Kitten care

Adopting a pet from a shelter


Adopting a pet from a shelter is a wonderful act of compassion. There are thousands of animals abandoned, surrendered or confiscated from situations of abuse and neglect in our country every year.  Covid-19 has only made things worse. Fortunately there are dozens of animal welfare organisations – most of them private, some big and some […]



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Adopting a puppy or kitten: checklist


Adopting a puppy or kitten is a big responsibility, not to be taken lightly. Your pet will likely live for at least 10 years so before taking him or her into your home, consider carefully whether your current lifestyle, and your future lifestyle, can cope. Other important considerations before adopting include: The breed of the […]



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Kittens love to play: here’s how to make your home fun


Kittens love to play; tumbling, jumping, running, rolling… they just can’t keep still. Turning your home into a feline wonderland not only keeps your cat amused, it keeps brain and body healthy too. Let him climb and hunt like the wild thing he thinks he is. You love your fuzzball and know he needs to […]



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How to keep your cat healthy from birth to old age


How to keep your cat healthy from birth to old age need not involve expensive veterinary fees; nor is it particularly complicated. The key to good health is prevention and the earlier you start, the easier – and cheaper – it is to keep your cat healthy well into his senior years. How to protect […]



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How to litter box train a kitten


How your kitten uses the litter box from an early age will set him up for adulthood, so a bit of effort in training him young will ensure the best outcome for you both. Here’s the good news: your kitten is already hardwired to make litter training easy, so it’s up to you to encourage […]



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How to trim a cat’s claws


Cat’s claws are essential to their wellbeing. They’re used for many different activities, including scratching, climbing and marking territory. Cat’s claws  are retractable, staying hidden until a cat needs to use them. They also grow continually. Outdoor cats keep their nails short by climbing and scratching on trees, among other outdoor activities. Indoor cats often […]



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5 secrets to a happy kitten


Every cat owner wants a happy cat and the best way to ensure that is to build positive associations for your cat in kittenhood. Kittens learn and develop a big part of their adult personality by 16 weeks of age so if you want a happy cat that takes life in joyous stride, the clock […]



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Your A-Z of cat care


This A – Z of cat care is not a definitive document; it is merely intended as a guide to help you navigate cat parenthood. The basics, at least, are covered and we will update it from time to time, as required. Enjoy every minute of your favourite feline; a cat makes the most wonderful […]



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Keep your pets, and your home, germ free


Germ protection is one of the most important aspects of pet ownership. Whether it’s keeping a wound clean, treating a skin condition or scrubbing a kennel, good pet hygiene is essential to his or her health. There are, of course, literally hundreds of disinfectants on supermarket shelves these days but when it comes to pets […]



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