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).
(Source: The Vet Depot)
In today’s Friday Film “Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy goes into detail about why declawing cats is inhumane and shouldn’t be done.
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.
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.”
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!”
“According 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