Posts filed under: Kittens

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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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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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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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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How to choose a carrier? Well, it’s not as straight-forward as you think. If you will be taking your cat for long distance travel, for instance on an airline, there are certain standards that the carrier will have to meet....
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Dear Max, You were a playful kitten. Because you only had two humans to entertain you, we got a lot of your attention and you, in turn, got a lot of personal attention from us. And how you loved to...
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