Month: December 2009

  • How Can I Prepare for My Cat’s Well-Being if I Pass Away?

    Pet ownership involves many responsibilities: shelter, health care, nutrition, exercise, and insuring they’re taken care if you go away. But what about their care if you pass away for good, leaving them behind with, perhaps, many good years left for them? There’s been a rise in pet wills, as seen in the case of Leona …

  • Support When Your Cat Passes Away

    The grief you’re likely to feel after the loss of a pet cat can often be overwhelming. After all, your dog or cat was probably a huge part of your life for a decade or more. There was once a deep bond, but now there is emptiness and you feel alone without your pet. Grief …

  • What Age Cat Should I Adopt?

    You’ve decided it’s time to get a warm, fuzzy love ball – in essence, a cat. But there are so many unwanted cats up for adoption it can be overwhelming to choose one. When selecting a cat, you might consider size, temperament, shedding, and other criteria but the first issue to solve is how old …

  • Microchipping and Identification

    It’s one of the worst things imaginable: losing a pet. It can make cat and dog owners feel so helpless. The statistics are high and state that one in three pets will get lost. And consider that 90 percent of those that aren’t identified won’t be recovered. The old way of looking for a lost …

  • How Much Does it Cost to Own a Cat?

    Compared to the cost of other pets, cat ownership can be relatively low-priced. They are generally less expensive than dogs and considerably less expensive than owning a horse. (Like a Lear jet, if you have to ask how much it costs to own a horse, you probably can’t afford one.) Please note that as of …

  • Plants and Foods that are Poisonous to Cats

    Every home contains hazards for cats, including ones that are seemingly benign. Here’s a overview of the most common toxic foods and plants that may be lurking in your home presenting hazards for cats. Foods That Are Poisonous To Cats Alcoholic Beverages: These can cause intoxication, coma, and death. Baby Food Containing Onion Powder: Onions …

  • Preparing Your Home for a Kitten

    You may be thinking about adopting a kitten. They are such a joy – cuddly and cute and oh, so curious. Therefore, it’s a good idea to do some kitten proofing before bringing home a new kitten. Here’s how to prepare your home for her: Your Trip Around the House Safety: Kittens, like puppies, get …

  • Get to Know Your Vet

    Choosing a vet is one of the most important decisions a cat owner makes. There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing a veterinary care center and finding the best vet (or vets) for your pet. Every cat needs a good general care vet and some require one or more specialty …

  • Tips for Being a Good Cat Foster Parent

    Many people find that becoming a foster provider for homeless cats or kittens is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Foster care for cats basically requires patience, a compassionate nature, a flexible lifestyle, and some experience with and knowledge of cat behavior. Below are some general tips that may ease your transition into foster care. Tips …

  • The Importance of Having a Cat First Aid Kit

    By definition, cat emergencies are critical health crises which require immediate medical intervention. Creating a cat emergency first aid kit is recommended for all cat parents and may buy your cat critical time until veterinary care can be sought through a pet hospital. Many of the supplies you will be using to create your cat …