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September Is Happy Cat Month

Happy Cat Month is dedicated to finding ways to keep our feline friends happy, healthy and purring all year long.  The CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has released a list of the top 10 ways cat owners can keep their pets happy:

Visit the veterinarian. This won’t make Fluffy happy but it needs to b... Read more

Published: 08/30/19

The Dog Days of Summer – What About Cats?

In the summer, Sirius, the dog star, rises and sets with the sun.  The ancients named this period of time, dog days after the dog star. Today, dog days occur during the period between July 3 and August 11. Okay, so maybe cats shouldn’t be connected to hot and muggy stretches of weather.
So other than hot and humid weather, August is usually a pretty uneventful month.  There are no ... Read more

Published: 07/31/19

Pet Friendly Shelters in Your Area

July’s news if for Cat Pet Sitters and Cat owners alike.  I live in Florida, so July is a Hurricane Month for sure.  The county that I live in, Hillsborough County, has a total of 4 hurricane pet shelters.  We now have a shelter in each county quadrant.  Even though hurricanes may not be your state’s summer adventure, you should still know where your pet friendly she... Read more

Published: 06/30/19

June Is All About Adopting a Cat – Purrfect…

American Humane's Adopt-a-Cat Month® - Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or ... Read more

Published: 05/30/19

May Is the Month to Celebrate Pets!

Pet Cancer Awareness Month – No one wants to consider the possibility of a pet becoming ill from cancer, yet pets are just as susceptible to this deadly disease as humans are. Feline and canine cancer is the No. 1 cause of death in older pets.
Chip Your Pet Month – And no, I don’t mean feed your pet chips and dip.  Microchipping your pet helps your pet find his way home to y... Read more

Published: 04/30/19

APRIL - Cats Are a Great Distraction from Paying Taxes!

The entire month of April is dedicated to The Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month (ASPCA) & National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
April 8th – April 14th – Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week – This week of appreciation is designed to give recognition to the hard-working men and women of Animal Care and Control who risk their lives and devote huge amounts of personal tim... Read more

Published: 03/31/19

Being Irish Is the Only Reason to Enjoy March!

MARCH 3rd – What If Cats Had Opposable Thumbs Day – Imagine a world where our favorite furry companions had thumbs. Opposable ones… Thumbs that allowed them to open their own tins of food, easily steal your possessions and generally make them more trouble than they already are. What kind of world would that be?
MARCH 3rd – 9th is Professional Pet Sitters Week – There... Read more

Published: 02/28/19

One Month Down and 11 to Go!

The entire month of February is dedicated to two cat care topics – National Cat Health Month and National Pet Dental Health Month. 
If you’re like many cat owners who are lax about getting regular checkups for your feline friends, it’s a good time to get them in for a vet visit.  By numbers alone, Americans have a love affair with cats. As house pets, they outnumber do... Read more

Published: 01/31/19

A New Year Begins to Enjoy Your Cat!

JANUARY is Walk Your Pet Month – Sure most of the articles online talk about walking a dog but you can get some good ideas for walking a cat as well.  Just type in walking a cat on a leash and let Mittens read the articles with you so you’ll get his opinion as well.
JANUARY 2nd – Pet Travel Safety Day. - http://www.pettravelsafetyday.com/.  This is an excellent article ... Read more

Published: 01/05/19

December – A Busy Month for Cat Owners!

December is now officially – Cat Lover’s Month!  Check out the how’s and why’s:
https://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-lovers-month-adoption-feral-cats-tnr
Tis’ the season for lots of happening things to take place in our homes.  Here are 5 of the biggest Holiday Freak-outs for your Felines:
Decorations, Holiday Parties, boxes & wrappings, rich foods, a... Read more

Published: 12/01/18