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5 Tips for a Healthy Cat

5 Tips for a Healthy Cat

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  Whether you’re a first-time cat owner or someone with several furry friends, it’s up to you to keep your adorable feline(s) in tip-top shape. If you have just introduced a kitten into your home, it’s a bit like having a whiskered toddler on your hands, but with less maintenance and a litter box. Follow these five easy tips, and…

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What Are the Key Facts About Cat Leukemia?

What Are the Key Facts About Cat Leukemia?

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  The term leukemia is constructed as follows: white blood cells (leukocytes) within the blood (emia). The feline leukemia virus (FeLV) causes the white blood cell count to be drastically abnormal – either much higher or much lower in number than is usual. This abnormality in white blood cells leads to overwhelming infections and tumors. Leukemia-caused tumors are responsible for…

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How to Leave Your Cat at Home Alone

How to Leave Your Cat at Home Alone

By Pet Care

  Most cat owners feel somewhat guilty about leaving their cat home alone, but they don’t really see it as a no-no. After all, aren’t cats famous for their independence? However, cats do get lonely, and when companionship is lacking, they can quickly become depressed. So, if you come home after several days, don’t get mad at your cat if…

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Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

By Pet Behavior

  Do you know that cats use body language to communicate with you and those around them? If you watch your cat closely, you will be able to glean information regarding your pet’s state of mind and emotion, paying particular attention to their eyes, ears, tails, and posture. Watch for signs of anxiety, pain, and even contentment through Cat Body…

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How to Introduce Your Cat to Your New Baby

By Pet Behavior

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting celebratory event. But, have you considered how the introduction of a new baby into your household will affect your cat? Some cats may find changes associated with the new arrival difficult to adjust to. Anxiety and stress may lead to some undesired behaviors, such as meowing or crying more often, urinating outside…

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