Halloween is fast approaching, and there are signs of it everywhere you go. That’s because it is a fun autumn holiday full of tricks and treats. However, your cat may not be fair as well during the Halloween season. Here are some Halloween safety tips to get through the spooky season. [Read more…]
Summer Cat Health
Cats may love to bask in the sunlight on a window sill, but there may be some precautions to take during the summertime, especially in summer heat. When the temperature soars, your cat is at risk of experiencing similar reactions as a human would, including dehydration and heatstroke. These are both severe conditions that can cause illness or death. That is why it is crucial to make sure your cat stays cool during hot temperatures during the summer. [Read more…]
How to Take a Road Trip with Your Cat
Not into leaving your cat home with a sitter when you go on vacation? Take your cat on a road trip! Here are a few tips on how to take your cat on a road trip. [Read more…]
Cat Fostering 101
What is fostering?
Fostering an animal entails working with a shelter or adoption program to provide a temporary home environment for an animal in need or to relieve pressure on an overburdened system. It provides a bridge, between the impersonal and sometimes scary shelter, and a forever home with the right family or individual pet parent. When deciding whether or not fostering is right for you, it’s important to understand why there’s a need, what special needs different types of foster cats might have, and the practical realities you need to be prepared to work with. [Read more…]
How to Reduce Cat Anxiety
Is Your Cat a Bundle of Nerves?
There is nothing like the contented purring of a relaxed feline companion, but anxiety in cats can be a real and frequent challenge. It can lead to misbehavior (destruction of property, foregoing the litter box for your bed, excessive calling), or it can lead to physiological and psychological discomfort. Anxiety about going to the vet can cause pet parents to avoid seeking care. [Read more…]