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How to Apply Cat Flea Treatments

A few important things to remember:

Never use dog flea treatments on cats.  They are much too strong and can kill your cat.

Advantage and Advantix sound similar, but never use Advantix on cats.  It is made only for dogs and is also much too strong for cats (and can kill them).

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(Source:  The Vet Depot)

June 24, 2014 Posted by | Cat Care, Cat Health, Education | , , , | Comments Off on How to Apply Cat Flea Treatments

Maddie’s Fund Infographic: Kitten Development

For those of you who might be toying with the idea of helping a local shelter or rescue group by fostering kittens, here is a guide full or cuteness.

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Physical and Behavioral Development of Kittens

(Source:  Maddie’s Fund)

May 1, 2014 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Cat Behavior, Cat Care, Cat Health, Education, Newsletters about Cats, Volunteers | , , | Comments Off on Maddie’s Fund Infographic: Kitten Development

Infographic: The Tiny but Terrible Tick

We think it’s safe to say that everyone hates ticks, those horrible little blood-sucking insects that attach to our dogs, cats, us—and other creatures.  They are not only an ugly annoyance but can carry diseases and make “their hosts” very sick.  Ticks are the worst in the spring. 

As this infographic points out, to keep pets safe, owners should perform daily tick checks on their dogs and their cats if they go outside. If a tick is found, it should be removed promptly with either a pair of tweezers or tick pliers. It’s important to make sure the entirety of the tick’s body is removed. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian regarding vaccination against Lyme disease, protection against parasites with preventatives and more information regarding local tick-borne illnesses.

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(Source:  The Vet Depot via Who Rescued Who newsletter)

April 24, 2014 Posted by | Cat Care, Cat Health, Dogs, Education, Newsletters about Cats, Newsletters about Dogs | , , | Comments Off on Infographic: The Tiny but Terrible Tick

Friday Films: Declawing: Jackson Galaxy Just Says No

In today’s Friday Film “Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy goes into detail about why declawing cats is inhumane and shouldn’t be done.

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March 1, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Cat Care, Cat Health, Education, Friday Films, YouTube Videos | , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Declawing: Jackson Galaxy Just Says No

Cats: the Anatomy Lesson

Facts about Felines!

(Source:  pet365.co.uk)

January 31, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Cat Care, Cat Food, Cat Health, Education, Humor, Newsletters about Cats | , , , | Comments Off on Cats: the Anatomy Lesson

Catio Tuesday

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cat·i·o [cat-e-o] noun

1.  A secure area used for outdoor play or recreation, mostly by cats, and often containing recreational equipment such as shelving, soft beds, scratching posts and other cat amusements.

2.  Informal. any place, environment, or facility used for recreation or amusement, like a patio, only for cats.

3.  A compromise between cats and their humans between being kept “indoor only” and being able to lie in the sun, watch birds, breath fresh air, and recreate.

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Today we’ll start a new series featuring catios, just incase you have been thinking of building or buying one for the feline members of your family.  Or you may already have one, and would just like to see what else is out there and what other cat people have done.  Nothing like spoiling our cats—but most everyone would prefer to live with a happy cat rather than an unhappy one, right?

Today’s video was made by Robert Thompson of Portland, Oregon, for his family’s two cats.  Robert explains, “This is a video of our two indoor cats’ first time exploring a catio that took me many hours to design and build. It was worth the effort. They spend most of their days and nights in it and they come in when we call them.”

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October 1, 2013 Posted by | Cat Care, Catios, Do-It-Yourself Project, Education, YouTube Videos | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Catio Tuesday

Friday Films: My First Cat Tree

Painted Black Cat Clipart What cat doesn’t love his or her cat tree?  A cat tree provides a place to scratch (without getting in trouble), a bed on which to lounge, and, if tall enough, a  place to hang out and supervise the world.  But cat trees are expensive—until you consider the cost of fixing or replacing furniture.  Today’s Friday Film features the black cat Cole in a video by his human Chris Poole, of Tampa, Florida.

Says Chris about Cole:  “…So we adopted him and feel very lucky that he’s now part of our life; after learning from pet shelters that black cats are the last to be adopted and first to be euthanized we decided to give Cole is very own YouTube channel to not only document the time we spend with him but to also show people how awesome black cats are!”

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September 13, 2013 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Cat Care, Education, Friday Films, Humor, YouTube Videos | , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: My First Cat Tree

BlogPaws Celebrates Senior Pets

senior_Pets_month_BPAccording to AVMA’s U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, pet ownership was up in 2012, especially among people who were divorced, widowed or separated. This group saw a 17.7 percent increase from 51.3 percent pet ownership in 2006 to 60.4 percent in 2011. Even more impressive, pet ownership among single men increased by 27.7 percent. Many pets are from shelters and many are not puppies or kittens, so the population of older pets is definitely on the increase.

~Blog Paws Community

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August 12, 2013 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Cat Care, Cat Health, Dogs, Education | , , | Comments Off on BlogPaws Celebrates Senior Pets

Kittens: The First Six Weeks of Life

Almost everyone loves kittens!  But a kitten’s antics aren’t just adorable and enticing; they’re a roadmap to physical and behavioral development. Make sure the kittens in your care are on the right track with this infographic based on Dr. Susan Krebsbach’s "From Helpless Newborn to Skilled Acrobat: Feline Development and the Orphaned Kitten".

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(Via:  Chew on this:  News from Mattie’s Institute)

Fostering

 

Think you and your family would like to try fostering?  Fostering Classes are given at Sacramento County Animal Care monthly, and usually more during “kitten/puppy season”.  For more information about fostering, see our fostering page, this article, or the Sacramento County Animal Care website.

July 9, 2013 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Cat Care, Cat Health, Education, Newsletters about Cats, Pet overpopulation | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kittens: The First Six Weeks of Life

Happy National Hug Your Cat Day!

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June 4, 2013 Posted by | Cat Care, Humor | , | Comments Off on Happy National Hug Your Cat Day!