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The Definitive Guide to Stop Cats from Spraying

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There’s nothing that cat owners dread more than a cat who starts spraying. Whether it’s your own cat or a neighborhood cat that is spraying your doors and cars, spraying is one of the top reasons why cats wind up at shelters. 

Some believe that female cats don't spray (this is untrue) and others believe that spaying/neutering cats will stop the problem (also untrue - but it will help decrease the frequency). Indoor cats who spray are usually doing it for an entirely different reason. 

Cat urine has a very distinct odor that repels people and causes other cats to begin spraying, creating a vicious smelly cycle. 

But, it doesn’t have to be that way. These days, there are many ways to keep this issue under control and your home smelling fresh and clean. Here is your definitive guide to stopping cats from spraying. 

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8 Tips for Finding Lost Cats

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This is the time of year when we receive the most lost cat alerts. Doors are left open during holiday parties, cats escape while groceries and presents are shuffled in and out of the home, and kids are home from school (who doesn’t want to escape?!).

Before we start, please make sure your cats are all microchipped, wearing ID, spayed/neutered, and indoors only. Accidents happen, but most accidents can be prevented with a little forethought. If you really want to let your cat out, build a catio or Cat Enclosure

And now, here are some important tips to get your lost cat found.

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How to Find the Perfect Cat Breed That Fits Your Personality

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Are you a genuine cat lover longing for a furry friend? Or perhaps someone who is planning on adding a cat to their life but are unsure what breed will work with your lifestyle? 

If you find yourself in one of these circumstances, you’re probably interested in learning more about these charming creatures.

The personality of a cat is more than one stereotype, but specific breeds do share common characteristics. If you want to find the perfect cat breed that fits your style, here are a few suggestions that will get you started on your search for the perfect feline roommate.  

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50' Cat Enclosure is the Cat's Meow

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Catios and cat enclosures are the new norm for many cat owners and this newest enclosure from Australia features birds eye views of the neighborhood and 50 feet of climbing, running and stalking room. 

In Melbourne, Cliff Zammit has created the ultimate enclosure for three of his favorite felines.

A little ingenuity and creative thinking goes a long way in this beautiful cat enclosure and we're sure his cats appreciate the effort. 

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How to Identify Whisker Stress in Cats

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Whisker stress is a very real problem in many domestic cats around the world. I know what you’re thinking, “Whisker stress? Good Lord, what can my cat possibly have to be stressed about?” The fact is that we’ve taken a wild creature and domesticated it (or rather the cats have decided it’s to their advantage to self-domesticate for their food supply). Either way, a cat’s whiskers are finely honed tools used to identify, hunt and navigate in their world. 

To understand why whisker stress is a "thing", you must understand the importance of a cat’s whiskers. (Don't forget to also read about a dog's Vibrissae and the ways dogs use their whiskers). 

Here's a look at Whisker Stress and why you should at least have a basic knowledge of it if you share your life with a cat.

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