October 29 is National Cat Day

 

10  Tips to having a happy, healthy cat in your home!

 

  1. Like dogs, cats need to be fed good, nutritious food regularly, at least once a day.

 

  1. Cats need plenty of cool, clean, fresh water. Adult cats do NOT need milk, which might make them fat and give them diarrhea.

 

  1. Keep your cat inside your home with you. Keep him away from house plants, which cats may destroy. Certain plants are also poisonous to cats.

 

  1. Make sure your cat has an outlet for its natural instinct to use its claws. To prevent your cat from scratching or tearing your furniture, trim his claws regularly and provide him with a small rug or scratching post. Verbal scolding can also work wonders.

 

  1. Unlike dogs, cats do NOT need to go outside. Cats are almost always naturally housebroken and will use a litter box even at an early age. If allowed outside alone. Cats often get lost or hurt and sometimes get killed. Also, don’t leave your cat alone in a room with an open window.

 

  1. Make sure your cat always wears identification, even if you never let him outside. Agile and clever, cats sometimes manage to get outside by themselves. Provide the animals with a comfortable, expandable collar and an attached identification tag with your name, address and phone number on it. Also consider having your cat micro chipped by a qualified veterinarian.

 

  1. Unlike most dogs, cats do NOT need to be bathed. A healthy cat keeps himself clean and well groomed.

 

  1. Make sure your cat gets good veterinary care, including all necessary examinations and shots.

 

  1. Always have your cat spayed or neutered by a veterinarian or at a low-cost clinic once the animal reaches maturity (usually after six or seven months of age). Your cat will enjoy a longer, healthier life, there’ll be fewer strays on the streets and you’ll be spared the hassles of a cat in heat.

 

  1. Give your cat plenty of love and affection. Though cats are more independent than dogs, they thrive on your companionship.

 

Enjoy your new pet and remember it is a lifetime commitment when adopting!

Featured dog- Millie

  Approx 6 months old. found as a stray with another dog probably her mother. She is shy but coming out of her shell and learning to play with toys and walk on a leash. She will need all basic training and house-training. Loves being with people. Best as only dog in home.

  Featured cat- Samantha

  13 months old Samantha is an independent cat that is looking for a home without a dog or cat as she has a very strong personality. This independent gal know what she wants – a loving home where she can be queen of the castle. Samantha enjoys getting attention but prefers when it’s on her terms. She will do best in a quiet home where she can be the star of the show. She will rub up on you affectionately. She will greet you at the door and tell you about her day and ask you about yours. She likes hanging out with you while you are doing your chores and she wants to know what you are doing. This fine lady needs someone with some patience, who will work with her and make her comfortable with her surroundings.

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