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Keeping a Single Cat Content
Guest post by Kristen Levine   Kristen Levine Pet Living is the place for stories, science & advice for living happier and healthier with pets.   If you’ve ever thought of cats as aloof, solitary, and independent, you may be surprised to know that cats want company! And, just like humans and other social animals,
Cat Allergies: Why are so many people allergic?
There may be no single thing as irritating and aggravating as pet allergies. Of the 2 percent of the U.S. population allergic to cats, about one-third of those people just can’t stop themselves and actually keep kitties as pets. Why, oh why, must it be our feline friends, our precious little kitties, who wreak the
Pet Fire Safety
It is just as important to keep your pet safe during a fire as it is to keep your home safe so your pet doesn’t accidentally start a fire.   An estimated 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year and about 40,000 of those pets perish, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not many
5 Steps to Introducing Your New Kitten to Your Resident Cat
Guest Post by Jenny Dean of Floppycats.com   Getting a kitten is one of the most exciting things that can happen in life. However, if you already have a resident kitty at home, there are some necessary steps to take in order...
Does your cat have a drinking problem?
Pet parents often assume their kitties will drink if they’re thirsty, but many cats have a drinking problem. …and while this isn’t the kind of drinking problem that can get kitty fired or in a car wreck, it does have serious consequences. Peculiar or Primal? Many pet parents designate a feeding station for kitty’s food and water dishes. It
Adopting a kitty? How to get the cute without the crazy!
We know it’s hard—nearly impossible—to walk passed the mewing, wide-eyed kittens at your local shelter. But an older cat can be just as cute and cuddly as a kitten—and almost none of the trouble. If you’re looking to adopt the purrfect companion,...
The Slow Blink and Why You Should Use It
Have you ever noticed that your cat will look up at you and slowly blink its eyes? While you might have dismissed it as a behavior incidental to sleepiness, many cat lovers insist that this slow blink is a “kitty kiss.” That might be a little, shall we say, poetic, but the slow blink is an important form of
Cat Travel Part I: Lodging
Whether you’re moving across the country or taking an extended vacation, there are many issues to consider when road tripping with your cat. If you’re going to need overnight lodging, planning ahead is key. While drivers without pets may be able to make impromptu stops whenever they’d like, your cats can make travel a little more complicated.
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