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Kitten Care - Your Role as Surrogate Cat Mom
Raising tiny newborn kittens can be challenging, intensely rewarding and sometimes heartbreaking. This article gives you tools to balance the odds

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In a Cat's Eyes - Why Cats See Better at Night
Cats are known for their exception eyesight. This article discusses why cats see better at night and information on an experiment using cats eyes. Page 2.

Cat Breeds Profile Lists A-Z - Beginning With A
Cat have been domesticated for thousands of years, and dozens of breeds exist. This article covers the different breeds and their characteristics

Plants Toxic to Cats - Photo Slideshow
View photos of outdoor plants known to be toxic to cat in varying degrees.

Wisteria Toxicity to Cats - Photo of Wisteria Tree
Wisteria is naturally a vine, but has been trained to grow as trees by some horticulturists. The seeds and pods are the toxic part, and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and collapse, if ingested.

Garden Plants Toxic to Cats - Azalea Photo
Azaleas are a member of the Rhododendron family, and all plants in this family are moderately toxic to cats, including all parts of the plants. Page 2.

Chrysanthemums Toxicity to Cats - Photo of Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums are popular perennials for fall color. The leaves and stem are the toxic part to cats. See a photo of chrysanthemums.

Daffodils Toxicity to Cats - Photo of a Field of Daffodils
Daffodils, also known as Narcissus, are the traditional harbinger of Spring, but can cause upset tummies, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, if your Puss eats the foliage, flowers, or pods. See a photo of a field of daffodils.

Toxicity of Ivy to Cats - Photo of Ivy-Covered Wall
Many species of ivy are considered moderately toxic to cats, and can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, along with breathing difficulty, coma, or even death, if a sufficient amount of leaves is ingested.

Lily Toxicity to Cats - Photo of Tiger Lily
Lilies are legion; they come in many varieties almost year-round. Sad to say, they are on the

Marigold Toxicity to Cats - Photo of Marigolds
Marigolds are sturdy, perky little annuals, colorful and easy to grow. Their pungeant aroma helps keeps insects at bay, and they are commonly planted near roses to deter aphids. However, if your cat eats marigold leaves or stems, she will suffer mild mouth irritation, possible drooling, tummy pain and diarrhea. See a photo of marigolds.

Hydrangeas Toxicity to Cats - Photo of Blue Hydrangea Bush
Hydrangeas are making a gardening comeback due to their immense popularity as dried flowers in arrangements. Their toxicity level is low and may result in stomach pains, vomiting, and weakness if the flower heads are ingested. See a photo of a beautiful blue hydrangea bush

Iris Toxicity to Cats - Photo of a Cat in an Iris Garden
Iris are favorite flowers in old-fashioned gardens, where they were once known as

Top Myths and Misconceptions About Cats
The Internet abounds with myths and misconceptions about cats; stories such as 'cats need to be outdoors to be healthy' and 'it is better to let a female cat have a litter before spaying.' These are only two of the myths about cats that are debunked here in my own list of 12 Myths and Misconceptions About Cats.

Patches - a True Story of the Paranormal Involving a Cat
Do cats have paranormal powers to know what is going to happen in the future? This true story of a cat named Patches may make you a believer.

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Why Does My Cat Lick Me?
Why does my cat lick me? Questions and answers from the About Guide to Cats

Can My Cat Catch My Cold?
Is it possible for cats to catch a cold from humans?

Sea Otters and Cat Feces - What you can do to help save the otters.
There may be a direct correlation between infected cat feces and sea otter deaths. Here are the things you can do as a cat owner to help mitigate the problem. Page 2.

Sea Otters and Cat Feces - a Dangerous Mix
Scientists and researchers have recently discovered a correlation between toxoplasma gondii and the decrease in the sea otter population off the California Coast. Since cats are the only creatures that shed the t. gondii parasite, through their feces, there seems to be a direct link.

Cat Adoption - How to Give Cats As Gifts
Read this article about pets as gifts, cat adoption, kitten adoption, and how to give cats as gifts. Before you buy a cat, read this article and learn tips that explain the best way to give cats as gifts.

Cat Proof Holidays - 10 Holiday Safety Tips for Cats
Cat proof your holiday and protect your Christmas tree by following these 10 holiday pet safety tips. This article by Amy Shojai, cats.About.com behavior writer, provides 10 holiday pet safety tips to cat proof your holiday.

How to Cat-Proof Your Home
Getting a new cat? You will need to cat-proof your home before bringing home the newcomer. Here are some tricks for making your home safer for your cat, while protecting your valuables.

How To Train Your Cat to Walk With a Leash
It is possible to train your cat to walk on a leash. Here's a step-by-step guide to getting your cat on the leash and out in the world.

Munchkin Cat Breed Profile, History and Traits
Breed information about the Munchkin cat breed, its standards, profile, history, and personality traits. You are invited to share your stories and photos about Life With a Munchkin on this site.

Music Therapy for Cats
Learn to train cats with music therapy. This article teaches how to solve cat behavior problems with music.

