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SUMMER FUN AND SAFETY
CAN'T DECLAW WITH LOVE
HOW TO GIVE A CAT A MANICURE
INFANTS, TODDLERS & KITTENS
ADULT CAT VS. KITTEN
BRINGING A NEW CAT HOME
INTRODUCING NEW CAT TO PETS
CHOOSING SCRATCHING POSTS
LITTERBOX DO'S AND DON'TS
FELINE HOUSE SOILING
FIV FACTS

 



SUMMER FUN AND SAFETY



Pet Safety is so important!

Beware of sunburn, heat stroke and hot pavements.
  YOU CAN'T DECLAW WITH LOVE

Cats, Claws & Cruelty Claws are one of a cat's most valuable assets. All cats use their claws practically every day of their life. Cats use their claws for scratching, climbing, balance, defense, playing, kneading, and even self-expression. From a cat's point of view, claws are not optional. Claws are an integral part of a cat's "catness." No cat wants to be declawed. Click here to read more


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  HOW TO GIVE A CAT A MANICURE

Clipping your catís claws really makes a difference. If claws are kept blunt, a cat that strays from the scratching post from time to time will do little to no damage. You can get results without painful and mutilating declaw surgery by cutting the nails every two to six weeks (long toenails can grow into the toe pad). Click here for Instructions with Pictures


  INFANTS, TODDLERS AND KITTENS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS


Getting a pet just to teach a child responsibility is not a good idea. Pet experts recommend that young kittens are not appropriate for children under age five and suggest a child should be at least six years old before having a pet. Click here to read more


  ADULT CATS VS KITTENS

Kittens will always be popular, and most have no trouble attracting admirers. But for the abandoned, forgotten, and heartbroken adult cats, you just might be their chance to have the love and warmth of a home where they can live out their years in comfort.

Adopters of adult cats can feel good about themselves, knowing that they have saved an animal from a lifetime of loneliness. In turn they will receive the unconditional love of a grateful pet. Click here to read more


  BRINGING YOUR NEW CAT HOME

HEART cats and kittens live in foster homes where they receive lots of love from their temporary family. Moving to a new home is probably one of the most stressful events your cat will encounter.

It may take several days to several weeks for your new pet to adjust to a new home. With time, love and patience, your pet will settle in to become a wonderful and loving companion. Click here to read more


  INTRODUCING A NEW CAT TO PETS

Like people, cats are choosy about their relationships - they can be the best of friends or just tolerate each other with a minimum of conflict. Successful introductions require time and patience to ensure a good relationship develops.

Your resident pet may be jealous of a new arrival. He may be fearful of losing territory or worried that he is about to be replaced. Extra love, attention and patience during this transition will help to reassure your resident pet that he is still the center of your universe! Click here to read more


  CHOOSING A SCRATCHING POST

Obtaining a suitable scratching post is important. But bear in mind that your idea of suitable post and your catís may not coincide.

There are horizontal scratchers for carpet-lovers, wedge shaped ramps for cats who scratch low on furniture, and upright posts for cats that like to stretch.Click here to read more


  LITTERBOX DO'S & DON'TS

For some cats, elimination outside of the litter box may be the first sign of a health problem that requires veterinary treatment.

For others, inappropriate elimination may be a sign of stress or frustration.

For still others, failure to use the litter box may be an indication that there is something wrong with the box or its contents..Click here to read more


  FELINE HOUSE SOILING

House soiling is the most common behavior problem reported by cat owners. It includes urination and/or defecation outside the litter box, as well as urine spraying.

Why do cats eliminate outside of the litter box? One common misconception is that cats soil in inappropriate places for revenge. It is tempting to conclude, "He defecated on the living room carpet to punish me for leaving him for the weekend." But this kind of calculation requires sophisticated cognitive abilities that cats aren't believed to possess. Furthermore, this conclusion assumes that cats view their urine and feces as distasteful, when in fact they do not. It is only we humans who view it that way. Click here to read more


  FIV FACTS
This is Bob. When cats like Bob are diagnosed with FIV, nobody wants them. You'd think they were an unexploded bomb or an X-rated movie. Make that FIV-rated.

People are always surprised to see how healthy many FIV cats like Bob are. But that's the way most of them are!! Despite what many people think, cats with FIV can live perfectly long, happy, healthy, normal lives. Just like Bob!! Click here to read more

 


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