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4-H clover 4-H Cat Project

What you'll do

Learn how to keep your cat safe, healthy and active.


  • Breeds
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Feeding
  • Budget
  • Cat senses and behavior
  • The meaning of cat sounds
  • Training tricks
  • Health, diseases and emergency situations
  • Traveling with a cat
  • Reproduction and genetics
  • Showmanship


Levels of learning


Fairs and exhibits


Future study and careers

You may study animal science or how animals can support peopleEthology is the study of animal behavior. 

Animal care workers groom or train pets. Veterinarians, vet technicians and vet assistants care for sick cats and other pets. They may also research animal diseases and health. Wildlife biologists and zoologists study animals and their ecosystems.

Reviewed in 2018

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