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Hairless cat breeds, such as a Sphinx or a Peterbald, don't necessarily mean less maintenance. Although these cats are beautiful, unusual and affectionate, their exposed skin often requires more care than that of a typical furry feline.

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I’ve heard of some fun cat-related apps, like the popular CatPaint. But are there any practical apps that can help me to alleviate unwanted cat behaviors?

I’ve heard of some fun cat-related apps, like the popular CatPaint. But are there any practical apps that can help me to alleviate unwanted cat behaviors?

BY: The Daily Cat experts

You can get apps now for almost anything, including alleviating unwanted cat behaviors. One such app for the iPhone is called Cat Training. Created by the company iTech Simplified LLC, Cat Training offers plenty of helpful tips, along with color photos to make the content more engaging. For example, one tip suggests using a harness -- instead of a leash and collar -- for walking your cat. This allows your pet to go outside, but prevents difficulties, including problems your cat might create by disturbing birds and other wildlife. This app also includes tips on litter box training.

Another popular app related to cat behavior is simply called Cat Guide. Wavefront International offers it for the iPhone and iPad. This app provides quick and easy access to basic information about different cat breeds. Information includes how vocal the cats are, their predicted level of activity, tendency to show affection toward owners and more.

Outside of cat behavior topics, another favorite cat-related app is Cat Symptoms from PetMD. It gives you immediate access to hundreds of health care articles. You can match symptoms to illnesses, so it can be a helpful first step, before an actual veterinary office visit, to diagnosing your cat. Yet another app favorite is Petfinder, which pairs nicely with the website of the same name. I have many colleagues at Petfinder, and all are devoted to helping adoptable pets find good homes. Even if you are not looking to bring home a new cat now, I recommend checking out the heartwarming, entertaining adoption stories.


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