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Article Highlight: Male Cat Behavior Characteristics

Typical un-neutered male cat behavior can include some unpleasant habits like urine spraying and responding to females in heat. However, not all cats exhibit these behaviors, and neutering can reduce or eliminate… Keep reading »

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Orange tabby kitten receiving a vet exam

Congratulations on bringing home a new feline friend! Once you get over the excitement of your bundle of furry joy, it's time to learn all you can about caring for your cat. After all, you want to ensure you both have a long, happy life together and this means providing proper nutrition, grooming, health care, and enrichment.

Cat Food

What should you feed your kitty, and how much? There are so many choices on the market today that picking the best choices can be very confusing to a new cat owner.

Cat Grooming

Whether your cat is a short, medium, or longhaired cat, you'll need to make sure their fur is taken care of on a regular basis to prevent matting and vomiting hairballs. Even hairless cats have specific grooming requirements to keep their skin healthy. All cats can suffer from dry skin, which can lead to dandruff and other health problems. Learning how to spot the signs of skin and grooming problems and using natural supplements like coconut oil can keep your feline comfortable.

A Cat's Behavioral Needs

One thing all cat lovers can agree on is that our feline companions can be quirky, sensitive animals who thrive when their instinctual needs are met. Making sure that your cat receives mental and physical enrichment can keep future behavior problems like refusing to use the litter box or inter-cat aggression from occurring. Important considerations include:

Cat Health Problems

Cats can suffer from many health problems including infectious diseases, respiratory problems, and parasites. A responsible cat owner should at a minimum be aware of common cat health concerns and understand when to visit a veterinarian for assistance. Whether it's caring for newborn kittens or comforting an elderly cat, knowing about your cat's physical needs can help prolong their lifespan.

Caring for Your Cat

There's so much to know about proper care of a cat! The more knowledge you have about what makes your cat "tick", the better equipped you'll be to take care of any issues that arise during your long and happy life together with your feline pal.

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