New to Cats - Getting Your First Cat
Advanced Tips for Choosing Cat Food
Cat food is one of the most important expenses of feline guardianship, next to veterinary care. It is important also to note that proper diet can eliminate or delay veterinary expense for a number of serious medical conditions.
Top Myths and Facts About Cats
If you are thinking of getting your first cat, you should read first this list of Myths and Misconceptions About Cats.
Your First Cat Tutorial
The decision to adopt your first cat is a monumental one, both for you and for your new cat, which I hope will be a family member for life. Whether you are thinking about getting a cat, or have just adopted your first one, this tutorial has been designed to make your relationship with this special cat a lasting one. This is what we mean by the...
Email Class for New Cat Owners
Introduction to Cat Care - Your New Cat. The same content as the online course, but delivered by email once a week. Subjects cover intelligent food choices, avoiding litter box problems, and claw management, to name a few. The class is also self-paced, so take as long as you need.
The R Factor
Caring for a cat or kitten is a big responsibility--make sure you're ready for this commitment before making that decision.
Cat-Proofing Your Home
Make it easy on both family and your new companion by doing a little judicious house-proofing.
My First Cat - Reader Stories of Their First Cat
Taking in a cat for the first time is a momentous event, and we would love to see your stories and photos. Read other First Cat stories, then use the form to share your own.See submissions
How to Manage Your Cat's Claws
You may have concerns about your furniture, drapes, and carpet, but proper claw management will ensure your cat gets the scratching exercise he needs for strong muscle tone and supple limbs, and save your furniture at the same time.
How to Make Your Cat a Lifetime Family Member
Now that your new cat is home, here are the essentials you'll need to bond him into your family, and enjoy his company for many, many years.
How I Became an Accidental Cat Parent
It's amazing how many people who formerly preferred dogs, or just plain didn't like cats, became 'accidental cat parents.' Cats have a way of tiptoeing into your heart when you least expect it. Perhaps a cat appeared outside your door on a rainy night. Or you went to an animal shelter to adopt a dog, and a paw reached out of a cage to grab your sleeve as you passed by the cats' area. Did a child come home one day with a cat, pleading "Please, can we keep her?" Share your own story here. See submissions
Learning to Live with Sophie
Guest Writer Kelly L. Henderson shares her experiences in learning to live with her very first cat. She says the experience has been both frustrating and rewarding, but never a dull moment.
New Cat City: My First Cat Adoption
Join me in following the efforts of a friend of mine who is trying to overcome his allergies to cats while wrestling with all the details of preparing to adopt one or two furkids. While you're there, feel free to post your comments.
When Discipline is Necessary
Cats are basically pretty well-behaved critters, and rarely "act out" unless there is a problem. Learn how to analyze "behavioral problems," and the appropriate ways of countering them.