific nutritional needs.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHELP! My cat had a litter of six kittens, unfortunately 2 died shortly after they were born. It seems that the mother no longer wants to feed the other 4 babies. Do you have any suggestions? Read the answer and other FAQS on pregnancy and mating of cats at About.com Cats.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThis article by Amy Shojai, CABC about catnip teaches how to use catnip to train cats. Catnip can also help build cat confidence, as explained here.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHere is a step-by-step process to help control your allergy symptoms while enjoying the lifelong companionship of a cat. Yes, you can adopt a cat, despite your allergies.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZBacterial contaminants in processed meats can be problematical. However, raw food diets can be successful by taking certain precautions. Page 2.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWhether you are thinking about getting a cat, or have just adopted your first one, this tutorial has been designed to make your relationship with this special cat a lasting one.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZA reader is interested in getting her first cat and asks whether an adult cat or kitten is the best choice. Read my reply to this cat FAQ.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn about cat bunting, allorubbing behavior, and cat rubbing body language in this cat talk article by Amy Shojai, CABC, behavior expert
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWhile ranking among cat breeds often varies, most of the same breeds appear every year in the CFA list of the 10 most popular cat breeds. I added another type of cat to this list, as more homes include these cats than any recognized breed.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZDry food is the staple in many cats' diets. Alternate with premium canned food for a well-balanced diet for your cat. Please keep in mind your own cats' age, medical condition, and nutritional needs.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZUse these 10 cat repellent tips to keep stranger cats away from gardens, off cars, and to help prevent your own indoor cat behavior problems.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZStep-by-step instructions for bottle-feeding a newborn kitten, including precautions to take, helpful tips, and the follow-through you'll need to provide as a surrogate cat mother.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZAmy Shojai responds to a readers question about her cat's drooling when being petted. She tells why cats drool when happy being petted.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZStray and feral cats often give their last ounces of energy to their developing kittens, because of the lack of proper food, care, and veterinary attention. You'll provide all the things your pregnant cat and her unborn kittens need.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZSimple, effective ways to discourage your cat's bad behaviors. Get advice on cat training and stopping inappropriate cat behavior.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZFemale cats can start heat cycles at a very early age, and, until spayed or they become pregnant, the cycles will occur with frequent regularity. Learn more about heat cycles, also called oestrus, or estrus cycles in cats.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCats go through 3 main stages: kittenhood, maintenance years, and senior years. Nutrition needs, activity levels, and veterinary care vary with each stage.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCat behavior problems,including attention-seeking behavior, biting, aggression, and painful or destructive scratching can be corrected by following the programs outlined in this article.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZMy revue of Nature's Logic Duck and Salmon canned cat food includes my own observations, including the contents of the food, as well as my cats' experience in eating it.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZI read about that rippling skin disorder, and I think my cat has it. He does a lot of crazy running around with the skin on his back rippling. Also he wanders around at night, meowing loudly. What is it, and how can I help him? Learn more about rippling skin disorder, its symptoms, possible causes, and treatment, through this FAQ.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZA positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence for your cats. With proper diet, elimination of secondary health threats, and a program of constant veterinary management, cats with FIV can survive many years.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn how cats play, and how to encourage cat play. This article explains some favorite cat toys and cat games. How to encourage your cat to play with this article from Amy Shojai, noted cat behaviorist.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn about Siegfried and Roy's many years of working for the conservation of white tigers and white lions, and what happened during the 'attack'. Page 2.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZFading Kitten Syndrome is dreaded by people who rescue and foster pregnant cats and their kittens. Too often, these mother cats are malnourished and sickly, and even kittens who are not stillborn are prone to FKS.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWe must have a bond with our cats if our relationship is going to work. You can develop this bond by learning how to love your cat in ten different ways.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWhile novices may want a specific breed of cat for its beauty, one of the main determining factors for enjoying that breed's company in a home setting is its personality. Learn more about the personalities of the 12 most popular cat breeds.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZOne of the most common questions asked among cat lovers is "What breed is my cat?" The quick answer is
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZThis cat behavior article teaches about cats' eyes and eye blinking cat kisses. Cats communicate with their humans and possibly with other cats with these eye blink kitty kisses.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZWhite cats have long been loved for their pristine beauty. Because of their snow-white coats, we have celebrated white cats in February for years. Unfortunately, sometimes along with that glistening coat come some serious genetic conditions.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZAmyShojai, cats expert, explains in this article why cats potty in sinks and bathtubs, and how to correct this behavior.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZKittens go through significant developmental milestones in their first year of life; this article covers their experience from birth to one week old
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZGrain-free cat foods have been developed to address the concerns of cat owners about the effect cat foods containing excessive carbohydrates such as corn and wheat have on cat health. Check this short list of grain-free cat foods, and if you don't see your favorite brand listed, you may write your own review.
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2016-10-01T11:12:46ZDepending on your location, black cats can mean either good or bad luck. Explore the mythology and lore about black cats, witches, and other superstitious beliefs that carry on in the 21st century, especially around Halloween.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZSo your cat turned up pregnant or a pregnant stray adopted you. Where do you go from here? Here is help in deciding whether to let the pregnancy continue or to opt for spaying and abortion.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZA reader from the U.K. asks a number of questions about declawing in the USA. FAQ from About.com
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZIt may be natural for cats to chase and kill mice, but eating them or bringing them into your home can be hazardous both for felines and their humans.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHow many cans of food would I have to feed to meet an adult cat's daily nutritional requirements? Cat Food FAQ and answer from About.com.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZCat have been domesticated for thousands of years, and dozens of breeds exist. This article covers the different breeds and their characteristics
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZLearn how to choose the right Bach Flower Remedy to treat your cat's fear and anxiety problems. The top Bach Flower Remedies for pets can treat common cat behavior problems. Amy Shojai, CABC, writing for About.com, describes the appropriate applications for each of the Bach Flower Remedies.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZHalloween is fun, but it also brings out sadistic people who would love nothing better than to get their hands on your cat. Make Black Cat month safe for your cat, no matter what is its color.
2016-10-01T11:12:46ZFlea season is upon us, but your cats do not have to suffer the miseries carried by these parasites. Here's helpful information on cat flea control.