Category Archives: For Cat Lovers

Journal prompts to assist you through grief of pet loss

E2521Keeping a journal has therapeutic value as it provides you with a way to explore your feelings, emotions, and memories in one place. They say that time heals pain, but only if you work with that pain. There are no right and wrong ways to journal. Simply write from your heart. Being in touch with your feelings is a sign of courage. Engaging with our feelings and thoughts gives us strength, and understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

 

 

 

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Ways to cope with grief when losing a pet

E2520Learning how to cope with pet loss can be challenging. Know that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Everyone grieves and copes with loss differently. Are you struggling with not knowing what to do after the loss of your pet? I have listed various ways that can help you cope with your loss.

 

 

 

 

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Do Cats get Anxiety?

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We often think of cats as lazy animals that spend their days napping in the sunshine. With such an easy-going lifestyle, what could felines possibly be stressed about?
But there are many situations that can cause stress for kitties — everything from moving to a new home to the sudden appearance of a vegetable at feeding time.

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How to introduce a new cat or kitten into your home

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This information is from a trusted source – Feral Cat Rescue Trust Durban.

There are many many kittens out there looking for homes and I cant tell you how many times I hear the same story – my cats dont get along or my cat left home when the kitten arrived. The last thing you want is for your existing cat to be unhappy when the new cat/kitten arrives, so PLEASE follow these simple steps to make everyone’s life a happy one .

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Nutritional needs of older cats

I have a really fussy older cat, so I’ve been doing a little extra research to ensure that he is eating healthily for his age. This is what I found. Read the rest of this entry

Introducing cats to a new dog family member

Dogs and cats can usually live together peacefully, although creating a harmonious “blended family” requires some planning, patience, and careful guidance on your part. In some cases your dog and cat will become best friends. Read the rest of this entry

Adding a new pet to your family

The joy a dog brings to a household is unmistakable, which is why it’s often hard to resist the idea of welcoming another pooch into your home. But before you start trolling the adoption sites for cute canines, there are some things to consider prior to introducing a second dog into your family. These tips should help keep the process of adopting a second pup fun — and drama free.

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Signs your Cat May Be In Pain

I am regularly asked if it is time for a cat to go to the vet.
Here are some tip offs for you to assess whether your cat needs medical intervention.

Cats are very stoic animals and it can be difficult for owners to tell when their beloved kitties are experiencing pain. This is because cats have developed from wild ancestors and in the wild showing any signs of pain could get you exiled and even killed. Even the most involved owners can miss signs of pain in cats, so don’t feel too guilty if you’ve done it before. Just make sure to become knowledgeable with the signs and seek veterinary attention to get your feline friend feeling better in no time.

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Getting your cat used to the cat carrier

E2416One of the reasons many cat guardians are so reluctant to take their pet to the vet, or anywhere, is because most kitties fight tooth-and-nail to avoid being placed in a carrier. The reason for crate hate is usually because the cat only sees the evil device once or twice a year, and it represents confinement, a scary ride in a car, and a visit to a place (the veterinary clinic) that feels very threatening. The drama increases your stress levels and in turn increases kitty’s stress levels over and above what they are at the time. Read the rest of this entry

Missing pet poster info

Next in my series of Missing Pet posts, is how to design your own missing pet poster.

It may seem silly, but a lot of posters circulating make common mistakes, having the correct info and sharing it wisely can help you in the search of your missing pet Read the rest of this entry

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