How to Kittenproof Your Home - Guide and Tips
How to kitten-proof your home to make it safer for your furry pals.

Cat Travel: Flying With Cats - Pet Airlines
Read these tips for how to travel with cats on airplanes. This article explains cat travel and tips for flying with cats on pet airlines.

How to Safely Remove a Tick From a Cat
Ticks are common and can spread dangerous diseases like Lyme Disease to both cats and people. use this technique to remove the tick safely.

Plants Poisonous to Cats - List of Reactions
List of plants poisonous to cats and other pets, including type of reaction for each plant.

Cat Kneading and Treading Behavior
A unique behavior in cats is their tendency to use their paws in unusual ways, such as kneading and rear paw treading. This article explains why cats knead, and describes what they're doing with those back paws in cat play, cat breeding and cat potty behavior.

Introducing a New Cat to Your Existing Feline Family
Refer to this guide on how to introduce a new cat to learn ways to keep peace with your resident cats. Learn about the importance of cat social structure when you introduce a new cat to resident felines.

Indoor Cats That Want to Go Outside - Safe Solutions
Cat lovers who want their cats to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and the ambience of trees, bushes, and plants, often feel guilt by confining their cats to the indoors. Here are safe compromises to offer your indoor cat the best of both worlds, without the hazards of free roaming outdoors.

The Outdoor Cat - More solutions to the outdoor experience
If you are a cat owner who believes cats are happier and healthier with outdoor access, here are some safe compromises to offer your indoor cat the best of both worlds, without the potential hazards of free roaming outdoors. Page 2.

Cat Allergies - Top Ten Steps for Reducing Allergies to Cats
Cat Allergies. Top Ten Steps for Reducing Allergies to Cats by guest writer Mercia Tapping.

Cat Aggression - Nine Tips to Stop Cat Bites
Learn about cat aggression and 9 tips to stop cat bites from cats expert Amy Shojai.

Importance of Feeding Kitten Food to Kittens
When bringing a kitten home, keep in mind that he has different nutritional needs than an adult cat;this guide will help you pick the best food.

Cats' Aggression Towards People
It's sad to see a cat gotten rid of because of biting and scratching behavior. These behaviors can be changed with understanding and patience. First you need to find the reason for the biting or scratching.

Cats' Aggression Toward People - Biting and Scratching
Does your cat bite and scratch you? Here is helpful information to understand and to curb biting and scratching behavior in cats. Page 2.

Why Do Some Cats Groom Their Owner's Hair?
Amy Shojai discusses why cat grooming can target the cat owner's hair. Learn about cat grooming, why cats groom owner's hair, and what to do.

How to Manage Your Cat's Claws
Your cat's claws are one of his most important tools. He uses them for defense, capturing prey, climbing, stretching, and walking. Here are ways you can help him maximize his claws, while protecting your furniture at the same time.

Cats' Smell Communication - How Cats Talk with Smell and Scent
Learn how cats use cat smell to communicate. Understand how cats talk with scent. This article explains cats' scent language of scratching, urine and bunting cat behavior.

Kitten Care - Kitten Training and Discipline
Most training of kittens is pretty straightforward and easy. Provide them with a litter box and show it to them - they'll use it. Put their little paws on a scratching post and watch them go to town.

Top Ways to Avoid Cat-Related Sleep Deprivation
There is no need to suffer from cat-related sleep deprivation when she wants to play or be fed. Try one or more of these suggestions to get a full night's sleep, and still give your cat the attention she needs.

How to Keep Cats off Your Kitchen Counters
Counter-surfing is dangerous for cats, not only for their safety, but for sanitary reasons. Consider the potential burning of a cat's feet on an electric burner.

Five Ways You Can Help Your Deaf Cat
Deaf cats may have special needs, but with proper planning, furniture organization, and training of both the cat and family members, he or she can live a fairly normal life.

Red Cats Profile
Red cats are almost always tabbies, and are most often male. The color red in cats comes from genetics. They are more commonly called orange, yellow, butter, caramel, or butterscotch. Most red cats have personalities as warm as their coat color, and are mellow, loving cats. I highly recommend them as loyal, loving family members.

Least Painful Way to De-mat a Cat
How to get rid of mats in your cat's fur with the least amount of hassle and stress for both you and your cat.

Kitten Care: Bringing a New Kitten Home
The time may come when you will need all the help you can find on kitten care. Kittens have specific needs and their care at a young age will have a lot to determine their health and well-being as adult cats. Unless you are an old hand at kitten care, this article will give you the necessary information you need on raising healthy kittens.

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How to Stop Cat Attacking Companion Cat
Learn how to stop cat attacks with this Ask Amy article. Understand why cats attack and how to stop cat bites with this article. Refer to this article about cat aggression, cat bites, and cat fights to understand how to deal with aggressive cat behavior.

Feline Behavior and Training
Behavioral problems in cats, such as missing the litterbox, excessive meowing, or destructive scratching can be corrected by first eliminating physical causes, then instituting a program of informed retraining, with the help of these resources.

