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21 October 2020

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  • Yeardley Smith Loves Cats
    21 October 2020

    The post Yeardley Smith Loves Cats by Elisa Jordan appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Catster.com.

    For three decades, Yeardley Smith has voiced one of sitcom history’s most iconic characters: Lisa Simpson, the precocious, saxophone-playing 8-year-old on The Simpsons. Although The Simpsons may be her most recognizable role, Yeardley has a show business resume that’s impressive by any standard.

    She’s appeared in numerous TV and movie roles and recently founded her own production company, Paperclip LTD. She also cohosts a popular true crime podcast called Small Town Dicks. Her cohosts are two real-life detectives (and identical twins) known only as Det. Dan and Det. Dave (to protect their identities).

    When not working, Yeardley spends time at home with her best friends, Zipper and Petunia, her 12-year-old cats. She hadn’t been looking to adopt cats; at the time her life had turned upside down. “My second marriage split up,” she says. “We’d had two cats, and one of them had died a few years ago. That was Clementine. We still had Betsy — and Betsy was a handful. She was beautiful, but she was nervous and kind of like a domesticated feral cat.”

    Yeardley adopted her feline friends Zipper (left) and Petunia when they were about 8 to 10 weeks old. Although they aren’t littermates, they were bonded enough to keep them together. Photo: AF archive | Alamy Stock Image

    Not wanting to further upset Betsy, who was then 15, Yeardley suggested that the cat continue to live with her soon-to-be ex-husband to keep her in familiar surroundings. Yeardley would visit to maintain a relationship with Betsy. While purchasing gifts at the pet store for an upcoming visit with Betsy, Yeardley spotted Zipper and Petunia together in a cage at an adoption event. “I said to myself, ‘No, no, no. I can’t. My life is in flux,’” she says. “But I couldn’t stop thinking about them and then two weeks later, I went back to the pet store and the same adoption group was having another adopt-a-cat day,” she continues. “And they came home with me.”

    They’ve been a close-knit family ever since. Yeardley built an elaborate cat gym — only for them to ignore it in favor of rolled up Post-it notes. Luckily, it looks like a piece of Danish sculpture “because it’s literally on the wall of the stairwell,” Yeardley laughs.

    Yeardley’s love for cats goes beyond her home. A cat that inhabits Paperclip’s parking lot is well-taken care of. “We call her Lily of the Alley.” She’s also lent her name and donated money to animal welfare organizations, such as Best Friends and ASPCA. “I feel strongly about giving the best chance to our furry friends,” she says. “Anything we can do to make their lives a little bit better, a little more comfortable and work with them. Just because we don’t speak their language, it’s arrogant to think their needs are less than ours.”

    Her own cats inspire optimism. Zipper and Petunia run to their human when she arrives home. Even Zipper, who went deaf a few years ago, somehow manages to know when Yeardley arrives home. “I love that kind of greeting, that love. It never wavers. I’m so grateful for that.”

    Featured photo: AF archive | Alamy Stock Image

    Read Next: 5 Cat Movies That Are Perfect for Kids

    The post Yeardley Smith Loves Cats by Elisa Jordan appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Catster.com.

  • 271 - Rachel Dukes & Michael Sweater - Soup's On
    21 October 2020

    On episode TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE of The Purrrcast, Sara and Steven welcome back returning guest, comic artist Rachel Dukes (Frankie Comics), and first-time guest, comic artist Michael Sweater (Rather Be Dead, The Wizerd), to chat with us all about their cats, their new books, and more! The Purrrcast, talking to cat people because we can't talk to their cats.

    The Purrrcast is the cat podcast for you and your feline friends. Based in Los Angeles, hosts Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris chat with fellow cat enthusiasts about the furry little creatures they love. Not sure how the cats feel about it though.

    New episodes every Wednesday! Please rate and subscribe in iTunes: thepurrrcast.com

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    Check out Steven’s new podcast, See Jurassic Right: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/see-jurassic-right/id1239538917?mt=2

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  • One Stoner’s Revolt
    21 October 2020

    Some of you may know that my sisfur, Patches, (otherwise known as She-) struggles with addiction. As such, it is a subject very close to my heart. Cat knows, I have tried to help her as many others have.

    She has written and directed her own PSA (Public Service Announcement) video in hopes that the subject will be viewed with the seriousness it deserves.

    Please help those who have a problem, when you can.

  • What Is Trap, Neuter and Return?
    21 October 2020

    Trap-neuter-return (TNR), also known as trap-neuter-release, spay-neuter-return (SNR), and trap-neuter-return-monitor (TNRM), is a humane method of controlling stray and feral cat populations in communities. Free-roaming cats are humanely trapped, spayed,... Read more »

    The post What Is Trap, Neuter and Return? appeared first on We're All About Cats.

  • Cat Drooling: Causes & Treatment
    21 October 2020

    If your cat isdrooling, you might wonder if it’s normal or something to be concerned about. When dogs drool, we don’t think twice. Drooling is a normal canine occurrence. Dogs drool for lots of... Read more »

    The post Cat Drooling: Causes & Treatment appeared first on We're All About Cats.

  • Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
    21 October 2020

    Cats don’t exactly get the common cold, but they definitely have their fair share of respiratory diseases, which can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR),... Read more »

    The post Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment appeared first on We're All About Cats.

  • Yeardley Smith Loves Cats
    21 October 2020

    The post Yeardley Smith Loves Cats by Elisa Jordan appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Catster.com.

    For three decades, Yeardley Smith has voiced one of sitcom history’s most iconic characters: Lisa Simpson, the precocious, saxophone-playing 8-year-old on The Simpsons. Although The Simpsons may be her most recognizable role, Yeardley has a show business resume that’s impressive by any standard.

    She’s appeared in numerous TV and movie roles and recently founded her own production company, Paperclip LTD. She also cohosts a popular true crime podcast called Small Town Dicks. Her cohosts are two real-life detectives (and identical twins) known only as Det. Dan and Det. Dave (to protect their identities).

