Posts filed under: Kittens

If you’ve been in to the clinic lately, you might have met Manny. He came to us last summer as a sickly little fuzzball whose owner could no longer care for him. So he stayed. And he got healthy and...
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Dear Dennis, I remember very clearly the first time you caught a critter in the house. There was a thump in the wee hours of the morning. By the time I was out of bed, you were heading down the...
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Cats are naturally athletic, inquisitive creatures. Now, Ruby makes her own climbers from our high places. But not all cats are that athletic or fearless. What should you look for in a climber? Try to match the structure to your...
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You know when your Mom told you not to play with your food? Well, for cats it’s the opposite. Most of their play skills are also great hunting skills. Each cat is unique. My Ziggy loves to chase a small...
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Your new cat needs a place to call her own. When I started searching for ideas for cat beds, one of the google listings was called ‘Cat beds you’ll love’. But let’s concentrate on beds that kitty will love. Some cats are...
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What to put in the litter box? Well, anywhere they sell cat litter, there will be LOTS of choice. Most of those choices and buzzwords are meant to appeal to you. So, what appeals to a cat when it comes...
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Dear Dennis, When you came home with me from the barn you didn’t have a name. But you soon earned one. One day shortly after ‘kitten’ arrived at home with me, we were out, shopping or walking or something. I...
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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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