Fabric and Leather Chewing by Cats
While chewing items such as fabric and leather may be normal for teething kittens, there are other safe alternatives for both kittens and adult cats. Page 2.

Destructive Chewing by Cats and Kittens
Destructive chewing by cats is undesirable, first, because of the potential of danger to the cat, and second, because of damage to family valuables. Learn about several ways to curb destructive chewing by your cats and kittens.

Eye Problems in Cats
While the eye may be the window to the soul, you can learn a number of things about both your cat's mood and his health by looking in his eyes.

Before You Buy Cat Food and Water Bowls
Important information you need to know before you buy food and water bowls for your cat.

Cats' Eye Blink Kisses
This cat behavior article teaches about cats' eyes and eye blinking cat kisses. Cats communicate with their humans and possibly with other cats with these eye blink kitty kisses.

Why doesn't my cat meow - Behavior FAQ
My cat doesn't meow a lot. Is something wrong with her? FAQ on cat behavior.

How to Determine Your Cats Basic Personality
Cats' personalities are multitudinous, and each cat's mannerisms may vary from day to day. Although it is unlikely your cat has one specific personality, this article can help you understand a little better what makes your cat tick. Learn more about the various personalities of cats and how they affect the lives of their humans.

How Many Cans of Food in a Day for an Adult Cat?
How many cans of food would I have to feed to meet an adult cat's daily nutritional requirements? Cat Food FAQ and answer from About.com.

Longtime Superstitions About Black Cats
Depending on your location, black cats can mean either good or bad luck. Explore the mythology and lore about black cats, witches, and other superstitious beliefs that carry on in the 21st century, especially around Halloween.

Substances Unsafe for Cats - Use Caution With Cats


Cat - Must Have Items to Buy for Your New Pet
Before you bring your new cat or kitten home, there are a number of things to collect or buy so your cat will feel like a family member.

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Cat Grooming - Understanding Why Cats Groom
Learn all about cats' grooming habits: how and why cats groom, including mutual grooming, over-grooming, and displacement grooming with this article from About.com.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - Feline AIDs
A positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence for your cats. With proper diet, elimination of secondary health threats, and a program of constant veterinary management, cats with FIV can survive many years.

Shannon's Regimen for FIV Treatment
Even cats with advanced cases of FIV can live fairly normal lives with aggressive treatments of homeopathic means, such as Interferon, coupled with careful monitoring of additional associated problems. Page 2.

Why Won't My Adult Cat Play?
Learn how cats play, and how to encourage cat play. This article explains some favorite cat toys and cat games. How to encourage your cat to play with this article from Amy Shojai, noted cat behaviorist.

Tracking Kittens Development: Newborns to One Week
Kittens go through significant developmental milestones in their first year of life; this article covers their experience from birth to one week old

Does Cat Color Influence Cat Personality?
Coat color can sometimes help predict both tolerance and temperament in cats. So can the difference between male and female cats. Having those options in mind when adding to your cat family can be helpful in making your choices.

Heat Cycles in Cats - Estrus Cycles
Female cats can start heat cycles at a very early age, and, until spayed or they become pregnant, the cycles will occur with frequent regularity. Learn more about heat cycles, also called oestrus, or estrus cycles in cats.

How to Tell the Sex of a Cat
One of the most frequently asked questions about cats is

White Cats Profile - All You Need to Know
White cats have long been loved for their pristine beauty. Their snow-white brilliance, often coupled with blue, green, or golden eyes makes them stand out among multi-colored cats, such as tabbies, calicoes, and tortoiseshells.

White Cats Features and Health Issues
White cats have long been loved for their pristine beauty. Because of their snow-white coats, we have celebrated white cats in February for years. Unfortunately, sometimes along with that glistening coat come some serious genetic conditions.

About Tortoiseshell Cats' History and Markings
Tortoiseshell cats, with their colorful woven coats, provide a veritable feast of colors. Because of the resemblance to the fallen leaves of autumn, we have traditionally celebrated 'torties' in our November Cats Picture Calendar Gallery. Learn more about tortie's colors and distinctive personality with this Tortoiseshell Cats Profile.

Cat Breeds and Feline Genetics
Learn about cat breed profiles; breeding and genetics; breed photo albums; breeder listings of popular breeds of cats; breed rescue organizations; cat registries and clubs; and information on cat shows and showing cats.

Cats Coat Color Patterns and Types - Tabbies - Calicos and more
Many people confuse color patterns of cats, e.g.,

Tuxedo-Pattern Cat Facts and Myths
Did you know that tuxedo cats are 200% smarter than other cats? That the first cat in the new world was a Tuxedo cat named Asgerd aboard a Viking ship, or that the largest inheritance given a cat was to a tuxedo? Learn more amazing bits of fact and/or fiction about tuxedo cats, as researched by Dr. Magrathea Wallace, aka Maggie.

How Cats Mate - Common Questions
What happens when cats mate? Is it true a litter of kittens can be fathered by different cats? Can my cat become pregnant while still nursing her kittens? Learn the answers to all these questions on mating and conception in cats, and much more.

