All posts by: fwhyte

Choosing a litter box for your new kitten requires more thought than you’d think. How big? Litter boxes should be about 1 and 1/2 times the length of the full-grown cat. They need room to dig, turn around, eliminate and...
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Dear Dennis, You were a barn kitten: born in a stable to a dam who had given birth to over two hundred kittens previously. That’s the story they told us where I worked one summer as a horse show venue...
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We know a lot about cat body language. By paying close attention to their eyes, the position of their ears, their posture and how they carry their tail, you can tell how that feline is feeling. The website of Dr....
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Kittens need water. Simple, really. But cats can be finicky. Cats usually prefer fresh water, and they can be picky about taste. Some prefer tap water, some like filtered or cool water. If your kitten is eating canned food as...
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Dear Max, When we decided it was time to say goodbye, I had the luxury of arranging for private time for our family. At the time we had a middle-grader and a pre-schooler. Both of them knew you and loved...
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How you feed is just as important as what you feed. Here’s the what. In general, cats need meat protein in their diet. They are descended from hunters, and require meat proteins in order to be healthy. Most commercial kitten...
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Dear Max, Once we treated your arthritis pain, you became more active and social again. You were always the cat who prefered to be with me, so the feeling was mutual. I loved it when you would cuddle into my...
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So, why did it take almost two days for my three cats to deal with a single mouse? The short answer: My cats have it easy, they haven’t been taught that mice are great food, and they are out of...
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