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How to Break Down Cat Urea

Cat urine consists of urea, urochrome and uric acid crystals. Urea is what makes urine sticky once it begins to dry. Breaking down this substance makes urine easier to remove from the soiled surface. Most traditional cleaners, however, can't sufficiently break down urine enough to eliminate the smel

Toilet Training Cats - Tips and Tricks

When it comes to being a cat owner, there is a common activity that almost every cat owner dislikes...cleaning the cat box. If you have more than one cat, this job becomes even more of a nuisance, not to mention smelly and even potentially harmful for pregnant women.

Declawing Your Cat

This is a very controversial topic which has a lot of emotion behind but it needs to be looked at. As a cat owner who has experienced difficulty dealing with a cat scratching issue in my home, it is difficult not to be biased but let's give the issue of declawing its due and see what exactly th

Cat Acne

Cat acne or as veterinarians call it, feline acne, is fairly common.It normally develops on the animal's chin area although it's been found that it can pop up almost anywhere.But you have to make sure that the condition is in fact, acne and not some other skin disorder.

Cat Tricks Are As Easily Taught As Dog Tricks

One of the explanations that an owner needs to train his dog is due to dog dominance. Dogs exist in a hierarchical society, and an owner wishes to ensure that he is at the pinnacle of that dominance chain.

Cat Hairballs - Danger Ahead

The ties between cats and hairballs can not be broken and cat hairballs are here to stay. It is impossible to know when cats fail to digest hair and it is blocking their system. One may know of this blockage only once a cat coughs or vomit. If the hairball refuses to come out, symptoms of the blocka

Here Are a Few Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy

Learn tips to maintain the health of your cat. A healthy cat is a joy to live with and is easy to train. A good veterinarian can help you keep your cat health and maintain his medical record. You should have your pet spayed or neutered.

How to Handle Cats When Moving

Moving to a new home is a stressful time for all members of the household, even the family pet. Cats get accustomed to their surroundings and, when forced to leave a familiar place, they may become anxious. The best way to handle moving with a cat is preparation. There are a few things a pet owner c

Common Heart Problems With Persian Cats

Persian cats are prone to have heart problems.persian cat image by FotoWorx from Fotolia.comSome cat breeds are more prone to heart conditions than others, according to veterinarian Dr. Ron Hines. For example, Persian cats are more likely to develop heart disease than the common...

Treatment for an Adult Cat Unable to Cough Up Hair Balls

Hairballs aren't just uncomfortable for cats. They can be dangerous. If enough hair lodges in the cat's stomach, it can block the small intestine, stomach, colon or esophagus. Sometimes surgery is the only way to remove the accumulated hair. If your cat is having trouble passing hairballs, there are

How Much Does Spaying Cost?

The costs of spaying a cat or dog may vary widely depending on geography and on individual veterinarian policies. While some veterinarians charge as little as $50, others may charge more than $300.

How to Potty Train a 3 Week Old Kitten

Litter box training a kitten is a simple procedure. For the most part, you provide the box and the cat instinctively knows that's where she's supposed to go to potty. Ideally, at 3 weeks of age a kitten should be with her mother. The mother cat will provide the litter box training. However, there ar

Stages of Grief in Animals

Animals become listless and depressed when grieving.sadness image by Adam Zdebel from Fotolia.comGrief in humans is common. Humans grieve the death or loss of friends, family, co-workers and even pets. Grief includes short-term grief, such as when children go to college or get married,...

Franny Syufy, About.com Cats Expert - Biography

Franny Syufy is a freelance writer, and author of a children's book. Franny has been the Cats Expert for About.com for 17 years, since February 20, 1997.

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Loss of Hair in Cats

Regal, stealthy, arrogant and loving, the cat is considered by many ancient cultures to be divinity. In modern times, cats are lifelong companions, loved and cherished by many. Cats are very clean creatures, licking themselves clean after every meal and every litter box visit. Unfortunately, despite

Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney disease in cats is a serious condition. Once a feline's kidneys stop working, they no longer function as a filter for toxins in their body.

Choosing to Get Your First Cat

Are you looking to get your first pet?Make a cat your first choice.Read here for more information on choosing your first cat.

Information on Cat Coat Colors

Cat coat colors come in a wide variety of shades, many of which have been selected for by breeders. Genetics and the environment of the womb both contribute to the colors and patterns of cats' coats.