Tracking Kittens Development- The First Six Weeks
Part 2 of a series on tracking the development of a kitten from birth to one year: what to expect. This part discusses the all-important first six weeks.

Why Does My Kitty Do This?
Cats sometimes are known to do strange things, such as

Why Does My Kitty Do This?
If your cat seems to be a constant talker, there may be things going on in his surroundings that are upsetting to him. It's up to you to find and correct them. Page 4.

Why Does my Kitty Do This?
You might think your cat has some eccentricities because of some of his strange habits, such as rubbing his head up against you or even your shoes. Have you considered that he might be

Feline Behaviors: Why Does My Kitty Do This?
Learn about twelve weird and wonderful behaviors demonstrated by cats to the delight and sometimes consternation of their charmed human companions.

7 Facts About Black Cats
Black cats are rarely just ignored. They are usually loved beyond measure or feared beyond reason. Learn more with these 7 Facts About Black Cats

Facts About Black Cats - Some Very Black Cats are not Pure Black
Black is one of the three basic colors of cats which I would call

Facts About Black Cats - Black Cats Are Considered Lucky in Some Cultures
A popular belief in the western hemisphere holds that black cats are unlucky. This superstition is not universally held, however. In Asia and the U.K., a black cat is generally considered lucky. The exception, is that in most of the U.K., it is unlucky to cross paths with a black cat. As there are exceptions to every rule, including exceptions to exceptions.

Facts About Black Cats - The Bombay Cat is the Only Recognized Black Cat Breed
While many recognized breeds have been around for years, or are the result of naturally occurring genetic mutations, the Bombay is a result of years of selective breeding in an effort to develop a black

Black Cat Fact # 5: CFA Accepts 22 Breeds In That Color
The Cat Fanciers' Association allows solid black as a color option in 22 breeds. Page 5 of 7 in 7 Facts about Black Cats.

Facts About Black Cats - Black Cats Are Not Always Named for their Color
Black cats are usually loved beyond measure or feared beyond reason.

Facts About Black Cats - Black is Arguably the Most Popular Solid Cat Color
Since I could find no specific answer when I did a 'Net search on

Helping Your Cat Through the Birth Process
It may be scary to think of being a midwife to a cat's giving birth. However, you may not need to do anything except make the mother cat comfortable and know how to spot potential problems.

Cat Sex 101 - All About Cats Reproduction
Cats' mating is an amazing, complicated process, and can extend for many years, unless the cats are eventually spayed or neutered. Learn more about mating and conception in cats, for better knowledge of your own cat.

Finding Homes for the Kittens
You've cared for a pregnant cat, helped with her birth and the care of her kittens. Now it is your job to find those kittens loving permanent homes, and to have mom cat spayed. Then you can rest on your laurels.

Is Your Cat in Heat?
Cats can com into heat at a very young age, so it is important to recognize the signs your female cat is in heat. Those signs are described in this article, plus a link to a video of a young cat in heat.

Signs Your Cat is Pregnant
Learn the signs your cat may be pregnant - her physical and personality changes, so you can make some important decisions.

So Your Cat is Pregnant - Is Spay/Abortion an Option?
Although pregnant cats can be spayed (aborted), it is a decision which should be discussed both with your family and your veterinarian.

Stages of a Cat's Pregnancy
A cat's pregnancy lasts roughly nine weeks, comparably to a human's cycle of nine months. Learn more about the stages of a cat's pregnancy

Care of Your Cat During Pregnancy
Now that you are caring for a pregnant cat, you are not only responsible for her health, but that of her unborn kittens. Learn more about the care of a pregnant cat.

Potential Problems in Cats' Pregnancy
Most cats go through their pregnancy without any problems. However, it is important that a pregnant cat's caregiver know the signs of potential problems, and how to act on them.

Postnatal Care of Mother Cat and Newborns
While the first two weeks after birth are the most critical for a mother cat and her kittens, you may need not do anything special, except them warm, and provide the mother cat with plenty of nutrious food.

FAQ - How long should a kitten stay with its mother
A controversial topic, how long kittens should stay with their mothers is hotly debated, however, they need that time for nutrition and socialization

Practical Considerations - Disposal of Deceased Cats
No one likes to contemplate the thought of a family cat dying, but planning on how to handle your pet's remains will help you handle things later on

What if My Cat Dies at Home? Managing Remains
After a pet has died at home, dealing with the remains can be an emotionally draining process. There are options that will make the process easier. Page 2.

Stopping a Cat's Constant Meowing
Learn why cats sometimes use excessive meows and cat vocalization to wake up owners, and how to stop their meowing, from this Ask Amy Column.

How to Discourage Your Cat's Bad Behavior
Simple, effective ways to discourage your cat's bad behaviors. Get advice on cat training and stopping inappropriate cat behavior.

What to Do if Your Cat Hates Visitors
Learn about cat stranger danger and why cats fear strangers. Learn how you can make visits from strangers something to look forward to rather than to fear.

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?
Learn why cats eat grass in this cat behavior article about cats eating grass. This article explains that some cats like eating grass, and why cats eat grass.

