Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Cat of the Month: Zippy!


Hello! My name is Zippy...


I'm a big and beautiful extra large kitty.
I'm male and 4 years old.
I was rescued from the CCSPCA.
I am very healthy and fully vetted.
I love kids and dogs, and
love to be petted and brushed.
I have a lot of love to give,
will you let me give it to you?

If you've fallen in love with Zippy:


Autumn Cat Safety Tips



It's that time of year when we need to make sure our kitties are safe during this change in season from summer to autumn. Here are some helpful links...

ASPCA: Autumn Safety Tips:
   http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/autumn-safety-tips

PetHub: Autumn Safety For Your Pets: 
   https://www.pethub.com/article/autumn-pet-safety

National Animal Welfare Trust: Keeping Pets Safe In Autumn:
   http://www.nawt.org.uk/advice/keeping-pets-safe-autumn

Banfield: Let's Review: Fall Safety Tips for your Dogs and Cats:
   http://www.banfield.com/pet-health-resources/pet-health-concerns/pet-safety-tips/autumn-considerations-for-pet-owners



Obesity, Kneading, Eating Bugs, Symptom Checker

Obesity in Cats and How to Put a Cat on a Diet

 Ever wonder what to do about your overweight cat? Overweight and actually obese cats outnumber cats of normal weight and are being seen more and more commonly by veterinarians for various disorders. In fact, obesity in cats can predispose the cat to diabetes, ...and more. CLICK HERE to read more at PetMD.

 Why Do Cats Knead?

 Kneading is the motion cats make by rhythmically alternating their paws, pushing in and out against a pliable, soft object (such as a lap). Not all cats knead in the same way; some never push out their claws at all, and some even use all four paws. Read more at PetMD: CLICK HERE

Is It Safe for Your Cat to Eat Bugs?

It doesn’t take a devoted cat or dog person to let you know just how different these two species are—the signs are all around us. While dogs are considered “man’s best friend” and have been domesticated, the social contract between cats and people has a few gray areas. It’s as if cats considered our offer of being fed and having a warm place to sleep and answered, “Ok, we’ll take care of the rodents, but as for the rest of that stuff—you’re on your own.” Read more at PetMD: CLICK HERE.

 Cat Symptom Checker

Welcome to the petMD Cat Symptom Checker, where you can easily search our 1,000+ cat health articles based on the symptoms your cat is experiencing. CLICK HERE.