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    Shopping List: Help Your New Cat Settle In Easier


    Bringing a new cat into your home is a fantastic thing! You're going to have such a fun time together! But given that it's likely to be a big change for your kitty, regardless of where you got them from, don't be too surprised if they don't blend and settle in right away. All cats go through some sort of an "adjustment period" when first arriving in a new home.

    This is when they're becoming familiar with their new surroundings and family members and figuring out how they fit into it all. How long any cat's "adjustment period" is depends on the cat, the home, and a host of other factors. Thankfully, there are some things you can do and some products you can have on hand to help ease your new cat's transition and help them feel more "at home" and comfortable in your home.

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    Topics: Cat training, feline behavior, New Kitten, Cat-friendly products, litter box training, Scratching, Cat Treats

    14 Human Foods You Shouldn’t Give to Your Cat


    OK, so most cats won’t gobble up people food as ravenously as a dog. And heck, most cats will even turn their nose at foods that would cause a dog to sacrifice a limb in exchange for a nibble. 

    But that doesn’t mean cats will never partake in some human food, should the opportunity present itself. Actually, there is enough misinformation about cats that many people inadvertently give them foods they think are nutritious and delicious, but in actuality might send the cat’s stomach for a whirl — or maybe worse.

    The following foods are best if they’re only used as treats, or kept away from your cat entirely. 

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    Topics: Cat food, Alcohol toxicity, Grape Toxicity, Cat Treats, Cat Diet

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