    When not working, Yeardley spends time at home with her best friends, Zipper and Petunia, her 12-year-old cats. She hadn’t been looking to adopt cats; at the time her life had turned upside down. “My second marriage split up,” she says. “We’d had two cats, and one of them had died a few years ago. That was Clementine. We still had Betsy — and Betsy was a handful. She was beautiful, but she was nervous and kind of like a domesticated feral cat.”

    Yeardley adopted her feline friends Zipper (left) and Petunia when they were about 8 to 10 weeks old. Although they aren’t littermates, they were bonded enough to keep them together. Photo: AF archive | Alamy Stock Image

    Not wanting to further upset Betsy, who was then 15, Yeardley suggested that the cat continue to live with her soon-to-be ex-husband to keep her in familiar surroundings. Yeardley would visit to maintain a relationship with Betsy. While purchasing gifts at the pet store for an upcoming visit with Betsy, Yeardley spotted Zipper and Petunia together in a cage at an adoption event. “I said to myself, ‘No, no, no. I can’t. My life is in flux,’” she says. “But I couldn’t stop thinking about them and then two weeks later, I went back to the pet store and the same adoption group was having another adopt-a-cat day,” she continues. “And they came home with me.”

    They’ve been a close-knit family ever since. Yeardley built an elaborate cat gym — only for them to ignore it in favor of rolled up Post-it notes. Luckily, it looks like a piece of Danish sculpture “because it’s literally on the wall of the stairwell,” Yeardley laughs.

    Yeardley’s love for cats goes beyond her home. A cat that inhabits Paperclip’s parking lot is well-taken care of. “We call her Lily of the Alley.” She’s also lent her name and donated money to animal welfare organizations, such as Best Friends and ASPCA. “I feel strongly about giving the best chance to our furry friends,” she says. “Anything we can do to make their lives a little bit better, a little more comfortable and work with them. Just because we don’t speak their language, it’s arrogant to think their needs are less than ours.”

    Her own cats inspire optimism. Zipper and Petunia run to their human when she arrives home. Even Zipper, who went deaf a few years ago, somehow manages to know when Yeardley arrives home. “I love that kind of greeting, that love. It never wavers. I’m so grateful for that.”

    Featured photo: AF archive | Alamy Stock Image

    Read Next: 5 Cat Movies That Are Perfect for Kids

    The post Yeardley Smith Loves Cats by Elisa Jordan appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Catster.com.

  • How to Keep Your Pets Calm on Bonfire Night
    21 October 2020

    The post How to Keep Your Pets Calm on Bonfire Night appeared first on Katzenworld - Welcome to the world of cats!.

    Bonfire Night isa seasonal tradition and a sign of celebration. At this time of year, wrapping up warm to watch a stunning spectacle in the sky is an event to look forward to. But for dogs, fireworks can be a frightening experience. In fact, nearly half (45%) of pooches show signs of fear when they hear loud displays.

    While it’s lovely to share certain special moments with our furry friends, it’s important that they enjoy it with us. Whether you’re letting off fireworks in your garden, or simply watching from the window this fireworks night, the experts at Canagan, the grain-free pet food specialists, offer their tips on keeping your dog calm, before and during, a display so you can both enjoy the fireworks season.

    Why do pets fear fireworks?

    Like all wild animals, dogs & cats instinctively associate loud noises with danger. Therefore, unexpected bangs or flashes from a fireworks display can leave them feeling stressed and scared.

    Both dogs & cats possess an acute sense of hearing, which means the sound is amplified – and the intervals between displays can seem even louder and more shocking than they can do to humans.

    How do they react to fireworks?

    Dogs will instinctively run, without direction or thought. However, this feeling of anxiety may also manifest as restlessness, such as trembling, barking, panting, pacing, whining and howling. Very unsettled dogs will act out, digging at the door, soiling the premises or destroying their owners’ belongings.

    Preparing your cat for fireworks season

    • De-sensitise them to loud noises in advance: Start playing firework sounds quietly while you’re playing with them in the home, offering treats every so often. Over time, slightly increase the volume so they become more used to the sound. Eventually, your cat will feel safe, and will only think of fun, happy moments when they hear the loud bangs around Guy Fawkes Night
    • Keep them indoors: To ensure your pet doesn’t feel scared, get injured or even lost, keep your cat indoors and settle them down at home, in familiar surroundings, with a litter tray close by
    • Draw the curtains: Fireworks flashing across the skies can distress and distract cats, so shut out the light to create a relaxing environment
    • Escape-proof your home: Close all doors and windows, then block off the cat flap. This will prevent your cat from running away, and also help to muffle the noises coming from outside. If you’re hosting, with people coming-and-going from the house, make it clear that external doors must be opened and shut swiftly to avoid your feline friend making their exit. Secure the garden too, just in case.

    How to keep your cat calm during a display

    • Create a ‘safe space’ in your home: Whether it’s a cardboard box or under furniture, create a comfortable space to which they can retreat and relax
    • Let them decide where to hide: Don’t be concerned if your cat escapes to a dark hidey-hole where they feel safe. Don’t try to pull them out of this little sanctuary, as it will only cause undue stress and it’s best for your pet to stay as calm as possible throughout the evening
    • Avoid picking them up: If your cat is feeling distressed, picking them up may cause them to lash out
    • Give them time: Even if you think the fireworks are over, remember that your cat’s acute hearing may mean they’re listening to far-off bangs and fizzes, so they may not re-appear right away. Cats take a while to calm down, so wait until morning before you start interacting with them. They’ll emerge when they’re ready, so just have food and water waiting

