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Getting Started

Choosing a cat can be a truly rewarding experience. We share our tips and advice to help ensure you get off to the right start.

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Are You Ready for a Cat?

Keeping a cat (or two) is a wonderfully rewarding experience. However, to be fair to the cat and to yourself, it’s important to make sure a cat is right for you and your household.
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How to Build a Cat Tree and Scratching Post

Building your own unique cat tree can help save your furniture and provide your cat with some great vantage points. These structures are quite expensive to buy, but easy to make with a few basic tools.
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Benefits of Cat Ownership

Many people feel that a house only becomes a home when a cat lives there. Here are some benefits to cat ownership which will surprise even the most devoted of cat-people.
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How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands

Full or impacted anal glands are no joke. A dog will drag his rear across the ground to relieve the unbearable itch, which is where you step in to help out.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
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How to Ferret Proof Your Home?

Ferret proofing your home is a little like child-proofing, only on a smaller scale. Making your home safe will go a long way to keeping your little bundle of fur happy, healthy and mischief free.
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Guinea Pig Trivia, Facts, and Care Tips

If your knowledge of guinea pigs is hazy and this unfamiliarity makes you hesitate, then fear not. Here is everything you need know about this fascinating, friendly species.

Bringing Home a New Cat : Tips to be Prepared

Bringing a brand new cat home is such an exciting time for pet owners. It is nearly impossible to be 100% prepared for your new companion's arrival, but we will do our best to make sure you are on your way.
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Choosing Soft Toys That Are Safe For Your Pet

Buying toys for your pets is like buying toys for your toddler. Be sure to follow these pet safety tips to reduce the risk of injury to your furry friend.

7 Health Benefits of Owning a Cat

Sometimes we know instinctively when something is good for us, like owning a cat or eating chocolate (OK, perhaps chocolate isn’t the best...

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