Cat Resources


Cat Resources

Behavioral/Training Resources

Introducing Your Cat to other Pets

Bringing home a new pet to meet your cat for the first time can be a tough experience if you're not prepared. Learn how to properly introduce your cat to its new living companion and routine: www.humanesociety.org

Introducing Cats & Kids

Bringing home your newborn for the first time can be a huge adjustment for your pet. New boundaries being set and attention being split can make this a challenging time on everyone involved. Check out how you can make the transition as smooth as possible when the big day arrives:
www.embracepetinsurance.com
www.petfinder.com
www.globalanimal.org

Kids & Pets

Bringing a pet into the life of a child can be a highly beneficial experience for both parties involved. However, it should be a thoroughly thought out decision as to when your child is at an appropriate age to do so: bestfriends.org

Pet Safety Resources

Warm Weather Tips

Heat Exhaustion can be detrimental to the health of your cat. Learn the top signs of heat stroke so you can be prepared:
www.petfinder.com

Winter Safety Tips

Check out the top 7 safety tips to ensure your dog stays safe and healthy this winter: www.pethub.com

Household Pet Safety

Leaving your pet at home by themselves can be a safety risk if certain precautions are not taken before hand. Learn how to protect your pet's safety when you leave them home alone: www.pinterest.com

Toxic and Non Toxic Plant list:

www.aspca.org/cats-plant-list

Foods that are Hazardous to Cats:

www.aspca.org/foods-are-hazardous-cats

Pet Care Resources

Abandoned Kitten: Handout

Cat health Care on a Budget

Ensure you are being financially responsible when taking care of your cat's health by checking out these easy to follow tips:
www.bideawee.org

Declawing Options

Declawing your cat can be very detrimental to their health and lead to behavioral problems down the road. Learn more: www.humanesociety.org

Soft Claws: Soft Claws is a great option for any pet owner who is looking to stop their cat from scratching: www.softpaws.com

Paw Care Tips: Check out the top ten tips for your cat's paw care: www.aspca.org

Ear Care

Taking routine care of your cat's ears is generally all that is needed to keep them happy and healthy come examine time. Learn how: www.aspca.org

Urinary Tract Problems

Learn about the signs that may indicate your cat is having trouble with his urinary tract and what treatment is available. www.aspca.org

Five Steps to a happy household: Recommended by Dr. Elsey

1. Replace current litter with Cat Attract

Cats don’t purchase their own litter, but if they could, they would buy a litter that has an outdoor, natural scent. Cat Attract is the answer. It has a unique herbal scent that attracts their curiosity and the right texture for their paws. Although you may not be aware of Cat Attracts scent, your cat will be.

2. Freshen Up

You don’t like dirty bathrooms, and neither does your cat. Your cat’s sense of smell is 1,000 times better than yours, so clean the litter box thoroughly.

3. Destroy the Evidence!

Once a cat has marked an area with urine or feces, a problem cat naturally regards it as an appropriate area for relieving itself. Clean it thoroughly with Dr. Elsey’s Urine Removal Program. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, which can actually contribute to the problem because of their urine like scent. Try and keep your cat away from the trouble spot by covering the area with a plastic carpet runner spike side up, self-sticking shelf paper placed sticky side up, or aluminum foil.

4. Consider a Litter Box Makeover

Hooded litter boxes are designed for owners, not cats. Try removing the hoods and rethink the location of the boxes. They should be in quiet, out-of-the-way places with convenient access for your cats, but no access for the family dogs. Keep boxes away from bright lights, loud noises, and vibrations from washing machines or furnaces. If possible, put the litter box in the middle of a room so they do not feel trapped or cornered.

5. Treat Your Cat to Some R&R

Stress is the leading cause of litter box problems. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to ease your cat’s worried mind. Territorial by nature, cats do not feel secure in their environment in order to relax. In multiple cat households, make sure to have a separate “zone” with its own food, water, litter box, scratching post, toys and elevated perch. Heated beds and condos are great ways for your cat to de-stress and relax!

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