    Preparing your dog for fireworks season

    • De-sensitise them to loud noises in advance: Start playing firework sounds quietly while you’re playing with them in the home, offering treats every so often. Over time, slightly increase the volume. Eventually, your dog will feel safe and will only think of fun, happy moments when they hear the real sound of fireworks
    • Engage in activity during the dayExercise with your dog during the day – whether it’s a long walk, or playing frisbee or fetch – so when the fireworks start, they’re almost too sleepy to notice
    • Let them out early: For most of the year it’s against the law to set fireworks off after 11pm. However, this curfew is extended to midnight on Guy Fawkes Night. To ensure your pooch enjoys a full night’s sleep, ensure they have gone to the toilet and eaten before bed. Introduce this earlier regime in the days leading up to your local display so they adjust
    • Keep them indoors: To prevent your dog from feeling distressed, or get lost or injured, settle them down at home, in familiar surroundings
    • Create a ‘safe space’ in your home: Whether it’s their bed with blankets and soft toys, or a table covered with a sheet, create a comforting space to which they can retreat and relax
    • Let them decide where to settle: While your designated ‘safe space’ may look appealing, your pet may prefer snuggling next to you. If you confine your pet to one place, they may grow distressed or hurt themselves trying to flee should they be spooked by your local display
    • Draw the curtains: Fireworks flashing across the skies can scare and distract dogs, so shut out the light to create a relaxing environment
    • Escape-proof your home: Close all doors and windows, then secure any escape routes in the garden. If you’re hosting, with people coming and going from the house, make it clear that external doors must be opened and shut swiftly to avoid your furry friend making their exit
    • A collar and micro-chip are a must: If your dog does dash, a collar with your details and an up-to-date micro-chip will ensure they can easily be traced back to you

    How to keep your dog calm during a display

    • Mask the sound: Playing the TV or radio – classical music for example is proven to calm dogs – will reduce the impact of loud noises
    • Distract them with their favourite food: After each loud blast, hand-feed your dog a tasty snack. Not only will this be a distraction, but they’ll learn to associate a loud blast with a positive experience
    • A long-lasting chew toy: Stuffing a chew toy with food will keep their attention and offer a delicious end to the evening
    • Act naturalAnimals are perceptive, so sense if you’re behaving unusually. If you’re overly affectionate, they may feel unsettled so reassure them by inviting play
    • If they join you outside, use a lead: If you’d prefer your dog to accompany you during a fireworks display, keep them close at a leash. Your presence will reassure them, while you’ll have peace of mind knowing they won’t run away. Never tie a fearful dog outdoors and leave them alone. Your pooch may start to experience separation anxiety that’s only intensified by the unexpected, loud noises
    • Avoid leaving them alone at home, if possible: Arrange a sitter to look after your dog if you have plans. If you return and your frightened pet has made a mess, don’t shout, as this will only cause confusion and distress. Otherwise, firework displays are just as impressive from a distance!

    Huddling by the bonfire with delicious hot food is another highlight of an autumn evening outdoors. If your pet is by your side, it’s all too tempting to slip them a tasty treat. But, did you know that one hot dog for a 9kg dog breed, like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is the caloric equivalent of three hamburgers to a person?

    However, some of our favourite festive snacks can be hazardous to our furry friends, and the truth is, we don’t often stop to consider the ramifications a titbit can have on our dogs’ weight, breathing and overall health. Here are some of our winter BBQ favourites that you should be wary of your dog consuming:

    • Corn–on–the–cob: If eaten by your dog, corn-on-the-cob can obstruct their throat or digestive tract due to the shape and volume, which can cause choking. If you’re concerned, contact your vet or an out-of-hours clinic for immediate assistance
    • Onions: Many people relish the idea of burgers and hot dogs loaded with fried onions for extra flavour. However, shallots, onions, garlic and scallions contain a toxic element called Allium that can harm your dog’s red blood cells if sufficiently ingested. Damage does not generally become apparent for three to five days after a dog ingest the food, but symptoms may include weakness, reluctance to move, fatigue and darkly coloured urine. Again, seek veterinary assistance immediately if you’re concerned
    • Toffee apples: Sugary treats that we may enjoy on such occasions are a no-no for your pet. Xylitol can be found in candied items such as toffee apples and candy floss, which can cause your dogs blood sugar levels to drop and worst case, damage to their livers. Early symptoms include vomiting so keep an eye out if you suspect they’ve eaten any sweet items

    If fireworks are causing your dog high levels of anxiety, seek advice from a behaviourist. De-sensitising your pet to loud noises and flashes takes time and keeping them comfortable is key in protecting their wellbeing, as well as maintaining calm behaviour. Please make sure they aren’t sneaking a taste of your winter-warming foods either. This is a fun time of year so ensure your dog doesn’t lose their spark.

    The post How to Keep Your Pets Calm on Bonfire Night appeared first on Katzenworld.

  • Jinx The Cat Hops Into Her Owner’s Baths Because She Loves Water
    21 October 2020

    When Jinx the cat was first adopted, she was covered in fleas. The only way to clean up the cat was to give it a bath but Jinx was only 4 weeks old at the time and cats are notorious for disliking water. Needless to say the owner was a little concerned about giving the cat a bath.

    But surprisingly, the cat loved the bath. And since that moment, the kitten has been obsessed with baths. Now, whenever the cat’s owner is taking a bath, Jinx has to be involved too because she loves water so much. Surprisingly, the cat also loves to be outside during the rain.

    Watch the video to learn more about this water-loving cat.

    Jinx has such a loving owner to let her play in the tub like that.

    The post Jinx The Cat Hops Into Her Owner’s Baths Because She Loves Water appeared first on The Meow Blog.

  • Wordless Whiskers Wednesday
    21 October 2020

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Cat Food Blogs

21 October 2020

Cat Food Blogs
  • How to Feed Your Cat If You’re Food Insecure
    02 October 2020

    The post How to Feed Your Cat If You’re Food Insecure by Beth Ann Mayer appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Catster.com.

    Unemployment has skyrocketed during COVID-19, and it’s left people struggling to put food on their tables. When cat parents can’t afford to feed themselves, they’re likely struggling to make ends meet for their pets as well.

