Cat Seeks Advice on How To Survive Living With Kittens

How Does a Cat Survive Living With Kittens?

Maggie St. Francis

Maggie is asking St. Francis to guide the kittens towards taking more naps.

Maggie is doing her best to acclimate. Some days are better than others for her as is to be expected.  A new home, mending her broken heart from losing Marie, new humans and kittens too is a lot of adjusting for any cat. She has made  progress since her days of hiding under the night stand and now Maggie keeps me company in the office. Right now she is curled up on the desk beside me helping me write.  I think if Maggie could speak, she might ask me, “How am I to survive living with those two kittens?”

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Hill’s Ideal Balance Cat Food Created From Consumer Input

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This is a sponsored post; we have been compensated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is not responsible for the content of this article.

 

Hill’s®  Ideal Balance™ natural cat food provides balanced nutrition

Most of my working life has been in the product development and marketing of food for humans.  And as I am sure you are aware, when you walk into a traditional grocery store you are hit with a multitude of products, everything from items with ingredient labels that look like they might have been created in a lab to the products with clean labels; meaning they are produced with natural ingredients.  In fact, there are so many products in a larger format grocery store, a new product only has about 3 seconds to grab the attention of  the consumer.

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Ear Mites in Cats How You Know and What To Do

About Lorie Huston, DVM

Lorie Huston is an accomplished veterinarian, an award winning blogger, a talented author and a certified veterinary journalist. She is available for writing assignments, blogging and social media consultation, and SEO strategy.

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About Lorie Huston, DVM

Lorie Huston is an accomplished veterinarian, an award winning blogger, a talented author and a certified veterinary journalist. She is available for writing assignments, blogging and social media consultation, and SEO strategy.

– See more at: http://www.pet-health-care-gazette.com/#sthash.EHDBEnJm.dpu

Annie at home

Sweet Annie!

Dr. Lorie Huston Talks To Us About Ear Mites in Cats

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Win $25 Gift Card to Target from Project Pet Slim Down

Does Your Cat Need Project Pet Slim Down?

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Super Hurrah! Congratulations to Dina, the winner of the $25 Target Gift Card. Thank you to everyone for participating.

Project Pet Slim Down

My parents might say a lot of things about me like; I am mischievous, talkative and smart but one thing I am not, is a fat cat.  I am the perfect Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger and the Scaleweight for my body type.   There was a time when I was a bit too thin when I was recovering from pancreatitis, but now I am wearing my 7 pounds well.  My brother Mercy, well…. ok.. he is also at a good weight for his body type.  Weighing in at 10.4 lbs. our doctors tell us he is in great shape.  He is just a bigger cat than I am, bigger boned and he really is. He is not just saying he is big boned to try to cover up the fact that he might be a bit chunky from all of those treats my grandma gives him.  But Mercy and I are in the minority of cats in the United States. Did you know that 55% of cats in the United State are overweight or obese?

In fact, it is not just cats, dogs too are overweight too even with all that in and out bathroom business and organized walking they do.  It has gotten so out of control that there is now an Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and the 2011 Pet Obesity Study found that 93 million cats and dogs are considered overweight or obese.

Friends, it is time that we all face the numbers on the scale.

Because we might need a little help getting started Purina teamed up with Target to create Project:Pet Slim Down. Purina created this online program to help your cat and dog lose weight. Cats and dogs at a healthy weight enjoy happier lives and Purina made it a mission to help every pet parent enable their cat and dog to achieve that weight.   [Read more…]

I Am a Cat Parent 9 Things I Love About Gracey

9 Things I Love About Gracey

I am a cat parent!  This month Petfinder launched a campaign to help break down the stereotypes about cats and the I love my cat petfinderpeople who love them.  Even though cats outnumber dogs in the United States, feline family members are often thought of as second-class pets.  Many people still believe that cats are aloof, not able to be trained and of all things….unlovable!

I say anyone that thinks this about a cat has never shared their home with  a cat.  Our Gracey and Mercy are members of our family and we are fortunate to get to share our lives with them.  I wanted to take a moment to tell you just 9 things I love about Gracey.  Of course, there are many many more, but I thought I would start with these.

One) Gracey’s Happy Face Greeting Me at the Door

Gracey, The Tiniest TigerEven on the most trying of days, when my key hits the door and I see our little girl running to greet me with her tail straight up with a curl, all the day’s troubles just melt away and I feel  warm and happy seeing  her sweet face.

Two) Chatting About Her Day

First thing I do when I get inside the house is say hello to Gracey and ask her about her day and she usually has a lot to say.  Gracey is a talkative cat and I think she is telling me what happened while Paul and I were out leaving her in charge of the house.  I love to hear her tales of the day while we walk together into the kitchen.

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Cat Bored? Friskies has an App for That!

Friskies releases Happy Wings

Friskies®  breaks the boredom for cats with  the release of “Happy Wings,” its newest tablet game for cats available now at www.GamesforCats.com.  Happy Wings entertains cats with a garden full of fluttering fun, including a  hummingbird,  moth and  dragonfly.  The birds, moths and dragonflies fly across the screen attracting your cat’s attention. When they capture a few of the creatures by touching them with their paw, the setting changes and the game becomes more difficult with quicker patterns and multiple birds, and bugs appearing on screen.

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger with iPad

You vs. Cat

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Pennies for Pets A Story of Love

St. Rose Catholic School’s Pennies for Pets Project

Pennies for Pets Project

In early December the students in Mrs. Lucas’s 3rd Grade at St. Rose Catholic School began the Pennies for Pets Project inspired by me, Gracey The Tiniest Tiger. The children wanted to do something for members of our community that share their lives with cats and dogs.  Mrs. Medaugh, the school’s librarian sings in the choir with my mom and when Mrs. Medaugh heard about my idea, she got super excited and  coordinated the entire project with Mrs. Lucas and the children began to collect their pennies.

Blankets Knotted with Love

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Cats on the Hunt for New Scented Litter

World’s Best Cat Litter New Scented Formula Coming Soon!

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#WorldsBestMysteryLitter

As a member of the World’s Best Cat Litter Catcovate Council, I know a secret.  I am trying my best not to tease you but I just can’t seem to help myself. After months of research and testing, the newest scented litter is almost ready to make its debut on the market and we have been chosen to test it and review this new scent with you here on our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club!

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“Will Kitty Play With It?” Win Your Own Home Version

A Game Show for Cats!

We cats are super smart with minds of our own.  You already know that we won’t just play on demand like our canine pals.  So Friskies created a new Game Show for Cats called Will Kitty Play With It? Here is an episode from the show with our cousin Rosie.  She is being put to the test with a  plastic bottlecap ringlet thingy.  What do you think? Will Rosie Play with it?

Let’s find out.

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Home Version of the Game Show for Cats

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Iams Love Tails Contest You and Your Cat can be Stars!

You and Your Cat in the next Iams National Advertisement

Gracey the Star Cat

You ought to be in Pictures!

Starting today, Valentine’s Day, Iams will be on the hunt for real stories from people that share their lives with a cat and or a dog. The folks at Iams want to learn about the unique bond  you share with your cat.   And, this is super exciting,  the winning family will star in Iams next national advertisement!

I told you it was super exciting!

Keep Love Strong Advertising Campaign

The  Keep Love Strong advertising campaign that began last  November  features heart-warming ads inspired by real stories. The campaign has been so well received that Iams created  this contest to find the very best Love Tails about the special connections people share with their animals.  These commercials really show the deep connection and the importance of the human animal bond.  I like them all but this is one of my favorites.

This is one of my favorites:

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Here is all you have to do to enter:

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