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Homemade cat food recipe -- and why homemade food is the best for your kitty!

Homemade cat food recipe -- and why homemade food is the best for your kitty! | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
A veterinarian discusses making a homemade diet for your cat
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I had run across this site years ago but did nothing about it. Now, I want to go the homemade food route. It will just take a while to figure it all out, and to implement it. But I am convinced that it is worth it! 

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A look at interesting tidbits and stories about cats: the breeds of cats, and the lives of cats.
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Cat Psychology

Cat Psychology | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Cat psychology: how to understand how your cat thinks,
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Some good insights on understanding how your cat thinks. 

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Kennel Cough Symptoms in Cats

Kennel Cough Symptoms in Cats | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Kennel cough is a condition found primarily in dogs but very rarely encountered in cats.

Here is advice on how to recognize the symptoms and what to do if you suspect your cat has the illness.
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A cough is the main symptom for kennel cough in cats. The condition is caused largely by poor sanitation. 

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The $35,000 Cat House | Photos | HGTV Canada

The $35,000 Cat House | Photos | HGTV Canada | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
With 18 cats and counting, this homeowner spent $35,000 on a reno to turn his home into a cat paradise.
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Check out this amazing house, all tailored to the owner's 18 cats! I am definitely inspired to try some of these ideas in our house! 

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Leerburg | Introducing Dogs or Puppies into Homes with Cats

Leerburg | Introducing Dogs or Puppies into Homes with Cats | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
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Strong advice on introducing a dog to cat household. According to this dog trainer, it is not an easy process! 

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malek's comment, February 15, 9:25 AM
cute. On a professional note, it's a great example of creating a micro niche
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Natural Treatments for Cats and Dogs with UTI's

Natural Treatments for Cats and Dogs with UTI's | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
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Natural, at-home treatment for cats and dogs with UTI's. Avoid antibiotics, which can cause many other health problems, says this "dog whisperer." 

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Earthcode: The Cat's Purr and Other Sounds that Heal

Earthcode: The Cat's Purr and Other Sounds that Heal | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
The Cat's Purr and Secret Sounds that Heal.
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This is absolutely amazing information! About how the cat's purr is at exactly the right decible to facilitate healing in both humans and cats. Wow! Check this out. 

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334286's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:05 PM

I found this article very interseting because when cats are injured they still purr. When a cat purrs it doesn't always mean they're happy, they can also be mad, sad and hurt.

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A Feline Affair | fifteeneightyfour

A Feline Affair | fifteeneightyfour | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
The Domestic Cat 3rd edition tells an interesting story of the history of our complicated relationship with one of the only animals we have managed to breed domestically. And we're keeping up the ...
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A review of a book of cat history, "The Domestic Cat 3rd Edition." Sounds like an interesting book! 

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Feral kittens are getting tame! - News - Bubblews

Feral kittens are getting tame! - News - Bubblews | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World.
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A stray mother cat dragged her kittens to a place under my deck. They are so cute, and starting to get really tame! 

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The Creative Cat - Rescue Story: Irina and Isis, Saved From the Flood

The Creative Cat - Rescue Story: Irina and Isis, Saved From the Flood | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Irina and Isis are a couple of rescued kitties I've met along the way, working on projects and visiting friends. These two are from a house that reminded me of my own through the years, and may remind many of you of your own ...
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Some adorable pictures of cats in cupboards ... 

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FDA coloring regulations finally apply to pet food - ConsumerAffairs

FDA coloring regulations finally apply to pet food - ConsumerAffairs | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
FDA coloring regulations finally apply to pet food
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Various sizes and breeds…all fed Pedigree Healthy Digestion canned food for years. Two weeks ago our ...
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Pet owners can feel better knowing that pet food now has to be labelled. 

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Moving a cat to a new home

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Some more good advice for moving when you have cats. Especially good advice: train your kitty to come when you say "kitty, kitty, kitty" by practising this and rewarding her with treats when she comes. 

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Moving With Cats...Some Good Advice

Moving With Cats...Some Good Advice | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it

"Moving house is supposed to be one of life's stressful experience." 

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Some very good advice for moving with cats, including spreading the cat's scent around the house, and letting them explore the environment one room at a time. 

 

Cats are very atttuned to their environment, so moving is especially difficult for these little creatures. 

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Behold the Wand Toy! My Cats Favourite Toy

Behold the Wand Toy! My Cats Favourite Toy | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it

My cats' favourite toy is a wand. This toy engages them like no other and they never seem to tire of it. 

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My cats' favourite toy is a wand. They cost about $5.00 but they are worth everything to my kitties. 

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US finally getting a cat cafe!

US finally getting a  cat cafe! | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
In August, we reported that Sana Hamelin, a lawyer by training, was hoping to crowd-source enough funds to open a...
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The US is finally getting a cat cafe, a concept popular in Japan, where people go to a coffee shop and pay for spending times with cats. Brilliant! When can I get a ticket to Denver to check it out? 

