The call of the great outdoors can be tempting for our feline companions! The breeze blowing, birds chirping, sun shining, rodents scampering, and plenty of interesting places to explore is essentially a call to their instinctual behaviors. If your cat has ever sat at the window, longingly and wistfully viewing the outdoors, you might have been tempted to give in to their desires. While all these great outdoor experiences await them, so do dangers. So, what is the answer to the age-old question-- should I let my cat outside?
Happy ‘pawlidays’, everyone! We are ‘whiskering’ you a Happy Hannukah and very ‘meowy’ Christmas! All cat puns aside, the month of December is here, and it is a great time to talk about holiday safety for your cat. After Thanksgiving, the trees start to go up, the menorah gets shined, and holiday lights get untangled. What you might not be thinking of, however, is the safety of your feline friends!
Fire Safety and Your Cat
July is designated as Pet Fire Safety Month, and it is a great time to make sure you are doing everything possible to prevent a fire, as well as planning for your cat should a house fire happen. Sadly, it is estimated that half a million pets perish in house fires every year. Reading, understanding, and implementing these suggestions could keep your beloved feline (and you) safe.
Say No to Lilies
Springtime showers bring springtime flowers, and with Easter right around the corner, lilies will be making their way into homes.
Most Species of Lily Should be Avoided
Lilies, specifically all species of Lilium (true lily), including Easter lily, Tiger lily, Asiatic lily, and others, as well as Hemerocallis (day lily) are toxic and potentially life-threatening to cats. Small amounts from these plants, like 1-2 petals or leaves, water from the vase, and even pollen groomed off the fur, can result in severe, acute kidney failure and death