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This Cats Guidesite welcomes articles and opinions from other people who share a passion for cats and their welfare. Since opinions are diverse and no one has all the answers, this format encourages a broad scope of information to be shared on the subject of Cats. Enjoys these articles submitted by users of the Cats site at About.com. Some are educational, and others are entertaining, while yet others are a combination of both, as you will learn.

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Tips for Purchasing a Pedigreed Cat or Kitten

Photo Credit: © Foothill Felines
Purchasing a "purebred" cat is a big decision with lifelong effects, and Holly helps you with your homework before making that move.

Sasha - A Tool-Using Cat

Photo of Little Girl Holding Sasha
Photo Credit: © Justin Lancaster
While cats are considered intelligent, their use of tools has rarely been discussed. Meet Sasha, a cat who used observation and reasoning to develop a tool for making her dry food more palatable. Guest article by J. Justin Lancaster, Ph.D.

Scoop and Snuggle- Warming up an Aloof Cat, by Colleen Patrick

Colleen's third guest article for About Cats offers a cozy, loving, fun way to teach your stand-offish cat how to cuddle. You'll love it and so will Spike. I personally have also found it an excellent tool for calming a cat preparatory to administering medication or subcutaneous fluids.

Kishta, the Intelligent Cat

Kishta is an overly-intelligent cat who learns by watching, then teaches the other cats what she's learned. Enjoy this guest article by Susan Brody, D.C.

How to Care for Your Humans, by Martine Carlsen

Photo of cat being brushed
Photo Credit: © Franny Syufy
Knowing how cats think can go a long way in staying one step ahead of them. This humorous article from the cat's point of view will bring you both chuckles and insight into cats' minds, as well as explain many of their sometimes puzzling activities.

Knowing When to Let Go, by Kari Winters

Bubba, who Let me Know it was Time to Leave
Photo Credit: © Franny Syufy
Unfortunately, your cat will probably go before you do and you may even have to make the decision to help him or her to die. No one wants to say good-bye to a furry loved one, but there is great peace in knowing that when the time came, you were able to do the most loving thing. Read this helpful article by Kari Winters, Professional Member of the Cat Writers' Association.

The Top 10 Ways to Decrease Your Allergies to Cats!

By Marcia Tepping, President of the Allergy Buyers' Association. Naturally, if we were sane and rational about our allergies, we would stay away from anything that makes us sick. Many of us, however, are not sane and rational about pets, especially our cats. Although cat allergy symptoms may never go away completely, they are manageable, using the tips in this article.

The Cat That Came A'Calling

Picture of White Cat Ceci, Carrying her Ball
Photo Credit: © Grace
Meet Cici, an extremely intelligent cat who has learned the art of door-knocking and toilet-flushing. A guest article for cats.about.com by Grace, the proud owner of 10 very loving, curious, playful and smart felines.
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