The Cat Health Topics in this section address day-to-day concerns.
Whether you're just starting out with your first kitten or are an old cat hand looking for the latest thoughts on vaccination protocols, you're sure to find plenty of information here to help you ensure your cat gets off to a good start and enjoys a long, healthy life.
The tips and techniques you'll find on these pages, combined with regular wellness examinations by your favorite veterinarian, can help keep your feline friends happy and healthy.
Brushing Your Cat's Teeth
Brushing your cat's teeth at home is the best thing you can do to maintain your cat's oral health.
Trimming a cats claws takes a little practice but is not difficult. And it's a great skill to have in your cat care repertoire.
Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats
Cats are inquisitive animals with amazing senses that are challenged every day in the wild. But what if your cat never goes outside?
Kittens - Estimating Age
Alley Cat Allies has created a page of photos showing the development of kittens from day 1 through day 70 (10 weeks). This is a great reference if you are trying to estimate the age of an orphan or stray kitten. Caution, these adorable kittens may cause you to want to add to your cat family ;-)
Kittens - Recognizing Boys and Girls
The differences between males and females can be subtle in young kittens. This Feline Practitioner has provided a photo reference on her hospital website that may help you figure out who is what...
The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) has released Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
. ASV explains that, “this is not an operational document; rather it is intended to assist shelters as they develop and implement protocols that impact animal care and wellbeing...the Guidelines are intended as a positive tool for shelters and communities to review animal care, identify areas that need improvement, allocate resources, and implement solutions so welfare is optimized, euthanasia is minimized, and suffering is prevented.”(pdf 65 pages)
Trap Neuter Return of Feral Cats
Pet overpopulation is a major concern throughout the world. A humane way of controlling feral cat populations is trap-neuter-return.
Understanding Your Cat's Behavior
Why do cats do what they do? The better we understand life from a cat's point of view, the better we can live in harmony with our feline companions.
Friends for Life - Caring for Your Older Cat
We all want to grow old with grace and dignity, and we want the same for our pets...