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How to keep your kitties out of the garden!

How to keep your kitties out of the garden! | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it

Save your pine cones for bedding, which will keep pups and cats out of your plants.


Via Debra Anchors
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Cats do love plants, but you don't want them ruining your hard work. Some ways to detract them from digging up the gardens or flowers.
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Une idée pour éloigner les animaux des plantations récentes en milieu urbain. A tester plutôt sur des massifs de plantes acidophiles.

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In 1947, a Lady Used her Cat For Something Ridiculous. But Somehow Adorable.

In 1947, a Lady Used her Cat For Something Ridiculous. But Somehow Adorable. | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Carolyn Swanson was blind. She also had a cat. You do the math... but you'll get the answer wrong.
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This is amazing! A seeing eye cat! 

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Homemade cat food recipe -- and why homemade food is the best for your kitty!

Homemade cat food recipe -- and why homemade food is the best for your kitty! | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
A veterinarian discusses making a homemade diet for your cat
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I had run across this site years ago but did nothing about it. Now, I want to go the homemade food route. It will just take a while to figure it all out, and to implement it. But I am convinced that it is worth it! 

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Master Leaves His 2 Cats Entire Estate - spyghana.com

Master Leaves His 2 Cats Entire Estate - spyghana.com | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
spyghana.com Master Leaves His 2 Cats Entire Estate spyghana.com

 

After Frisco dies (his age isn't known, but according to WMC-TV, he's “old”), the remainder of the money will be divided among Sheppard's relatives, with the understanding that Jake...

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This gives new meaning to the term, "fat cat." These two kitties, Frisco and Jake, are sitting pretty. Their master has left his house to them, along with a quarter million. And you thought you loved your animals! 

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10 Sounds That Cats Make -- and What They Mean - Catster

10 Sounds That Cats Make -- and What They Mean - Catster | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Catster 10 Sounds That Cats Make -- and What They Mean Catster Of course, since most humans aren't nearly as good as observing body language and understanding the feline communication of subtle ear movements and tail twitches, they often “use their...
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So, do you think that cats just meow and purr? No way! Have you heard of the burble, or the chatter? Check out this article with great videos to see if you recognize the other sounds. 

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The 50 Most Fabulous (and Famous) Cat Ladies of All Time

The 50 Most Fabulous (and Famous) Cat Ladies of All Time | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Posing elegantly with their furry feline friends.
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These pictures of famous ladies and felines are amazing! What a treasure ....

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I Took Home the Least Adoptable Cat at the Shelter - Catster

I Took Home the Least Adoptable Cat at the Shelter - Catster | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
I Took Home the Least Adoptable Cat at the Shelter Catster When I told the team at the no-kill shelter in my neighborhood, "I'd like your least adoptable cat," I pictured an ornery senior cat, not especially cuddly, but a cat that needed somewhere...
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Adorable story of how bringing home a cranky, half-blind stray cat from the rescue ....

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Got a fat cat? It may be comfort eating - Ottawa Citizen

Got a fat cat? It may be comfort eating - Ottawa Citizen | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
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Got a fat cat? It may be comfort eating
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The study suggests the obesity rate is as much as 25 per cent in cats, and 45 per cent in dogs.
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Wow! This story is fascinating! How cats may be overeating out of distress. I am not surprised by this, because I do believe that animals, especially cats, have a complex emotional life. This is a confirmation. 

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Four Questionable Things About Winnipeg's New Pet By-Law

Four Questionable Things About Winnipeg's New Pet By-Law | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Despite considerable opposition, the city of Winnipeg passed a new pet ownership law on July 17, 2013, bringing in several changes to the way animals are allowe
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A new pet by-law in Winnipeg requires cats to be licensed. Some who work in cat rescues say this will only penalize people for having a cat, and end up leaving more cats on the street. 

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Laura Brown's comment, August 24, 2013 7:10 AM
Cats are supposed to be licensed here but most cats are kept inside homes and the only time they get out is if they have escaped. In that case the license would keep them from being picked up and treated as a stray cat. The cat owner would be more likely to get the cat back again.
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How to Move with a Cat

How to Move with a Cat | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
House-moving can be stressful, both for you and your cat. So, you'll need to make it as stress-free for you and your cat as you can. Confine your cat in a room while you get everything sorted out, eg, packing, furniture moving, etc.
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More good advice about moving with a cat, including using butter on his paws to keep him "grounded," and calmed down enough to take in his environment. 

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Adult Acne is Not Just for Unlucky Humans -- Cats Get Zits, Too

Adult Acne is Not Just for Unlucky Humans -- Cats Get Zits, Too | Breeds of Cats | Scoop.it
Ever popped a zit on your cat's chin? I have, and it was pretty gross. Here's what you need to know about cat acne.
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Cats can get acne, too? Now we know! 

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