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How To Have A Cat In College

Smart Cat Writing With Books On WhiteSo, you’re in college, and you desperately miss your cat from home. If you’re used to having pets, going from a fur-filled household to a college campus can be a huge change. It’s important to get that animal interaction that you’re so used to, and there are a variety of ways to make it happen. If you are in desperate need of feline affection, we’ve got some great ways to have a cat in college right here.

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Dear Green Gato #8 – This One’s For The Birds

African Grey Parrot And CatDear Green Gato,

I have quite a predicament. I have a darling cat named Jesse, and a sweet dog named Ralph. Jesse and Ralph get along great and tend to act like brothers, rather than cat and dog. Ralph is an old hound, and Jesse is a silly 3-year old orange boy cat. They cuddle, they play, and nothing seems to get out of hand. Now, on to my problem. One of my best friends has a pet cockatoo. They will be out of the country for three months, and need someone to take care of their bird.

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Dear Green Gato #7 – Beard Buddies

Cat Care With ManDear Green Gato,

I have a question about a very weird cat habit that I’ve noticed in my cat, Simon. I’ve had Simon ever since he was a little kitten. I actually found him when he was really young and have basically raised him since he was roughly four months old. We are clearly very bonded, and he is my “furbaby,” as you say. Whenever I’m hanging out with Simon, he does the weirdest thing. He seems to be overcome with love for me and rubs his face all over my beard. It’s really cute, and I’ve seen videos of other cats doing the same thing, but I’m just wondering where he picked up such an odd habit.

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How To Introduce Cats To Each Other

Kitten PortraitsMany cat owners would agree that cats are more like humans than their furry counterparts. They talk to us, have distinctly different personalities, and are overall more picky than other animals. Just like with humans, cats don’t all automatically like each other. It takes time, patience, and open mindedness in order to have two quarreling cats get along.

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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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What To Know If You’re a First-Time Cat Owner

First of all, congratulations on inviting a new furry friend into your home! Having a cat is a great addition to any animal-lover’s life. They are full of personality, relatively low-maintenance, and always entertaining. If you’ve never had a cat before, there are a few things that you should know so that you can be prepared to give your kitty the best quality of life and make things easier for yourself as well. Once you’ve read this article, check out The Cost of a Cat, our article on how to budget for your new pet.

cat with shopping cart top view isolated on whiteBasic Needs: You’ll need to pick up your kitty starter-kit, complete with food, litter, a litter box, and a few other basic accessories. You can purchase all of this at a pet store, or online. You’ll need to pick out the right type of litter for you and your cat. A great addition to your cat’s potty-zone is a litter mat.

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