Cats

“Free Kitten”?

We have all seen the sign or newspaper ad: FREE KITTEN!!!!. However, we all know that nothing in life is really free. If you are going to be a responsible pet owner you know there are shots, tests and a spay or neuter surgery in that kitten’s future. So how much is that ‘free’ kitten going …

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A Cat’s Prayer

A CAT’S PRAYER Although I am too proud to beg, and may appear to be a very independent creature, I ask for your loving care and attention. I rely on you for my well being much more than you may realize. This I promise you, my benefactor, that I will not be a burden on …

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About FIP

FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis): This is a fatal disease caused the the common corona virus. Only 2-5% of the cats exposed to the corona virus will come down with FIP. The common corona virus mutates in these cats because their immune system can’t handle the corona virus. It is most common in cats under 2 and over …

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Cat or Kitten?

[important]Should you adopt a Cat or a Kitten?  Here’s some compelling reasons why Adult Cats are a great choice![/important] Adult cats are smarter. They bond and grow with their new human guardians just as well as a kitten would, if not more. They realize that the new guardian is taking care of their needs, and …

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Cats & Plants: Safe/Unsafe lists

Plants add the needed finishing touches to any decor. But, if you have a feline, that beautiful plant could become a deadly enemy. Listed here are plants poisonous to cats that must be avoided if there are cats in your home. Note that lilies(*), in particular, are dangerous to cats. While in some cases, just …

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Don’t De-claw!

If You Love Your Cat, Don’t Declaw! by Jackie Bell Many years ago when I had my beloved Siamese, I used to get annoyed when she would scratch me in play on my legs. I was ignorant about young kitten behavior and instead of making an effort to amuse her and train her to use …

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Duncan’s Story

  Hi, I’m Duncan. I was born in someone’s house and spent the first 6 weeks of my life there with my mommy. I don’t know why, but they took me out one day and dropped me by the side of the road, where a nice lady found me. She brought me to the great …

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Integrating a 2nd Cat

A carefully planned introduction is everything. Most cats do not readily accept a new member of the family. They need time to get used to the idea. A certain amount of hissing, posturing and chasing is to be expected. It is important to have patience and not rush things along. Don’t chance an all out …

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Interesting Cat Facts

1.     Tylenol and chocolate are both poisonous to cats.* 2.     The ancestor of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat which still exists today.* 3.     In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death. 4.     In ancient Egypt, mummies were made of cats, and embalmed mice were placed with them in their tombs. …

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Scratching Alternatives

Congratulations, you’ve decided to allow your cat to keep its claws. Now you want to know how to save your furniture. First, you MUST have something the cat is allowed to scratch. It is a natural behavior you can’t stop. The idea is to provide them with something more enticing then your favorite sofa. It …

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Tips: Choosing a Cat

Cats make wonderful pets. They tend to be less demanding and can easily adjust to a variety of lifestyles and living spaces. Every cat is a true individual, so it’s important to take the time to choose a four-footed friend who’s right for you. A cat’s personality, age, and appearance, as well as the kinds …

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