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Phil

I have always had cats, both growing up and now as an adult. I have been a pet behavioral therapist for a number of years now. I started this blog to help other cat owners, with advice, tips, best product reviews, and to create a warm and cat friendly community.

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Will My Cat Miss Me When I Give Him Away?

By Phil / July 5, 2020

Giving away a cat has been one of – if not the – hardest things I’ve ever had to do. Like most cat owners, I form a strong bond with my cats. As do my cats with me. However, for reasons out of my control, I’ve had to give up a cat twice in my […]

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How to Use Valerian Root to Calm Cats

By Phil / July 5, 2020

Do you have a hyper or stressed cat and need to calm them down? Do you enjoy watching your cats interact with catnip? If so, you should try using Valerian root to calm cats in your household. It’s a fun, safe, and effective way to relieve stress and calm cats down. What Is Valerian Root? […]

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How Do Cats Find Their Way Home Over a Long Distance?

By Phil / July 4, 2020

Ever wondered, how do cats find their way home over a long distance? I’m sure, like me, you’ve heard some of the stories over the years about cats finding their way back home over hundreds of miles. Do cats have some kind of homing instinct? Is it a supernatural power that we can’t understand? Scientists […]

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Feeling Guilty About Rehoming Cats? (My Story)

By Phil / July 4, 2020

Are you feeling guilty about rehoming your cat? Struggling to come to terms with the emotions around giving them away, or dealing with it in the days following? I understand. I really do. I’ve had to rehome a cat before, and it was one of the worst things I’ve ever had to do. But it […]

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Why Does My Cat Grab My Leg When I Walk Past?

By Phil / July 3, 2020

Does your cat or kitten reach out and swipe or grab at your leg when you walk past them? Don’t worry, mine does too! So does countless other cats across the country, it’s perfectly normal behavior. Being “normal” doesn’t make it any less annoying though, right? Plus, receiving scratch marks down your calf just because […]

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Can I Use Baby Shampoo on My Cat? (Some, Yes)

By Phil / June 27, 2020

Cats are curious by nature, and sometimes this results in them getting a little too close to a pond, muddy puddle, or some other potentially messy situation. Without the need to bathe cats on a regular basis (they groom and clean themselves for the most part), I can’t blame you for not having cat shampoo […]

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Can Cats Drink Soda? (Absolutely Not!)

By Phil / June 27, 2020

Most cats will take advantage of any foods and drinks left unattended and have a taste, lick, or just finish off whatever they find. This can be hazardous to their health and is potentially very dangerous though. In fact, many of the common human foods and drinks we love are toxic to cats. For example, […]

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Is Vinegar a Good Cat Repellent? (Yes, Here’s Why)

By Phil / June 27, 2020

Looking for ways to stop cats peeing or pooping around your home? Need to repel them from your flower beds and other areas? You’ve probably heard it said that cats hate the smell of vinegar, amongst other scents. So, is vinegar a good cat repellent? Will it solve all your cat-related issues? It just might. […]

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17 Signs of a Happy Indoor Cat!

By Phil / June 27, 2020

Do you wonder if your indoor cat is truly happy? Or, if they’re bored, depressed, and yearning to know what’s really on the other side of the window? In this article, I’ve listed 17 signs of a happy indoor cat to help put your mind at ease. Indoor cats require more playtime and interaction from […]

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Here’s How to Keep Cats From Pooping in House Plants

By Phil / June 27, 2020

If your cat(s) are using your potted plant pots as a litter box it can be incredibly annoying and frustrating. Trust me, I’ve had to resolve this problem more than once over the years. I totally understand your frustration. The good news is, I’ve always been able to correct this behavior fairly easily. So, don’t […]

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