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Cats USA Magazine 2013

6 Your Cat’s Amazing Senses
Discover how cats see, hear, smell, taste and feel to understand their world.
BY DEBBIE SWANSON

14 Welcome Home
Bringing home a new cat or kitten? Here’s what you’ll need to start off the right paw.
BY SANDY ROBINS

22 2012 Cats USA Photo Contest Results

30 A Breed for Every Cat Lover
Whether your dream kitten traces its heritage back hundreds of years or just a few decades, the breeds listed here are sure to bring joy to your home.
BY STACY N. HACKETT

63 Breed Guide

66 Buyers’ Guide

Stuff your kitty (and you) will love.

HEALTHY KITTY
74 The Big 3
Here’s what you need to know to protect your cat from these infectious fatal diseases.
BY REBECCA SWEAT

86 Learn All About Heartworms in Cats
This disease is challenging to diagnose and difficult to treat.
BY DUSTY RAINBOLT

94 Poison Plants List

96 Labor of Love
A pioneer in natural pet care, Anitra Frazier continues to use her influence to benefit cats.
BY LYNN ALLEY

98 The Curious Connection Between Cats and Writers
Over the course of centuries, writers have doted on, written about and been inspired by cats.
BY EVE ADAMSON

106 Extreme Shelter Makeover
Environmentally friendly renovations improve the quality of life for shelter animals, staff and visitors.
BY AUDREY PAVIA

112 Inside the Ring
From judging to scoring to ribbons, learn how cat shows work.
BY JANISS GARZA

120 Harder Than It Looks
Breeding pedigreed cats is a lot more than just getting a tom and queen together. Learn about the rigorous work that goes into the hobby. BY ANDREA DORN

126 Cat Calls: The Litterbox
Wonderful stories and practical advice from a veteran cat sitter.
BY JEANNE ADLON AND SUSAN LOGAN

132 Kitty Directory
Need information? You’ll find it here.

208 EndNote

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