Category: Cat Care

5 Welcome to Camp Kitty!

POSTED BY Jennifer P. IN

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The Kitten Nursery is in full swing this Summer and hosting dozens of kitty campers that need your help!

Every summer, thousands of unweaned kittens enter Los Angeles area animal shelters.  Due to shelter crowding, pet overpopulation and a real lack of resources to care for these orphaned kittens, animal shelters are often left with no other choice than to euthanize these tiny kittens.
Our Kitten Nursery targets kittens that would otherwise be euthanized at the shelter.  At the Kitten Foster Project, we select healthy, unweaned kittens and place them into temporary foster homes while they reach their minimum weight…

2 Product Review: Waterless Baths for Cats

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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Cats are expert groomers but sometimes they need a little help from their humans. There are some cats that don’t mind soaking in a warm sink of suds. If your cat doesn’t mind a traditional water bath, click over to our pet care section and check out the article on the basics of  How to Bathe a Cat.
Many cats do not like to get wet, bath-time can be a very stressful and scary experience for you both! Luckily, there are a few waterless bath products available that do a great job and won’t cause any trauma if your cat…

Product Review: Sticky Paws for Cats

POSTED BY Asia IN

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Cats have a natural urge to scratch, not only to sharpen and maintain the health of their claws but also to communicate with other cats through scent and scratch markings. Providing your cat with scratching posts encourages an acceptable outlet for this natural behavior. However, there are other tempting things to scratch in your home,  like couches and drapes. When cat scratching becomes a problem and your house starts to look a little frayed and ragged, you may need to add a scratch deterrent into the mix.
Unwelcome scratching on furniture can leave owners feeling like their only solutions are…

2 Product Review: Comfort Zone Diffuser with Feliway for Cats

POSTED BY Gabi IN

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Cats can be finicky creatures (it’s why we love them!).  Territory is very important to them and sometimes bringing home a new cat can cause the original resident cat to act out. If they feel like another animal is invading their territory, they sometimes respond with messy displays of disapproval.
My cat Peanut is a particularly sensitive kitty. He was abandoned by his first owners (literally abandoned: they left him in their empty house without food or water after they moved across the country) so it’s no surprise that he’s fearful of change. When I adopted my second cat, Juliet,…

Product Review: The Litter Genie

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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If you are a cat owner you know how time consuming it can be to scoop and refresh the litter box every day. The routine of finding a small bag, scooping, and discarding can be even more laborious if you have multiple cats, multiple cat boxes and live in an apartment complex, possibly several floors up, with one dumpster located on the ground level.
If you are finding the cat box routine a bit more of a pain than you’d prefer, the Litter Genie can save you time and effort (for under $30)!
The Litter Genie was invented by the…

2 Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box: A Paw Above The Rest

POSTED BY JJ Jeurink IN

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With so many pet owners in one place, we are always on the look out for pet supplies that are affordable and make our lives a little easier.
Today, new cat mom J.J. reviews her new favorite thing, the Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box.
Litter box shopping: There is everything from domes with steps to what they call a “cake pan.” No, it’s not for baking. A cake pan litter box is actually one of the most economical boxes around and serves its purpose well. In fact, a cake pan is what I started with for my cat Winnie. While…

12 Cat Chat: Feline Aggression

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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Cats are, by nature, territorial creatures. They thrive on having an everyday routine they can count on.
Sometimes seemingly insignificant things can disrupt the balance in the home and your sweet cats can turn on each other. Guests coming and going and furniture being rearranged can be enough to throw off the balance of the territory. Cats have scent glands in the corners of their mouths and when they rub against items in your home, they are marking that area as safe.  Cats can react to disruption of scents and routine with aggression.
This happened to me recently. I’d like…

8 10 Things to do for Your Newly Adopted Cat

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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If you adopted a cat over the holidays or are thinking about bringing home a new feline friend (or two), that’s wonderful!
Nothing makes us happier than when an animal leaves the shelter to become a member of the family. In an effort to keep cats from being returned to the shelter, we put together a list of 10 things to help create a harmonious life with your new companion.
1.  Make the Commitment: A cat can live up to 20 years. Cats are more independent than dogs but they still need constant care including veterinary checkups, food and interaction.…

7 Feline Diabetes: Bonnie’s Story

POSTED BY Found Animals IN

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This guest blog was written by Mrs. Amy F. mom to Bonnie (Bonita) and friend of Found Animals.
Last year I got married. About a month earlier, I had a health scare with my cat Bonnie. Bonnie was about to turn 10. I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old.  She’s a timid cat, but she’s snuggly with those she knows. She hates competition, competition being Owchie, our 3 year old tiger cat. It all began with Bonnie not using her litter-box and having accidents on the carpet. I tried to deny anything was really wrong until she was…

12 Cat Training 102: Walking on a Leash

POSTED BY Deva IN

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You may remember our last chapter, Cat Training 101: Basic Tips and Tricks, in which we taught our foster kitten Garbanzo to walk through a hoop.  Now class is back in session!  Today, we’re focusing on leash walking training.
Yes, that’s right: leash training.  If you think leashes are just for the dogs, think again.  Cats can absolutely be trained to walk on a leash, and many cat owners already take advantage of leash training to provide their indoor cats with safe, supervised outdoor time.  Any age of cat or kitten can be leash trained, and you will notice the…