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  • May 12, 2014

    Declawing Cats: Far Worse Than a Manicure

    Declawing your cat is not a solution to scratching problems. Try The HSUS's effective methods for getting your cat to scratch where you want instead of resorting to this cruel amputation.

  • June 27, 2014

    Detecting Illness in Your Cat

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Cats can't tell us where or when it hurts. In fact, they often mask illnesses. An important part of diagnosing illness is getting to know your cat's regular habits and behaviors.

  • May 19, 2010

    Fearful Cats

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Every cat is different, and each has his own way of dealing with a crisis and deciding what is a crisis.

  • July 3, 2013

    Feline Vaccine-Associated Sarcoma

    Though they've saved many cats' lives, vaccinations carry risks. One of the most serious is fibrosarcoma, a type of cancer that appears at the injection site and spreads rapidly.

  • October 2, 2013

    Home, Sweet Home: Bringing an Outside Cat In

    Do you think that a cat must go outsider to be happy and it’s cruel to keep a cat inside? We'll teach you how to keep your cat happy and safe indoors.

  • July 31, 2013

    How to Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors

    Although many cats enjoy being outside where they can hunt prey and explore their surroundings, it's a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy.

  • July 3, 2013

    Introducing Your New Cat to Other Pets

    Wouldn't it be nice if all it took to introduce a new cat to your resident pet were a brief handshake and a couple of "HELLO, My Name is...." nametags?

  • October 17, 2012

    Keep in Touch with Your Cat's Health

    An excellent way for you to keep tabs on your cat's health between vet visits is a regular nose-to-tail check-up.

  • November 11, 2013

    Kitten Behavior Basics

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Well-socialized cats are more likely to have well-socialized kittens. Read The HSUS's general guidelines for kittens' stages of development and learn what to expect during your kitten's first 18 months.

  • April 12, 2013

    Marking Territory

    The Humane Society of the United States

    In the wild, animals are a lot like Gold Rush miners – they lay claim to their territory. Your own cat is not that far removed from his wild roots. He still has that instinctual urge to stake his claim, and he uses scent to do it.

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