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Bringing a New Cat Into a Home with an Existing Pet

December 11, 2019 12:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people choose to celebrate the holidays or new year by opening up their home and hearts to a new pet. The holidays in Alexandria, VA are a wonderful time to add to the family, but bringing new pets into the home can be tricky. If you are planning to celebrate by bringing home a new pet this season, here are some things you should know. Create a safe space If you are bringing a pet home from a shelter, or even a pet store, chances are they’ve spent the last few weeks or months in a rather small space... View Article


Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

November 21, 2019 11:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

Everyone knows cats are curious. They love to climb, explore, sniff… and nibble. If you have plants in the home, you’ve probably learned that no beautiful bloom is safe with Fluffy around. But the danger isn’t always just to your pretty petals. Some plants may harm your kitty. Many toxic plants for cats in Alexandria, VA are found in or around the home, so it’s important to be aware of this danger. You might be surprised at the number of poisonous plants for cats in Alexandria, VA. Bookmark the following list for quick reference when you’re shopping for home and... View Article


Caring for Your Senior Cat

November 8, 2019 11:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Caring for Your Senior Cat

With more and more cats being kept indoors these days, their lifespan can reach or exceed 20 years. However, cats are considered “elderly” at about 10 to 12 years of age—even if they seem and act young, this is the time when most major age-related health issues start developing. Since cats generally hide their pain well, you might not notice that your cat is developing a condition. Elderly cat care in Alexandria, VA begins with an examination—and your cat will need regular checkups now more than ever. This includes vaccinations, consultations on any special dietary needs and observing any new... View Article


Boarding vs. Pet Sitting

November 7, 2019 11:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Boarding vs. Pet Sitting

You’re planning your next getaway. What should you do with your cat while you’re on vacation? Unless you’re planning for a stow-away in your luggage, you have two basic options: cat boarding or in-home cat sitting in Alexandria, VA. Which is the better option? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons to determine what you should choose for your furry friend while you’re away. In-home cat sitting in Alexandria, VA There are few drawbacks to this option, and many benefits. If you choose this option, your cat gets to stay in his own home, where he is comfortable... View Article


How to Cat Proof Your Home

October 25, 2019 11:16 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Cat Proof Your Home

When it’s time to bring home the newest member of your household, you also want to make sure your house is ready for your new cat. Cat proofing your home will help remove dangers, allow your cat to adjust to their new environment and reduce the risk that they’ll ruin your furniture or belongings. Here are a few easy approaches to cat proofing in Alexandria, VA: Get rid of small items: Things like loose hair ties, twist ties, doll shoes and other small, easily-batted objects are all things a cat could choke on or swallow. Tape down your electrical cords:... View Article


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