December 4, 2019

Holiday Gifts for Cats and Guardians

Cat products are everywhere from socks to coffee cups to games. Here are some unique options:

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November 25, 2019

Things to consider to keep your cat safe and happy this holiday season:


* Routine - Maintain your cat’s normal schedule for meals, playtime and affection;

* Holiday Plants - Many plants associated with the holidays are poisonous to cats including mistletoe, pine tree ne...

November 3, 2019

Dr. Mikel Delgado, Cat Behaviorist and Scientist, gave a presentation, The Science of a Happy Cat, in NYC this past Spring. The presentation was great, but the one thing that stuck out to me was a recommendation she made at the end - if there's one thing you should get...

October 31, 2019

Keep pets safe on Halloween by keeping them inside. If the doorbell scares them, let them hang out in a quiet room with good hiding spots. Make sure they have all of their resources in the room (food, litter box, hiding spot, bed). Play soft or classical music which ca...

October 18, 2019

How many cats do you see?

Many cats enjoy climbing and perching from high spots. Providing tall cats trees and/or shelving can be a great way to provide exercise by encouraging climbing and also provide more space and options for cats to hang out and rest. For a multipl...

September 20, 2019

Oscar was rescued at about 4 months old. He started off terrified of people. With patience and dry food (his favorite), he’s become much less fearful. It’s a very rewarding experience to win over the trust of a feral cat. He still has his moments of being fearful, but...

September 11, 2019

In the wild, an injured cat is at risk from other animals. Subsequently, cats have learned to hide signs of pain. As their guardians, it’s our job to notice changes to their behavior that could indicate they need help. Signs of pain or discomfort can include:

  • Behavi...

August 23, 2019

AUGUST 17TH - BLACK CAT APPRECIATION DAY

Sadly, black cats (and dogs) are the least adoptable animals in the shelters. Mini-panthers don’t always photograph well and sometimes they are overlooked due to superstitions. I am so grateful for Maya, our black cat.  Maya ador...

August 14, 2019

Baby pigeons are kind of funny looking, but cute in their own way. My son spotted this guy pictured here as we were walking on 4th Avenue in Park Slope last weekend. Clearly a baby, as he couldn't fly or walk much when we approached. We looked around for a nest, but co...

August 8, 2019

International Cat Day was started in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to bring awareness to the issues facing cats. In many places, including NYC, stray cats are in abundance. It is estimated that there are 500,000 homeless cats in NYC. These cats are...

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