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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)

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

Friday Films: Body Language in Cats

Tosh_A594955While we don’t agree 100% with this video (for instance, we believe most cats ARE social animals—of course, on their own terms), this video has a great deal of good information on understanding cat behavior. 

Cats Protection who made the video, is the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, rehoming and reuniting around 52,000 cats and kittens every year through its network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centers and one homing center. The charity also promotes the benefits of neutering and produces a wide range of cat care information for owners.

Go here to learn more about Cats Protection or here for more of their excellent videos.

(Photo by Barbara Doty)

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June 20, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Education, Friday Films, YouTube Videos | , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Body Language in Cats

Friday Films: Six Signs Your Cat Loves You

Some say cats only show what you think is love in order to get food.

Watch and decide for yourself.

     

    May 23, 2014 Posted by | Cat Behavior, Education, Friday Films, YouTube Videos | , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Six Signs Your Cat Loves You

    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: Jackson Galaxy is Bipetual—Are You?

    Orangecat-terrierAre you a confirmed “dog person” or a “cat person”, or both?  In this video popular cat behaviorist and animal activist Jackson Galaxy shares his theory why you may pick one species over the other, or whether you’re just an “animal person” and can relate to both, especially if you just try.  With so many cats and dogs filling our shelters nationwide, it’s a terrible shame to have love and lives go to waste if you are willing and able to adopt another furkid.  It’s something to think about.

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    Season 5 of Jackson Galaxy’s “My Cat From Hell” premiers April 26th on Animal Planet.  Be sure to check your local listings for broadcast times.

    March 21, 2014 Posted by | Education, Friday Films, Pet overpopulation, YouTube Videos | , , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: Jackson Galaxy is Bipetual—Are You?

    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

    (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

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    Meet an Angel at Sacramento County Animal Care!

    3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA  95827

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    Feline Fridays BillboardWhy?  Because there are so many wonderful cats who need homes.  Read more about it in the Sacramento Press.

    February 5, 2014 Posted by | Adoptions/Adoptathon, Animal Welfare/Protection, Available Cats, Education, Pet overpopulation, SCACR, Volunteers, Wordless Wednesday | , , , , | Comments Off on (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

    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

    Friday Films: 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

    Senior Cat CompanionToday’s Friday Film has a subject near and dear to our hearts:  adult cats.  Sure, there are few things cuter than kittens, but they can be a lot of work and take a lot of time and attention.  Probably the best argument for adopting an adult cat is that their personalities are fixed:  what you see is what you get.  For this reason, adult cats are often the best fit for first-time cat owners, or senior citizens.  Please—the next time you add a feline member to your family—please at least consider adopting an adult or a senior kitty.

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    January 3, 2014 Posted by | Adoptions/Adoptathon, Cat Behavior, Education, Friday Films, Humor, Pet overpopulation, YouTube Videos | , , , | Comments Off on Friday Films: 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat