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Is Your Cat a Bully?

Is Your Cat a Bully?

Dear Ms Kitty, Our cat Abby used to be love to hang out with us, playing and purring. Ever since we got two other kittens and a dog, Abby doesn't sleep with us anymore or stay with us in the office. In fact, she hides under the bed downstairs most of the time. Do you...

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Feeding Your Cat: Make It a Puzzle!

Feeding Your Cat: Make It a Puzzle!

Dear Ms. Kitty, I have a 4-year-old male cat who is overweight. My vet recommends I put him on a diet. He currently eats dry kibble whenever he wants. My concern is that restricting his meals will increase his bad behavior. He already scratches my couch, gets on the...

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12 tips for getting your cat in a carrier

12 tips for getting your cat in a carrier

Dear Ms. Kitty, This year, I'm resolving to take my cats to their veterinarian for their yearly checkups, even though they get so scared it breaks my heart to do so. Is there anything I can do to make it easier on them and me? You're not alone being stressed on Vet...

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Ask Ms Kitty Articles

Ask Ms Kitty Articles

Along with our Ask Ms Kitty Helpline, we offer articles to help you solve your cat or kitten's problems (and help your cat or kitten solve their people problems too)! Check out our recent articles here: Raising happy kittens: myth & truth Courage for your Cowardly...

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A Christmas Kitten

A Christmas Kitten

Dear Ms Kitty, My ten year-old daughter wants a kitten for Christmas. I'm not sure this is a good idea. What is your opinion? There are many things to consider before giving your daughter a kitten as a Christmas gift. You want to make sure she understands adopting a...

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Stress First Aid for the Holidays

Stress First Aid for the Holidays

Dear Ms. Kitty, I have a scaredy cat who won't let me trim her claws or take her to the vet. She used to be relaxed but that changed after she was accidentally locked in a room while a loud compressor was run. Will she ever get back to her old self? Even a single...

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The Great Indoor/Outdoor Cat Debate

The Great Indoor/Outdoor Cat Debate

Dear Ms. Kitty, I've heard it's better to keep cats indoors but they seem to be really happy outside. Why shouldn't I let my cat outside to be a more natural cat? Recently someone told us she had heard a cat crying for days. After days of searching, she finally found...

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Clicker Training for Shelter Cats

Clicker Training for Shelter Cats

At Happy Cats Haven, we have been using Clicker Training--which we call Clicker Play because it's so much fun for the cats--since we opened in 2011. Along with our Shy Cat Handling techniques, it's one of the best methods we have for recovering traumatized cats from...

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