How to make cats happy at home

Is your cat happy? September is Happy Cat Month, so learn what makes cats purr and address their needs.

Cats are mysterious and aloof, but what makes them happy is similar to what makes us happy. 

 They like interaction with humans and animals, play, decent food, care, and a stimulating environment. None of those are hard or expensive to deliver.

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Contrary to popular opinion, most cats like human company. Oregon State University's Human-Animal Interaction lab revealed that half of 38 cats preferred humans over food and toys in a 2017 study.

Other animals can also be friends for cats. Current wisdom suggests adopting two kittens from the same litter for lifelong friendship.

Early introduction to dogs can help cats adore them. Cats and dogs are pals in hundreds of households, dispelling the stereotype that they are adversaries.

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