    If you’re hurting, know you’re not alone. The ASPCA recently released new data showing that more than 4.2 million pets in the U.S. are likely to enter poverty in the next six months because of COVID-19.

    “With the potential for a sustained national unemployment rate of 10%, the total number of animals living in poverty with their owners could rise to more than 24.4 million dogs, cats, horses and other animals — a 21 percent increase in the number of animals living in poverty compared to pre-COVID estimates [in February 2020],” says Jessica Sweeney, the senior program manager of ASPCA community engagement. “The number of families who may be struggling to care for their pets is staggering.”

    The ASPCA has responded by setting up food distribution centers. The organization has helped stock animal shelter’s food pantries. Sweeney offers advice on finding these resources and others if you need assistance feeding your cat, and no one should be ashamed to ask for help.

    Photo: Lightspruch | Getty Images.

    Find an ASPCA Food Distribution Center

    As COVID-19 began ravaging the economy this spring, the ASPCA rushed to set up food distribution centers in New York City, Los Angeles (El Monte and South El Monte) and Miami (Liberty City). Sweeney says residents of these areas can call the ASPCA Pet Food Distribution Helpline at 800-738-9437 for information and to set up an appointment.

    Look for a food pantry

    Those who do not live in an area with an ASPCA Food Distribution Center aren’t out of luck — local shelters are running food banks and pantries. Pet owners can google “pet food pantry near me” to find one. Local shelters and veterinarians can also help point you in the right direction.

    Photo: ©w-ings | Getty Images.

    Keep an eye out in aisles

    Pet stores like PetsMart and Petco often have samples available in the aisles. You can try stocking up on those to tide you over. They also may have coupons you can use. If you can’t find any, try calling your favorite kitty food vendor and explaining your situation. They may be willing to send you some coupons or free samples.

    Don’t be shy

    Asking for help can be emotional. You may feel inadequate because you cannot afford cat food or embarrassed to ask for help, but you shouldn’t. Organizations are here to help.

    “The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for pet owners by straining essential owner resources and making it difficult for people to access the supplies and services they need to care for their pets,” Sweeney says. “We believe that pets and people belong together; that financial circumstances alone are not reliable indicators of the capacity to love and care for a companion animal.”

    Featured photo: Chalabala | Getty Images

    Read Next: Coronavirus and Cats: What Cat Owners Need to Know About COVID-19

    The post How to Feed Your Cat If You’re Food Insecure by Beth Ann Mayer appeared first on Catster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Catster.com.

  • Is Your Cat Addicted To Treats?
    22 September 2020
    How to pamper your cats safely - without giving them too many treats.
  • How To Keep Ants Out Of Cat Food
    22 September 2020
    A common complaint we see from cat owners is that of ants in the cat food. Whether dry kibble or wet canned food, seeing it covered with tiny black or brown insects is not very appealing. So, how bad is this and what can you do to keep ants away from your cat’s food and […]
  • How To Get A Cat To Gain Weight
    22 September 2020
    Just as our felines can grow overweight, they can also become underweight under certain circumstances. It can be worrying when your cat seems to be dropping the pounds in rapid succession. And rightfully so. Cats can lose weight for a lot of reasons, some of which are age-dependent. Senior cats, for example, naturally lose muscle […]
  • Best Automatic Feeders For Cats (including 17 Detailed Reviews)
    22 September 2020
    We all wish we could spend all of our time with our kitties, don’t we? To care and cater for all their needs, at all times. Fortunately, we can at least provide our cats with excellent care 24/7. And here’s how you can always feed your cat on time: Automatic Feeders. Automatic food dispensers are […]
  • 18 Awesome Cat Feeding Tips By Thecatsite Staff Members
    22 September 2020
    We asked our trusted team members for cat feeding tips and they did not disappoint. Here are 18 tips that offer advice about cat feeding practices. Feeding cats can be challenging at times. Some cats are messy eaters while others are dainty finicky ones. Some felines gulp down their food while others are anxious and […]
  • Should You Add Coconut Oil To Your Cat’s Food?
    22 September 2020
    Coconut oil has gained popularity in recent years, touted by some as a “super food” to be included in our diet. It’s hardly surprising that there are now voices suggesting we should supplement our cats’ diet with coconut oil as well. But is that a good idea? We all want the best possible nutrition for […]
  • How Long Can You Safely Keep Cat Food Out For?
    22 September 2020
    You would probably avoid eating food that’s been sitting out there uncovered and unrefrigerated for a few hours, wouldn’t you? But what about cat food? For how long can you leave out the food in your cat’s dish? How long before cat food spoils? When is it no longer safe for your cat to consume? […]
  • 11 Key Facts About Food Allergies In Cats
    22 September 2020
    Even when we make sure to provide our cat with the most nutritious diet, the food Kitty ingests may not always agree with him or her. Substances in the food can trigger an allergic reaction, resulting in gastrointestinal or skin problems which can be difficult to diagnose. Here’s what cat owners need to know about […]
  • A Scientific Take On Cat Nutrition By Dr. Rachel Boltz
    22 September 2020
    Dr. Rachel Boltz is a veterinarian who specializes in feline health and uses an evidence-based approach. That means that when a question comes up, Dr. Boltz thoroughly reviews existing scientific studies, using her extensive knowledge of feline physiology and anatomy to come up with the right answers. When we approached her with questions about feline […]

Cat Rescue Blogs

21 October 2020

Cat Rescue Blogs
  • Scruffy Paws Nutrition's Kidney-Vitalize Helps Support Your Cat's Kidney Health
    21 October 2020

    Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in with another product review for you. If you're a long time reader of our blog, you know that one of our goals is to bring all of you information that can help your cats live a happy, healthy life. Telling you about products that are on the market is one of the ways we do this.






    Today we're working with the folks at Scruffy Paws Nutrition to tell you about their Kidney-Vitalize Chews. 




