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Age of your cat in human years: A calculator.
Have you noticed your cat slowing down a bit? She's not as lively as she used to be?  Perhaps you should consider that she is growing old. A ten year old cat is equivalent to a fifty seven year old human

Aggressive Kittens
Tips on how to stop your kitten biting and scratching you. You need to remember that kittens have an instinct to play rough. It is part of a normal kitten's development to play aggressively because they are learning the predatory skills that a cat in the wild would need to know for survival.

Allergic to Cats?
What causes allergic reactions to cats and tips to reduce allergens. Is there such a cat as a hypoallergenic cat?

Bathing a Cat
Is it necessary to bath a cat? For certain reasons only. Find out how to bath a cat.

Can People, especially Children Catch Worms from Cats
It is possible for humans and especially children to become infected with worms from cats and dogs. It is important to teach your children to wash their hands before eating. Equally important is to regularly treat your pets for worms.

Cat Enclosures Cat Runs Modular Runs. Photos and tips how to build
Advice on how to build a cat enclosure or cat run. Lots of photos, suppliers and ideas.

Cat Facts
The ridged pattern on a cat's nose pad  is as individual as a human fingerprint. 
At their fastest, cats can run at 30mph

Cat Nip
Grow your own catnip. Will my cat react to catnip? Catnip is a mild stimulant to cats. The catnip reaction is inherited and causes a high for cats.

Clean up Cat Poop from Carpets
Using common household products it is easy to clean up cat poop stains and odors

Cat Quotes
Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
Avoid dogs whenever you can. Remember... Cats are poetry in motion. Dogs are gibberish in neutral

Deluxe Cat Runs
This is the ultimate in luxury as far as cat enclosures go. Photos of an enclosure with pond, waterfall, tunnels and bridges. A cat paridise

Diarrhea in Cats & Kittens - Causes & Treatment
Diarrhea is not a disease in itself but rather a symptom that something is wrong with your cat or kitten's health. This could be a minor problem or could signify a more serious illness.

Ear Mites - Symptoms and Treatment
Ear Mites are very uncomfortable and painful for your cat. The signs and treatment for ear mites.

Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Symptoms include severe itching and inflammation of the skin. The cat will groom itself for hours and scratch, bite and lick at affected areas often causing damage to the skin

Fleas - Get rid of fleas on your pets and in your home
Get rid of fleas forever just follow the easy steps for total flea eradication.
Fleas do not have to be a part of pet ownership. Years ago it was assumed that all cats and dogs had fleas but this is just not true today. Flea control has advanced so much that no animal should ever have to suffer one single flea again

Fleas - How to kill fleas on very young kittens
It is not safe to use many flea preparations on kittens of less than eight weeks of age. Find out how to get rid of fleas on a very young kitten

Fleas - Cat Fleas Dog Fleas Human Fleas
What is the difference between cat fleas and dog fleas. How to treat flea bites and more

Fleas - Sand Fleas

Grief: Living with the loss of your cat
Through the course of their lives most cat owners have to face the death of a beloved cat. The sad fact is that our treasured companions do not live as long as we do.

Hair - How to remove pet hair from carpets, furniture and clothing
Some handy hints to get rid of the cat hair around your house and in your car.

Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds with pictures
A look at the breeds of cats that are hypoallergenic and what causes human allergies to cats.

Introducing New Kittens to Other Cats
It is generally thought that cats thrive better with the company of another feline, especially cats confined indoors. But before you rush off to your local cat shelter or breeder, here are a few tips to make bringing home a new kitten as stress free as possible.

Kitten Care
How to raise a healthy, happy kitten. Feeding, toilet training, parasites, desexing and much more.

Litter Box - House Training your Kitten
Tips and advice on how to toilet train your kitten.

Litter Box Problems
Tips to help you solve the problem of a cat not using the litter tray.

Litter Box: Choosing the right litter box
Cat litter boxes and trays come in all sizes and forms. Style and features of various designs.

Milk - Should a kitten drink milk?
Most cats are lactose intolerant. Read more.

Moving House with your cat
Cats are creatures of habit and thrive in a consistent and familiar atmosphere. Moving house can be very stressful for cats once they are taken out of their comfort zone. Some tips to make moving house with cats go as smoothly as possible.

Nutritional Needs of a Cat Are Different From A Dog's
To begin with we must get a good grip on two terms . . . carnivore and omnivore. The cat is considered by scientists to be a strict carnivore and the dog is considered to be an omnivore.

Peeing in Potted Plants
Some tips on how to stop this annoying habit

Pregnancy In Cats
How to tell if your cat is pregnant. Pregnancy information

Scratching: How to Stop Your Cat from Scratching Your Furniture
Its a very natural thing for a cat to sharpen it's claws. After all, they are used for climbing, catching "food" (when necessary), climbing, perching and defending themselves. Of course, let's not forget another very important trait that cat's need claws for..."kneading your leg" when contentedly curled up on your lap. So, what's a human to do?

Scratching and biting: Aggressive Kittens
Tips on how to stop your kitten biting and scratching you. You need to remember that kittens have an instinct to play rough. It is part of a normal kitten's development to play aggressively because they are learning the predatory skills that a cat in the wild would need to know for survival.

