Fix Your Feline
It may not sound like a lot, but the best thing you can do for your cat is to fix her or him.
You may not know the best time to spay / neuter your cat. Expert veterinarians who have spent their professional lives on the front lines of this issue will share a simple fact with you: fixing before five months can be the best thing you can do for your cat.
Spay / Neuter Resources
Click HERE for a listing of low-cost spay / neuter program resources.
Click HERE to read what prominent vets — in both private and academic practices — say about fixing cats before five months.
Living Well With Your Cat
One of the biggest reasons for cat relinquishment is behavioral problems. Problems cited range from “not friendly” to litter-box issues.
Living with another being (four-legged or two-legged) requires both committment and a willingness to understand the other’s viewpoint.
Real Life Tips on Cat Behavior
How do you regard your cat? As a family member? A companion animal? Property?
The AVMA’s most recent survey (2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook) found that about 2.5% of people considered their cats as property; 41.5% think their cats are companion pets; and over 56% regard their cats as family members.
Yes, they are family members, but have you ever try to herd cats? Some things just don’t work with cats, but a lot of things do.
We offer a full range of links to on-line, expert advice on various behavioral issues. Cats are telling us something when they act out: we just have to figure out what it is. View a video by leading veterinarians by clicking on the link below:
Article on making your cat more friendly: https://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/pets/7-tips-make-your-cat-more-friendly/
Article on litter box aversion: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-behavior-problems-house-soilingKeeping cats indoors: https://www.paws.org/resources/keeping-your-cat-happy-indoors/Introducing a new cat: http://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/introduce-cat/
When to worry about vomiting: http://adelaidevet.com.au/pet-