In captivity, indoor cats typically live 14 to 20 years, though the oldest-known cat lived to age 36. Domesticated cats tend to live longer if they are not permitted to go outdoors (reducing the risk of injury from fights or accidents and exposure to diseases) and if they are neutered. Some such benefits are: castrated male cats cannot develop testicular cancer, spayed female cats cannot develop ovarian cancer, and both have a reduced risk of mammary cancer.

Like some other domesticated animals, cats live in a mutualistic arrangement with humans. It is believed that the benefit of removing rats and mice from humans' food stores outweighed the trouble of extending the protection of a human settlement to a formerly wild animal, almost certainly for humans who had adopted a farming economy. Unlike the dog, which also hunts and kills rodents, the cat does not eat grains, fruits, or vegetables.

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How to prepare for a new cat
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Getting a new pet is one of the best things you can do to improve the quality of your life and become a better and caring person, but the truth is that being a pet owner requires a lot of patience, effort, love, and money. If you want to...
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There's nothing like the sound of purring when you wake up in the morning. Apartment cats are on the rise, with more and more people opting to go for these cute friends that aren't attention (nor time) consuming like dogs. That said, it's also a fact that more people...
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If you love pets but love travel too it can be difficult to decide whether to leave your cat at home or take her along with you. You might be worried about bringing your cat on a long journey and the complications it might cause. If...
Should You Declaw Your Cat?
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Here is a question for the ages among cat lovers - "Should you declaw your cat?". There are so many sides to this one that we are going to try and explore the main reasons for and against, giving you as much information that you need to make a responsible decision....
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Every pet lover wants to own a happy pet and cat owners are no exception. One way to achieve this is to provide them with a cat scratching post. These are suitable for cats of all ages, from old seniors to young kittens, and will provide hours of entertainment...
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When it is time to bring a new kitten into the household, there are some basic cat care for the new kitten items that you will need. Don't be tempted with all the things that are on the market but start with the necessities. Make a list and bring...
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Did you know that one of the biggest issues that bother cat owners is the fact that cat's scratch and their scratching can be destructive? If you are "owned by a cat" (aren't we all! - they own us don't they!) or are planning to get one remember that...
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