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One of the most important decisions we make about our cats is where to board them. Often the fretful thought of leaving Fluffy behind can influence not only our trip once we're there but also our decision to go. The back and forth of "What if my cat isn't OK while I'm away?" and "I've been planning this trip to the Bahamas for months" is enough to discourage any traveler. But there is a way you can soak up some sun and not worry about your kitty - find a good boarding facility well ahead of time. Cats actually do very well if a facility is built for their comfort and if the staff is knowledgeable and caring.
NEW: See the most adorable kitten "making biscuits." Why do cats knead? Cats are interesting creatures, with many traits and behaviors that are easily recognized as being uniquely feline-the way they curl up tightly to take a nap, for example, or their characteristic grooming rituals after enjoying a meal. Another common feline behavior is kneading, a motion cats make by pushing in and out with their paws, alternating between right and left.
Behavioral problems in cats, such as avoiding the litterbox, excessive meowing and other attention-seeking behavior, biting and painful or destructive scratching can be corrected by first eliminating physical causes, then instituting a program of gradual retraining, with the help of these resources. Remember that there are no bad cats, only uninformed cat caregivers. I would suggest trying to deal with one problem cat behavior at a time. Too many "dos" and "don'ts" will only confuse your cat and frustrate your training attempts.
There are such diseases as feline leukemia and feline AIDS. Cats are not immune to cancer. A cat's brain is actually more like a human brain rather than a dog's brain. Cat's sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day, but not soundly. They will react immediatly too any stimulation.
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