Bringing Home a New Cat?
Whether your cat will be an only pet or included with resident pets, your new family member will need some extra support during this very important transition time. The most important thing you will need to do before bringing your new kitty home is to set up the "safe room".
Looking for guidance on introducing your new cat to your resident pets? Each cat and home is unique and a downloadable instruction list may not be suitable for you.
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Cats are very curious and don't know if a plant, cleaning product, or other substance is harmful or even lethal to them. It is important for every pet owner to make sure that potential toxic chemicals and human food are kept out of little paws reach. Here is some more information in case you are unsure what could be harmful:
Playtime... it's fun for you and your cat!
Does your cat seem "bored" with all the toys scattered on the floor? Here are some helpful tips to bring that predator sparkle back into Fluffy's eye:
Books for your pet parenting library:
"Think Like a Cat" by Pam Johnson-Bennett (or any book by her!) Lots of good information on multiple topics.
"Brain Games for Cats" by Claire Arrowsmith has pages of fun activities to keep your kitty active and mentally stimulated.
"Clicker Training for Cats" by Karen Pryor for anyone interested in what clicker training is and what to do with a cat.
"Facing Farewell: Making the Decision to Euthanize Your Pet" by Julie Reck, DVM - No one wants to think about living life without their pet, their companion, their friend. Unfortunately, every pet owner will experience this loss at some point in time. While no resource available will totally prepare you for this, "Facing Farewell" gently guides the reader through the process of making these tough decisions before they need to be made.