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Get Out of My House! Maybe.

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Cats are animals for whom first impressions make a difference. And those first impressions will make all the difference to their future relationships. The first impression formed when a new comer meets a resident cat is critical. If two cats display aggression during their first meeting, this may set the mood for their future life together. Before introducing cats, make sure they are healthy. Many cats from shelters or other homes come to their new home with upper respiratory infections and should be separated in another room behind closed doors for a few days as a health precaution to not get...

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A Day at the Cat Spa or Just Marking Her Place?

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To some people, the idea of massage for animals may seem odd. But the benefits of massage are clear, whoever the recipient. Physiologically, massage stimulates the body’s nerves, muscles, circulatory system and lymphatic system. By enhancing the range of motion, the supply of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells is increased and muscle spasms are often relieved. Massage often helps flush away toxic compounds, such as lactic acid, that cause pain as well.  Massaging your cat will create a positive relationship between the two of you as well as offering an all-natural way to soothe and relax her stiff joints...

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Keep Your Cat Safe in the Summer Heat

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The temperature is beginning to rise, and it is only going to get hotter. Make sure you know how to keep your cat safe in the summer heat. In the Northern Hemisphere, summer starts on June 21. During the summer heat, while you can adjust your clothing according to the weather, your cat is still wearing her fur coat. This can easily become a health issue. Just what can you do to keep your feline friend comfortable during the summer? If you are going to be away all day and it is going to get warm in the afternoon, drop...

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Should You Dress Up Your Dog or Cat?

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Do you love dressing your fur friend in the latest fashion? Does your dog or cat enjoy it as much? Belonging to the species Canis familiaris, the latter part of the name indicates your dog and his ancestors' familiarity with their extended family, the human. Thoroughly domesticated for over fourteen thousand years, your dog may seem to tolerate dressing up gladly. By submitting to your fashion sense,your dog gains something valuable - your attention, and maybe an extra serving of real meat zombie apocalypse beef; a beef oatmeal and molasses cookie treat.  On the other hand, dressing up your dog is...

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Should You Hug and Kiss Your Cat?

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It should come as no surprise that cats can be fickle about when, where and what type of affection they are willing to receive. Your cat’s need for affection changes daily, or even hour by hour depending on its mood. The love you received this morning from your feline friend may very well become a swat or hiss when you reach for him later in the evening, perpetuating the myth that they are indeed moody creatures. However, if you learn their secret language, you will go a long toward understanding them. So should you kiss your cat? Hug him, and...

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