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11 Everyday Ways To Elongate Your Cat’s Life

Happy CatWe all want the same thing for our pets; to have a happy and comfortable living situation with a great quality of life. What many pet owners aren’t aware of, however, is that there are simple everyday ways to help keep your cat healthy and happy. It is always better to work on preventative measures ahead of time rather than having to attend to a problem later on. Here, we’re going to help you out with xx simple ways to elongate your cat’s life and keep their health in tip-top shape.

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Green Gato Visits The Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue

Jeff & Jenny's first big cats, Pebbles & Bam Bam, relaxing in their spacious enclosure

Jeff & Jenny’s first big cats, Pebbles & Bam Bam, relaxing in their spacious enclosure

The Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue is located in Rock Springs, Wisconsin; just a hop and a skip from Chicago or Madison, WI. Owned and operated by big cat enthusiasts Jeff and Jenny Kozlowski, this sanctuary was brought to life strictly by their own funds and the donations of fellow cat-lovers. Many people wonder how these big cats ended up at the rescue, and why big cats would need to be rescued. Green Gato went to visit the sanctuary this week and got some face-to-face time with Jenny for an in-depth look at The Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue.

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Is Your Cat Depressed?

Sad CatAs most cat owners know, the furry friends can be quite temperamental. You can tell when your cat is happy, tired, hungry, or feeling feisty pretty easily. However, what many cat owners don’t know is that cats can get depressed. A cat’s depression can come from a variety of sources, and it is important to watch for the signs and symptoms as a cat’s owner. Depression is defined by long periods of sadness or hopelessness, and can happen to a cat at any time. Here, we’re going to talk about the reasons why a cat might be depressed, the symptoms of a sad cat, and how to remedy it.

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Declawing: The Facts

Cat ClawsMany cat owners ponder the decision of whether or not to declaw their cats. You’ve heard all of the rumors; good and bad. Some people believe that declawing a cat is an inhumane act, while others see it as a housekeeping necessity. We’re here to set the record straight and give you all the facts on the ethics of declawing, as well as other ways to make kitty claws be an issue of the past.

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Cat Nip 101

Orange Cat Sniffing Dried CatnipMany cat owners are familiar with catip, the stuff that might make your cat bounce off the walls, meow like crazy, or take a long nap. However, many cat owners don’t know exactly what’s happening when they give their furbabies the green substance, or what it is exactly. Here, we’re going to explore everything there is to know about the harmless stuff that makes your cat so crazy.

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8 Health Benefits Of Having A Cat

Beautiful Black CatIt’s safe to assume that anyone who has a cat understands the complex bond that humans and felines share. Their silly nature provides endless entertainment, their intuitive nature offers companionship, and their passion for cuddling fulfills daily affection requirements. However, did you know that there are several scientifically-proven health benefits of having a cat?

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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 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 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 Stressed?

Close-up Angry Black Cat with Yellow Eyes on WhiteCats are temperamental creatures, as so many of us cat-owners have already figured out. Cats can express a variety of emotions in their own cat language, from a happy purr to a scared haunched back. Most cat owners can easily recognize contentment, irritation, excitement, and hunger, but lots of cat owners overlook the symptoms of a very problematic feeling; stress. When a cat is stressed, any combination of behavioral issues and changes can come about. It is important to look for the signs and symptoms of a stressed cat, and begin to figure out the best ways to calm your cat down.

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