    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is more common in cats than most people think. The folks at International Cat Care state that "CKD can be seen in cats of any age but is most commonly seen in cats over 7 years old, and it becomes increasingly common with older age. It has been estimated that around 20-50% of cats over 15 years of age will have some degree of CKD present. CKD is seen about three times more frequently in cats than in dogs." 


    CKD is a progressive, incurable disease, which is why supporting your cat's kidney health is so important. That's where Scruffy Paws Kidney-Vitalize Chews come in


    Kidney-Vitalize Chews provide kidney support to cats of all ages with or without CKD. The active ingredients are perfect to help younger cats maintain kidney function to prevent the onset of CKD, and are also beneficial for older cats who are showing the signs of kidney function decline, to revitalize their organs.


    The active ingredients of Astragalus Root Extract (60 mg) and Rehmannia Root Extract (30 mg) have been extensively studied and are scientifically backed to be effective in alleviating symptoms of CKD or supporting kidney health. They also fight inflammation and reduce proteinuria. (Addressing proteinuria helps to reduce the weight loss and organ damage caused by CKD.)




    Your cat should be given 1 chew per five pounds of body weight as follows: 

    • Up to 5 lb.: 1 chew/day
    • 6 – 10 lb.: 2 chews/day
    • 11 – 15 lb.: 3 chews/day
    • 16 – 20 lb.: 4 chews/day
    Note: You should not exceed the recommended amount or give to cats with diarrhea. 



    Just like all of Scruffy Paws' products, Kidney-Vitalize Chews are made with only the best natural ingredients and are manufactured right here in the USA. 

    You can purchase a container of 80 chews for $29.99 on the Scruffy Paws website. If you sign up for monthly deliveries you can save 10% on your monthly order. 

    Now the big question that's on everyone's mind... did Lola and I eat them? 



    Yep! Even finicky Lola gave them a try. 


    I enjoyed them as well. 

    We've had the pleasure of working with Scruffy Paws Nutrition in the past. Check out our review on their Scrub and Shine Dental Powder.

    As always, make sure your cat gets a full checkup from their veterinarian and discuss all treatment options with them. 


    Do you give your cat any supplements? We'd love to hear about them in the comments. 

    Lexy
  • Kitten with 3 Paws and Incredible Will to Live Now Has Nurturing Dog to Help Her Thrive
    21 October 2020


    Peggy is a little wonder kitten who has three paws and a canine friend to help her thrive.

    Kate Hayes

    Last Thursday, a tiny kitten with an injury to her hind leg and tail was brought into Warwick Veterinary Hospital in Perth, Australia, for a chance at a better life. She was just a couple of weeks old, weighing only 172 grams. Despite being so small, the tabby hung in there with all her might.

    Dr. Fiona South and her veterinary team saw the fight in her eyes and knew they had to try to save her, despite the odds. "With how strong she was, we were not giving up. The only choice we had was to amputate her leg sooner rather than later, as her leg was so badly infected and had started to essentially die, risking her going into sepsis," Kate Hayes, a veterinary nurse, shared with Love Meow.

    In just one day, the kitten already put on weight as if she was prepping herself for surgery.

    Kate Hayes

    The little bundle of fur underwent the major operation, which was significant for a kitten her size and age. They didn't know if she would pull through, but wanted to give her a fighting chance.

    "I honestly didn't think she would make it through surgery being so young and so small, but she did," Kate added.

    Kate Hayes

    The tabby girl surprised them all with her tremendous will to live. She became the youngest kitten that the hospital had ever performed surgery on, let alone a major orthopedic procedure. The success was nothing short of a miracle.

    "This little kitten is the epitome of strength. We are seriously blown away by her bravery," Kate shared with Love Meow. "Her name is Peggy aka 'Peg Leg'. She is now gaining weight and getting stronger by the day."

    Kate Hayes

    Kate volunteered to foster little Peggy, so the kitten could continue the healing process in the comfort of a loving home.

    Her resident dog Moon who has a soft spot for kittens in need, immediately came to greet the new foster.

    Kate Hayes

    After a few sniffs, Moon could sense that the kitten needed some TLC. He lied down by her side and started watching over her.

    "If an animal is crying or sick, Moon will stay beside them and cry with them. He has such a kind nature," Kate told Love Meow.

    Kate Hayes

    A few years ago, Moon helped Kate foster another 3-legged kitten named Phoenix. He kept her company and never left her side. Now that he has Peggy, Moon has made it his mission to help the little tabby recuperate.

    Watch Peggy the kitten in this sweet video:

    Peggy the kitten www.youtube.com

    Whenever Moon hears Peggy's cries, his ears perk up and he comes running to see if she is OK.

    Moon adores every foster that Kate brings home and will nuzzle them gently and sit next to them until they fall asleep.

    Kate Hayes

    Peggy has been soaking up the love from her Foster Brother and is healing wonderfully. She likes to knead on the canine with her tiny front paws and bury her face in his fluff for some intense snuggles.

    Moon is over the moon with his precious new baby and constantly showers her with licks. He insists on being there for her around the clock, making sure she is never alone.

    Kate Hayes

    With a second chance at life, Peggy's life was completely turned around. She is now recovering and thriving with a nurturing friend by her side.

    Kate Hayes

    Share this story with your friends. Follow updates on Peggy and Moon on Instagram.

    Related story: Dog Takes Stray Kitten Under His Wing and Raises Her into Beautiful Cat

  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
    20 October 2020

    Yesterday was another HumaneOhio day! We sent up 33 cats--12 males and 21 females, plus we sent up a male dog that belongs to an FFRC friend.  

    As I am typing, I am being "mauled" by CDot!  He is a complete nut!  He's on my shoulder, the desk, the keyboard, in my ear, drooling and slobbering and purring like a semi truckHe also is a mask thief--he's been known to run off with our masks! And he looks so very innocent.  I just love this kitten but I cannot adopt him. He needs a home!!  As an orangie, he's absolutely perfect. 

