Month: December 2009

  • Should I Get a Short-Haired Cat or Long-Haired Cat?

    If you are in the process of selecting a new cat for the household, one of the first items on your checklist should be whether to get a short-haired or a long-haired feline. Personal preference generally drives this decision. If your dream has always been to own a cat that looks like a living stuffed …

  • Is Cat Fostering Right for Me?

    Becoming a foster provider to homeless cats or kittens can be rewarding and fulfilling, and may offer an ideal situation for families who are unwilling or unable to make a long-term commitment to a pet cat. Many cat rescue groups see finding cat foster homes is a vital part of their work. Sometimes these groups, …

  • 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 …

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