Tagged: cat care

2 How Regular Grooming Keeps Your Pet Healthy

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Cocker Spaniel dog getting bathed/Adopt & Shop/Found Animals

When was the last time you bathed?  Brushed your teeth?  (Speaking for the rest of humanity, I hope it was within the last twelve hours.)  What about your pet?  If you can’t remember the last time your dog got a bath or cat got a brushing, then your pet is overdue.  Whether you do it yourself or take your pet to a professional, here’s how regular grooming keeps your pet healthy, from top to tail.
Benefits of Grooming
Skin/Coat
 A fresh-smelling pet is nice, but it’s not the only reason to bathe and brush regularly.  Pets can pick up all…

Meet Our Groomer: Lisa

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Koda - Before and After

Adopt & Shop Culver City is excited to welcome a new groomer to our dedicated team of staff members.  Meet Lisa!
Lisa’s passion for animals is evident in everything she does. She has two rescue dogs of her own – Whoopie, a pit bull/Labrador mix; and Reggae, an American Stafford mix.  She has also worked with shelter animals, which is what drew her to Adopt & Shop’s mission of rescuing shelter dogs and cats. Lisa was a long-time volunteer with Westside German Shepherd Rescue, where she groomed adoptable dogs to keep them looking their best. When a former shelter pet…

Honoring the Life-Saving Work of FixNation

POSTED BY Annie M IN

4 feral cats

If you have ever had an experience with homeless cats you know it can be a very difficult and heartbreaking scenario. It is estimated that there are between 50 and 100 million feral or community cats living in the United States. These cats are fending for themselves, reproducing in record numbers with few on their sides to advocate for them.
While many frustrated property owners consider drastic action, like eradicating the cats, animal-lovers have a hard time with this concept. Simply put, the problem of homeless cat overpopulation is a man-made problem. A cat, whether wild or friendly, is still…

6 The Little Kitties That Could: Stevie and Wonder

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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Update October 1st 2014: Stevie and Wonder were adopted last night and as the last pair of kittens to find homes on the final day of our #100KittyDays promotion, we could not be happier! These kittens are a fantastic representation of what can happen when everyone works together. We are so thankful to every member of the village who helped these two overcome the odds. Special thanks to their foster mom Lisa, Dr. Lukic who performed their surgeries and new adoptive mama Sumi!
Update September 24th 2014: Stevie and Wonder are officially available for adoption! Both kittens are fully healed…

Six Tips for a Safe 4th of July

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The Fourth of July is a time for fun with family, friends, food, and fireworks! Whether you’re out and about or staying in to celebrate America’s Independence, remember that the 4th tends to be more like a Halloween fright fest for our furry friends. In addition to just being frightened, many shelters report up to a 30% increase in lost pet intake during the holiday due to scared animals running away to escape fireworks.
Here are six tips to keep in mind this holiday weekend to keep your pets safe:

1. Make sure your pet has a quiet, safe place…

3 Killing Fleas Inside Your Home Using Traps

POSTED BY Annie M IN

Photo By Sarodeo / Flickr

We’ve written many a blog about dealing with fleas! And while the best course is to prevent fleas before they get a chance to infest your pet and home, that isn’t always an option. We know a lot of you care for stray cat colonies as well as take in lost dogs that you find out in the world, in danger and covered in fleas.
All sorts of situations can lead to a flea infestation in your home, yard and on your pet.  Getting rid of them can be difficult and expensive but they pose health risks to people and…

4 Happy National Specially-Abled Pets Day!

POSTED BY Annie M IN

max the spaniel chasing leaves

This blog was co-authored by Annie M. and Estelle W.
National Specially-Abled Pets day is observed every year on May 3rd and was founded in 2006 by Animal Behaviorist and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige. The goal of this holiday is to celebrate the animals who amaze us with how they cope with challenges brought on by birth flaws, disease or injuries. National Specially-Abled Pets Day also encourages potential adopters to consider adopting a special needs pet.
If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that people are really inspired by these animals! Watching them flourish in the face of…

Bringing Home Your New Kitten

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girl with kitten

Adopting a kitten is a happy and exciting time.  You’ve found the perfect little bundle of fluff and now you are preparing to bring him home.  Knowing what to expect from your kitten’s first days in your home will help you better prepare for his arrival, especially for the first-time cat parent.

Give Kitty Time to Adjust.
Once your new kitten is home, he may feel overwhelmed and scared, and he may try to hide under a bed where you can’t interact with him.  It’s best to start him off in a small room, such as a bathroom, where you…

Paws Come with Claws: Declawing Cats

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cat claw with finger

Many owners elect to declaw their cats so that the cat does not scratch furniture, other pets, children, or even the owners themselves.  Many people are under the impression that declawing is the equivalent to cutting our fingernails when, in fact, declawing involves the amputation of the last part of the cat’s toe.

Please review the following information if you are considering declawing:

  • The healing process can be very painful and can lead to long-term health issues.
  • Postoperative complications include hemorrhages, infections, and nail regrowth.
  • Declawing robs cats of their ability to climb and scratch (a method of marking territory),

3 Product Review: Yoga Cat Mat

POSTED BY Annie M IN

Yoga Cat 5

Now I know what you’re thinking.  It’s probably the same thing I thought when I first saw the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat.  Cat’s don’t do yoga.  Their morning stretch does resemble downward facing dog, but that is about it.
However, when you look a little closer at the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat, you’ll see it is actually genius!  It is utilitarian in nature and that really appeals to me because I love it when one product has multiple uses!

Here is why I think the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat is a great item:
1. The texture is…