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Congratulations on adopting your new family member! Here are some important resources and information that will help keep your pet healthy and happy.
Learn how to gently integrate a cat that's come from an under socialized situation into your house and life.
Learn how to handle and improve family cat on cat aggression so that both cats can live safely together.
Clicker training uses a precise sound (a click) to tell the cat that he has done something to earn a reward. Think of the clicker as the shutter of a camera: you click when you see the correct "picture" of the behavior you're training your cat to...
If you allow your cat to wander around outside on her own, without your supervision, she is susceptible to any of the following tragedies:
- Being hit by a car
- Ingesting a deadly poison, like antifreeze or pesticide
- Being trapped by a unhappy neighbor or picked up by animal control ...
Safe ToysThere are many factors that contribute to the safety or danger of a toy. Among them are your cat's size, activity level and personal preference. Another is the environment in which your cat spends his time. Although we can't guarantee your cat's enthusiasm or his safety with any...
Training TipsBy this time, your cat can probably perform a few behaviors, such as "sit," "touch" and "watch me," some of the time. However, you've probably found that with any small change in the environment your cat may "forget" what he's just learned. Teaching your cat the new behavior...
Living with a cat can be beneficial to children. Cats can enhance a child's self-esteem, teach them responsibility and help them to learn empathy.
Selecting a Cat
Under 2 years of age
- Time and energy: Require a lot of time, patience and supervision.
- Safety: May become frightened or even...
Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States. All rights reserved. Need to go out of town? A boarding kennel can give your pet quality care while you're away, giving you peace of mind. However, before you load Fido and Fluffy into the car and drive them to the...
Caring for animals when the weather outside is frightful
When the weather turns cold and the temperature drops, taking extra precautions is essential to protect the animals who live in our homes and neighborhoods. The bitter cold poses significant health and safety risks to pets, community animals, and wildlife...
Many people have a problem with roaming cats that attack wild birds as they feed or nest in their yards, that use their garden as a litter box, or that upset their pets by invading their territory. You certainly have the right to enjoy your yard and the birds that...
This cat fence is made of netting material that can be attached to an existing fence or can even be installed without a fence. The net "gives," which is why cats will not climb it.
Overweight cats are at a higher risk of health issues like diabetes, skin issues and arthritis. Being overweight also decreases the quality of a cat's life. They are unable to thoroughly groom themselves all over, have trouble getting around, feel uncomfortable and may possibly be in pain. However, through diet...