How do I love thee

2022-02-02T11:37:50-05:00February 1st, 2022|

Valentine’s Day typically celebrates love between humans. Images commonly associated with Valentine’s Day include: Cupid, the Roman god of love; hearts, traditionally the seat of emotion; and birds, because it was thought that mid-February was the beginning of the avian mating season. 

In many parts of the world, February is also […]

Rub-a-Dub-Dub: To Bathe or Not to Bathe

2022-02-01T16:21:32-05:00January 25th, 2022|

If you’re lucky enough to foster a mom cat and kittens, she will hopefully take charge of keeping them clean. If you’re caring for orphaned bottle baby kittens, you’re in charge. 

When you get kittens, with or without a mom, use a flea comb to detect fleas. They suck blood, which […]

Looking for Intestinal Parasites: Fecal Exams

2022-05-16T16:34:28-04:00January 18th, 2022|

Intestinal parasites can be wormlike (roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms) or one-celled protozoan organisms (coccidia, giardia, toxoplasmosis). In kittens, they are a common cause of diarrhea.

Fecal exams are very important for kittens with diarrhea, which can be life threatening. Fecal exams are also important when kittens strain to defecate, lack appetite, vomit […]

Ringing IN the New Year: Wiping OUT Ringworm

2022-01-04T19:09:36-05:00January 4th, 2022|

Ringworm is the most common infectious skin disease in cats and gets its name from its circular appearance of hair loss and scaling of the skin. Ringworm isn’t a worm at all, and it’s not just an inconvenience. In a shelter, it can spread havoc.

Ringworm is a fungal infection caused by dermatophytes, microscopic fungal […]

In One End, Out the Other: Understanding Kitten Poop

2022-05-16T16:26:46-04:00December 28th, 2021|

Poop, poo, stool, feces and bowel movement are some of the words that describe what kittens deposit, hopefully, in the litter box: solid bodily waste discharged from the large intestine through the anus during defecation.

Kitten stool is a highly useful indicator of an individual’s health. However, kittens can’t defecate (poop) or urinate (pee) before […]

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

2021-12-10T10:56:59-05:00November 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 […]

Fighting for Kitten Lives in Ontario

2021-12-10T10:58:20-05:00November 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

2022-01-04T19:10:09-05:00November 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 […]

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