Cremation For Your Pets
Let’s face it. This is never a pleasant subject. But our little 4-legged family members will not be with us forever.
Some are taken too soon and others live a long, happy, healthy life.
I have been on many roller coasters of tragic endings. One cat having died after major surgery; her blood didn’t clot (4 1/2 years). One from kidney failure, within days of diagnosis (11 years old). One cat in the middle of the night from an asthma attack. We were working with a specialist to help manage her problem. (She died the day before her 7th birthday). Continue reading
Is Your Indoor Cat Bored?
Is your cat sleeping more than usual and packing on the pounds?
Time to make note of the waking hour activities. Is he/she begging for food or listless most of the time?
Bored cats use food to fill the boredom.
Challenge your cat’s mind with interactive toys. Even just a new toy with unfamiliar smells will stimulate their curiosity.
Cats love to explore empty boxes. Continue reading
How to know which cat to adopt.
This can be easy or difficult.
Cats can have unique personalities. Some are in your face and purring. Others are aloof.
The question is, if you choose the wrong one… will it change? Perhaps. Some can be an actual challenge.
Nice if they were the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
How to improve the odds for that perfect cat.
First, decide if you want a male or female. Reminder, an altered cat is happier and healthier. The earlier the altering, the better for you and your pet. Males will have less desire to wander and less aggression. Females won’t go into heat and be more content.
I’m an advocate for indoor only cats. Only exception are barn cats, they catch mice. Confined indoors their entire life isn’t an issue. In fact, they will most likely live longer. No interaction with other cats that may have fleas, diseases, and no cat fights. No worries of attacks by other wildlife or hit by a vehicle. Continue reading
Why not adopt a cat?
Ah, the controversy. The argument is powerful for this scenario.
Too many unwanted pets waiting for a new home. I agree.
I didn’t create the unwanted kittens.
And I can explain my stand on this topic.
Lots of unwanted children in foster homes and shelters. You want children, why not adopt or at least foster them? I 100% admire those that take on this challenge. Most will not. They want their own children. I prefer to choose my own cats to find the perfect match to bring harmony in the home.
Responsible pet ownership comes with many long-term commitments. Are you up for the challenge?
Can you afford to feed them, especially if they need a special diet?
Vet bills can be expensive if they get sick.
Are you prepared to keep them indoors, away from dangers? Cars, dogs, wild animals are a threat to cats?
Responsible Cat Ownership
Outside cats encounter fleas, poisons, such as anti-freeze, poisoned rodents, fertilizers on grass, weed killers. Our own property may be free from those dangers. But cats will wander to the neighbors. And you have no control over their yard.
Cats kept inside don’t run into the above scenarios. Life span of indoor cats is usually much longer than outdoor ones. So keep your furry family member inside for the healthiest existence. They won’t miss the outside if they never experience it. You can’t miss what you don’t know exists. Continue reading
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