Tips for Rescuing Dogs and Cats Abandoned in Foreclosed Homes

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It’s an unfortunate fact that the foreclosure crisis facing American families will affect more than the two legged residents. Family pets are often the unintended victims when homeowners are forced to give up their homes when … Read More

Leave Your Cat in Safe Hands While You are Away

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You love your cat and only want the best of care for him or her while you are away. However, you may have trouble convincing your cat of your love and concern. Cats are opposed to … Read More

How to Make Your Pet Happy

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/> Pets are a big part of our lives. As a father of 6, I’ve had my fair share of experience with them. You name it – I’ve had it. The list of animals under my … Read More

Cat Health Care Tips : How to Detect Skin Cancer in Cats

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To detect skin cancer in cats, look for a raised plaque or lump that usually appears on the face. Detect feline skin cancer with tips from aveterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Dr. … Read More

Cat Health Care Tips : How to Stop a Male Cat From Spraying

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To stop a male cat from spraying, first visit a veterinarian for a diagnosis. Stop a male cat from spraying with tips from aveterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Dr. James Talbott Bio: … Read More

What to Expect When Introducing a New Cat to Your Other Cats

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In yesterday’s article, we discussed the basics of how to make the introduction to a new home smoother and less stressful for a newly adopted cat. Today, we’ll discuss expectations as you introduce your new cat … Read More

How to Help a Newly Adopted Cat Adjust to a New Home

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Cats are notoriously shy when they’re placed in a new environment. This can make it very difficult for the pet owner who has just adopted a new cat. The friendly, sweet cat you meet at the … Read More

How to Train a Stray Cat to Use the Litter Box

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Stray cats and tamed feral cats often experience litter box-related problems. Quite simply, many strays and tamed ferals have never seen or used a litter box! There is a simple strategy that can make the litter … Read More

Why Isn’t my Cat Using the Litter Box?

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There are many reasons that can cause a cat to have litter box-related issues. Unfortunately, a litter box problem is among the most common behavior-related reason that pet owners bring a cat to the shelter. The … Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between a Feral Cat and Stray

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Many animal lovers (erroneously) use the terms “feral cat” and “stray cat” interchangeably. In reality, there are some major differences between ferals and strays. It’s important to understand these differences (and how to identify a feral … Read More

What Happens to Stray Cats?

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All too often, a cat owner who can no longer keep their pet will release the pet into the “wild” instead of rehoming the cat or bringing it to a shelter. In this article, we’ll explore … Read More

How to Determine if a Stray or Feral Cat has an Infected Spay/Neuter Incision

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Just like house cats, a stray or feral cat may develop an infection in their incision following a spaying or neutering procedure. Unfortunately, these cats often have more in common with wild animals (vs. your household … Read More

TNR: When to Release a Feral Cat or Stray After Spaying or Neutering

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The approach for caring for a stray or feral cat after spaying or neutering will largely depend on the animal’s behavior. In the case of a fairly tame cat, it’s best to keep the cat for … Read More

Trapping Feral Kittens — Considerations, Complications and More

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In several recent articles, I’ve discussed the process for trapping adult strays and feral cats. But one issue that I have not discussed is trapping feral kittens and the mother. So today, I’ll discuss some of … Read More

How to Transfer a Feral Cat from a Kennel to a Pet Carrier or Humane Trap

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Stray and feral cat caretakers may encounter a situation when they need to capture one of the colony members to treat an injury, illness or to spay or neuter the cat as part of a TNR … Read More

How to Transfer a Feral Cat from a Trap to a Kennel

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If you’re overseeing a feral cat colony, there will come a time when you need to trap a cat for spaying/neutering or for the care of an injury or illness. If you keep an animal for … Read More

How to Use a Humane Trap to Catch a Feral Cat for Spaying or Neutering

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If you’re a stray and feral cat caretaker, one of the main priorities will be spaying and neutering via a TNR — trap, neuter (or spay) and return program. In order to bring a feral or … Read More

Trap, Spay/Neuter and Release (TNR) for Feral Cats and Strays

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Many communities offer low-cost or no-cost spay-neuter clinics available to stray and feral cat caretakers. In fact, yesterday, we had one of our ferals spayed at one of these clinics, which is run by the city’s … Read More

Traditional e-Collars vs. Inflatable e-Collars

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There is a new option for pets who have sustained a recent injury or undergone surgery! Traditionally, these dogs and cats are forced to wear a large, clunky e-collar, also known as an Elizabethan collar or … Read More

Using Sedatives for Pets While Traveling

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Pets often get stressed out while traveling in the car or by airplane. Many owners seek to get sedatives for their dog or cat, to help calm them during the trip, but unfortunately, sedatives can be … Read More

Safety Tips for Traveling With Cats and Dogs

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Many animal lovers enjoy taking their pets along for the ride, whether it’s a road trip, camping trip or a family vacation. There are a few things you should do to ensure your cat or dog … Read More

What is Styptic Powder and How do You Use it?

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Styptic powder is a handy tool for pet owners, but many don’t know how to use it! Here, we’ll explore the many uses for styptic powder and how to actually use it when your pet has … Read More

Tips for Making Lost Pet Posters

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Lost pet posters are among the most important tools in your arsenal if you have a lost cat, dog, bird or another animal. It’s important that your poster contains all the vital information and what’s more, … Read More

Pet Training Tools — Cat Alarms

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Cat alarms are an extremely effective pet training tool, especially if you’re trying to prevent your cat from accessing a particular location (or an area where he has been engaging in mischievous activities!) These battery-powered alarms … Read More

How to Give a Pill to a Cat

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It can be a bit tricky to give medications to your cat, but there are a few tricks that you can try to make the process easier for owner and kitty! Cat Medications in Pill Form … Read More

Safety Tips for Small Animals Who Live With Cats and Dogs

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Many animal lovers have different types of pets, but there are inherent risks if you own small pets like hamsters, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, along with larger predatory animals like cats and dogs. I literally … Read More

How to Get Your Cat to Stop Clawing Furniture, Rugs and Woodwork

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Cats are known for their tendency to claw furniture, doorframes, carpeting, a corner where two walls meet and other undesirable locations. This can cause significant damage and aggravation for cat lovers. There are several strategies that … Read More

How to Give Flea Medications to Your Dog or Cat

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Medications can be deadly if they’re not administered properly and flea and tick preventatives are no exception! Your pet may get extremely sick or even die if you don’t apply flea drops in an appropriate manner. … Read More

Considerations for Hiring a Pet Sitter

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There are a few benefits of hiring a pet sitter over sending your pet to a kennel or cattery, though it’s important to consider your cat’s or dog’s personality and temperament when making the decision of … Read More

Signs of a Pet’s Allergic Reaction to Flea Medication

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Many pets are allergic to over-the-counter flea drops, so it’s important to know the signs of an allergic reaction or intolerance to flea and tick medications. It can take anywhere from a 24 hours to 72 … Read More

How to Use a Flea Comb on a Dog or Cat

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Flea combs serve as an effective method for removing fleas and flea dirt from your pet’s coat. They can serve as a semi-effective tool for managing a flea infestation in a pet who is allergic to … Read More

How to Determine if Your Dog is Allergic to Flea Medications

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Many pet owners purchase flea and tick medications without much thought about the impact that these drugs can have on a pet. In fact, some pets are actually allergic to flea and tick drops, sprays and … Read More

Using Medication Info Tags for Chronically Ill Pets

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Many dogs and cats require medication on a daily basis. For many pets with conditions such as Addison’s Disease, Cushing’s Disease, epilepsy and diabetes, these daily doses of pet medications are life-saving and without these drugs, … Read More

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