How to Help Visitors Who Are Allergic to Cats
How cac you help your visitors who are allergic to cats, when you have cats in the house? It isn't impossible to have the cats you love and still be able to entertain friends who are allergic to them. Follow these steps to help ensure your visitors are comfortable, while keeping your cats happy too.

Review - Soft Claws Nail Caps for Cats
Soft Claws, a soft plastic nail cap for cats, is designed to help with undesirable scratching and is a more humane alternative to declawing

How to Find Good Homes for Kittens
If you haven't already planned to keep all the kittens from the litter, you'll need to start thinking about placing them in permanent loving homes when they are eight to twelve weeks old. Please take the extra steps necessary to ensure that they really go to GOOD, responsible homes.

Cat Breeder Listings - Listed by Breed
Breed-by-breed listing of catteries and breeders of most of the major breeds of cats recognized by the Cat Fancy. Comments on these pages are for the convenience of the viewer and not intended to be a recommendation of any of the specific breeders.

Shows Schedules for Major Associations
Current Cat Show schedules for AACE, ACFA, Cat Fanciers Federation, Canadian Cat Association, GCCF, CFA and TICA, as well as information on what you will find at cat shows.

Cat Organizations and Breed Clubs
Although everyone who loves cats can properly be called a

Litter Box Essentials - What Works and What Doesn't
A big factor in your cat's urinary tract health, as well as peace in your household, is his acceptance of the litter box. Here are resources for litter box supplies, along with discussions on what works and what doesn't.

Feline Asthma - Treatment and Management
Once your cat is diagnosed with feline asthma, you have several options for treatment, depending on the severity of the case. Page 2.

Feline Asthma - Causes, Diagnose, and Management
Feline asthma may be overlooked because it appears the cat is trying to cough up a hairball, but in fact, is in the throes of an asthma attack. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and management of an asthmatic cat.

All About Tabby Cats and Their Color Patterns
Did you know the Tabby cat is not a breed, but a color pattern? Many cat breeds include the tabby pattern, as do out beloved Moggie cats. We extoll the virtues of the common but glorious tabby cat, along with some legends about the M on the forehead of the tabby.

The Glorious Tabby - the Magnificent "M"
Did you know the Tabby cat is not a breed, but a color pattern? Many cat breeds include the tabby pattern, as do out beloved Moggie cats. We extoll the virtues of the common but glorious tabby cat, along with some legends about the M on the forehead of the tabby. Page 2.

Aggression Between Cats Sharing a Household
Aggression between cats sharing a household can come in several forms, including play aggression, redirected aggression, and territorial aggression. Understand the kind of aggression before attempting to intervene.

Ways to Handle Aggression Between Cats
Aggression between cats sharing a home can be difficult, but not impossible, to deal with. Learn how to handle various forms of aggression between cats so that peace can reign in your home. Page 2.

Aggression Between Family Cats
Medication or preferably, homeopathic aids, are another way of curbing those fights between family cats. Page 3.

How to Remove Cat Urine Odor from Laundry
How can I remove cat urine odor from laundry - Cats FAQ

Everything You Need to Know About Cat Behavior
Cat behavior problems,including attention-seeking behavior, biting, aggression, and painful or destructive scratching can be corrected by following the programs outlined in this article.

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Cat behavior help with aggression between cats, urine problems, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and shyness and fear. Page 2 of 3

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Cat behavior help with destructive scratching, stress and anxiety, clicker training for cats, and cat behavior FAQs. Page 3 of 3

Personality Comparison: The 12 Most Popular Cat Breeds
While novices may want a specific breed of cat for its beauty, one of the main determining factors for enjoying that breed's company in a home setting is its personality. Learn more about the personalities of the 12 most popular cat breeds.

Ask Amy - Why Cats Seek Affection in Bathrooms
Amy Shojai, cat behavior expert explains why cats solicit attention in bathrooms and how cats behave when their human companions are in the bathroom.

How Can I Stop My Cat From Pooping On the Rug?
A reader asks Amy Shojai for help with her young cat, Cooper, who has suddenly taken to pooping on an antique Moraccan rug instead of in his litter boxes. Learn more from Amy's considered reply.

Why a Kitten's First Year Is the Most Important
Your kitten's first year is the most important one, in terms of his physical development as well as the human-feline bonding you will develop, which will help mold his personality. These are months to cherish, as they pass by all too quickly. Learn what to expect during the months of a kitten's first year.

Tracking Your Kittens Development - 3 to 6 months and beyond
Your kitten's first year is the most important one, in terms of his physical development as well as the human-feline bonding you will develop, which will help mold his personality. These are months to cherish, as they pass by all too quickly. Here's what to expect in your kitten's development from three to six months and beyond. Page 2.

Best Cat Food - Top Premium Dry Cat Foods
Dry food is the staple in many cats' diets. Alternate with premium canned food for a well-balanced diet for your cat. Please keep in mind your own cats' age, medical condition, and nutritional needs.

