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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…

Wishing you a kitty safe Diwali

Come Diwali and we get busy in stocking our supplies of decorations, lights, diyas, candles, sweets and crackers. The whole atmosphere becomes heavenly but it can be a stressful time for your feline as these curious beings would leave no stone unturned (literally!). Here are a few tips to make Diwali safe for your kitty dear: Do not use decorations within the reach of cats as they can swallow…

Let Love be the inspiration!

Life is precious, for humans as well as animals. Since they cannot voice their problems, we should be compassionate and merciful to identify their sickness. Many people assume that stray cats tend to scratch and bite and, hence, they stay away from them, but this is not entirely true. Cats and kittens are very timid and shy away from strangers. But if food is offered regularly and the feline is…

Lets know our kitten better..

The population of cat lovers in India is increasing and people are welcoming the felines both in their hearts and homes. Here are a few kitten basics one should know to enjoy their companionship to the maximum: Bring the kitten home after she has been weaned from her mother. The socialization period of cat begins at about two weeks of age and ends at about eight weeks. Socialization can be…

Keeping your furry pal cool in summers

While summers are the time to chill out, it is important to keep our felines cool. The cat’s normal body temperature is approx 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, or 38.2 to 39.2 Celsius. If the outside temperature is hotter than this, then there is a high possibility that your cat may be susceptible to a heat stroke. But, a little love ‘n’ care can keep our felines cool and make summers enjoyable…

Fostering Purrfect Bond Between Kids & Cats

Cats and children can become wonderful companions as cats provide endless entertainment and companionship to children and vice versa. They are hygienic, easy to care, and usually very tolerant of children. Children, for their part, almost universally, find cats adorable and non-threatening. Besides, cats and children share many traits that adults seem to have forgotten - an insatiable curiosity, a…

8 Fascinating Facts About Cattitude,

Cats have expressive faces that tell exactly what they are thinking. These cutie-pies use their striking eyes to inform you about their needs. Using a wide range of sounds and gestures and with some determination, they usually get their own way. They love to hunt and stalk. Cat is often the one in charge and she lives on her own set of rules. They are independent with a mind of their own.…

Sweet felines : superstitiously victimised

If a black cat crosses one’s path or for that matter any cat, evil will soon befall. If a cat leaves home while a person is sick and cannot be brought back, the person will die. Kittens born in the month of May are ominous and will bring snakes into the house. To meet a cat at midnight is to meet Satan, himself…the list is endless. People still believe that cats are associated with witchcraft and…

SOS : helping animals

What do you do, if you see a palm-sized kitten ambling perilously on the railway tracks? Divya, an animal lover, was faced with such a situation. Having rescued the kitten, she called up Save Our Strays (SOS), an NGO in Mumbai for help. The kitten was named Frisco. But, Frisco’s fate seemed to be playing tricks all the time. Twice Frisco was adopted but due to some reasons, he was returned back to…
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