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Cat Video of the Week 8

Posted on 2nd August, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

Though this cat video is a mere 55 seconds long, it has received more than 23 million hits and went viral in 2007.

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Lessons Learned by Adopting a Kitten

Posted on 26th July, by Jennifer M. Cline in Before Adopting A Kitten, New Kitten Advice. No Comments

Adopting a kitten can be an exciting event for everyone in the family. Many parents consider adopting a kitten for their children as a way to teach responsibility. It’s important to wait until your kids are old enough to truly understand the lessons with adopting a kitten. Experts have varying opinions on this. However, most agree that children should not adopt a pet until they are at least five years old. At this age, children are excited to help with feeding the animal and have a full understanding of how to properly handle an animal.

Adopting a kitten can be a great way to teach your children real life lessons. Here are four valuable things that you can teach your children with kitten adoption:

Time Management

After adopting a kitten, your new feline friend will likely adapt to the schedule of your … Read More »



Helping Your New Kitten Deal With Summer

Posted on 6th July, by Jennifer M. Cline in New Kitten Advice. No Comments

In most of the America, it is incredibly hot right now. Those without air may notice their new kitten panting or refusing to move from cool areas such as the bathroom or basements. And those who allow their new kitten to roam outside may have noticed the fur ball staying in shaded areas or even in crawl spaces. If you’re hot, think about how your new kitten feels with a fur coat!

When the temperatures are hot outside, like they are now, it’s important to pay attention to the behavior of your new kitten. Felines can suffer from dehydration and heat stroke.

Some signs to watch out for:

-Anxiety. Anxious cats may pace or cannot seem to get comfortable.
-Respiratory distress or hyperventilation )
-Dark red gums
-Panting
-Lethargy

-Increased internal body temperature. Cat’s temperature is between 100.5° and 101.5° F. Anything above 104° is a cause for worry.

-Increased … Read More »



How Much To Feed Your New Kitten

Posted on 26th June, by Jennifer M. Cline in New Kitten Advice. No Comments

Adopting a kitten is an exciting time, but it’s also a time to make many important decisions. We recently wrote a blog about how to determine if your new kitten will eat wet or dry food. Once you’ve determined what type of food your new kitten will eat, you need to determine a healthy, regularly eating schedule and decide how much you will feed your feline.

As with humans, feeding your new kitten too much can lead to a variety of health issues. Overweight felines generally live shorter lives and experience health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cystitis.

Your new kitten’s feeding schedule should adjust as she grows older.

6 weeks old: Feed your new kitten at least four small meals each day.
12 weeks: Gradually lessen how frequently you feed your new kitten, while increasing the amount she is … Read More »



Cat Facts #4

Posted on 22nd June, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

Your weekly dose of cat facts!

There is some debate about what the largest breed of cat is.

The longest domestic cat was a 5-year-old Maine Coon. He measured 48 1/2 inches. Check out his article here.

The heaviest cat on record is Himmy, a tabby, weighing 46.8lbs (21.3kg). Unfortunately, Himmy died of respiratory failure at age 10. The Gunniess Book of World Records no longer accepts entries for heaviest cat, because they feared pet owners would overfeed their felines.

Here’s a video with some seriously large cats:

On average, Maine Coon and Ragdoll breeds are the largest. Maine Coons range from 13-18 pounds, while Ragdolls can weigh as much as 20 pounds.


Separating a New Kitten From The Mother

Posted on 15th June, by Jennifer M. Cline in Before Adopting A Kitten. 1 Comment

Adopting a new kitten can be a very exciting time. And for many people – the smaller the kitten is, the better. As our new kitten grows up, we often think – If only they could stay this small forever.

There is conflicting information about when it is safe to take your new kitten from her mother. Some experts say 6 weeks, some say 8 weeks and others say as old as 12 weeks. The reality is – it’s really dependent on the specific kitten. While the feline may be able to survive without her mother as early as 6 weeks, it is probably a good idea to wait a bit longer.

Before taking your new kitten from her mother, here are some things to consider:

A mother cat will help your new kitten learn to socialize. Spending time with the mother … Read More »



Cat Video of the Week 7

Posted on 13th June, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

This cat video came before the viral video of Catvertising cat video. Many critics said that the Catvertising was a blatant copy cat. Creators of Catvertising claim they have no knowledge of Kittywood Studio.

