Adopting a new kitten? How exciting! Before you bring the cutie home, you will need to stock a few supplies beforehand. If you already have cats at home, you may have some of these items, but it is a good idea to have a checklist to make sure you have everything your newest family member needs. [Read more…]
Vacationing with your Cat
It’s that time of year again. Summer is in full blast and people are starting to emerge from their homes. While the quarantine is still strictly enforced in some locations, other places are opening to the public. Families are starting to go on vacation and what more do they want than to bring their furbabies with however, that may not always be the best option.
If you are planning to travel and take along your furry feline companion, make sure to read through these tips to set your kitty up for travel success.
Best Cat Books of 2020
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.
Betty the Weather Cat
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!
Cats and the Coronavirus
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!