    We've had another adoption-- 

    Terri was adopted on 10/17. Such a sweet brown tiger kitten! She was adopted by a family with 4 kids that were so wonderful to her! 

    We had Buddy adopted briefly by the lady who rescued him. But, he's an active boy and needs a home with pets that will play with him.  She has 2 cats, but they are older and sedate in their ways. Buddy was also being a leg tripper and she was afraid she would fall. So....yes, Buddy is back and already rocking and rolling with his friends.

    We also took in a new cat. Her name is Zasha, a grey and white cat. She is probably a hit by car victim. She was hit hard enough to cause her bone to stick out in her rear left leg. She also has a very strange growth on her left ear.  Dr. Darcy will be seeing her on Thursday for a leg amputation and a possible partial ear flap removal. This sweetie loves everyone and can purr and purr and then purr some more!  We have her on antibiotics and pain meds. She's a very happy girl. Please keep her in your good thoughts and prayers.  She has a bit of a recovery to get through.

    We have thanks to give.  Your supports is what helps us get through these times.

    Linda H--donation to FFRC in honor of Pam S's birthday

    Kelly I--donation to FFRC

    Riely & Bonnie--donation to FFRC

    Norma C--donation for caring for Boom Boom

    Deborah S--donation to FFRC

    YvonneVDK--donation to be used where needed

    Christopher S--donation to FFRC

    James R--donation for FFC

    Uwe N--donation for FFRC

    We have some dates for you!  Mark your calendars!

    This Thursday, around 1:00 or 1:15 will be BOXES, following Trivia!

    Our next Fun-Raiser is 10/25 to 10/28.  On the 28th, BOXES are at 1:00, followed by the drawing and consolation prizes! Eight awesome items are involved!

    Our next two HumaneOhio surgery dates are: November 2 and 16. 

    The next FFRC surgery date is November 14, Saturday.

    Plus, in November, we have 3 cats scheduled for their dentals.

    Stay well, and be kind, friends. We need it now more than ever.

     

    The point is, everyone has different viewpoints/feelings and that's ok. We each have a different story.  If you need to stay home, stay home, but be kind.  If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and be kind!  Let's not judge fellow humans because you're not in their story. We all are in different mental states than we were months ago.  So remember, be kind.








  • Thank You! 10/19/20
    20 October 2020




    Thank you so much for all the gifts from our Wish List!
    https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/1MLEKD95D2HY4/

    Thank you Ione Brown for the cute beds and bleach!
    Thank you Carolyn Frederick for the food and toys!
    Thank you Christopher Scala for the food, toys and bleach!
    Thank you Phyllis Terock for the food!
    Thank you Dawn Minerick for the hammock tower, fish toys, treats and food!
     

    Thank you Bhavana Pai for the food!
    Thank you Pat Griser for the glass cleaner,  food  and syringes!
    Thank you Sunetra Banerjee for all the food!
    Thank you Aaron L  for the food, syringes and litter!
    Thank you  Phyllis Terock for all the food!
     

     
     Thank you Jill Sparapany for all the food!
    Thank you B McCombs for the bird food!
    Thank you unnamed for the scratcher!
    Thank you to several unnamed people for the food, litter, toys and syringes!

     
     
    Thank you B. McCombs for the hammock tower and treats!
    Thank you Perry & Family for the masks!
    Thank you Kristy Bardwell for the cat litter!
    Thank you De Sussy Richardon for the syringes!
    Thank you Joanna Nunez for the catnip toys!
    Thank you Gabby & Adam Lawson for the food!
    Thank you in memory of Mr. Hamilton for the trash bags!

     
     






  • Uh-Oh! When Felines Ingest Foreign Objects
    20 October 2020
    Photo courtesy of Lisa Rhinehart Shaver
    by Nomi Berger

    Everyone is familiar with the old adage “Curiosity killed the cat.”
     
    But as conscientious cat owners, paw-lease ensure that your cherished companions’ natural curiosity NEVER gets the better of them – especially when it comes to their seeing and then swallowing small, strange objects. While some may pass through their intestinal tract without incident, some won’t, lodging there and causing not only extreme discomfort but a dangerous and potentially life-threatening obstruction.
     
    Thread threat! Another potentially life-threatening situation can occur when a cat swallows thread, particularly when it’s attached to a needle. As she swallows the thread, it can wrap around her tongue and pull against it with every swallow. But even worse, the needle can pierce her stomach or intestines multiple times and prevent the thread from passing through her digestive tract.
     
    Consider, as well, these other culprits:
     
    Hair bands and rubber bands, ribbon and blind cords, dental floss and carpet fibers, stuffing from inside your cat’s toys, and tinsel.
     
    Bones, particularly from cooked chicken, can be very sharp, extremely brittle, and lodge in your kitty’s intestines resulting in severe illness.
     
    String and string-like objects: If swallowed, string can cause the intestines to bunch up, making for one very sick kitty and usually requiring surgery to remove it.
     
    Coins, buttons and earplugs, fruit stones, nutshells and bottle tops, but especially small round objects which are the ideal size to block the intestines and require surgery to remove them.
     
    If YOU suspect that YOUR kitty has swallowed something suspicious, watch for one or more of these symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, straining to defecate, constipation, lethargy and behavioral changes such as biting or hissing when being picked up. To err on the side of caution, promptly contact your vet and bring in your kitty for a thorough examination and assessment.
     
    In order to detect a possible blockage, your vet will have x-rays taken (several x-rays, using dyes, will often be needed to locate a suspected object). Your vet may also order blood and urine tests to determine whether your cat’s overall health has been compromised by the obstruction – should there be one. 
     
    Most of the time -- especially in uncomplicated cases -- the prognosis for cats with a gastrointestinal blockage is very good. But the overall prognosis depends on several factors: the location of the object, how long the intestine has been blocked, the size, shape, and characteristics of the object, whether or not the object has caused a secondary illness and the general health of your kitty prior to ingesting it.
     
