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Litter Box Training

Your kitten pees and poops on his own. It’s time to learn to use the litter box. Wild kitties instinctively eliminate in loose material like dirt or sand. When they finish, they cover their waste to hide their presence from larger predators and more dominant cats. That tiny kitten you’ve been stimulating with a cotton […]

Is He Really an Orphan?

Since cats usually make such great moms, they don’t abandon their kittens without a good reason You’re walking along minding your own business when you happen upon a kitten or a litter of kittens who appear to be alone. Don’t jump to conclusions. Just because you don’t see mom doesn’t mean she’s not hovering nearby. […]

Determining the Age of Your Orphan Kitten

A one-week old kitten needs a completely different level of care than a four week old. You’ve rescued an adorable little fluff ball. Before you can decide what you need to do next, you need to determine his age. A one-week old kitten needs a completely different level of care than a four week old. […]

Immediate Warmth will be your First Order of Business

You’ve discovered a kitten (or a litter of kittens) that feels cool to the touch. You can’t find the mom. What should you do first? Kittens need warmth more than anything else—even more than food. Your first priority is to get the kitten out of harm’s way and warm that baby up. Never feed a […]

Your Kitten’s Emotional Needs

Without a mother to teach her how to be a cat, the job falls on you. Learn what you must do to make her a happy, well-adjusted kitty. Your kitten knows you’re the Food Person. She also gets that you’re the Potty Person, the Laundry Person and the Spa Attendant. There’s so much work involved […]

Going to the Bathroom

Kittens under three weeks are going to need your help to go to the bathroom. This is how you do it. When you gotta go, ya gotta go. After all, there’s nothing worse than not being able to use the bathroom when the urge hits you. But because they don’t have the strength in their […]

Bathtime For Kittens

Mom cats keep their kittens squeaky clean. You should too. The kittens have been fed and wee-ed, but wait, you haven’t finished your motherly duties. Wipe his little private parts off with warm, moist cotton balls until he is clean. As the kittens mature and become more active, they will crawl about and pee or […]

What’s Wrong with My Kitten?

Kittens can go from feeling fine to sick as a dog very quickly. Watch for these signs of illness. Mother cats, or queens, have so many kittens because in a natural setting few babies survive. With predators, disease, parasites, accidents and birth defects, a queen is fortunate to have any kittens make it to adulthood. […]

Bottle Feeding the Newborn Kitten

Kittens grow at an astounding rate, making proper nutrition vital for healthy growth and development. Sometimes it becomes necessary to feed your newborn kitten. This can be because of abandonment or loss of the mother, because the mother cannot produce enough milk to feed all of the young or because one of the newborns is […]

Planning A Road Trip with Your Cat

By Sandy Robins If you’re planning a road trip over the Labor Day weekend that will include your cat, you can make it stress free by following the Boy Scouts’ motto to “be prepared”. It’s a good idea to own two cat carriers; one exclusively for trips to the vet and another strictly for going […]

Travel Checklist for Your Cat

Prior preparation will smooth the ride. The easiest way to travel with your cat is to make sure that you have a detailed checklist, so that you do not forget any important items.  Below are the must-haves: Food and water Dry food in resealable bags Canned food – to add variety and water to your […]

Traveling with Your Cat

Cats present some unique challenges when it comes to transporting them from one place to another. Cats do not tend to be the greatest of travelers. They establish a strong bond with their own territory and feel vulnerable away from their home. By planning ahead, however, you can take a few bumps out of the […]

Travel Anxiety in Cats

Stress-free Travel With Your Cat Cats plus cars don’t always equal a smooth ride. Even the shortest trip can turn your sweetest cat into a feral beast. Skip the moaning, crying, pacing, clawing, and hissing with our tips on how to keep your cat comfortable during road trip and avoid any car sickness. Invest In […]

The Benefits of a Cat Scratching Post

Though it may not seem like an essential cat accessory at first, you will soon see why a cat scratching post is an indispensable item for feline owners. A cat scratching post may seem like an innocuous enough piece of furniture. It is, after all, simply a post or board covered in carpeting or roping. […]

Choosing the Right Cat Bed for Your Pet Cat

Rest is an essential part of your cat’s life. Here’s what to think about when choosing a cat bed for your feline friend. Though it may not seem like the most important aspect of cat care, choosing the right cat bed is critical. A cat will spend a lot of time in her bed, and […]