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 »

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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 »

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Websites such as NeighborhoodCats.org and HumaneSociety.org 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 »

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The Balinese cat was bred from long-haired Siamese cats. The unique coat of the Balinese lies close to the body, flowing down to the tail. Long-haired Siamese cats are a spontaneous mutation of the standard breed, and se... More »

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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 »

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 »

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 »