Cats FAQs

Caring for cats is relatively easy and providing the best care for one's pet cat does not need any special knowledge or special tools. These domesticated animals do not require constant attention from their owners in order to be happy. They do not require frequent baths or special foods. Unlike dogs, they don't need to be walked outside. Cats, however, have certain habits that make them damage their owner's property. Establishing a happy and enjoyable experience with one's cat begins with teaching one's pet how to "behave". Learning and implementing cat trainings - toilet or litter box training, scratching, spraying - are the best way to achieve this goal. As with any form of training, results don't happen overnight so patience on the owner's part is certainly required. Cats are sturdy animals, but they can be afflicted by a variety of ailments. Cat owners should be able to provide not only food, water, and shelter, but quality health care for their pet well.

Should I keep my cat indoors or allow him outdoors?

For years, there has been a debate on whether pet owners should keep their cat indoors or allow them outdoors. Ultimately, the decision lies on the pet owner. Generally speaking, however, indoor cats are safer cats. Many veterinarians also feel strongly about keeping cats indoors. Outdoors, cats are exposed to many kinds of dangers. Hundreds of cats die each month from being hit by motor vehicle...


How much food should I give my cat?

When it comes to the amount of food to give a cat, there are no hard and fast rules. One cat's daily food needs is not the same as another's. You have take into consideration your pet's age, activity level, health, body type, size, and even breed. If you're using formulated or canned cat food, check the label. There's a guideline there, but you need not follow it to the lette...


What vaccines should my cat get?

Cats, even indoor cats, need to be vaccinated to protect them against common cat diseases such as feline distemper (FPV), feline calicivirus (FCV), chlamydia, and feline rhinotracheitis. Vaccines work by stimulating the body’s defense system to produce antibodies for fighting pathogens in the environment. Vaccines are typically administered through injection. For vaccines to work effective...


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