Best Cat Food - Top Premium Dry Cat Foods
Dry food is the staple in many cats' diets. Alternate with premium canned food for a well-balanced diet for your cat. Please keep in mind your own cats' age, medical condition, and nutritional needs.

What Do The Different Cat Meows Mean?
Though cats vocalize with one another, they seem to reserve meows for their humans. If you understand cats' meows, you may empathize with an older, deaf, or sick cat, but practice tough kitty-love with other cats.

Cat Sleep - Understanding Your Sleepy Cat
Read this cat sleep article for understanding your sleepy cat. Learn about sleep cycles of cats, how cats sleep, do cats dream, and why they sleep so much in this cat sleep article by Amy Shojai, CABC.

How to Tell if Your Cat is in Heat
Female cats that are not spayed will eventually come into heat, and the signs are not entirely ambiguous. Here are some behavioral symptoms to look for if you suspect your diva is in heat.

Before You Adopt a Cat, Answer These Questions
So you think you might want to get a cat, and don't know where to start. You no doubt have dozens of questions running through your mind:

How Soon Can a Cat Go Into Heat After Giving Birth?
A reader wants to know how long after giving birth will the mother cat have her next heat period. She has heard that as long as she still has her litter she won't go into season. True of false? Read my reply and learn more.

How Often to Feed a Cat or Kitten
Our Cats Expert answers a reader's question on how often and how much a cat should be fed, giving details for both kittens and adult cats.

Essential Oils and Cats: A Potentially Toxic Mix
Despite their popular use among people, many essential oils used in aromatherapy are potentially toxic to cats. Learn which essential oils pose the biggest threats to cats.

Human Foods That Are Toxic for Cats
Many human foods are toxic to cats. Avoid feeding cats table scraps. Instead, feed a nutritious cat food created for their specific nutritional needs.

8 Tips to Prepare Cats for Car Travel
Cats are creatures of habit. This article offers 8 tips to prepare cats for traveling in the car, whether going to the vet or along with you on vacation.

Top 7 Things Cats Hate
If you really want to PO your cat, make him think you are ignoring him. Cats thrive on attention, especially from their favorite people, so pamper him with attention or live to regret it.

Cats Hate Dirty Litter Boxes
Do yourself and your cats a big favor and keep their litter boxes scrupulously clean. Even if the litter box doesn't smell

Cats Hate Spoiled Food
Save your cats from the possibility of food poisoning by making sure the canned food they eat is fresh. Cats are pretty fussy and usually will not eat food that smells even the slightest

Cats Hate Nasty-tasting Medicine
Cats may refuse to take nasty tasting medicine. Rather than fight with your cats to dry-swallow pills, make them palatable by using a product such as Greenies Pill Pockets.

Cats Hate Overly-Aggressive Petting
It may seem strange that loving cats may suddenly turn aggressive because their human is petting them. You'll understand better when you recognize petting aggression. Kind-meaning humans may carry their petting too far, and sensitive cats may object and come back scratching.

Cats Hate Competition From Other Cats
Competition among the cats in a household may be the cause of continual disruption, as the cats battle out their issues. The problem worsens when outside cats hang around windows, creating a

Cats Hate Loud Noises and Commotion
Whether the noises are outside, such as holiday fireworks, or indoors, such as loud parties or angry family fights, they are among the top stressful situations for cats. This article offers suggestions for reducing the stress, both for your cats and for you and the rest of your human family.

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New Kitten Health - First Vet Visit
The first veterinary visit is all-important before introducing your new cat or kitten to other cats in your household, both for the health of your new kitten, and for the safety of your other cats.

Pardon the Expression - Anal Gland Expression in Cats
That stink you sense coming from your normally sweet-smelling cat may be the result of his expressing his anal glands. Learn the hows and whys of these remarkable organs of cat communication.

What to Expect When You Bring Home a Shelter Cat
So you've decided to open your home to a shelter cat. The cat who seemed affectionate while in a cage may suddenly become shy, withdrawn, or even aggressive at home. Careful pre-planning will help avoid many inherent problems

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 4.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 5.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 2.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 6.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 3.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 8.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 5.

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Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 3.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 5.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 6.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 2.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 4.

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Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 6.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 2.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 5.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 4.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 3.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 7.

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Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 9.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 6.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 7.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 28.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 26.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 27.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 29.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 21.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 8.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 19.

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Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 4.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 7.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 8.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 2.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 3.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 4.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 6.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 9.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 3.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 5.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 2.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 13.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 10.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 11.

2009 Memorial Gallery to Special Cats - Tributes to Cats We Have Loved and Lost
Creating a memorial to a cat you have loved and lost is a thoughtful way not only to honor your beloved kitty, but also to help you through the grieving process. These memorials speak for themselves of the bond between humans and cats that transcends life itself. Your tributes to your own Special Cats are encouraged. It is always difficult to say goodbye by to a cherished friend, and a tribute is one way of easing the pain while saluting the cats who have brought so much happiness to our lives. Page 25.

How to Play With Your Cat for Feline-Human Bonding
One of the most rewarding aspects of living with a cat is watching him play. Gary Loewenthal, former forum host, wrote an article on how to join in with the fun, to maximize your bond while giving kitty a good exercise workout.

