Month: May 2010

  • Choosing Cat Names

    Your cat’s name says as much about you as it does your pet. A more human name might mean your cat is just like a child to you, while other names might better illustrate a beloved quality of your pet’s, be it physical (think “Patches” or “Blackie”) or part of his personality (“Dash” or “Sugar”). …

  • Tabby Tuesday: It’s Finals Time!

    Yep, it’s crunch time as final exams approach at high schools and universities across the U.S., and none is studying harder (and more greatly anticipating a catnip binge after this is all over) than this orange tabby. With all that last minute cramming and only brief respites for tuna ramen breaks, this frat boy feline …

  • Tips for Traveling with a Kitten

    You can spare yourself a lot of trauma by getting your kitten comfortable with traveling at a young age. This doesn’t mean she’ll never hide from you when you pull out the carrier, but it does mean you both will be much less stressed and anxious on your way to your next destination. For Traveling …

  • Nine Signs You Need to Take Your Cat to the Vet

    “My cat is having X, Y, and Z symptoms, but I can’t decide if I should take him to the vet.” Most experienced cat caretakers have heard hundreds, if not thousands, of variations on this question. Here are nine indications of a medical emergency. If your kitten has one or more of these symptoms, he …

  • A Primer on Kitten Vaccinations

    Vaccinations can be a contentious subject in the cat community. Immunizations have been developed for almost a dozen illnesses that affect cats, and there’s a lot of debate on just how many of these vaccinations are really important for your cat’s health. Some vets think cats should get every shot that’s out there, and a …

  • Tips for Feeding Your Kitten a Healthy Diet

    Feeding a kitten is simple, right? You just open the bag and scoop some kibble into a bowl. Oh, and change out the water once in a while. Well, yes, those are the basics, but in order to really understand how to feed your kitten a healthy diet, you need to look a little bit …

  • Time to Review Emergency Pet Preparedness Procedures

    This weekend we celebrated National Emergency Pet Disaster Preparedness Day, an excellent reminder to form a plan and get everything in order BEFORE disaster strikes. The recent floods in Tennessee have gotten everyone thinking about emergency preparedness: are you prepared, or is it buried deep down on your to-do list right after cleaning the garage? …

  • Attn Cute Kittehs: Enter the 2011 Marley Calendar Contest

    The 2011 Marley Calendar Cat Contest is now open for entries. The Marley Fund is dedicated to making a difference in the fight against feline retroviruses, including both feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses, through public service, promoting awareness and educating the public. The calendar contest is open to all cats, past or present, who …

  • And the FURminator® Winner is…

    We have a winner in the giveaway of the new ergonomic FURminator deLuxe deShedding Tool: Tee ‘n the Wildlife! Concats to Tee! And Tee, when you’re through deshedding, you can send your fur to help mop up the Gulf oil spill. If you’re sending fur, hair (head hair only!) or panty hose to help the …

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