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If you’ve never owned a feline companion before, basic cat care is a must!  Anything and everything about cat care and how to care for cats can be found here.

Almost all of these apply specifically to outdoor cats, but is based on a lot of basic cat information for all cats, indoor and outdoor.

Wet Cat Food: Yay or Nay?

Wet Cat Food: Yay or Nay?

There’s a lot of misconceptions and confusion about cat food in general, but especially regarding wet cat food. Dry food is good for their teeth, people say. Wet food has meat by-products, which are hooves and beaks and feathers, people say. A raw diet is best, some say. All store-brand food is crap, people say. Dry food is better for …

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Parasites and Cats: Protozoa

Parasites and Cats: Protozoa

There are many types of internal parasites that cats can get and not all of them are worms. Protozoa parasites and cats infected by them are also common. Have you heard of coccidia? Giardia? Toxoplasmosis? These common parasites are all single-celled protozoan parasites that infect cats and other animals. You won’t be able to see these parasites as you can …

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Coronavirus and Cats

Coronavirus and Cats (Facts, Not Rumors)

With the current outbreak of a new coronavirus that originated in China, there has been a lot of concern worldwide over viruses passing from animals to humans and vise versa. The feline coronavirus that you have heard about is NOT the same coronavirus infecting millions of people worldwide. As of April 28, 2020, there were two cats and a bunch …

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Handsome, Jerk Cat

Handsome, Jerk Cat

I want to introduce you to a very special barn cat named Handsome. I inherited Handsome from my former employer when a horse training center closed down. He was supposed to go to another farm and that person backed out. So I took him with me instead! Handsome is a 13-year-old tabby barn cat, or so I’ve been told. That’s …

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Worms and Cats: Types, Symptoms, & Treatments

Worms and Cats: Types, Symptoms, & Treatments

Worms and cats go hand-in-hand, especially when they have access to the outdoors or live in feral cat colonies. Regular deworming should be routine for those of us who care for community cat colonies as almost all outdoor cats have worms or other parasites. Worms and other parasites are a common occurrence for pets and free-roaming cats. If you take …

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Abandoned Kitten Care Guide

Abandoned Kitten Care Guide

Kitten season is officially here! And it’s starting off rather badly already. Welcome to the Abandoned Kitten Care Guide. A very big part of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is adopting out the kittens after socializing them to humans. Some TNR volunteers stick to trapping only and deliver young kittens to rescues. Some TNR folks (like me) do it all themselves, even though …

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What's the Best Flea Treatment for Cats?

What’s the Best Flea Treatment for Cats?

Two things you do not want to come together: cats and fleas. Fleas are prolific little bloodsuckers that can be such a pain to deal with, especially when you are caring for feral or community cats. So what’s the best flea treatment for cats? Especially cats who live their entire lives outside? And do all of this, WITHOUT breaking the …

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Lysine and Cats: Why It is Not Recommended

I get asked a lot about lysine supplements for upper respiratory infections in cats.  Lysine and cats seem to come up quite often when discussing a sick cat, in a community cat colony or a home! Many cat caretakers, shelters, sanctuaries, and vets have recommended lysine supplementation in cats who have Feline Herpes Virus (FHV), a type of feline upper …

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