Articles of Interest
Cat Know How
- Homecoming ...
Introducing your new cat to other family members requires some planning, especially if the family includes children or other pets. And if they don't already know, all household members should be shown how to safely handle a cat.
There's more to loving a cat than an occasional scratch behind the ears. To bond with your feline friend, learn what else gets a cat purring.
- Nutrition ...
Once you've brought a new cat into your home, the most important thing you can do for her is to provide an optimally balanced nutrition plan to help ensure a healthy, happy life. Proper foods deliver life-sustaining nutrients to your cat, and proper nutrition can improve your cat's quality of life and vitality.
- Health & Hygiene ...
Your cat is dependent upon you for a long, healthy, and happy life. Becoming a pet parent is a lifelong commitment. Your biggest responsibility will be to keep your new friend healthy, safe, and happy. For doing so, you will be rewarded with years of warm companionship, unfailing trust, and long purrs of happiness.
- Training ...
While many cats take to using the litter box immediately, yours may need a little extra encouragement. The following suggestions will help you train your cat to use a litter box, or correct any litter box problems that have occurred.
- Toys & Treats ...
By encouraging new activities and augmenting your cat's environment, you can make your cat happier, healthier, and more confident.
- Pet Security ...
Whether it is lost or stolen, losing a pet is an agonizing experience. Even the most responsible pet owners can face unexpected circumstances that cause their animals to accidentally stray. This is especially true during summer when windows and doors tend to be open. The following are solutions if you've lost your pet & common types of identification that can mean the difference between life and death for your best friend. Remember, with each of these methods, it is imperative to keep your information up to date.
Massachusetts Pet Trusts
Effective April 7, 2011,a new law in Massachusetts allows a person to set up a trust for the benefit of a pet. In the past, pet owners were limited under Massachusetts law to leaving funds to a person and hoping those funds would be used to take care of the pet as a moral obligation, but not a legal one. Under this new law, a trust can be set up with the pet as beneficiary. To read more about setting up a pet trust, visit the comprehensive blog written by Brian E. Barreira. You should speak with your lawyer or estate planner to see if setting up a pet trust makes sense for you.
Issues In Your Multi-Cat Household?
The Humane Society of the United States has this advice for anyone trying to maintain peace (or at least a state of mutual tolerance) between cats at home. Helping Family Cats Be Friends from Animal Sheltering Magazine July/August 2008.
The Importance of IDs
Think You Should Declaw Your Cat? Think Again.
Why Are You Asking Me So Many Questions?
Understanding Cerebellar Hypoplasia