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Our cats are more than just pets; they are family members and our special companions. School, work, and even a social life will cause separation between you and your favorite feline. What can you do when family, friends, or neighbors aren’t an option for babysitting your cat? One solution may be to hire a professional cat-sitter while you are away. Another option is to board your feline buddy at a Cattery. Each presents some positives…

Cats, planes, and paperwork, oh my! If you intend to take to the skies with your cat, you may wonder what documentation is required and where to get the necessary paper trail started. A wealth of information and guidance is available. The trick to a successful jaunt is to consult and obtain the paperwork ahead of time. Treat pet travel paperwork in the same way you would handle passports for children. The earlier you start planning…

While we may not see it as obviously today, our house-cats are direct descendants of majestic large cats–although it is difficult to see this when cleaning hairballs out of your sink for the third time this week. Our cats may be domesticated, but they are still wild, in a sense, and most cats enjoy stimulation and experiences outside of their normal routine. One great way to spend some quality time with your cat, while enriching…

Grand champion Heatwave Man With a Mission Distinguished Merit flew to Holland where he won the best cat in The International Cat Association shows. He came back to the United States through the Atlanta airport where a friend picked him up and drove him to the Chattanooga Cat Fancy Association show. He won Best of Show. What’s Best for My Pet?  The Humane Society warns never to fly with Persian cats in the cargo area of the plane because…

Why don’t cats like cars? If you’ve ever tried coaxing your cat into the car for a drive to the vet, it’s a safe bet that you noticed Fluffy’s aversion to road trips. Unlike their canine counterparts, most cats simply dislike traveling in cars. According to livescience.com, there are several reasons, based on feline behavioral characteristics, that explain kitty’s distaste for moving transportation. Cats are primarily creatures of habit and they love their routines, becoming easily…

Help! We’re Meowving. Moving across the country for work or school can be a stressful process for your pet. While you have the benefit of looking ahead and preparing for the change, your cat is in for a big surprise when her routine, home, and familiar surroundings drastically change. It is up to you to make sure this transition is as easy as possible for Kitty. In general, moving requires detailed forethought and numerous lists,…