How to save your cat from a fire

How to save your cat from a fire

Wildfires are common in Colorado. Many of us had to evacuate from both the Waldo Canyon Fire and the Black Forest Fire, giving us first-hand experience with fires. If you ever have to evacuate your home with your cat or cats, here are some tips based on what the Happy...

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Cat Food & Water: Where & How

Cat Food & Water: Where & How

As pet parents, it warms our hearts to see our cats doing things together, like eating, sleeping and grooming. However, cats don't hunt together in the wild. It doesn't take a pack of cats to catch an insect or rodent, their main prey. Cats instinctively remove their...

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Cats & Babies

Cats & Babies

Dear Miss Kitty, I'm expecting a new baby in a few months and am worried about my cat Ranger, who was my first "baby." What can I do to help him adapt to my little one? A photo on social media shows a forlorn kitty locked outside with the caption "I thought I was your...

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7 Tips for Finding Your Lost Cat

7 Tips for Finding Your Lost Cat

The story goes something like this. We recently had workmen come to the house for repairs and our kitty got scared and ran out the door. I've been calling for 3 days but he hasn't come back yet. What else can I do to find him? Like that kitty, most fixed cats do not...

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Declawing and cats

Declawing and cats

"Can a kitten be declawed at birth?" Someone asked this through the Happy Cats Haven website recently. It's a fact that cats come with claws. Scratching and touching with their claws is a basic cat instinct, like eating or purring. Not only does it keep their bodies...

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Why Does My Cat Do That?

Why Does My Cat Do That?

Experts think dogs have been domesticated for around 10,000 years. It's estimated that cats have been domesticated half to a third of that time. As pack animals, dog survival depends on being able to understand the communications of their pack mates. Dogs have...

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Litter Box Problems

Litter Box Problems

Out of the Box - how to resolve simple litter box problems One of the most common reasons a cat or kitten ends up being abandoned is problems with the litter box, or housesoiling. These issues can become habitual, so it's important to resolve them as soon as they're...

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Tuna Jerky Recipe

Tuna Jerky Recipe

One of the biggest challenges to training a cat is finding the right treat. It's not enough the bag screams CAT TREAT...what matters is that your cat thinks it is! We try commercial cat treats here at Happy Cats, but the ones that most cats and kittens really go for...

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Clicker Training Basics

Clicker Training Basics

Clicker training is not your Grandpa's obedience training. You don't force the cat to do anything. This means your cats choose to do the behavior instead of being coerced, which makes them think and learn for themselves. It also makes them your partners in training,...

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