Cats Are Like Potato Chips - You Can Never Have Just One!

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"Cats are like potato chips - you can never have just one!"

Someone just told me this. I thought it was cute and for her, it was actually quite true. The woman who said this had just adopted her fifth cat. She found him by the roadside and took him in.

Once you have one adorable kitty, it is very easy to get a second, a third and even a fourth or even fifth.

Based on national averages, the American household has 1.4 dogs and 2.1 cats. So most people have 1 dog and 2 cats. (See, it IS hard to have just one!)

Have you ever wondered about the pros and cons between owning dogs vs. cats? If so, this is a great article. Go to: Dog vs. Cats - which is right for you?

How many cats are too many? People ask me this all the time. To learn the answer to this common question, here is a good article. Go to: How Many Cats Are Too Many?


What should you do if you find a cat? This article will tell you. Go to: The Cat Chose Me ... So Now What Do I Do?

Or better yet, How to Turn a Stray Cat Into a Pet

"Should I get another cat?" Maybe you are asking yourself this question right now. I have the perfect article for you. Go to: Should I Get Another Cat?

If you do have lots of cats, make sure that you have plenty of litter boxes. The rule of thumb is one litter box for every cat, plus one. So, if you have 3 cats, ideally you should have 4 litter boxes to give your cats every opportunity to use the litter box (not the floor) and to minimize behavioral problems.

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.