Cat Health - Prevention and Management of Feline Disease
For the concerned cat owner, cat health is one of the most important considerations. From prevention of disease, to understanding and treating a life-threatening disease, these cat health topics are an invaluable resource.

Cats With Special Health Needs
Special needs cats once were categorized as disabled. However, with the kind of care they receive from their devoted human caregivers, special needs cats such as cats with diabetes, hyperthyroidism can live as comfortably as most

Health Concerns in Kittens
Because of their tender age, kittens are more susceptible to to certain diseases and conditions to older cats. It is important then, to recognize the diseases that are potentially life-threatening in kittens.

Life Stages of Cat Years - Kittenhood
Kittenhood is the first life stage of cat years. Kittenhood lasts from birth to one year (approximately 15 years in human age), and marks the fastest growing stage of a cat's life.

Life Stages of Cat Years - Maintenance Years - Adulthood
The second life stage of cat years is the adult stage, sometimes known as the

Changes Seen During The Three Main Stages of Cat Years
Cats go through 3 main stages: kittenhood, maintenance years, and senior years. Nutrition needs, activity levels, and veterinary care vary with each stage.

Life Stages of Cat Years - Senior Cats and Geriatric Cats
Senior cats suffer many of the same conditions and diseases as older humans, but careful management can vastly improve both their potential life span and their quality of life. Depending on several factors, cats may enter their senior years sometime between eight and ten years of age. Veterinary care assumes greater importance, and even healthy senior cats should be seen at least twice a year.

Travelling with Cats
How to make travelling with your cat an enjoyable and safe experience.

Everything to Know About Raising Your First Cat
Whether you are thinking about getting a cat, or have just adopted your first one, this tutorial has been designed to make your relationship with this special cat a lasting one.

The Feline - Human Bond
Cat lovers are so dedicated to their cats that they are a huge part of our lives. The bond between cats and their people is so strong that it endures throughout life and beyond. If you are as bonded with your cats as I am, you'll want to read more about the ways this bond manifests.

Reasons Some People Fear, Avoid, or Even Hate Cats
Inconceivable as it may sound to cat lovers, there are some people who dislike cats, or actually claim to hate them. Learn some of the reasons for fear or downright hatred of cats with this list of 7 reasons people don't like cats.

Cat Care 101 - The Care and Feeding of Cats
Want to learn more about cat care and feeding? Cat care is a complex subject. From taming a feral kitten to nurturing an older cat, cat care runs the gamut. From cat food to scratching posts, from claw trimming to litterbox training, these articles and features offer all the information you need for responsible cat care.

Cat Adoption - Adopting Cats From a Shelter or Rescue
There are a number of consideration in getting a new cat, including

Is a Cat the Best Pet for You?
Perhaps you're undecided between a cat or a dog, pet bird, fish, or pet hamster.Let's compare a cat versus these other potential pets, with your lifestyle in mind.

How to Introduce Cats to Dogs
Learn about introducing cats to dogs in this article on keeping the peace between cats and dogs. This how-to article offers tips for cat to dog introductions.

Managing Cat Behavior - Stopping Cat's Attacks
Read this Ask Amy behavior article about deaf cat attacks to learn how to stop sudden cat attacks of owners.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
If you are immunocompromised, but would love to have a cat, think about adopting one that has previously been declawed.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
Senior cats who lose their feline companion often become lonely and depressed. If you've recently lost one of your seniors, a good idea is to introduce another older cat to your home. You'll find plenty of them at the animal shelters. A win-win situation for all three of you.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
If you and your partner are retired, or you are a single person looking to adopt a cat, consider an older female cat. She will most likely already be trained to a litter box, and have been spayed.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
If you have small children, or work and have to leave a cat home alone, consider a young adult cat.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
Senior citizens would make a perfect match with a senior cat. Consider that fact when looking for a feline companion.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
Older cats make ideal pets becuse they are so grateful to have a home and companionship. If you are thinking about adopting a cat, consider a senior.

Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat - Several Reasons why Older Cats Make Good Pets
If you are thinking of adopting a cat, a senior cat may be your best choice. Seniors are usually already trained to the litter box, they are wonderful pets for senior citizens, and they are grateful to have a home with a loving human. The benefits to both of you will be beyond measure.

Kitten Season Means Death to Older Cats in Shelters
During kitten season, the ongoing cat overpopulation problems become increasingly severe. Many of the kittens find homes at the expense of older cats who have been waiting in vain.

All About Tuxedo Cats - Profile and Facts
Tuxedo cats are only one of many color patterns of bi-color cats, but in my opinion, the most beautiful. Tuxies have sweet, loving dispositions, but have a streak of mischief which can be challenging to their humans.

Animal Advocacy -Cats' Welfare
Animal advocacy comes in many forms, from the Animal Rights groups to the more middle of the road Animal Welfare advocates. The methods of these groups and individuals within the groups may differ, but the common thread is love of animals as well as acting and speaking out for their welfare.

