Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | Home and Family |
The literal meaning of feral is "gone wild" and when used to describe a cat usually means that they have either been born in the wild or have once been domesticated but have been lost or abandoned and have reverted to the wild. Feral Cats are usually found living in groups or colonies where there is an easy and plentiful supply of food.
Feral cats may have very limited experience of human contact and so will generally keep away from people and run away if you try to approach them. However, as ...› Continue reading
Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Home and Family |
So you want to purchase a dog or cat. There is something you
should know before you take the leap. House pets are to be taken
care of like your very own children; it is natural that they
become part of the family. All animals have wants, needs and
health issues just like human beings. You really have to be
prepared because there are many things you need to care for your
pets in order to keep them happy and healthy. In regards to pet
health, you have to realize that it can be costly ...› Continue reading
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Frazzled felines will sometimes relieve their anxiety by
urinating, or marking (spraying) outside the cat litter box.
Here are a few of the causes and the solutions to calm your
Like humans, cats like their routines and daily habits. When
something changes in their home, one way their anxiety may
manifest itself is by urinating outside the cat litter box. With
a little bit of work and patience, your kitty can be calmed down
and get back to her good litter box habits.
Here are just a ...› Continue reading
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Whoever said getting rid of fleas is easy needs to re-think
again. In my experience, flea control can be quite challenging
when confronted with flea infestation, flea bites, or fleas on
Flea control is and can be effected by:
* climate changes
* where you live
* and a host of other reasons
Fact is, fleas never discriminate. They feel equally as
comfortable on the most well groomed show dog or... on any stray
animal. Their goal is clear... to simply feed and breed!
This ...› Continue reading
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 | Home and Family |
If you want to enjoy the companionship of a healthy and happy
cat, 1 of the most important things you can do is to safeguard
its health. Vaccinations can protect your cat from many common
Weaned From Mother's Immunity
When your kitten is 6 to 8 weeks old, you should begin his
vaccinations. Before this time, the mother's antibodies have
been protecting him. Once he is weaned, however, he will need to
develop antibodies of his own.
The Vital First Visit
The first office visit is ...› Continue reading
Saturday, August 20th, 2011 | Home and Family |
1. Get some opinions. Ask around to see where people take their
pets, why they take them there, and if they are happy with the
a. Ask friends, family, and co-workers, but be sure to ask them
why they see this particular veterinarian. Pet owners often take
their pets to a certain clinic just because they always have and
always will, or because the veterinarian is a long-time family
friend. This doesn't make it the best choice for you.
b. Ask groomers, petsitters, kennels, and ...› Continue reading
Monday, August 15th, 2011 | Home and Family |
If you are thinking of adding a feline to your family, consider
adopting a cat from your local animal shelter or humane society.
The animals have been carefully screened for adoptability and
have usually been worked with to enhance sociability.
Unfortunately, many people think that only "bad" animals wind up
in shelters. Actually, the opposite is true. People relinquish
their pets to shelters when they are no longer able to care for
them. Sometimes this is because the owner was unprepared ...› Continue reading
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 | Home and Family |
When a pet is lost, a pet ID tag is often the only way to find
its owner. In the growing US pet market, the demand for pet tags
is booming. Annual ID tag sales now surpass $155 million with
more than 18 million pet tags sold.
Pet tags include the name of the pet and owner, and the owner's
address, phone number, and other relevant information. Artwork
and logos may also be included. Pet tags can be designed using
different materials, such as aluminum, brass, metal, plastic,
and stainless steel, ...› Continue reading
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Why so many campaigners are out there fighting for the rights of
cruelty to animals?
Animals can not speak for themselves, so we as caring
considerate human beings with feelings act as their proxy to get
a message across and that being is that animals feel pain. Many
animals are subjected to barbaric torture just for the amusement
of blood thirsty callous sadists. How on earth someone in their
right mind can find pleasure in watching the suffering of an
innocent animal is beyond me?
Take the ...› Continue reading
Monday, August 8th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Bringing home a new cat to provide your kitty with some companionship and a playmate may seem to be a very good idea, but it can be fraught with difficulties. The older (or original cat) may be very resentful of this new interloper, invading his territory and will defend it.The result can be vicious cat fights, which, if one of the cats is younger, smaller or more vulnerable can end up in a trip to the vets or worse!
However, it doesn't have to be like this. By taking a few precautionary steps, ...› Continue reading
Sunday, August 7th, 2011 | Home and Family |
In many households dogs and cats leave at peace and are even friends. If you are bringing a new dog or cat into your home, there are ways to make the introductions go more smoothly.
First, make sure any new dog you adopt is cat-safe. Adopt from an organization that tests dogs to ensure they can live peacefully with cats. If you already have a dog and you are looking to add a cat into the mix, find a friend with a cat that you can test your dog with, if you don't already know how your dog will ...› Continue reading
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 | Home and Family |
At some time or another even the sweetest cat "misbehaves."
Ironically, a cat's bad act is usually quite normal behavior for
her, but may have a result humans don't like or want. Screaming
at the cat or physically punishing her won't alter negative
behavior. The best way to change undesirable behavior is to
eliminate the opportunity and/or distract the cat to an
Immediacy is vital: even seconds late may be ineffective. You
must do it as soon as the cat starts ...› Continue reading