Spraying Problems: Cats spraying Urine
Can cat spraying problems be treated? Stress can be a cause of feline spraying. Diagnosis, treatment and management of spraying cats.

Teach your cat to use the toilet
Step by step instructions on how to train your cat to use the toilet instead of a litter box

Toys for cats
Cats are fun loving animals. Ideas for homemade toys and toys you can purchase

Urinary Tract Problems FLUTD
Cats may go to the litterbox frequently, strain to urinate, pass very small amounts at a time, lick their genitals more frequently or more intensely than usual, or have blood in the urine.

Urine: Free Recipe. Cleaning Pet Urine Smells. Don't buy expensive Cleaners, make your own
Remove urine stains and odors from Carpets and furnishings Using Common Household Products in 3 easy steps

Urine: How to remove stains and odors from mattress
My cat peed on the bed! How to remove stains and odor. Home made recipe


Cat Health Articles

Abscess in Cats
Also know as cat fight abscess or cat bite abscess. Information on what causes abscesses in cats and symptoms and treatment

Bad Breath in Cats
Possible reasons your can may be suffering from bad breath. Dental problems and underlying disease can cause bad breath in cats

Birth of Kittens - Labor and Delivery
What are the signs that a kittens birth is imminent? How long will my cat be in labour? What can go wrong? Read more about cat birth, delivery & after

Cat Flu
Information, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and prevention of Feline Herpes Virus and Feline Calicivirus

Common Health Problems In Cats
It may come as a surprise, if you're a new cat owner, that many health problems may befall your feline friend. Some problems are easily preventable, while others are hereditary.

Cystitis in Cats
Cystitis is often the cause of inappropriate urination in cats.

Euthanasia Cats
How do I know it's time?
Most people really have had no guidelines to follow, had no firm ground on which to stand while partaking in their pet's final time. For those of you who have had no experience with euthanasia of a pet, I would like to offer a few guidelines so that you will have some firmer ground to stand on when "that time" does come.

Eyes: Feline Conjunctivitis
Causes and Treatment of conjunctivitis in cats.
Many cats have chronic problems with conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye membranes). Often, the problem comes and goes. The eyes may be red, swollen, watery, or crusty.

Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Flea allergy dermatitis as the name suggest is an allergy which affects both cats and dogs. It is a skin condition which occurs when a flea bites a cat and the cat is hypersensitive to the flea's saliva.

Hairballs in Cats
While an occasional hairball is no cause for alarm, if your cat is vomiting up a hairball more than once or twice a month, it's time to think about a plan of action

Heat. Cat in Heat or in season
How do I know if my cat is in heat? This article describes the signs of a cat in heat (Oestrus)

Kidney Disease in Older Cats 
Causes and Treatment of CRF or Chronic Renal Disease in Cats
The most noticeable symptom is an increase in water consumption and urination ("drink-a-lot, pee-a-lot syndrome")

Medication: How to give your cat a Pill
Pilling a cat can be a nightmarish experience. Cats don't want something pushed down their throats, and they'll fight with all their might to prevent it. In fact, it's amazing how powerful their small bodies can be. Here are some ways to make the pilling process easier and less stressful for both you and your cat.

Miliary Dermatitis
Miliary Dermatitis is a condition where millet seed sized (miliary) scabs are variably distributed over the cats body. The cat is usually very itchy and may cause damage to itself by scratching and hair pulling. The scabs can be easily felt

Ringworm in Cats
Information, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and prevention of Ringworm in Cats

Stress: Feline Stress
From the late 20th century to the present, Stress has become a catchword of a generation. For humans, it has become a lifestyle and indeed the amount we have to do, and the pressure we are under, are worn with pride as a statement of our importance. The cats with whom we share our lives are also not immune to stress

Tapeworm in Cats
How do you know if your cat has tapeworms? Do tapeworms harm your cat? How are tapeworms spread?

Toothache and Tooth Decay in Cats
Cats can suffer from severe pain due to bad teeth. Refusal to eat is often the first sign of tooth decay.

Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats
Commonly referred to as FLUTD, LUTD or FUS.
The clinical signs of all the LUTDs are very similar. Cats may go to the litter box frequently, strain to urinate, pass very small amounts at a time, lick their genitals more frequently or more intensely than usual, or have blood in the urine.

Vomiting Cats
There can many varied reasons why a cat vomits, from a serious illness to eating something disagreeable. An occasional, isolated episode of vomiting is usually normal.

