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Wonders of spaying!

February 24, 2015 was World Spay Day. In connection to this occasion, let’s enumerate the benefits of spaying for our wonderful cats. Every year numerous kittens and cats meet an untimely death on the streets. Mostly, they are killed by careless drivers or by dogs. Spay helps in controlling the population of street cats. Besides preventing the birth of unwanted kittens, spaying offers health and…

Settling down with feral feline

Welcoming a feral cat is just a systematic process. Here are a few tips to welcoming them. Building trust and having patience is vital. Dr C Ansar Kamran, a vet from Bengaluru informs, “The first few days of his a cat play a crucial role in  settlement in a family. Time, love, trust and regular meals can be the perfect way to break the ice with a new feline.” If they love you, they make it clear.…

Safe Haven for your feline!

Cats are curious creatures and it is up to the pet parent to make sure that their cats are safe and healthy at all times. Here are few tips to keep them safe at home. Safety first: Never leave a door or window open as the cat can escape and head off into the great outdoors. Care with guests at home: If you are expecting visitors – especially those with young children – the safest way to protect …

Beating the Stress Blues!

In today’s fast-paced life, stress is one of the most common problems that we face. The same holds true for our feline friends. Cats are one of the most sensitive creatures, emotionally and psychologically; even a slight change in their routine can cause an unwanted psychological reaction. The most common stressors for cats are environmental factors which later affect their behaviour and health.…

Caring for an injured kitty

If your cat is injured, do not panic. Here are a few tips to make vet trip easier. Blackie was rescued with his right front paw severed and his left front leg partly bent. His bent foreleg was rubbing against the surface and was constantly bleeding. Fortunately, Blackie was in good health. It was decided to fix an external fixator to his bent foreleg so that he could scamper along. The day came…

Water blues!

Water is essential for everyone and cats are no exception. Don’t let your cat be dehydrated in these summer months. Here’s how to take care of water needs of your cat. Importance of water… A healthy cat should be sufficiently hydrated. Water replaces fluid lost through urine, faeces and respiration and is essential to maintain appropriate health. It is interesting to know that 80 percent of a…

Two always better than one!

If you think bringing home two kittens will be lot of work, think again! Here’s why it is advisable to bring home two kittens. Some pet parents are apprehensive about adopting two kittens due to lack of space at home, fear of fights that may develop between the cats, destruction of furniture and a host of other reasons. Their fears are baseless as two kittens are easier to handle than a solitary…

Tips to bring home a kitty…

Those tiny cute bundles of joy can steal your heart, the moment you set your eyes on them. But here are a few tips to select a healthy and good-natured kitty. In choosing a new kitten, you should be careful to look for several things that indicate good health and temperament. Bright eyes & clean nose:  First of all, the kitten should have clear, bright eyes with little or no tearing, and the…

Whiskas International Cat Show of India 2013

Organised by the newly formed Indian Cat Federation (ICF) affiliated to Germany-based World Cat Federation, Whiskas International Cat Show of India 2013 was held from 27th – 28th April 2013 at Chancery Pavilion, Bengaluru. This first international cat show in India was presented by MARS International India Pvt Ltd, one of the leading pet food manufacturers and marketers of the international cat…

Monsoon blues…nah!

Monsoon brings a welcome break from hot summer months but it also brings along a host of health issues like skin infections, digestive and respiratory problems and behavioural issues. Though, cats adapt very well when the weather gets wet a few pointers would make their lives a little bit more cosy and keep them purring. Since your cat will be spending more time indoors, prepare a bed. If…

Introduction old to new

Your older kitty might live peacefully with other pet companions in the house. But there is no surety about him happily accepting a new member to the family. Here’s some extra attention which your older cat will require when a new kitty comes home. First sight… In their first meeting, two feline buddies get to know each other by smells. So, your older cat in the house will spend a lot of time…

Spreading the joy!

Giving away kittens is an emotional event for both pet parents, kittens and mother cat. It is necessary to make this easier and less stressful for the kittens. Here are a few tips for making it easier for all. Purrfecting kittens before adoption The right age: The kittens should be at least eight weeks before they leave home. Ideally, the kittens should be with their mother for 12 weeks to learn…

Introducing a New Cat to Other Pets

Wouldn’t it be nice if all it took to introduce a new cat to your resident pet were a brief handshake and a couple of “HELLO, My Name is...” nametags? But, since we’re dealing with cats, not people, it’s just not that simple, so you’ll need to have some realistic expectations. Realistic expectations First, it’s recognising and accepting that you can’t force your pets to like each other. We don’t…

Choosing the Right cat for you

There are lots of important things to think through before picking your new pal. The first step to starting a long and last friendship with a cat is, of course, choosing the cat—or, more to the point, choosing the cat that’s right for you. By definition, this is the biggest decision you’ll make regarding your cat. And it’s an important decision, because a cat—unlike an item of clothing, a…

Welcome to our abode!

If you are planning to bring home an adorable kitty, then it’s your responsibility to make transition easy for your loving feline. Here’s more on how to make the physical environment conducive for this little angel. Kittens in a new home deserve time to get used to their new situation, gain confidence and start bonding to their new family without getting too overstimulated. Here are a few tips to…

Travel safe with kitty

If you are going on a vacation with your cat or just going from one place to another with your kitty, here are a few tips to follow to make travelling easier for both you and your kitty. Cats travel well by car if conditioned to it in advance of long trips. So, take your cat on regular short trips well in advance of a long journey. Accustom your cat to sleeping in her carrier at home for a few…

How to bring up a Kitten

We all want our kittens to be healthy and well adjusted. And the best start in life will enable them to bond well with humans and enjoy a robust constitution. Here are ways, which can support growing kittens to ensure that the development process goes well. Good mom care… Nutrition: Even before a kitten is born, the breeder needs to ensure that the mother is well fed and no under stress. Warm…

The Cat Lady of Sri Lanka

Compassion cannot be inculcated…it is embedded in our heart and soul. When human companions are lost, animals are still there for us. Here’s a live example of unique human-feline bond. She once lived a fulfilled life but destiny had other plans for her. In her time of need all cruelly abandoned her. She had lost everything- her home, her husband, her children and her dignity. But this tragic…

Wanna gauge your kitty’s love?

“Kitty… how much do you love me…?” You might mince this question a thousand times in your mind. If you want to know its answer, just keep a close watch on her. If she nudges you, you are the most lovable person for her. By nudging, she reveals her high affection, love and warmth. It’s her way of marking her territory-her favourite human. Yes! Now you know how much your kitty loves you… (Eugenia…

Making Merry…a purrfect way!

Christmas is the best time for our furry felines...they are all charged up and ready to rock ‘n’ roll...our kittens are real party animals and night animals too...(elevenesis!!!). They love to party, dance, dress-up, climb the Christmas tree, chase the stars and lights and of course get pampered. But we love to care for them...and to make this Christmas even more bewitching for them; here are a…