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Thinking of getting a cat?

Having a cat can mean different things to different people. Some want a cat to cuddle and sit on their laps; others are happy to live with a very independent cat which spends most of its time outside and doesn’t want too much human interaction.

What is important is that you try to find a cat that will interact with you if you want it to. All cats are not the same and how each individual cat behaves with you can depend on its inherent personality and early experiences (or lack of experiences), which can make it fearful or confident with people and life in general.

The environment in which you keep a cat is also extremely significant – for example if it lives with many other cats which do not get on, then it will be stressed and will react differently than if it was on its own.

While there is no guaranteed way to choose the perfect cat for you and your lifestyle, understanding your expectations as well as what makes cats tick will help you to bring home a cat that should be able to cope with its new environment and be the pet that you want

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25 Cat Breeds That Get along with Dogs

Introducing cats to dogs can be a delicate process, especially since “most cats prefer peace and quiet and tend to be solitary creatures,” says VCA, one of North America’s largest animal hospital chains.

But some cat breeds are more compatible with dogs than others, depending on their personalities.

“Despite the stereotype, many dogs and cats learn to live together peacefully. Be patient and take the introduction process slowly, but know that whether or not your pets get along will also depend on their individual personalities,” the Animal Humane Society says.

Here we look at some cat breeds that get along well dogs and other pets.

American bobtail

This easy going breed of interactive cats gets along well with most dogs and welcomes newcomers, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats.

Japanese bobtail

These energetic cats can “adjust to dogs and other animals and are especially good with children,” the CFA says.

Veterinarian Dr. Natalie Marks, a veterinary partner with global pet health nutrition company Royal Canin, told Reader’s Digest last June: “You might see the Japanese Bobtail right in the mix, retrieving toys next to his canine housemate in the home.

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Cat – Wikipedia

Domesticated felid species

The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.[1][2] It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.[4] A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact.[5] Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt rodents. About 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries.[6]

The cat is similar in anatomy to the other felid species: it has a strong flexible body, quick reflexes, sharp teeth and retractable claws adapted to killing small prey. Its night vision and sense of smell are well developed. Cat communication includes vocalizations like meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling and grunting as well as cat-specific body language. A predator that is most active at dawn and dusk, the cat is a solitary hunter but a social species. It can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small mammals.

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30 Pet Products For Cat Owners That’ll Make Life Easier

Including a catnip alternative, dander-reducing wipes, a wall-mounted brush, and more pet products that are ~the cat’s meow~.

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An eye wash to gently clear any goop and crusty eye boogers that have accumulated on your cat’s face.


Promising review: “Oscar gets really bad infections around his right eye; it causes his whole area to get red and crusted up. We tried this and it worked great! Even after the first use we could see a big difference. I don’t use it as directed, maybe once a day but it still works great. Will absolutely buy again. P.S. forgive the before pic (left); he was helping me size baby hats I was making. No cats were tortured; he just acts like he was.” —April Mcleod

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

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COVID Outbreak at Birthday Party Thrown for Pet Cat Leads to 15 Infections

COVID Outbreak at Birthday Party Thrown for Pet Cat Leads to 15 Infections

A birthday party thrown for a cat has sparked a COVID outbreak after the guests all contracted the deadly virus.

At least 15 people became infected after the celebration in the small coastal town of Santo Domingo, Chile.

Francisco Álvarez, the Ministry of Health’s regional secretary for Valparaíso, confirmed the outbreak but expressed surprise at the circumstances.

“When I heard about this, I said … it’s a joke. Probably they said that to conceal something else—but it was exactly that,” Álvarez told local station Radio Bio-Bio, as translated by Google Translate. “We have corroborated it with at least six of the 15 [infected] people who told us the same thing.”

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A cat at a birthday celebration at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Fifteen people in a small Chilean town have contracted coronavirus after attending a birthday party thrown for a cat.
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The health official confirmed that the cat’s owner was found to be Patient Zero.

“Even though it sounds unbelievable and almost fiction, these things happen in our country,” Álvarez added.

It is not known exactly when the party took place, but local media reported that at least 10 people attended,

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