Wondering what to do while in quarantine? Well, you have come to the right place! I have a bunch of suggestions that you can busy yourself with right in this article. BOOKS! Reading is a great way to self-care as it encourages you to sit, relax, and just be. This list has funny cat books, books about real life cats, even celebrity cat books. So what are you waiting for? Dive right in and leave a comment below with your favorite book from this list.
If you’re like Jeff Lyons and are able to work from home during these trying times…and own a cat, then you can totally relate to this feel-good story. The WFIE’s 14 News team meteorologist has hired on a new co-host while abiding by the stay at home orders put into place. Who is his new co-host you ask? Well, it’s none other than his cat, Betty. You heard me right. Ever since Jeff started broadcasting his weather reports straight from his own living room (with the help of a green screen), Betty, now known as Betty the Weather Cat, has been helping her dad out.
This furry feline sure does like the spotlight though, as seen in this article chock full of warm fuzzy videos of Betty and her furdad forecasting the weather. It definitely looks like this now famous kitty is loving the newfound attention!
Hi fellow cat lovers,
I wanted to take a minute and send you all safe and healthy vibes as we are going through this trying time. Please know that each and every one of you and your furbabies are in my thoughts. With that said, I wanted to share a few sites that might ease your stress and provide some peace of mind when it comes to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and your feline friends.
Per the ASPCA, “There have been no reports of pets or livestock becoming ill or spreading the coronavirus in the U.S.” Some things you can do now to keep your kitties safe during the foreseeable future (and beyond):
- Continue to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Stock up on pet supplies and pet medication
- Designate a emergency pet caregiver
- Create a pet emergency kit
As for the American Veterinary Medical Association, they answer some of the most frequently asked questions such as:
- Can I still take my pet to the vet?
- Is testing for SARS-CoV-2 available for animals in the United States?
- What should I do to prepare for my pet’s care in the event I do become ill?
Please stay safe out there and exercise self-responsibility and spatial distancing when possible. We’re in this together!
Since originating in Taiwan in 1998, Cat Cafés have taken off! Spreading through Europe and now the United States, this pet-friendly concept is the purrfect idea for those who are thinking about adding a new furbaby to their family.
The Kitty Beautiful, a Cat Café located in downtown Orlando, opened its doors in November 2019 and offers two different sides. One side is your place for all things liquid- and food-related and the other side is…wait for it…a room full of cats waiting to be adopted. The idea behind this type of business is to bring folks in who are interested in adopting a kitty and have them interact with potential cats looking for their furever homes.
If spending hours with feline furbabies is not enough, this café also offers weekly events to include cat yoga, cats against humanity, and trivia. As a cat lover, what more could you ask for?
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Yay! Have you looked, maybe even smelled, inside your furbaby’s mouth recently?
Bad breath in felines is a common cat owner complaint. But unfortunately, bad breath may not be all that it is. This stinky symptom can be a sign that dental disease is forming in your kitty’s mouth. Good news though…with proper care, these diseases can be prevented.
According to VCA hospitals, “Periodontal disease in cats is one of the most common and serious cat health problems-affecting approximately 70% of cats by the time they are 3 years old.” Other common dental diseases affecting cats include tooth resorption, stomatitis, and gingivitis. Read here for further information, signs to look for, and how to prevent these diseases from happening.