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Cats were born to scratch, and they have the tools to do it with too. Some new scratchers are shaped like waves, bridges and even beds, providing your pet with something to climb on, explore and scratch.
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There’s a one-word answer that solves the mystery as to how cats evolved the ability to right themselves in midair and land on their paws: trees. Looking at a cat right itself, you wouldn’t notice all of the motions involved. But when you view it in slow motion, you would note that it’s a three-part process.
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If your cat seems bored with its food, offer a wet food with a different texture and flavor. Experiment by placing a few different types side by side to see which one your cat likes best
Keep at least one veterinarian-approved book on cat care in your home at all times. Make sure it contains a section on emergency first-aid procedures.
"Punishment" is not in your cat’s vocabulary. Positive reinforcement of good behavior — with treats, attention and verbal praise — solves most kitty behavioral problems.
To avoid unwanted disasters such as meaty bones causing splintering and bleeding, never feed your cat table scraps. Onions, garlic, tomatoes, chocolate, grapes, raisins and other foods are also poisonous for kitties.