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Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

November 21, 2019 11:28 pm Published by

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

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

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

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

Introducing Your Cat to a New Pet

September 26, 2019 11:36 pm Published by

Preparing your cat for changes in Alexandria, VA as you welcome a new pet into your home doesn’t have to be hard. After all, this new friend is there to keep them company! Depending on your cat’s personality, it might actually be easier than you think, just as long as you take a few simple precautions. Before long, all your furry friends will be getting along. Here are our top tips for making introductions. If you’ve tried them all and you’re still having trouble facilitating friendships, be sure to stop by Kingstowne Cat Clinic for personalized assistance. Introducing a new... View Article

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