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Learn more about cats and kittens at the Professor’ s House. Here we cover everything from feeding and grooming to dealing with a picky eater.

Traveling with a Cat – It can be a Nightmare for Some Kitties

The car is all packed, the kids are buckled in, there are snacks and drinks within easy reach, there is a road map in the glove compartment, and there are enough CDs to get through the trip without having...

Microchipping a Cat – It Will Help If your Cat Gets Lost

Every cat owner wants his furry pal to be safe. Microchipping a cat is an easy way to identify your can if it gets away from you. Even indoor cats have the ability to get lost. If your furry...

How Long Do Cats Live – It Can Be Well over 20 Years

If you asked my Uncle Ernie how long do cats live, he would have stated that it completely depended on whether or not they used the litter box regularly. Of course, he was kidding. He had the dry sense...

What’’s Involved in Grooming a Cat?

Some people may ask why cat owners would bother grooming a cat. Since all cats ever do is groom themselves and lay in the sun, what else could be left to do? Actually there is a lot that a...

Owning a Cat – Costs, Training and Things to Think About

Owning a cat is simply one of life’s better pleasures. Cats are unique creature with highly distinctive tastes and personalities. Studies show that cats are an excellent stress manager, blood pressure reducer, and generally good entertainment and source of...

Why Cat Toys are Necessary – They Help Reduce Stress

Cats are unique in their personalities, their individual quirks, and their affinity towards play. All cats enjoy some sort of fun activity, it is your job as their owner to decipher what type of play most interests your cat,...

Buying a Purebred Cat – What you Need to Know

Cat lovers spend a great deal of time considering their choice when they decide to bring home a new cat. Some people bring home every stray under the sun while others look around and decide exactly what cat will...

Grooming a Long Haired Cat

Believe it or not, there are a few secrets to grooming a long haired cat. Cats with longer fur tend to matt and tangle and become terrible unruly in a very short period of time. This makes for grooming...

Cleaning up Hairballs – Part of Being a Cat Owner

We all know the signs. A gag, a cough, a few retches. You walk into the room to check on your cat, and there he is walking away quite proudly from that stinky, steaming, hairy mass on the carpet....

How to Care for a Persian Cat

Properly caring for you Persian cat is the same for caring for most other cats with one big exception: that beautiful Persian coat. Failing to fully maintain your Persian cat’s coat will most likely result in matting so severe...

Types of Cat Litter – Clumping and Non Clumping

A new cat owner is faced with a series of choices concerning products for his new pet. Which vet should he use? What type of cat food is best? What type of flea prevention is most effective? Another choice that provides an overwhelming number of options is types of...

Stopping a Cat from Scratching the Carpet

Many cat owner’s homes bear the tell tale signs that their cat loves to scratch. Oddly placed furniture (likely covering carpet that has been shredded) and throw blankets tossed here and there on nearly every piece of furniture in the living room (probably to hide the spots where the...

What is Catnip – A Special Treat for Your Cat

Catnip has a strong reputation for a plant. Considered the standard marijuana for cats, there is of course a natural controversy that stems from it use. So, what is catnip? After all, if we’re going to argue its use or disuse so vehemently, we should in fact understand it...

Feeding Diabetic Cats – Select an Appropriate Low-Carbohydrate Diet

Diabetes in cats is an increasingly recognized and diagnosed health problem. Feline diabetes most commonly occurs in cats over 7 years old, as a previously healthy cat may begin exhibiting symptoms that may indicate diabetes. Fortunately, through careful treatment and management, cats with diabetes can go on to live happy,...

Advantages of Buying Premium Cat Food

What you choose to feed your cat is one of the most important decisions you will make as a pet owner. Responsible cat owners should learn the advantages of buying premium cat food. Your pet is an important part of your family, and good pet parents want to do...