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All I want for the Holidays… A Kitten’s Wish List

2021-12-01T15:39:39-05:00November 30th, 2021|

All I really want for the holidays is my very own home….but here are some other things that will keep me happy, safe and comfortable till my real family finds me.

To keep me feeling safe and loved:

  • A warm, fuzzy cat bed
  • Clean and warm fleecy blankets
  • At least one litter box – please don’t put it […]

Eat, Drink, Clean: Selecting Food and Water Bowls

2021-11-30T19:09:37-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Kittens can begin transitioning from nursing to food at about four weeks of age. Although choosing food and water bowls seems straightforward, it’s important to consider a few things to keep kittens, and cats, happy and healthy.

Material

  • Stainless steel and ceramic bowls are best, as they can be easily cleaned to prevent the spread […]

Fighting for Kitten Lives in Ontario

2021-12-01T15:43:16-05:00November 30th, 2021|

At the beginning of March 2021, Eliska Meadows, along with other rescues, animal shelters and veterinary clinics, was advised that the deadly Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) was on the rise in Ontario, Canada, and veterinary clinics were advising caution to all rescues and shelters. Almost all rescues and shelter in Ontario this year were […]

Holiday Tips:  Keeping Kittens Safe

2021-12-01T12:18:54-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Everything is a toy to kittens, and they can be injured in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s necessary to protect them from holiday dangers.

The holidays should be joyful, but they may also be stressful, especially for kittens and other pets who thrive on routine. Create a space in your home that’s […]

No, ifs, ands, or butts: how to choose a thermometer

2021-11-23T17:49:02-05:00November 23rd, 2021|

Have you ever wondered what makes one thermometer better than another when it comes to taking a kitten’s temperature? Now’s the time to find out, and get a thermometer. Kittens younger than four weeks of age cannot self regulate their body temperature, and having the right thermometer at the right time can mean the […]

Recognizing and Working through Compassion Fatigue

2021-11-18T13:27:53-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Compassion fatigue affects many people who care for others, especially those who work to improve the lives of animals. More than just exhaustion due to caring for neglected, abused, sick and injured animals, compassion fatigue encompasses the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of helping others and overwhelms us with negative emotions and loss of […]

Starting Off On the Right Paw: How to Examine a Kitten

2021-11-15T16:51:46-05:00November 7th, 2021|

All kittens should receive a baseline exam to access their overall health status. This allows you to address any immediate concerns as well as measure subsequent improvement or worsening of the kitten’s health. Follow these steps to perform a thorough exam. Remember to talk softly, move slowly and handle gently.

Set up your exam area […]

It’s Not Rocket Science: Getting A Kitten into a Cat Carrier

2021-11-18T13:35:08-05:00November 7th, 2021|

If you’ve struggled to get a kitten into a carrier, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to experience how scared and uncooperative a kitten can be, which makes the process stressful for everyone involved; but, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are tips to help foster or adopted kittens like, or at least […]

Effectively Managing Community Cats: Feral or Stray?

2021-11-18T11:15:04-05:00November 7th, 2021|

Community cats may be feral cats living outdoors who are fearful of people or stray cats who are lost or abandoned pet cats and at one point weren’t fearful of people.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), when done strategically and sustained, is an essential tool to decrease the numbers of feral community cats, improve their health and reduce […]

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