window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'AW-11076792075');

A Foster Mom’s Diary of a Resilient Kitten

2022-12-16T00:30:33-05:00December 12th, 2022|

Although most dream of warm, relaxing summer days, every kitten foster knows that summer brings a flood of emaciated, infected and infested little souls. And with that, a roller coaster of emotions, medicines, wins and losses. Emrys’ would be no different.

July 23: My new challenge and love. He is named Emrys. I looked that […]

A Tiny Tiger’s Fight for Survival

2022-09-29T14:22:49-04:00September 26th, 2022|

Even as a recent graduate from an accelerated veterinary technician school, I didn’t learn much about neonates or pediatrics. Since then, I have gained so much knowledge about kittens from the National Kitten Coalition, which has helped me as a foster and licensed veterinary technician (LVT).

Working as a LVT, I often triage animals over the […]

If Emergency Strikes: Be Prepared and Keep Calm

2022-08-02T03:34:45-04:00July 22nd, 2022|

It’s finally summer. Fun-in-the-sun time.

Not so fast. Even if hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados and other natural disasters aren’t common where you live, you could experience chemical spills or even a house fire. Before you let your hair down, it’s important to have an emergency plan for you and your feline family members. NEVER […]

Ali’s Story —Make a Difference in the World

2022-04-19T16:59:49-04:00April 5th, 2022|

In September of 2013, my world was turned upside down in a way that few could even comprehend. During these months, which turned into years of waiting for solutions and resolution, I experienced chronic anxiety and depression that people before the pandemic could not understand, appreciate, or frankly tolerate. I was isolated, lonely, and […]

Cat Overpopulation, Welfare and Health: The Importance of Early Spaying and Neutering

2022-02-22T15:10:06-05:00February 22nd, 2022|

The American Association of Feline Practitioners defines early spaying and neutering as surgical sterilization of sexually immature animals who are 6–14 weeks of age. Spaying involves removal of the female’s uterus and ovaries; neutering involves removal of the male’s testicles.

Early spaying and neutering of kittens (and puppies) has been done since the 1970s and […]

Messy and Dangerous: Kitten Diarrhea

2022-05-16T16:25:15-04:00January 11th, 2022|

Watery feces, or diarrhea, has many potential causes and is a big concern in kittens. In fact, it can be life threatening.

Overfeeding kittens, especially those who are underweight or malnourished, is a common cause of diarrhea. Therefore, for the first 24 hours of feeding a bottle baby, dilute the kitten milk replacer formula. Use […]

Introducing International Cat Care

2022-12-19T18:26:42-05:00July 7th, 2021|

Vicky Halls

As part of International Cat Care’s (ICC) Cat Advocacy team, Vicky Halls works specifically on projects relating to the welfare of unowned cats throughout the world. That’s a big job! She’s a registered veterinary nurse and clinical animal behaviorist, having spent over 23 years specializing […]

Go to Top