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Cat Breeds 101: The Savannah Cat

Savannah_Cat_portraitThe Savannah cat is a Serval and domestic hybrid, and one of the largest house cats, if you can call it that. Many people adopt Savannah cats for their large size, their exotic looks, and their dog-like temperament. The serval is a medium-sized african cat hailing from sub-saharan Africa, and mates with a domestic cat to produce the Savannah cat. The Savannah cat is revelled for having a temperament closer to that of a domestic cat but boasting the looks of the exotic serval.

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What To Do With Your Cat While You’re Out Of Town

Dark-grey cat is looking at the rain through the windowCats are a low-maintenance pet that requires only a minor amount of responsibilities. The furry creatures can make do on their own for long hours and won’t fault you for it once you finally come home. Many cat owners wonder how long a cat could be by himself, and how to handle going out of town. Depending on the length of your trip, you may need to enlist in some services to make sure that your kitty is well-fed and getting the attention that they crave while you’re away.

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How To Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Veterinarian cut cats claws in vet ambulantYour cat’s nails are an important part of their biology, as their claws are designed to help with hunting, stalking, attacking, cleaning, and eating. When you have a housecat, it is easy to forego trimming their nails, especially if your cat isn’t fond of swiping. However, regardless of how well-behaved your cat is, it is important to keep their nails trimmed and tidy. This prevents your cat from getting caught on fabric and ripping a nail, an injury that could quickly escalate to a more serious medical condition. There are many tactics to make trimming your cat’s nails easier and hassle-free, and we’ve got some great tips lined up for you right here.

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Is Your Cat Overheated?

Red kitten cat sleeps on a bench in parkIt’s the summer season, and many cat owners don’t know what to look for in an overheated cat. It is important, especially if you don’t have central air, to help keep your cat cool. Even though cats are mammals and regulate their own body temperature, this doesn’t mean that no situation is too hot for your cat. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of an overheated cat so that you can prevent your cat from heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia. Here, we’re going to talk about some of the symptoms to keep an eye out for on hot days, and ways that you can remedy a hot cat.

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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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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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Household Cat Toxins

You’ve heard the saying before, “curiosity killed the cat.” Cats are certainly curious to an extreme. Their questioning nature can land them in some pretty comical situations, but can also lead to danger. Many people don’t know that there are cat poisons laying all around their home, accessible to their pets at any time.

Their curious mind invites cats to sniff and lick any interesting substances, and ingest anything that smells or tastes good. It’s important as a cat owner to make sure that you know what can be out in the open, and what should be kept out of reach at all times. From medications, to cleaning products, to plants and foods, we’ve got the definitive guide to cat toxins right here.

Houseplants on a gray tableCats seem to have a green thumb when it comes to household plants. However, instead of planting and nurturing the greenery, they love to destroy and chew on your favorites. Many plants are fine for your cat to explore, and most cats will stay away from ones that are toxic to them. However, if your cat just can’t seem to stay away from any of the plants on this list, you may have to place them out of reach or remove them from your home.

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