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Nicky LaMarco has been a freelance writer since 2001. Nicky is an experienced ghostwriter and copywriter. She also writes for a variety of magazines. Nicky lives in Maine with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. Learn more about her at www.nickylamarco.com.
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Why Do Cats Purr And The Science Behind How

A cat's purr is soothing and relaxing to many cat parents. Some cats purr loudly, while others barely make a sound. While listening to...
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6 Cat Weight Loss Tips – Creative Ways To Help Your...

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 58% of the cats in the United States are obese. Feline obesity can lead to liver...
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Cat Expert Tips – How to Communicate with Your Cat

Dr. Tony Buffington, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, professor at the Ohio State University has dedicated his life to the general mystery of...
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5 Cats With Cool Jobs That You Won’t Believe

Does your cat work? We usually think of our dogs as having a job or needing one, but the only job we ever assign to...

Community Cats: Saving the Feral Cat Population

Anne E. Beall is quite the Renaissance woman. She has multiple degrees, including a Masters of Science, Masters of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in...
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Cat Scratch Disease: Will Your Cat Make You Blind?

Janese Walters had lived with her kitten for one year when unexpectedly she lost sight in her left eye. After a year of inconclusive...
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Should You Feed Feral Cats?

Should You Feed Feral Cats? Feral cats are simply (human) owner-less cats who are wild in nature. Our natural instinct is to want to help...
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Create a Cat-Friendly Home with Tips from Jackson Galaxy

Talking With Jackson Galaxy I spoke to Jackson Galaxy for this article, and it was an honor. I've been a fan of his work with...
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Toxic Foods To Never EVER Feed Your Cat

Pet insurance provider Trupanion paid over $1.3 million in claims for toxicity and poisoning in dogs and cats over the past two years. It is...
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Yes, Cats Can Be Allergic To Your Home

You might think your cat has a cold when he's suddenly sneezing and having trouble breathing. It could be cat allergies. Some cats are...
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Treating Your Cat Allergies

Being a cat parent when you're allergic to cats is hard! In fact, for some cat owners it can become more than hard. It...
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Adopt a Cat: Mia

Are you looking to adopt a cat? This beautiful feline is Mia, and she's currently at the Florida SPCA. She's a domestic short hair...
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Why Are Cats Picky Eaters?

Why are cats picky eaters? There is some science to a cat’s discerning palate, and also some cat behaviors you should take into account...
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Can You Get Your Cat Sick if You Have a Cold?

You have post-nasal drip, a hacking cough, and your tissue pile is covering the floor at your feet. Frankly all you want is a...
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How Much Salmonella is on Your Cat’s Food Dish?

Salmonella Concerns Yes, there is salmonella on your cat’s food dish. In fact, there are bacteria in the food you feed your cats, bacteria left...
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4 Safety Tips for Your Cat During Halloween

Black Cats Are Not Bad Luck Everyone who has ever owned or loved a black cat knows there is absolutely no way they are bearers...
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Halloween & Black Cats: Are Black Cats Really so Scary?

Why is it that some people are superstitious about black cats? Why are some people even afraid of black cats? Let's have some Halloween...
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Adopt a Cat: T.M. Tommy

Featured Cat for Adoption It's time for the adopt a cat feature! This cutie here is T.M. Tommy. Just look at that face! This black...
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Meet Cici: Featured Cat For Adoption

About Cici If you’re looking to adopt a cat and have a special soft spot for pirates, Cici is the perfect fit. Cici is one...
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Adopt a Cat: Foster Homes Needed

Adopt A Cat....Or Foster This week's adopt a cat is a little different. There are no-kill cat shelters across the country who need...
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Why Your Cat Will Love An Exercise Wheel

Providing a stimulating and engaging environment for your cat is an important part of keeping her healthy. Some of the many ways you can...
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Is Your Cat Making You Crazy? Toxoplasma gondii and Cats

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a parasite carried by cats that can infect any warm-blooded mammal. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control,...
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Adopt a Cat: Lana

It's Adopt a Cat Monday! Today we have Lana, a gorgeous two-year-old calico female feline. She appeared one day in late July at a managed...
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5 Cat Hacks for Smart Pet Parents

These cat hacks will help make life as a cat parent a little easier. Baking Soda for the Litter Box You clean the litter box...

