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Christmas Safety Tips for Cat Parents (Infographic)

kitten sleeping on red blanket

Wishing you and your cats a safe and happy holiday season   Please note that Pam is unable to answer questions posted in the comment section. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. 

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12 Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Cats

12 thanksgiving safety tips

When we think of the Thanksgiving holiday, we think of food, family, friends and celebration. Did I mention food? This should be a time of feasts and fun, whether you are enjoying your holiday in a big or small way. One thing you don’t want to have to deal with on Thanksgiving is a trip to the pet emergency clinic so here are 12 simple tips for keeping your cat safe so everyone, including kitty, can enjoy the holiday. 1. Protect your cat’s tummy You and your guests should enjoy all ...

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Six Reasons Why You shouldn’t Dress Cats in Halloween Costumes

6 reasons why you shouldn't dress cats in halloween costumes

Halloween is coming and costumes are on the minds of many people. Parents are helping their children pick out the perfect ones or they’re channeling their inner Martha Stewart and creating homemade costumes. When you open your door to trick-or-treaters this year, as every year before, you’ll not only see children dressed up, but many adults as well. Not to be outdone, many dog parents will also adorn their precious pooches with the latest in Halloween canine fashion. And, although you probably won’t see any costumed cats strolling the streets, ...

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Should You Walk Your Cat Outdoors on a Leash?

should you walk your cat outdoors on a leash?

First, let me start by saying not every cat is a candidate for leash training. As with any type of training, there’s a learning curve but if your cat is easily stressed or you think she’ll never be comfortable, then don’t do it. You know your cat. Use that knowledge to make a sound decision that will benefit her and not stress or endanger her. Age is also a factor here. It’s much easier to train a kitten to accept leash-walking.   Leash Walking Your Cat Indoors is Vastly Different ...

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Halloween Cat Safety Infographic

Hallowing safety for cats infographic

  Please note that Pam is unable to answer questions posted in the comment section. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. 

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Pet Summer Safety

pet summer safety

We’re in the heat of summer and even though you may enjoy those hot days lounging by the pool, it doesn’t mean your pet is comfortable being outdoors. There are many heat-related dangers that pet parents may not think about when it comes to what is safe or unsafe for their companion animals.  Here are some tips to hopefully avoid any hot weather tragedies:   No Parking Never leave your pet in a parked car. Even if you crack the window it isn’t sufficient protection from the heat. A car ...

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July 4th Cat Safety Infographic

gray cat

Please note that Pam is unable to answer questions posted in the comment section. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. 

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Cats and Children: 10 Things Every Parent Should Know

cats and children: 10 things every parent should know

For many parents, the idea of kids and cats together is an absolute natural. For other parents though, it’s a scary thought that may get the family cat a one-way ticket to the local shelter. Children and cats can be wonderful companions for each other. My kids have had the most loving, playful, endearing relationships with the cats in our lives. These relationships didn’t just happen by accident though. We prepared, educated and set up an environment that was both kid-safe and cat-safe. As with any companion animal in the ...

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Reduce Your Cat’s Stress During Veterinary Exams

cat in carrier

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to quickly figure out that going to the veterinary clinic is not high on a cat’s list of favorite places to visit. If you look at it from your cat’s perspective, it certainly makes sense. Without any warning, the cat is shoved into a carrier, put in a car and whisked off to a place that smells, looks and sounds scary. Then, once in the exam room, the cat is pulled from the carrier, placed on a cold exam table and then poked and ...

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Protect Your Cat From Poisonous Plants

cat resting in plants

If you have a new kitten, chances are you’re watching her buzz around the house, checking out anything and everything! Your home is an exciting new world for a curious kitten but there are some dangers you need to watch out for. One area of concern has to do with houseplants. Even some adult cats can get into the habit of munching on forbidden greenery. Although it may seem innocent enough, most plants are poisonous to cats. The effects can range of minor irritation to being absolutely deadly. If you ...

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