Unfortunately, real life can get in the way of you spending quality time with your cat so a cat sitter or boarding kennel may be needed. For example your boss may ask you to go on an important business trip over the weekend or there may be a different important event you must attend.
That’s not such a problem if there’s someone else at home to watch over your cat, but if you’re living by yourself, the prospect of leaving your pet home alone can be downright heart-wrenching. Your pet will suffer too.
Bringing a kitten home can be stressful and challenging. That’s true both for you and your pet.
When placed inside a new environment, a kitten may not be able to feel comfortable right away. That anxiety can linger if you don’t do something about it.
In order to make the move easier on your furry companion, you can import some holdover possessions from previous place. While the temptation to replace the following items may be strong, hold off on doing that for now.
Making your kitten comfortable inside his/her new environment should be the priority and the items listed below will be able to help out a lot. Continue Reading…
Toxoplasmosis is one of those diseases that you will inevitably hear about if you’re a cat owner. It often gets billed as this super scary disease, even though circumstances have to be near perfect for you to be infected by your pet’s droppings.
Understandably though, most people want to be as cautious as possible. Pregnant women in particular don’t want to do anything that can jeopardize the health of the baby in their tummy.
With that in mind, I want to offer some additional tips that can protect you further from any potential toxoplasmosis infection. These tips are easy to follow and they should allow you to continue to live worry-free along with your pet cat. Continue Reading…
If you’ve ever heard of toxoplasmosis before, then odds are you know it as this scary disease you can get from your pet cat. You may have also heard that toxoplasmosis is particularly threatening to pregnant women.
Technically speaking, those things I mentioned are true, but there’s more to toxoplasmosis than just those descriptors.
In this article, I want to address some of the myths and misconceptions about toxoplasmosis so that people will be able to understand the disease better and respond accordingly. Continue Reading…
Cats are not naturally pre-disposed to just lying around all day or using every hour for playtime. In the wild, many of them remain on the hunt throughout the day, rarely taking a moment to let their guard down.
You’re obviously not going to let your pet loose into the wild, but Preventive Vet notes that cats must still be given opportunities to get in touch with their natural instincts.
To accomplish that, you can entice your pet to participate in playtime involving the usage of special toys and environmental elements. With the help of those additions, your domesticated buddy can feel like he/she is just like one of those bigger felines roaming the wild. Continue Reading…
Despite their reputation for being standoffish creatures who would rather spend all day alone than socialize, cats require the same amount of love and attention usually reserved for dogs.
They are just wired to be very cautious of things and people they do not know, which is why they often choose to maintain their distance. It’s on you as their owner to show that approaching people can be rewarding.
Of course, convincing your pet to give socializing with people a try is easier said than done. If you would like some help in that department, take note of the top included below. Continue Reading…
Ordinarily, getting your pet cat to cut down on how much he/she is eating is the problem. On rare occasions though, it’s the exact opposite with not having an appetite.
Sometimes, it may seem that your cat simply has no interest in eating what you have served up. We’ve gotten into the likely reasons why your cat may lose his/her appetite in last week’s article.
This time around, let’s turn our attention to how you can stimulate your pet’s appetite and get them interested in food again. Continue Reading…
Few sights are as worrying to a pet parent as their furry companion suddenly showing no interest in eating. Pets are supposed to love food, with some even going so far as to steal what you have on your plate.
When you see that your pet cat is not showing any level of interest at all in his/her food, it’s easy to panic and let your imagination run wild. You may even think that the worst case scenario has taken place.
Before you panic though, know that cats can lose their appetite for any number of reasons. Let’s run through some of them below. Continue Reading…
Tracking down litter boxes that can work for the vast majority of cats is a simple enough task as long as you remember certain things (insert link to first article here), but the same cannot be said if you have a cat that exhibits uncommon habits or has special needs.
A litter box that is suitable for most cats may not necessarily be the one that is best for the pet you have at home.
This article will focus more on finding the litter boxes that will be most compatible those cats with uncommon habits and/or special needs. Continue Reading…
Cats can be such finicky creatures. If something is not to their liking, they are more than willing to turn their head, turn up their tail and start waltzing away.
That’s why the burden is always on us to be careful shoppers whether it comes to food or even litter boxes.
In this article, we will talk about the factors that can make a litter box suitable for your pet.
That is assuming that your pet does not have any special needs, uncommon habits, or medical conditions. For that, you can check out next week’s article.
Without further ado, let’s try to find the best litter box for your pet.
Litter Box Height
Height is important for not just containing the waste, but also helping your feline friend feel nice and cozy while he/she is in there. The size of the box can also play a role in how well or how poorly it transfers odors into the air.
According to Preventive Vet, walls around 5 to 7 inches high should be suitable for most cats.
You should find litter boxes in that size range pretty easily.
Cover or No Cover?
For the most part, a covered litter box is designed more for the owner than it is for the pet. It blocks off the view of your pet’s waste and also prevents the smell from flowing throughout your home.
It doesn’t really do much for your pet however.
Cat Hygiene Advice even notes that covered boxes can be disadvantageous to your pet as they trap odor and moisture inside of them, thus creating an unpleasant environment.
Prioritize looking for an uncovered litter box as much as possible.
This one is pretty straightforward. The litter box you’re getting should have easily accessible entry points.
Make sure there’s either a gap in the wall or some kind of doorway present so that your pet doesn’t have to struggle when it comes to getting in and out.
Finding the perfect litter box for your pet can be a bit of a challenge, but as long as you keep the factors listed above in mind, you should end up making the right purchase.
Need a sitter while you’re out shopping for your litter box? We at TAILored CAT Services are more than happy to lend our services. Just give us a ring at 425-923-7791 or visit our website to inquire about how we can help.