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Tips and Suggestions for taking care of your cat.

Whatever age your cat, have you ever thought about what their first experiences were like? The early weeks of a kitten’s life help to shape the adult cat they will become.

If you have one or more cats you are familiar with scratches on your legs and arms, snags in your good sweater and claw marks on your furniture. Overgrown nails or claws are probably the problem. A schedule of regular maintenance is the solution. Keeping your cat’s nails trimmed is easy and you will both be happier for it.

Your cat’s claws have a purpose other than to annoy you. Her long, sharp retractable claws help her catch prey and to climb, and like a dog, she also uses her claws to mark her territory.

Like your own fingernails and toenails, her nails never stop growing. Few cats have the opportunity to wear their nails down outdoors as nature intended her to. As a result, her overgrown nails can damage your clothes, skin and furniture. They can also cause self-injury to your cat…

Are you the proud pet parent of a new kitten? Congratulations! Life is about to be a whole lot more fun. The first full day with your new pet is an exciting time. It’s normal to feel a little nervous, but don’t worry—you got this! These tips for how to survive the first 24 hours with your kitten will get you off to a great start.

Are you thinking about going on vacation with your cat? If you are, you might be a little stressed out about how that’s going to go. With good reason. Many cats don’t like to travel. They don’t like to get in carriers, and they don’t like to be in the car. In fact, it’s one of the major reasons people don’t take their cats to the veterinarian.

Traveling is a part of life for many of us whether it be for business or pleasure. Your cat will prefer to stay at home with a pet sitter and not go to a boarding facility. Some pet sitters will stay at your house while you are away. Others will make a visit once or twice a day.

To be extra careful, let your veterinarian know that you will be traveling and leave information for where they can reach you. You can even leave a letter with your veterinarian about how to proceed with care, in the event that you are unreachable.