Cats are living longer lives thanks to dedicated care from their
humans, and advances in veterinary medicine. Most experts
consider a cat's "senior years" to begin on her 10th birthday.
Cats have a reputation for being finicky eaters, but that is
usually a distortion of the truth. Cats have a very keen sense of
taste and smell, and they know what they like.
Many people think cats are asocial, but in fact they are very
social animals. They bond with other cats in their house or
neighborhood, their owners, even other pets like dogs and birds.
Animal welfare organizations and humane societies have been very
successful in helping people to accept that their cats are safer
living exclusively indoors, especially in urban areas. However,
cat lovers still want to give their cats a chance to enjoy fresh
air and all the sights and sounds that come with it.
Some people say they are exclusively "cat people," meaning they
only want to have a cat as a pet. That doesn't mean that just any
cat will be the right companion.
Cats are known for their curious and adventurous nature.
Curiosity doesn't always kill the cat, but can often cause
At some time or another even the sweetest cat "misbehaves."
Ironically, a cat's bad act is usually quite normal behavior for
her, but may have a result humans don't like or want.
Caring for a kitten is a lot of work. With her high energy and
intense curiosity and sense of adventure, raising a kitten will
keep you on your toes.
For the first 8,000 years of their relationship with humans, cats
pretty much took care of their own breeding. People kept them for
one purpose - hunting rodent - and they are already perfectly
designed for that.
Even with the best care, cats can become ill. Sometimes this
means a simple "kitty cold," at other times the disease might
have a more lasting or even fatal result.
If you are thinking of adding a feline to your family, consider
adopting a cat from your local animal shelter or humane society.
The animals have been carefully screened for adoptability and
have usually been worked with to enhance sociability.
What kind of materials should you use when constructing a snake
cage? Snakes come in many different sizes - but usually only one
shape. Even so, there are many different housing systems and
styles for snakes.
What does doing natural preventative care mean? I thought
vaccinating, prevention medicines, and premium kibble was natural
preventative care. Hardly.
Why use a crate? When used properly and not abused, crates are the
fastest and most humane method of housebreaking dogs. Dogs are
den animals that will instinctively seek out a small, cozy place
to rest for shelter and security.
As pets go hamsters are fairly easy to take care of. Hamsters
require no walking, are not particularly dirty or stinky, they
are small and don't take up much space and are generally
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