Minimizing Stress and Anxiety in Your Cat
Stress and anxiety in cats can come from many causes, and stress will exacerbate many cat diseases and conditions. Here's help for finding the causes of stress in your cat, and helping him relax.

Emotional Stressors in Cats
Emotional stressors for cats can include the death of a family member, whether human or feline, fear caused by natural disasters, noisy holidays, such as the 4th of July, or rivalry and jealousy. Page 2.

Amy Shojai on Litter Box Issues - Urine - Poop - Urine Spraying
One of the main reasons for surrendering cats to animal shelters is litter box avoidance, as well as cats spraying urine. Amy Shojai, CABC, and Contributing Writer for Cats.About.com addresses all these problems and more, with these articles. Learn how to train kittens to the litter box, and find solutions for out-of-the-box behavior in cats.

Ask Amy - Cat Pooping Outside Box
Refer to this Ask Amy article to solve cat pooping outside the litter box. Understand why cats poop outside the litter box, and how to solve it.

How to Have a Cat if You Have Cat Allergies
Here is a step-by-step process to help control your allergy symptoms while enjoying the lifelong companionship of a cat. Yes, you can adopt a cat, despite your allergies.

Cat Allergies - Adopting a Cat Despite Allergies to Cats - First Rid Your Home of Other Allergens
The first step for preparing to adopt a cat despite your cat-related allergens is to completely rid your home of other allergens.

Adopting a Cat Despite Allergies to Cats - Second - Fortify Yourself With a Natural Remedy
The second step toward preparing to adopt a cat despite your allergies is to fortify yourself with a natural remedy.

Cat Allergies - Adopting a Cat Despite Allergies to Cats - Third Step - Visit Friends With Cats
The third step toward adopting a cat despite your allergies to cats is to visit friends with cats.

Cat Color Patterns: Tri-Color, Calico, Tortie, Tuxedo
Cat lovers often are confused about identifying color terms, such as tri-colors (calico and tortoiseshell), tuxedo, and other bi-colored cats. Page 2.

Feline Breeds, Domestic Cats and Color Patterns
Cat lovers often are confused about identifying terms, such as purebred, DSH, and tabby. Learn more about the qualifying differences among these terms.

How to Stop Stress Induced Over-Grooming in Cats
Over-grooming behavior in cats can be caused by stress and anxiety. Amy Shojai, former Contributing Writer on Cat Behavior for About.com advises how to relieve stress that causes over-grooming behavior problems in cats.

14 Ways Cats Show Their Love to Owners
Cats show their love in many ways, from their body language to their behavior when around their humans. Learn 14 ways cats love their owners to help your understanding of the ways cats show love.

14 Ways Cats Show Their Love to Owners
Cats show their love in many ways, from their body language to their behavior when around their humans. Learn 14 ways cats love their owners to help your understanding of the ways cats show love.

Step 4 Litter Box Maintenance - Pour in the Litter
Most litter manufacturers recommend using 2

Litter Box Maintenance: A Step-By-Step Guide
Poor litter box maintenance is often the cause of litter box mishaps. Since litter box avoidance is a major cause of surrenders of cats to shelters, it is important that cats be given a fighting chance, by making sure their litter boxes are kept immaculately clean. This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate conscientious litter box maintenance.

Step 2 Litter Box Maintenance - Select and Place the Box
Unless your cat has a preference for covered boxes, or the box is in an area where you'd like to keep it inconspicuous, such as the kitchen, the best box to start with is a plain rectangular box. Step 3 of Litter Box Maintenance tutorial.

Step3 Litter Box Maintenance - Line It or Not
The use of litter box liners is a personal preference. They are convenient for tidy disposal of used litter when it is time to empty and wash the box.

Step 5 Litter Box Maintenance Tutorial Pause While Cats Investigate New Litter Box
I've found that cats are always very excited when litter box maintenance time comes around. They'll gather 'round, sniff, and eagerly watch my every move, and it's usually a race to see which cat will

Step 6 Litter Box Maintenance Tutorial Scoop the Litter Box at Least 3 Times Daily
With clumping litter, scooping is easy, because urine clumps into fairly solid

Step 7 Litter Box Maintenance - LitterLocker Hides the Waste
The scooping and disposal of litter box waste has been much easier since we discovered LitterLocker. Step 7 of a Litter Box Maintenance tutorial

Litter Box Maintenance - Step 8: Empty and Wash
Regular scooping and replacing will keep the litter box smelling fresh and clean for awhile

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Poor litter box maintenance is often the cause of litter box mishaps. Since litter box avoidance is a major cause of surrenders of cats to shelters, it is important that cats be given a fighting chance, by making sure their litter boxes are kept immaculately clean. This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate conscientious litter box maintenance.

Product Review - Cat Attract
Product review of Cat Attract litter, developed by Dr. Bruce Elsey, a feline-only veterinarian for use with cats who are not using their litter boxes.

What to Do About Hairballs
Hairballs are not only a nuisance, they can create harmful intestinal blockages, if excessive. Here's help in combating hairballs, and preventing them from happening again.