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Cat Fancy December 2012

December 2012
CAT CHANNEL
4 | CatChannel.com
Your Internet Source for CAT FANCY Content & More

6 | Happy Kitty Holidays Contest Winners

HEALTH & CARE
8 | Health News
BY ELAINE WEXLER-MITCHELL, DVM, AND AMANDA PAGE, DVM

10 | The Festive Feline  
Keep the holidays fun and safe for you and your cat.
BY ERIKA SOROCCO

14 | The Truth About Toxoplasmosis  
Learn why cats are unlikely to spread this disease to humans and why you need to know the real sources of infection.
BY GARY D. NORSWORTHY, DVM, DABVP

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING
16 | Use Words  
Cats appear to understand a surprising amount of vocabulary. Here's how you can teach your feline some key phrases.
BY JANICE BINIOK

20 | Your Cat Did What?  
Twenty-five crazy — but common  — feline behaviors.
BY REBECCA SWEAT

PRODUCTS
26 | Editors' Choice  
Check out this year's best new products.

BREED PROFILE
30 | Paws for Effect
Distinctive white markings and a lively personality are the hallmarks of the Snowshoe.
BY STACY N. HACKETT

BREED SNAPSHOT
33 | Sweet and Petite
The Singapura charms its people with its loving personality and small size.
BY AUDREY PAVIA

ADVOCACY & RESCUE
35 | Cool Cats
A tiny kitten survives a tornado.
BY SANDY ROBINS

36 | The CATalyst
Behaviorist Jackson Galaxy shares some words of feline wisdom.
BY STEVE DALE

37 | Foster Focus
A foster parent's mission to help kittens
BY CIMERON MORRISSEY

LIFESTYLE
43 | Life's Purrfect
A study of the African wildcat reveals how we can bring out the best in our domestic cats.
BY SANDY ROBINS
  In Every Issue
1 | From the Editor
5 | Reader Letters
9 | Ask the Veterinarian
24 | Ask the Behaviorist
25 | Products: Gift Guide
40 | Feline Shopper
42 | Ad Index
44 | Gallery of Breeds
47 | Cat Breeder Directory
58 | Calendar
59 | Classified Ads
60 | Coming Up in CF
61 | Cat Book Club
62 | Cats for Kids, Sadie
63 | Reader Snapshots
64 | Garfield Weighs In

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