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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Buy a cat scratching post for a happy pet
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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...
The basic cat care for the new kitten
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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...
Why do cats scratch?
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Did you know that one of the biggest issues that bother cat owners is the fact that cat scratch and their scratching can be destructive? If you are owned by a cat or are planning to get one remember that scratching is a natural instinct. For...
Ready for a new kitten
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If you have decided to get a cat for your family you'll be busy preparing for that new kitten. It is a big responsibility taking in any pet and with a kitten there are some specific things you should know and they'll help you to become accustomed to settling...
Caring for your cat's teeth
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Looking after your pet's dental hygiene is the primary duty of the cat owner, so begin your cat teeth care today, rather than waiting till next February. In case you are wondering out of 12 months why is February mentioned, it is because two august bodies, The American Veterinarian...
How to keep your cat safe during Halloween
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The pumpkins are carved, decorations are hanging and you are ready to get the party started. Unfortunately, other people may want to have their own party with your cat as the center of attention. How will you keep your cat safe from dangers that lurk during this Halloween season?...
The importance of flea baths in the lifetime of your cat
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Spending your precious time at dwelling subsequent to a flea infested cat is one of the most undesirable conditions for families everywhere. Some pet house owners are usually disgusted merely by the fact that their cat is continually licking and scratching himself, sometimes even biting...
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