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Health Matted Cat Fur: Solutions and Prevention

Matted Cat Fur: Solutions and Prevention

Cats are known for being consistent with their grooming. More often than not, if your cat isn’t napping, they’re cleaning and preening themselves, making sure that they look “just right.” Long-hair cats (Persian, Norwegian Forest, Balinese, Maine Coone, etc.) and cats who shed a lot are prone to matted fur. Part of the problem is …

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Behavior Why Do Cats Hiss?

Why Do Cats Hiss?

All cat owners have experienced the hiss of their cat at some point (probably more than once). Hissing is a defensive position. By hissing, your cat is likely telling you that they’re afraid. Fear is a common reason that cats hiss, but it’s not the only one. Read on to find out how and why …

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Health Hairballs: What Causes Them and How to Prevent Them

Hairballs: What Causes Them and How to Prevent Them

Most cat owners have probably had the not unpleasant experience of hearing their cat cough up a hairball and then having to clean up the mess. It’s never fun – not for you, but especially not for your cat. Hairballs can be troublesome if your cat has difficulty coughing them up. But what causes hairballs …

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Behavior 13 Common Assumptions That Could Harm Your Cat

13 Common Assumptions That Could Harm Your Cat

As good cat parents, we try to stay educated on what is best for our cats. But due to the fact that cats can’t talk, it’s difficult for us to really understand what our cats are going through. This leads us to make assumptions that might actually be harming our cat. We’re taught that cats …

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Health Why Yarn & String is Dangerous for Cats

Why Yarn & String is Dangerous for Cats

One of the most dangerous characterizations about cats is that they love to play with string and ribbon. Kittens seem magnetically drawn to string and things that sit still long enough to be attacked, so they’re especially vulnerable to the dangers of playing with string and ribbon. While it might be cute to watch your …

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Behavior Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Cats have a strange relationship with grass. They seem so determined to devour it only to throw it up hours later. Cats regurgitate grass because because they do not have the enzymes required to digest it. So why would cats want to eat grass?  As often happens with cat behavior, scientists can’t explain this behavior …

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Behavior How to Litter Box Train Your Cat

How to Litter Box Train Your Cat

Litter box training is an important step in your cat’s life, and if you’re lucky, there’s not that much “training” involved. Cats have a natural instinct to use the the litter box; they just need the right encouragement, environment, and time to learn. Teaching a kitten how to use the litter box and teaching a …

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Behavior Why Do Cats Have Rough Tongues?

Why Do Cats Have Rough Tongues?

Everyone loves a kitty kiss every once in a while! But tongues feel like…well…sandpaper. You might have noticed their tongues are prickly and rough. After a while, those kitty kisses are not very comfortable. So, why do cats have rough tongues? Read on to find out why something so soft and cuddly has such an …

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Behavior How Do Cats See the World?

How Do Cats See the World?

Cats are known for their enchanting eyes and amazing ability to see in the dark. But how do cats see the world? You’ll be surprised to find out how differently cats see the world than us humans do. Keep reading to learn more about what your cat sees. Cat Vision vs. Human Vision  Special cells …

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Health What Is The Best Diet For Your Cat?

What Is The Best Diet For Your Cat?

Proper nutrition is the most important aspect of caring for your kitty. The best diet for your cat is one that replicates what your kitty would normally eat in the wild, but this option isn’t always available. As a cat parent, you need to be educated on the latest news in cat nutrition! Eating well …

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