Why You Should Groom & Pamper Your Pet

Our pets are our family. We feed them, care for them, and provide for them like we do for our children. Part of taking...
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What To Consider Before Getting a Domestic-Wild Hybrid Cat

The domestic-wild hybrid cat is a cross between a wild cat and a domestic cat. They don’t look like domestic breeds and most of...
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5 Different Cat Personality Types

If you are a proud cat parent of more than one cat, you know that their personalities differ. Some cats bare a bit more...
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What to do if You Find a Stray Cat

You are just leaving your home when a cat you have never seen before appears on your doorstep. You know every cat in the...
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Learning Cat Language – What His Meows Mean

Have you ever wondered what your cat was thinking? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could understand what those meows meant? Does he need...
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Five-Foot Nile Monitor Lizards Are Eating Florida’s Cats

  There is a carnivorous monster in the state of Florida. This monster is the Nile monitor lizard. State wildlife staff is hunting for the...
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Cats Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Is that finicky feline you live with your best hedge against heart disease? She just might be. At the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference...
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How to Prevent Cat Cancer

Approximatly, 6 million cats are diagnosed with cancer the United States each year, according to The Animal Cancer Foundation. Here are some of the different...
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CatFi Prevents Overeating Using Facial Recognition

Many of us have hectic schedules that require us to be away from home, and our cats, for extended periods. Sometimes we have to...
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5 Steps For Teaching Your Cat To Walk On A Harness

Cats Need Exercise Animal professionals, veterinarians, and rescue workers agree that cats belong indoors and need to be kept from going outside. There are many...
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Why Cats Love Boxes

How do you catch a cat? Leave a cardboard box out. They will come. All cat parents are familiar with this. There is an empty...
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8 Cool Fun Facts About Cats

Think you know all there is to know about cats? Maybe. Test your knowledge with these cool fun facts about cats. 1. They May Be...
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6 Cat Litter Box Tips

The litter box is one of the most convenient parts of having a cat. But that doesn't mean that litter boxes do not come...
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How To Survive Christmas With Cats

It's a difficult holiday to celebrate when you have cats to take care of! There are dangers to your cats. There's always that Christmas...
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4 Christmas Tree Alternatives Ideas for Pet Parents

Whether you choose a real or fake Christmas tree you'll be worrying about your pets destroying the tree or your pets hurting themselves on...
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10 Things That Only Cat Parents Know

If you've ever had a conversation with another cat person you probably talk about the weird things cats seem to do. It's funny, cute,...
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Magic the Cat Needs a Forever Home: Adopt a Cat

The Cat Named Magic Magic was taken in by Safe Haven Humane Society in Wells, Maine with his mom and siblings (Marley, Prince and Mick)....
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Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes? Polydactyl Cats

Cats that are born with six toes on just one or many of its paws are called Polydactyls. This is considered a genetic mutation...

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets

During your disaster planning, don't forget to plan for your pets. Set up a plan that may save your pet's life during disasters such...
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How and Why Cats Purr

A cat's purr is soothing and relaxing to many cat parents. Some cats purr loudly, while others barely make a sound. While listening to...
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Catnip: Is It Safe For Your Cat?

Cats and catnip go together like humans and caffeine. Cats usually love catnip. They'll start acting strange. Running around the house. Playing with toys,...
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These Cats Need Forever Homes

There are 2.7 million dogs and cats who are killed (euthanized) in shelters every year, according to the Humane Society of the United States....
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Tips For Moving With Your Cat

Cats do not like change, so you're going to need some tips on moving to a new home with your cat. Cats are also...
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Help Your Child Cope When Your Cat Dies

Losing a cat is horrible and heartbreaking and it can be difficult when helping your child cope with the loss of a pet as well....
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Cat on A Diet: 101

Feline obesity is, unfortunately, a common cat health problem. Obesity causes added stress to the cat's body, and it increases risks of joint pain,...
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Top 15 Mistakes Cat Parents Make

We all make mistakes. Whether you're a new cat owner or you have had cats all of your life, you need to read this....
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Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Whiskers just make a cat that much more adorable. No cat drawing is ever complete without a few lines on each side of the...
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How to Get Your Cat to Stop Biting You

Some cats can be more aggressive than others. Cat attacks are a fairly common problem. Approximately 400,000 cat bites are reported annually in...
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Sick Cat? How To Tell If My Cat Is Sick

Are You Worried That Your Cat Is Ill? Since your cat can't come up to you and say, Hey, I'm not feeling well...you have to...
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6 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

If you have a cat, you might be wondering about some of her strange cat behaviors. Cats tend to exhibit weird behaviors sometimes, and...
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Cat Games – How to Make Your Cat’s Day

Make your cat's day with loads of fun and play! Given that your cats will not be living outside with all its natural stimulation and...
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10 Cat Myths – Explained

There are a lot of myths about cats, especially concerning black cats. Are they true? Nah, the myths are just that - myths. How...
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Is Cat Litter Dangerous for Humans?

Have you ever changed the litter box and wondered if inhaling that dust is unhealthy? Curious cat owners want to know - is cat...
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Are You Allergic to Your Cat?

