Month: December 2009

  • 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 …

  • Lost Cat: What You Should Do

    When your cat is lost, the most important thing to remember is to act immediately. Even a short delay may hamper your efforts to find an animal. And while microchipping your pet may have given you a sense of security about recovering your pet in the event it goes missing, don’t sit back and rely …

  • How to Clip Your Cat’s Nails

    If we humans want to return the love our cats shower upon us, a good way to do it is make sure our cat’s nails are trimmed on a regular basis. Why trim a cat’s nails? There’s a long list of reasons. Long nails can get caught on things in the house and a torn …

  • What Should I Look for When Choosing a Kitten?

    Adopting a kitten is a life-changing event. The young cat you bring home today will hopefully be with you for the next 18 years. Selecting a cat that’s right for you and your home is therefore of the utmost importance. When selecting a cat or kitten to bring home, you’ll need to consider how much …

  • How to Give a Cat a Bath (and Survive!)

    One would think that any creature that can so beautifully emulate the flow of water would not harbor such a longstanding hatred and fear of it. The fact is, most domestic cats do not enjoy getting wet. Some will even lift their noses at the thought of walking over a damp floor. The information in …

  • Choosing the Right Cat Boarding Facility

    Like getting married or starting a new job, traveling can be a fun yet stressful time in life. One way to ease stress levels is to take the time to investigate and choose an appropriate boarding facility for your cats well in advance of your trip. Finding a kennel, pet sitting service, or boarding service …

  • The Wet Cat Food Versus Dry Cat Food Debate

    Get together a group of cat owners, and everyone will have a different opinion when it comes to the wet vs. dry food. To understand the issues, you need to understand the cat’s physiology. While dogs are omnivorous and able to break down and digest both vegetable and animal protein, cats are obligate carnivores, which …

  • Why Adopt A Cat?

    Cats are often regarded as low-maintenance pets, ideal for people who are too busy to care for a dog. Yet the decision to adopt a pet cat should not be taken lightly. A cat will become a long-term commitment as the average house cat lives between 12 and 20 years. It’s wise to go through …

  • Cleaning Your Cat’s Ears

    “Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you.” Or maybe your cats won’t come when they are called because they can’t hear you. It is probably time to learn how to clean your cat’s ears. Ear cleaning is an important part of your cat’s grooming and overall health care. …

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