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.
“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
Many thanks to Barbara Liberty, cat expert and devoted shelter volunteer, for sharing this new video about our feline kids for today’s Friday Film.
The Science of Cats
Since both LAPCATS and Sacramento County Animal Care have had a bunch of polydactyl (multi-toes) cats lately, it seems like a good time to tell the story of the Hemingway cats, and how they got their name. Some people claim polydactyl cats have specific characteristics (other than multi-toes) like a breed in itself, but present theory is that it is just a genetic mutation.
Appointments still being taken for cats – but don’t delay!