    Your vet will provide you with a detailed treatment plan based on these factors. If the object has lodged in your pet’s stomach, however, an endoscopy may be performed. This involves inserting a long tube through her mouth and down her throat to pull the object out. If this is the case, your vet may also suggest hospitalization of your cat for close observation and follow-up x-rays.
     
    But if the foreign object has traveled to and is trapped in her intestine, your vet will have to surgically remove it.
     
    Whatever the scenario, time is critical because stomach and/or intestinal blockages can cut off the blood supply to these organs, causing the tissue to become necrotic or “die.” 
  • Lil-Paws 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier Review (with giveaway)
    20 October 2020

    As a cat parent to five (chatty) cats, I’m always on the lookout for a quality pet carrier for our outings. So, when the company Lil-Paws reached out to me about reviewing their 5-in-1 Premium… More

    The post Lil-Paws 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier Review (with giveaway) appeared first on Three Chatty Cats.

  • Palm-sized Kitten Shows Fighting Spirit, Determined to Live Best Life After She Was Found in Compactor
    20 October 2020


    A little palm-sized kitten showed incredible fighting spirit after she was found in a compactor.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    A tiny kitten was rescued from a trash compactor in the nick of time. Her cat mom was nowhere to be found, and she was the sole survivor of her litter. Her sheer will kept her alive and the tabby pulled through an incredible ordeal.

    Without a nursing cat mom, the little singleton was in desperate need of around the clock care and bottle feedings. Amber, a foster volunteer of Hear No Evil Australia, immediately stepped up to help. At the time, she was caring for a feline family of five, where the four kittens were about the same age as the orphan.

    "With singleton babies, they tend to do much better with others," Amber said. "She is a sweetheart that thankfully didn't take too long to figure out that the bottle is good stuff."

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    The kitten named Meg latched onto her bottle and gobbled down the food like a champ. She loved being hand-reared by her foster mom and would wiggle her ears in pure bliss.

    The mighty little kitty showed incredible fighting spirit from the start and didn't let anything slow her down.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    As soon as she gained enough strength in her legs and could waddle about, she went cruising around the living room like she owned it. When she tumbled, she quickly got back up and continued honing her skills and perfecting her gait.

    "She was very proud of herself and rightly so for learning how to walk and doing it so well," Amber shared.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    The little warrior kitty is very brave and adventurous. She was immediately intrigued by the resident dog and walked right up to her for some attention and licks.

    Meg will gently put her paw on her canine friend as a way to ask her to continue washing her face and doting on her.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    To help the kitten socialize, Meg was introduced to the litter of four and three new younger kittens that were brought in as orphans.

    Watch Meg the kitten in this cute video:

    Meg the kitten - foster journey www.youtube.com

    Meg didn't hesitate to saunter up to her new friends and greet them with a few gentle pats on their back.

    The tabby girl happily joined their big cuddle puddle and filled the room with purrs. Meg fit right into the clowder and got along with everyone like a charm.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    Meg and her feline friends are thriving in foster care. Now, she has a big patchwork family and a canine buddy to keep her company and give her the constant attention she needs.

    She shares quite the resemblance to her foster siblings, Rueben and Thelma. "Meg has short hair, Rueben has white socks and is fluffy, and Thelma has more of a distant tabby pattern," Amber added.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    The tabby girl is around 6-7 weeks old and getting more playful and rambunctious each day.

    Meg the little mischief-maker is loving her VIP life with all the other kittens around her. She is showing the younglings the ropes and plotting new antics with her peers.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    Meg still has some growing to do before she is ready to find a forever home. As of now, the sweet tabby continues her adventures in her foster home, living life to the fullest.

    Amber @kitty_fostering_oz

    Share this story with your friends. Follow updates on Meg and Amber's fosters on Facebook and Instagram.

    Related story: Kitten Half the Size He Should Be, is Determined to Live Full Life After Being Found without Mom

  • Stray Cat Walked Up to Family from Drain Pipe So Her Kittens Could Have Chance to Thrive
    19 October 2020


    A stray cat walked up to a family from a drain pipe so her kittens could have a chance to thrive.

    Jamie Myers

    Earlier this summer, Jamie Myers from Spokane, Washington was on a camping trip with her family when her 10-year-old daughter spotted a cat under the road from afar. As animal lovers and fosterers, they immediately decided to investigate and try to locate the cat.

    "We jumped out of the RV and ran back on the road that we came in on, to search for this mysterious kitty that was very out of place," Jamie told Love Meow.

    "Several hundred yards back, we found a drain pipe underneath the road and what did we see in that drain pipe but two little eyes peering back at us."

    Jamie Myers

    The drain pipe was not a suitable home for any strays. Jamie and her daughter tried to coax the cat out with some food. Lo and behold, a little tortie emerged from the opening of the pipe and devoured every morsel from the can.

    "It might very well be the easiest rescue we have ever done. We set the little can of food out and she didn't hesitate for a minute," Jamie shared with Love Meow.

    "She came right out and showed us how hungry and beautiful and deathly skinny she was."

    Jamie Myers

    Soon after the tortie made her exit out of the drain pipe, they made yet another discovery. "It didn't take long to notice through the bones and saggy skin that she was harboring a miracle."

    The sweet kitty was very friendly to the family and followed them around the campground.

    Jamie Myers

    "She let us pick her up and carry her to our RV where she stayed for the weekend. She didn't hesitate to sleep in the bed with us, snuggle on the couch with us, and seemed to be so very grateful that she was saved," Jamie told Love Meow.

    The sweet feline likely had been abandoned as no one came to claim her. "I don't know how long she's been living in that drain pipe, but it has certainly been a while."

    All that was about to change when the family scooped her up from the campground and brought her home.

    Jamie Myers

    Over the next few days, the cat named Caki quickly blossomed. She tagged along Jamie's daughter and showered her with cuddles. She never had to worry another day without food as she could eat to her heart's content at every meal.