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Cat Video of the Week 6

Posted on 31st May, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

Another great collection of amusing feline moments. With over 15 million views, this YouTube video is full of cute kitties.

We especially enjoyed the fat cats in this film. And the rat trying to be friends with the cat. 

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Feeding Your New Kitten

Posted on 29th May, by Jennifer M. Cline in New Kitten Advice. No Comments

After you’ve adopted a new kitten, it’s a good idea to continue feeding her the same food that the shelter and store had been giving her. However, the older your new kitten gets – the more you need to consider what adult food she will eat.

There are numerous brands and flavors to select from. Some cats are more picky than others, so be sure to be patient with your new kitten when finalizing your decision. Be aware that cheaper foods tend to have low-quality ingredients in them. First you need to decide if you will feed your new kitten wet food, dry food or a combination of the two.

Dry food
        Pros

-It tends to be less expensive than wet food.
-It can decrease the deposits on your new kitten’s teeth. This is good because teeth deposits can cause … Read More »



Adopting a Kitten this Spring

Posted on 24th May, by Jennifer M. Cline in Before Adopting A Kitten. No Comments

It’s spring time and you know what that means – kitten season! Mating seasons for cats generally starts early spring and can go until the end of summer. For felines, heat cycles usually repeat every two or three weeks, until the cat is spayed or gets pregnant. So for anyone thinking about adopting a kitten, now is the time!

Adopting a kitten in the spring and summer is great because shelters are often overcrowded and financially strained during these months. Helping out your local shelter is very rewarding. Additionally, many cat owners neglect to spay or neuter their animals and are left with unwanted kittens.

When a person is adopting a kitten, there a variety of factors considered to select the perfect feline friend. Some people prefer a particular breed or color, while others are attracted to the unique personality of … Read More »



Cat Video of the Week 5

Posted on 17th May, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

This feline film is a collection of great cat moments. It was posted to YouTube in 2006 and has received nearly 67 million views.

We especially love the cat trying to be friends with the baby and the cat that wants to fight his reflection in the mirror.

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Cat Facts #3

Posted on 8th May, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

Your weekly dose of cat facts!

Did you know… Adult felines have 30 teeth. Kittens only have 26 temporary teeth, which they will lose when they’re about 6 months. Most kitties lose their baby teeth without humans ever noticing.

The health of your feline’s teeth is very important.

If your cat has stinky breathe, it could be a sign of a digestive problem or gum condition. Swelling of the gums may be an indication of internal problems, such as kidney disease.

For healthier teeth, give your feline treats and toys that will help floss and clean their teeth.



Cat Video of the Week 4

Posted on 27th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. 1 Comment

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

So the information in this cat video is made up, but the truth is – cats are incredibly popular on the Internet. Using animals in advertisements is very popular.

What is your favorite animal-related commercial?


Preparing My Home For My New Kitten

Posted on 25th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Before Adopting A Kitten, Personal Experience. 3 Comments

Because I already had a cat in my house, I thought that I was pretty well prepared for a new kitten. I quickly learned that the needs of my 13-year-old feline friend are drastically different than that of the three month old kitten I was bringing home.

Get the basics

Already having a cat helped this a bit; however, there were a few items I needed specifically for the new kitten. My new kitten friend, Dixie, needed different food, her own eating dish and tons of toys.

Kittens require food designed specifically for them. Kitten food is high in protein, helping with the kitten’s growth. Luckily, the shelter that I adopted my new kitten from gave me a ziplock bag of dry food and some cans of wet food.

Also, kittens want to play with anything they can get their paws on. Because … Read More »



How To Find A Lost Cat

Posted on 20th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Personal Experience. No Comments

Last night, my adorable little Dixie managed to sneak outside as I let our dog inside. The curious Siamese has recently realized that the outside world is filled with exciting things. Even though we work hard to ensure she stays inside, last night we were faced with a disheartening situation – a lost cat. I didn’t immediately notice that she had snuck out and though that I closed the door quickly enough. But she’s a sly feline.

