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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

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

Friday Films: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cats—Or Maybe Not

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.

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The Science of Cats

Did someone say cats?

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April 5, 2013 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Cat Health, Education, Friday Films, Humor, Wordless Wednesday | , , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cats—Or Maybe Not

Friday Films: The Hemingway 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.

More information on the Hemingway Museum and its cats is covered in this New York Times article. More on polydactyl cats can be found here too.

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Hemingway Cats

March 1, 2013 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Cat Health, Education, Friday Films, SCACR, YouTube Videos | , , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: The Hemingway Cats

Reminder: Local Spay Day is March 3rd!

Appointments still being taken for cats – but don’t delay!

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February 9, 2013 Posted by | Animal Welfare/Protection, Cat Care, Cat Health, Education, Events, Pet overpopulation, Sacramento Area Animal Coalition (SAAC), Spay/neuter, Volunteers | , , , , | Comments Off on Reminder: Local Spay Day is March 3rd!