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The Cottage Q&A is one of the magazine's most popular features. From finding a dead moose in the lake to appealing property taxes, we've been offering expert advice for over 20 years.

Should we worry about bringing our cat to a cottage?

Should we worry about bringing our cat to a cottage?

We plan to bring our cat up to the cottage. How concerned should we be if he’s wandering about? I’m worried he will be attacked by some other animal.

—Cat-Astrophizing

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How do we deal with issues surrounding a shared cottage?

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How do we obtain a mortgage for a cottage?

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