You can become allergic to cats even though you haven't been before. The good news is that there are some excellent treatments out there...
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Common Cat Health Problems

There are some common health problems in cats that you can keep an eye out for whether you are taking home your first kitten...
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Cat Seizures

There might not be a more frightening experience for a cat owner than the first time you see a cat – especially if it...
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Cat Grooming Guide

Grooming your cat includes brushing his fur, clipping his claws, and sometimes bathing him. If your cat doesn't want to be brushed or clipped...
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Dealing With Cats that Spray

Spraying and urinating outside the litter box is the number one reason that people surrender their cats to shelters or abandon them somewhere.  Around...
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5 Steps For A Smooth Trip To The Veterinarian’s Office

Taking your cat to the vet can be a daunting task can be exhausting for you and possibly down-right frightening for your cat. Cats...
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The Most Important Thing to Have When Bringing Home a Kitten

The holidays are a popular time when people adopt and bring home a new pet.  Getting a new kitten is exciting, but there are...
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Be a Foster Home for Cats – Help A No Kill...

Due to cats not getting neutered or spayed the population is continuing to grow. This would be fine if they all had safe, loving...
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Fixes for Cat Litter Box Accidents

We all love our cats, but we can do without the litter box accidents. Accidents can ruin your floors or carpets, causing costly damages,...
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Top Cat Smartphone Apps for Pet Owners

You love your cat and your smartphone, right? Well, get some cat apps! Top Cat Smartphone Apps There are lots of cat smartphone apps for pet...
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Why Does My Cat Eat Paper?

By Nicky LaMarco. I came home a few days ago, and my cat was sitting on my desk and eating my stationary. He looked at...
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Deciphering Your Cat’s Behavior

Have you ever wondered what your cat was thinking? The cat in the photo is obviously mad, but how your cat feels or what...
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Traveling with Your Cat – Top Tips

Most cats hate change and for most cats, travel is change. There are a few cats that like to ride in cars. For those...
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Interesting Facts About Cats and Kittens

By Nicky LaMarco. If you are planning on getting a kitten, or even an adult rescue or shelter cat, it is good to know some...
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Why Does My Cat Hold His Paw Out?

  Check for Medical Issues And Paw Injuries There can be several reasons why a cat might hold their paw up or put it out towards...

Determining What to Feed Your Cat

By Nicky LaMarco. There are always questions about what is best to feed a cat. Do you feed them dry food or wet? Perhaps you...

Cat Games

By Nicky LaMarco. Cats and kittens need plenty of mental stimulation and physical play. While they do sleep for two thirds of their lives as...

Cat and Kitten Names

By Nicky LaMarco. What’s in a name? An awful lot it seems. What you name your cat speaks a lot about you, and will speak...

Why Does My Cat Drool?

By Nicky LaMarco Whether you are a first time cat guardian, or a very experienced feline lover, you could be stumped by the very same...

Introducing a Second Cat to Your First Cat

Authored By:  Nicky LaMarco. So you want a second cat and you are not sure how your current cat is going to respond? The truth...
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How to Litter Box Train a Kitten

Kittens start to dig and scratch in the dirt at about four weeks old. This is a natural instinct they are born with, and...

How to Cut Your Cat’s Claws

Does your cat disappear when you get the clippers ready? Do you always wrap him in a towel or blanket so you can clip...

Does my Cat Know His Name?

So - do you think your cat knows her name? There are several cat parents who wonder if their cats really do understand human...

Cats Kill Billions…! Why Your Cat Should be an Indoor...

The cat's prowess is creating quite a buzz due to a recent study.  Nature Communications, who publishes biological, physical and chemical science research articles,...

Why Cats Love Non-cat People

We all know how it is. We have this wonderful cat, and she usually just ignores most of our friends. That is, until that...

Cat Hoarding

It starts slowly and so innocently. One cat to keep you company. Another cat to keep the first cat company – seems like a...
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How To Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

Your cat may only “hunt” his toys and some kibble, but he still needs healthy teeth and gums. Poor feline dental health can lead...

Decisions, Decisions – Finding the Right Cat Toys

You just brought home a new kitten, or an adult cat, and one of the first things you want do is shop for toys...
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How to Train Your Cat

(Yes, We Said “Cat”) Cat Training Tips For many centuries, it was believed that humans could train their only dogs to do a wide variety of...

How To Tame a Feral Cat

Most cat lovers have been through a similar situation – they have had their hearts broken by a feral cat.  The cat will eat...

7 Tips – How to Stop Your Cat From Peeing In...

One of the worst nightmares that all people who live with cats have to face is the possibility that their cat will either refuse...
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Cat Hoarding – How Many Cats Are Too Many?

ow How many cats are too many (known as cat hoarding)? Is there a number at which you are no longer just a cat person,...
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What To Consider Before Getting Health Insurance for Cats

Have you considered getting health insurance for your cats? Is it something you really need?  Is pet health insurance a good thing, or is...

How to Cat Proof Your Home

Cats are naturally curious creatures, hence that old saying about what curiosity did to the cat. When you adopt a cat, you need to...

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