This is my first pet, and I’m looking forward to caring for it. The local shelter gave me a few instructions to follow, pre-adoption, including making an appointment for a veterinary checkup. Is there anything I should know about my cat’s first vet visit?
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My mom says she will let me keep a kitten that is from one of my friends’ cats, as soon as the kitten is old enough. I can’t wait, but I wonder if it will be hard to house train the kitten?
A local pet charity is going to hold a Halloween-themed pet walk, where participants bring their dogs in costume to parade along a local street. My question is, do these kind of charity events really help pets in need?
Dear Paws: I read your recent column on caring for feral cats, and I disagree that such animals can ever be tamed. I used to believe that as well, until seven years ago when a skin-and-bones tiger cat showed up on my patio.
Two years ago, my husband and I took in a beautiful orange cat, “Tiger,” when a friend of ours became too ill to care for him. We weren’t sure we wanted a pet—I suffer from dander and dust allergies—but we decided to give it a try.
We rented a private house through Airbnb, and it was a really nice place. It even came with a cat! While caring for the owners’ cat wasn’t a problem–they left food and water, and the cat did his business outside–it left me wondering. Would I be so comfortable leaving my pets with strangers for several days at a time?
Sand cats, considered the only species of cat to truly dwell in the desert, have returned to Israel–where they were once considered extinct–with the birth of a litter in a Tel Aviv safari park, reports The Algemeiner. The cats were considered extinct in Israel after 1994. Efforts by the Jerusalem …
Dear Paws: We have four lovable, indoor cats aged 2-4 years. Well, one of them isn’t so lovable sometimes. I keep a throw rug at the kitchen sink, and another at the front door. This cat, for no apparent reason, decided some time ago the rugs are the perfect place to pee on.