Pet Library

Cat: FIV Information

FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that attacks the immune system of cats. Many cats tolerate the virus well, but eventually throughout the cat’s life, the virus will degrade the immune system to the point where common pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites etc.) may cause serious disease.

Cat: Eye contact command

Teaching your cat to make eye contact with you on command is not hard to do and it can be
very useful. An eye contact command can be used to attain and keep your cat’s attention in
situations that may cause fear or anxiety.

Cat: Excessive Meowing

Compared to dogs, cats are not as obviously vocal. However, certain cats are more vocal than
others, and cats can learn to use vocalization to communicate with humans. Some breeds, such as the Siamese, are known for their vocal demeanor.

Cat: Declawing

Cats are loved for their companionship, playfulness, and gentle love they provide to a home. However, when people and cats live together, some natural feline behaviors can lead to destruction and injury to cat guardians and their property: a new couch being shredded or a
child getting scratched by a playful kitten.

Cat: Correcting your cat’s behavior

There might be times when you find yourself at wit’s end with some of your cat’s unwanted
behaviors.

Cat: Keeping cats safe from poisons

Cats are naturally curious, but their curiosity can put them in danger, such as when they
become tempted to taste plants or other household items that may be poisonous to them.

Cat: Claw Clipping

Indoor cats, even with access to a scratching post need to have their claws clipped occasionally, some might need it as frequent as every few months.

Cat: Cats and kids

A very sociable cat or a kitten over 4 months is a good choice for families. Avoid cats that are
fearful or don’t like being handled.

Cat: Carriers and vet visits

Keeping the carrier visible in your home at all times helps to acclimate the cat to its presence. The first step in getting your cat used to the carrier begins long before her first trip to the vet.

Cat: Carrier Introduction

It is important for your cat to understand that entering her carrier does not mean bad things will occur. This can be achieved in several ways, specifically by making your cat’s carrier a part of her daily routine.