Good outdoor enclosures for cats include temporary play structures, window boxes and permanent outdoor enclosures. The most common type of cat enclosure is a simple wood frame covered in screen or wire fencing. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Outdoor cat houses can be as simple as a converted foam cooler or an elaborate wood construction. Outdoor shelters are often used to protect feral cats. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Websites such as and offer written plans and blueprints for outdoor cat shelters. These websites also provide valuable information such as photos of cat shelters, alternatives to ca... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Female cats should be spayed before they are 6 months old to prevent urine spraying and to stop them from becoming pregnant. It is not a good idea to spay cats that are in heat, because they are vulnerable to increased b... More »

The American Veterinary Medical Association encourages pet owners to surgically sterilize their cats as early as possible, between 8 and 16 weeks of age. In the past, veterinarians would wait until cats had gone through ... More »

While cats can verbalize their feelings through meows, chirps and growls, being able to interpret their body language is key for communication. Over time, cats can learn to understand and recognize tones of voice and moo... More »

There are several tranquilizers available with a prescription from a veterinarian to help relieve stress and anxiety in cats, including Valium and Promace. Tranquilizers can have negative side effects, such as impairing ... More »