Spaying & Neutering Your Cat

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Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision. It happens everywhere   In every community, in every state, there are homeless animals. In the U.S. as a whole, there are an estimated 6-8 million… Read more »

Vaccinations For Your Cat

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VACCINATIONS   How often?   Consult with your veterinarian to determine which vaccinations your cat should receive, and how often.   You may have heard about the current controversies regarding vaccinating cats. Some researchers believe we do not need to vaccinate annually for most diseases. But how often we should vaccinate for each specific disease… Read more »

Regular Visits to Your Vet

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We all know that preventing disease or catching it in its early stages is far better than treating it once it has had time to progress to a more severe stage. Preventive health care on a regular basis will help you do just that, and save you and your pet from needless suffering and a… Read more »

Tips For Choosing The Right Cat Food

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You are what you eat, and this is equally true for the cats that depend on us for “room and board.” Indeed, cat food is one of the most important expenses of feline guardianship, next to veterinary care. It is important also to note that proper diet can eliminate or delay veterinary expense for a… Read more »

Human Foods You Should NOT Feed Your Cat

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Let’s face it: some cats are inveterate “bums” and will beg and plead most appealingly while you try to eat. While I will (rarely) give a cat a tidbit of chicken or turkey from my plate, it’s a practice I don’t encourage as a regular habit for a few reasons. First, because cats need the… Read more »

Choosing The Right Food For Your Kitty

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Cats are obligate (strict) carnivores, that is they are meat eaters with low carbohydrate needs. Cats can also be very fussy eaters – what pleases one will make the other turn up his/her nose.   The cat’s stomach and intestines are smaller than dogs and most other animals which is why they need high protein… Read more »

Appropriate Toys For Your Kitten

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Your playful kitty may turn everything from a ball of newspaper to the grocery sack into a toy, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t appreciate the real thing. You can keep your pet active and safeguard her health by picking appropriate toys.   Your kitten has the urge to attack objects. This “object play” stimulates… Read more »

The Right Toy For Your Kitten

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Cats will turn anything shiny, crinkly, or small enough to bat across the floor into a toy. Since Tabby doesn’t have hands, he has to pick up these makeshift toys in his mouth, where they can be easily swallowed (or if not easily swallowed, can cause choking). At best, a foreign object in your cat’s… Read more »

Which Kind of Cat Food Should I Buy?

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We’ve all seen a cat come running at the sound of a can opener — there’s no doubt that kitty loves getting canned food. But is canned food better for cats than dry food? Not necessarily. Each type of food has its advantages and disadvantages. The most important factor is whether the food meets your… Read more »

Cat Feeding Tips

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Cat-Feeding Tips   “You are what you eat” is a solid piece of common sense that is just as true for your cat as it is for you. Feed your cat a quality diet, and you’re more likely to have a healthy cat. The pet food industry is big business — and with good reason…. Read more »