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How to Calculate Your Cat’s Age

Cats and dogs age somewhat differently, therefore calculating a cat’s age differs from dogs. The first year of life, a cat ages quickly, but slows down after that. Senior cats’ ages are similar to humans, but a bit faster. A 6 month old cat is equivalent to a human 15 years old. A year old […]

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Dogs vs. Cats

Some people are naturally “dog people” or “cat people,” meaning that they naturally gravitate to one or the other. Others may like both equally and be unsure which would make a better pet for them. This article analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of cats and dogs so you can make a decision based on your […]

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Description of color terms – Cats

Cats come in a variety of colors and patterns. Kittens from the same litter may all look different from each other. The terms used to define cat color can be confusing to the lay person. Here is a list of the commonly used terms and their definitions: Solid or self – Cat is one color […]

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Cat Shows

Cat shows, while not as well-known as dog shows, are still pretty popular. The first modern cat show took place in London in 1871. The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) has been running cat shows in the U.S. since 1906. Cat shows work in a similar fashion to dog shows. Each breed of cats has its […]

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Are Cat Owners Smarter than Dog Owners?

Almost like the battle of the sexes, the battle between who’s better, cats or dogs, seems to have raged on for centuries. People have a fondness for both types of creatures, as well as plenty of others, and have brought them home, making them a part of the family. Considering that they don’t have to […]

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Trap, Neuter, Release

The program of capturing and euthanizing strays doesn’t work as it does not prevent over-population. New cats and dogs take the place of those captured. Since feral cats and dogs too are usually unsocialized, it’s impossible to put them up for adoption. Most shelters don’t have the time or the money to invest in socializing […]

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National Feral Cat Day

National Feral Cat Day takes place on October 16. Its purpose is to educate people on the best ways to care for stray and feral cats. Alley Cat Allies founded this day ten years ago. “Feral cats are domestic cats, but are not socialized to people and are therefore unadoptable,” said Becky Robinson, president of […]

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Domestic Animals Living in the Wild

Domestication of animals is a process that began in prehistoric times. Domesticated animals have been cared for by humans for so long that their habits have been modified to fit life in captivity. But what happens to animals who are abandoned or lost and end up in the wild? Can domestic animals survive without the […]

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Who’s the Better Pet – Cats or Dogs

Personally I think it’s unfair to compare cats and dogs. You’ll find people on both sides claiming one or the other is a better pet. Of course as pet lovers, we seldom think of any negative aspects to sharing our lives with cats or dogs and many of us are lucky enough to have both […]