Month: April 2010

  • Capstar VS. Revolution, Frontline and Advantage for Flea Treatment

    Capstar is not a flea preventive, as it only kills adult fleas. It enters the bloodstream to poison the fleas that are already on a cat and biting it. It will do nothing for eggs or pupa fleas, which means that without doing anything else, you will soon be right back to where you started. …

  • What to Do if Your Cat Has Worms

    First, I would recommend that you take a fresh fecal sample to your vet, who will tell you exactly what kind of worms they are. My cat threw up a bunch of roundworms once, and they were treated by Drontal, which works on most kinds of parasitic worms. If you have a multi-cat household, all …

  • Constant Maintenance is Key to Controlling Cat Fur

    I’ve come to the conclusion that constant maintenance is the key, at least for my long-haired cats. I use one of those furminator de-shedding tools to wipe out much of the undercoat, but still, even with vigilant brushing and vacuuming, there’s still hair everywhere. I balked at the price of furminators when I bought mine …

  • Shampooing Your Cat Can Help Shedding Problems

    Most long haired cats need some help with their fur. Since I started showing Maine Coons, I have learned the fine art of the cat shampoo. And learned that shampooing my cats removes TONS of dead fur. I highly recommend the occasional shampoo. My cats have no hairball problems because they are shampooed regularly. Yes, …

  • How to Get Your Cat to Accept Grooming

    My cat was terrible to groom when I first got her. She had to be completely shaven as she had fur “wings” off her body at least eight inches out. What worked for us was shaving her completely, and then I would give her two days with the grooming tools out next to the treats. …

  • And the Winners Are ….

    The winners of the darn!Socks giveaway on The Cat’s Meow are: Trillian, who mewed, “Gosh, its such a hard choice! I love mousies, so I wants them all! The three blind mousies would be good, cause Id have a backup if I ever lost one during one of my crazy kitty fits running around all …

  • Kitten Rescued after Being Trapped Beneath Dashboard

    Employees at a Jupiter, Florida auto dealership saved a kitten that got stuck in a car Thursday. Jimmy Johnson, a customer at Earl Stewart Toyota. was driving on Indiantown Road when he saw a kitten running back and forth in traffic. Johnson pulled over and honked repeatedly for a woman who was about to run …

  • Monday Movie: Dancin’ Machine

    In a reader? Click here. His owner trained him to do this dance for treats. He was later turned in to the HOKAFI animal shelter in Dillsburg, PA, but was fortunate enough to find a furever home.

  • Warm Weather Can Present Dangers for Your Cat(s)

    As the days grow longer and warmer, we spend more time outside, so it’s time to review what dangers the warm weather brings for your cat(s). A few recent discussions, though, have gotten me to thinking about what we actually put in our yards and whether these things could be harmful to our pets who …

  • Last Chance to Enter the darn!Socks Catnip Toy Giveaway!

    Yo, kittehs! Don’t furget to enter the darn!Socks catnip toy giveaway: entries close tonight at midnight! Three (count ’em: three!) winners will be announced on Monday. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

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