By the time we discovered that she had escaped, Dixie had about a half hour head start. Because she’s never really explored outside, we had no idea which direction she would go. After nearly two hours of searching for her in the dark, my boyfriend and I became very discouraged. I gave Dixie’s food bag one last crinkle to entice her with the … Read More »



Preparing Your Home for a New Kitten

Posted on 13th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Before Adopting A Kitten. No Comments

Before adopting a new kitten, it’s important to prepare your house for the new mischievous fur ball. Kittens love to play and it’s your job to make sure they are safe.

Get the basics

Stock up on basic items your new kitten will need. Check with the shelter or pet shop where you purchased your new kitten friend to see what supplies they have been using for the kitten. For a smoother transition, use the same food and litter that the kitten is used to. Changing litter can cause your new kitten to be confused and new food may make the feline sick. Make sure you get plenty of toys, food and water dishes and a litter pan. Other things you may want to purchase for your new kitten include scratching posts, beds and kitty treats.

Designate a Spot for your New … Read More »



Cat Video of the Week 3

Posted on 11th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

This cat video was uploaded to YouTube in 2007 and has an amazing 23 million views.

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Should Your New Kitten Go Outside?

Posted on 10th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in New Kitten Advice. 2 Comments

After adopting a new kitten, most pet owners want to do everything they can to make their furry feline happy. So when your adorable new kitten starts sniffing at the door, many cat owners don’t think twice about letting the kitten outside to explore. It’ll make him happy to explore the outdoors – some may think. While going outdoors probably will make your feline friend happy, it may be better to keep your kitty inside.  Here are some things to consider before letting your new kitten outdoors.

Health

Statistics show that indoor cats live longer than those allowed outside. While the average lifespan of an indoor cat is about 14 years, an outdoor cat, on average, is only 4 years.

The outdoors is filled with scary things for your new kitten. Animals with diseases may come in to contact with your cat. … Read More »



Happy Easter from Adopting a Kitten

Posted on 8th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Adopting a Kitten wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter! We hope the Easter bunny brought you and your furry friends tons of goodies! These cute videos are sure to get you in the Easter spirit! Kitties and bunnies — what could be cuter?


Cat Video of the Week 2

Posted on 5th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. No Comments

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Cat Facts #2

Posted on 5th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

Have you ever wondered how your cat can fit in to a tiny space? Felines have the ability to contort their bodies in strange and fascinating ways.

Cat Facts ~

The feline’s collarbone isn’t attached to the shoulder joint. The collarbone is unattached, within the muscle, which allows the cat to be very flexible. Because of this flexibility, it is crucial to kitten-proof your home. While you may think a particular space is too small for a kitten to venture into — kittens often get trapped in unusual spaces. If your feline friend is ever missing, be sure to check small spaces in your home. Cats have been known to go in crawl spaces, car engines and walls.

 

Have some cat facts you’d like to share? We’d love to hear ’em! Leave us a comment.



Cat Video of the Week 1

Posted on 27th March, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Video of the Week. 1 Comment

Everyone loves a cute cat video. Check back weekly for a new cat video.

Do you have a cat video that you love? We’d love to see it!


Cat Facts #1

Posted on 27th February, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

How old do you think the oldest cat is?

Cat Facts #1:

The oldest known cat is 39 years old. According to Lucy’s owners — Lucy was born in South Wales in 1972. Though Lucy has gone deaf, she is otherwise in good health. Check out her Time Magazine article.

 


Have some cat facts you’d like to share? We’d love to hear ’em! Leave us a comment.

 

Photo Courtesy of Wales News Service



Questions to Ask Before Adopting A Kitten

Posted on 21st February, by Jennifer M. Cline in Before Adopting A Kitten. No Comments

Adopting a kitten is very exciting event. Watching the little fuzz ball run around, playing with toys and getting in to everything –what’s cuter? Within all of the excitement, it’s important to be realistic about the responsibilities of adopting a kitten. Before making the commitment, here are some important questions you need to consider.

Why are you adopting a kitten?

It’s important to ask yourself this simple question and make sure you are adopting for the right reasons.

If you are adopting a kitten simply because you saw a cute one while walking through the mall’s pet shop – you should probably put some more thought and hold off on the impulsive adoption.

Some people think that adopting a kitten is a great way to replace a cat that recently passed away. While the loss of a pet is sad, getting a new kitten … Read More »







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