Archives for : July2015

How To Select A Veterinarian

Fluffy KittenWhen going from a no-pet home to a house full of furbabies, it is important to select a veterinarian that you can count on. Most people are aware that they’ll need to enlist the help of a veterinarian for any pet that they invite into their home; however, not all pet owners fully assess what to look for in a veterinarian.

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How To Warm Up A Shy Kitty

Stray Cat Peering Through The DoorCats are much like people in so many ways. They each have their own quirks, affections, and personalities. When raising a cat from a kitten, you have lots of control over the way that they’ll end up when it comes to behavior. Kittens tend to be naturally curious but also shy since they’re so new to this big world. Adult cats can be shy for a variety of reasons. If you’re dealing with a shy cat, there are many ways to help your kitty feel calm and comfortable in their home, ultimately leading to a less shy cat.

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How Many Cats Is Too Many?

One cat grooming another cat isolated on grey background.Is becoming the “crazy cat lady” a self-fulfilling prophecy? Is there a set number of square footage required per cat? Many cat owners desire to add a second cat to their household; if not for their own enjoyment, to get their first kitty a friend. Having a cat is awesome, and having two is even better. Most households can accommodate two cats in even the smallest of quarters. However, when adopting even just one cat it is important to fully understand how much space, time, energy, and money you’ll need to provide for your new pack,

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What’s The Deal With Hairballs?

Bengal cat eating or being sickIt’s safe to assume that almost every cat owner has some experience with one of the cat’s most delightful attributes; the majestic hairball. These elusive balls of cat hair and spit seem to appear out of nowhere and can certainly take you by surprise. Some cats are more prone to hairballs than others, and there are many ways that you can as a pet owner reduce the pesky accidents. Brace yourselves, because it’s time to learn everything there is to know about hairballs.

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How To Stop Your Cat From Being A Bully

Two Persians in front of a white backgroundAlmost all cats are quite swift and hard-headed; that much can be agreed upon. However, with all of the different types of cat personalities out there, you’re bound to encounter some issues when bringing together more than one feline. Sometimes, one cat’s personality can overpower another’s, causing stress and anxiety for the less dominant party. Some cats also play bully towards dogs. If you suspect that your cat is being a bully to one of your other pets, there are steps that you can take to relieve the stress off of your bullied pet, and help to calm your bully cat down.

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Is Your Cat Lonely?

portrait of a cat that looks out of the windowCats are independent creatures, but this doesn’t mean that they want to be alone. Contrary to popular belief, cats are social animals. Despite their sometimes solitary nature, at the end of the day, cats prefer company and loneliness can really affect a stifled indoor cat. Many cat owners worry that their furry friends feel lonely when they leave the house. You may have heard the “I’m lonely” yowl from your pet right after you close the door.

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How To Adopt The Right Cat For You

Young woman holding cat and old book, close-upWhen adopting a cat, its important to know what you’re looking for in personality and temperament. Are you looking for a cuddle buddy, a playful pal, or a relaxed roommate? There are many different factors that can affect the way that your cat behaves. You can never be completely sure how your cat will act, but there are certain things you can choose and pay attention to when selecting your furry friend.

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Combatting Cat Allergies

Allergy to animal fur concept. Man in respirator holding his cat.Suffering with cat allergies is awful, and it’s especially terrible when you are a cat-lover. Luckily, there are many solutions to combat these pesky feline allergens, as well as complete solutions. It’s important to understand what allergies are and what causes them, so that you can figure out the best way to avoid them and hopefully add a feline friend to your life.

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Dear Green Gato #5 – Bathroom Cats

Cat In Bathroom Sink
Dear Green Gato,

I have two cats, Toulouse and Remy. They are silly, cuddly, and all-around great kitties. I know that all cats have weird habits, but mine have one weird habit that they simply can’t get over. The one bizarre habit that I just can’t seem to understand is: Why must my cats always join me in the bathroom? I’ve noticed it with my past cats, but Toulouse and Remy just won’t leave it alone! I almost can’t get away.

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Dear Green Gato #4 – The Name Game

CatsDear Green Gato,

I have two adorable cats named Naboo and Valentine. The kitties get along great and each have their own silly personalities. They are great housemates, and I can tell that they love hanging out with people. One big difference that I’ve noticed between the two, however, is that Naboo responds to her name and Valentine doesn’t. If I say Naboo’s name, she always either runs over or at least gives me a look of, “What do you want?” Valentine simply won’t respond! I can try and try, but she just doesn’t care! Why does Naboo answer to her name, but Valentine doesn’t?

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