Bringing Home your New Cat
Adopting a cat can be a very exciting time for you and your family but for your cat it is a life changing moment. Cats have very long memories so you want to make the best first impression possible.
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Cats that use your furniture or curtains to sharpen their claws can cause costly damage. Cats have a need to scratch so it is important to teach them where it is okay for them to scratch.
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Litter Box Issues
It is not uncommon for cat owners to experience their cat using the bathroom outside of the litter box at some point in the cat’s life. Cats that have accidents outside of the litter box once or twice can develop a longer lasting problem if it isn’t addressed promptly.
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Declawing is performed by either amputating the last digit of the cat’s toes or by severing the tendons attached to the cat’s claws. After declawing, 25% of cats develop physical complications and many more develop behavior issues related to the declaw surgery and recovery. Operation Kindness does not recommend declawing of cats.
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Rough Play in Cats
All kittens and young cats need a lot of play. Cats stalk, chase, pounce, swat, kick, scratch and bite when they play. These tips will help train your cat to play nicely.
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