We used to have articles about cats from feeding, litter box training to vaccinations spread throughout our website. Many of you have commented about how useful certain articles were or had an article you would like to see added. Our newest website is completely redesigned to be mobile and work on phones, tablets and computers. So we decided to place all of our articles in one place and call it Reference.

I hope you find our collection of reference articles useful and enlightening. Most of the material is written by experts in their field that can be validated easily if one is interested. Some articles can be somewhat opinionated, but they are very useful and are simply included for you to view and help form your own opinion about said topic. 

As always, if you have a specific article about a related topic you would like us to include, then please send me an email with your reasons why we maybe should post and the appropriate links. We all benefit from the knowledge. Better informed pet owners makes for healthier and happier pets.

A Purrfect Start

Give your pet the Purrfect Start. All cats have some basic needs; providing them will help ensure your cat's long-term health and welfare. If these needs are not met, your cat may feel stressed, which can affect both health and behavior. Listed here are things an "ideal" house for cats might include.

Your cat(s) might not need all these features to get along, but making your house more "cat friendly" will ensure that you and your cat enjoy each other's company for years to come. (Read Full Article ...)

Cat Body Language

It might be hard to believe, but cat ears contain over two dozen muscles, enabling them to do an Exorcist-like 180-degree swivel forward, backward, up and down. Although they pan around like radar dishes scanning for sounds, they’re not just for hearing.

A cat’s ears and tail (as we’ll discuss later) are a vital part of cat body language, and proper interpretation can help you better understand Fluffy’s moods and in some cases, keep you safe from injury. (Read Full Article ...)

Humane Alternatives to Declawing Cats

The United States is way behind the rest of the civilized world in its attitude toward declawing of cats. Declawing has been illegal in England for several years. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Wales, Finland and Brazil are among the many countries that either consider declawing illegal or inhumane, only allowing it under extreme circumstances. In the U. S., savvy cat aficionados, Cat Fancy organizations and veterinarians are mounting protests against declawing, calling it inhumane and unnecessary.

Declawing Is Not Medically Necessary

It's rare to see a veterinarian cite a common medical reason for declawing, except to repair a badly done initial job in which the claws have grown back, causing crippling pain to the cat. The closest one might come to a "medical" purpose is to prevent the owner from having the cat euthanized because of destructive scratching. Some veterinarians will reluctantly perform this procedure for that reason alone. The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights call it a practice of being taken as "an emotional hostage." (Read Full Article ...)

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