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Cats are very smart animals. But they still need special care.

  • Give your cat fresh water every day. You do not need to give your cat milk.
  • Feed your cat food that is made from beef, chicken, or fish.
  • Choose a cat food that is right for your cat's age and weight. For example, if you have a kitten be sure to buy kitten food.
  • Keep the litter box clean. Cats like it fresh!
  • Keep string-like objects like tinsel, needles, threads and rubber bands out of reach. These things could hurt your cat.
  • Take your cat to the vet (animal doctor) for vaccines so it will not get some deadly disease.

Did you know...

  • Female cats are known as queens.
  • Male cats are called toms.

To learn more about how to care for cats go to "Care and Nurturing of Cats."

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