    "Just a few days after we got her home, she shared her secret with us and blessed us with six new little ones," Jamie said. "We have experienced such joy in helping her raise her babies in a safe, loving, happy home."

    Jamie Myers

    Momma Caki was short in milk supply in the beginning so the family stepped in to help bottle feed her babies around the clock.

    As soon as her nutrition became more stable, she was able to nurse all her demanding little kittens and was devoted to their every need.

    Jamie Myers

    "She was an amazing mother, always knowing where her kids were and doing her very best for them. She was very vocal, constantly talked to them."

    Sweet cat mom Caki and her kittensJamie Myers

    Momma Caki taught her kittens how to eat and drink like a big kitty, and smothered them with love and lots of mandatory baths.

    The kittens grew by leaps and bounds, and when they were big enough for adoption, they quickly found wonderful homes.

    Jamie Myers

    "Two of them even went to our own vet," Jamie told Love Meow. "It's now time to find this sweet mama her forever home."

    Jamie Myers

    When they first met the sweet tortie, she was on her last leg but hanging in there so her kittens could survive.

    "Today she is a healthy, happy, playful, thriving and extremely loving kitty," Jamie said. "She has really blossomed and come out of her shell. She is the most loving cat I think we have ever fostered."

    Jamie Myers

    "We thought we might be saving one life that day but we had no idea it would actually be seven."

    Jamie Myers

    Share this story with your friends.

    If you are interested in adopting Caki (located in Spokane, WA), you can email Jamie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Related story: Stray Cat Brought Her Kittens to Family's Yard So Their Lives Could Be Turned Around

  • Sweet Kitten Insists on Being Carried Everywhere He Goes After He was Rescued
    18 October 2020


    A kitten with the sweetest face insists on being carried everywhere he goes after he was rescued.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    Audrey, a 14-year-old animal rescuer and fosterer of Murphys Safe Haven, came across a post about a kitten needing a home. She immediately stepped in to rescue him to ensure that the little one would get the medical care he needed, and the best chance at finding a good home.

    Audrey noticed the kitten's cleft right away. Once he arrived at the rescue, she discovered that he also exhibited signs of Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a neurological condition that affects the cat's motor skills. "We noticed that he wasn't able to walk correctly and would fall over," Audrey told Love Meow.

    Despite being a bit wobbly, the kitten didn't seem to know that he was any different. "He was a bit confused (at first) but quickly became very playful and friendly."

    Murphys Safe Haven

    As soon as Audrey picked him up, the little bundle of fluff turned into an instant love-bug and melted in her arms. He was eager for attention from his newly acquainted friend and insisted on being cuddled and doted on.

    "He started purring and made sure all the attention was on him," Audrey shared.

    Oink the wobbly kitten with a cleft lipMurphys Safe Haven

    The kitten whom they named Oink, was all cleaned up and got a clean bill of health. Despite his cleft, eating was not problem for the little guy as he scarfed down his food like a champ.

    Oink has been a clingy little kitten and demands to be cradled like a baby whenever he gets a chance. If he spots an empty lap, he makes sure to fill it and keep it warm.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    As long as Audrey is nearby, the kitten feels content and assured. "He is so playful and loves attention. He will meow at the door till I carry him," Audrey shared with Love Meow.

    The little wobbly kitty adores people and other animals in the house. He has made an unlikely friend with a pet rat, and the two get along swimmingly.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    Whenever Audrey is on the computer, doing schoolwork, Oink is right there keeping her company and being her perfect little assistant.

    His purrs reverberate throughout the room, creating the most soothing and uplifting sound.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    Oink may be a little wobbly but it doesn't affect his quality of life. He may fall or tumble sometimes, but he always gets right back up and tries again.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    The sweet kitten is quite the expert in getting what he wants and won't take no for an answer. He will gaze into your eyes and cry out to you until you give in -- a very convincing kitten indeed.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    "Oink's favorite thing to do is cuddle in bed. He loves when it's time to go to sleep, so he can curl up on my chest," Audrey told Love Meow.

    At night, Audrey finds herself a little needy buddy waddling up to her face while rumbling with his adorable purrs. Oink makes the perfect little companion at bedtime.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    Now in the morning, Audrey wakes up to a rambunctious ginger furball, playing with toys and creating antics with his unbridled energy. He doesn't let anything slow him down.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    Nothing makes him happier than being cuddled in a warm blanket in Audrey's arms. He will switch on his purr motor as he blissfully drifts off to sleep.

    Murphys Safe Haven

    The sweet wobbly kitten is thriving in foster care and loving his VIP life with his people.

    "He is perfect in my eyes. We will give little Oink the best life ever!"

    Murphys Safe Haven

    Share this story with your friends. Follow Oink and Murphys Safe Haven on Facebook and Instagram.

    Related story: Kitten Found in Backyard Has Her Life Turned Around by Kindness

  • Help with feral cat (I know nothing about this)
    17 October 2020

    We have been feeding this orange feral kitty all summer and want to adopt him but he's still so scared. At first he would only come up to the house to eat when nobody was outside and all the lights were off. Now he will come up to me in the garage and eat about 3 feet away from me if I am sitting there so long as I don't make sudden movements or get up. But we were having an issue with opossums trying to use the garage as their home every time it was open while feeding the cat so now we have to keep the garage shut at all times leaving the cat with nowhere warm to get in to sleep and it's getting pretty cold here at night. We would like to give him an inside home and and take him to the vet, etc, but first we have to at least get him comfortable with me and he won't even come closer than 3 feet away from me still.

    I'm sitting outside every evening when I put his food out but not sure what else to do at this point other than talk to him and feed him? I thought maybe seeing if he would want to play with something may make him feel at ease, or idk, maybe it would scare him. I think he is about 8 or 9 months old, he doesn't look quite full grown yet. He does seem fairly interested in us, but scared.

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