Worming your Cat
Advice on when you should worm your kitten or cat

Cat Breeder's Directory
All Cat Breeds listed. Find a breeder near you.
Australian Cat Breeders with Links to their websites

Cat Breed Profiles, Characteristics and Descriptions

Breed Profiles and Descriptions with Photos
Australian Mist
British Shorthair
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Egyptian Mau
Maine Coon
Norwegian Forest Cat

Russian Blue
Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex
Turkish Van

Cat Photos

Cat Breed Photos


Australian Mist

British Shorthair
Cornish Rex
Devon Rex
Maine Coon
Norwegian Forest

Scottish Fold

Cute Kitten Pictures
Lots of pictures of the cutest kittens


Zodiac Cats. Cat Star Signs
How to be a Cat

COA Home Page. Information on Cats





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Arthritis in Dogs
10 Tips to help your dog cope with the pain of arthritis

Bad Breath in Dogs
Bad breath can be associated with dental problems or underlying disease

Barking. How to control your dog's barking
Excessive barking is a common complaint with dog ownersand their neighbors. Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. Find out how to control your dog's barking

Belly Bands - How to Prevent Male Dogs Marking Urine in the House 
Problem with dog lifting his leg & peeing in the house? Belly bands can save your carpets and furniture from your dog marking urine

Biting - Teach your puppy not to bite
It is far easier to prevent bad habits from developing than it is to retrain an older puppy or adult dog. However, this can be used for adult dogs as well.

Bored Dog. Is your dog bored
Boredom in dogs leads to undesired behaviors. Avoid these bad behaviors such as digging, barking and bad habits. Enrich your dogs life.

Breeding - To Breed Dogs or not to breed
What makes a responsible breeder and the major effort that goes into ensuring the best, healthiest dogs possible

Can Children Catch Worms from Dogs?
Find out if your child is at risk of catching worms from your dog

Car Sickness
Tips to prevent travel sickness in dogs

Canine Distemper
What is canine distemper? How can the virus spread? What are the symptoms of distemper? What is the treatment?

Chewing - Stop your dog from chewing things he shouldn't
Dogs chew for many reasons. Puppies explore with their mouths. Everything and anything will go in.

Choosing the right Dog for Older People
Some tips to remember when choosing a dog for seniors.
High energy dogs are not always the best choice.

Control of your dog: Gaining and Maintaining
Do you get frustrated when your dog jumps on you or your visitors? Read about the NILIF program. Nothing in life is free.

Death of your Dog
Helping you cope with the process of grief after your dog has died

Diarrhea in Dogs
Information on when you can treat dog's diarrhea at home or when you should consult your ver.

Digging: How to Stop your Dog Digging Holes
Some tips to prevent and minimize your dog digging holes in the yard or garden

Ear Mites
Ear Mite infections in dogs cause intense itching of the ears. Dogs may cause damage by scratching making the ears bleed. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Fleas: How to kill fleas on young Puppies
Tips on how to get rid of fleas on young puppies without using harsh chemicals

Foods that are toxic or dangerous for your dog
It's not always wise to feed your dog food from your table. There are many foods that are poisonous to dogs.

Heat: The facts about a dog in heat
First heat can vary greatly dog to dog. The youngest is about six months of age though sometimes a female will come into season younger

How to get rid of Fleas on dogs and in your home
Follow these steps to kill fleas on your pet and in your house forever.

How to clean and remove dog urine odors and stains
Free home remedy recipe to remove dog urine smells and stains using common household products

How to Find a Lost Dog
Positive steps for you to take to locate a lost or stolen dog or puppy. There are many things you can do to find a lost dog

How to teach your Dog to Read
An illustrated step by step guide that will have your dog 'reading' in no time

How to Teach your Dog commands
Understanding how your dog learns and how to teach your dog basic behavior such as sit, down, come. Includes clicker training techniques

Kennel Cough - Infectious Tracheobronchitis
Kennel Cough presents as a dry, hacking, coarse cough, retching and gagging. It often sounds like your dog has got something caught in the back of his throat

Marking urine inside the house prevention
Why dogs urine mark and techniques and tips to stop your dog marking territory in the house.

Mange in Dogs - Symptoms and Treatment
Mange is caused by a mite. There are three different varieties of mange. Mange can cause itchiness and hair loss.

Overweight Dogs
Advice on diet, medication and exercise. Obese dogs are be more likely to get diabetes, pancreatitis and joint problems.

Potty Training your puppy or dog. Easy Guide
Here are a few tips to help better your chances of a successfully housetrained dog

Retracting Leads
Some of the pitfalls encountered when using retractable leads

Ringworm in Dogs
What is Ringworm? What does ringworm on my dog look like? Treatment for ringworm. Pictures of a dog with ringworm

Snail Bait Poisoning
Symptoms, treatment and prevention of Snail Bait Poisoning.
Snail bait poisoning can be fatal if untreated.

Spaying and Neutering your dog
Spaying and neutering before sexual maturity offers a temperament benefit. Reasons for spaying or neutering your dog

Submissive Urination
Young or less confident dogs can suffer from submissive urination. Tips on how to build a dog's confidence and beat this problem

Tapeworm in Dogs
Tapeworms are a parasite that are found in the small intestine of dogs. Dogs will often scoot around on their rear end due to the irritation

Vet - When to call the vet for your dog or puppy
Part of being a responsible puppy or dog owner is knowing when to call the vet. So many people let things go and have a "wait and see" attitude when their pet has something wrong. Sometimes, wait and see" is fine, other times it can be the difference between life and death

Worms. When to worm your puppy or dog
A brief outline on different types of dog worms and at what age you should worm your puppy.








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