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Feline Parenthood: Embracing the Duties of Cat Owners Cat parenting is both a rewarding and a multi-faceted commitment. Being a responsible cat parent means providing the proper care for your kitty, including appropriate nutrition, providing a cat-friendly environment and proper veterinary care, and respecting each kitty’s unique needs and personality. One of the myths people believe about cats is that you can leave them alone and that they take care of themselves. True cat parents […]
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Adopting a Cat for Christmas? We’ll Help You Introduce Your Cats to Each Other! Are you thinking of adopting a cat for Christmas? Miami-Dade County Animal Service is presenting its heartwarming “Home for the Holidays” campaign again, a beautiful initiative to find loving homes for pets eagerly awaiting adoption at the county shelter. This offers a golden opportunity for you to welcome a charming feline into your family at no cost, adding warmth and joy […]
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What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus? Cat parents should be aware of not only the day-to-day health issues they may encounter with their kitties (such as hair balls, not getting enough water). There are also some less common and more unfamiliar health issues that we hope our beloved kitties won’t have to deal with. In the next couple of posts, we will explore some common feline diseases that you may not have heard of, including Feline […]
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Feline Diabetes Feline diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a condition in which a cat’s body cannot properly produce or respond to insulin, resulting in elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of feline diabetes. Causes of Feline Diabetes: There are two types of diabetes in cats. Type I occurs when there is a decrease in insulin production, while Type II occurs when cells […]
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Is Catnip Safe for Cats? The short answer is yes, catnip is perfectly safe for your cats! New cat parents sometimes voice concerns that their cat gets loopy when they give them catnip, and some realize that catnip doesn’t do anything for their kitties. Let’s dive deeper into what catnip is and how it affects cats! What is Catnip? Catnip is a perennial herb from the mint family that originated in Northern Africa and the […]
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How to protect your cat from holiday dangers The holidays are a time for joy and celebrating, but they can also be dangerous for our feline friends! From decorations and plants to rich foods and visitors, there are many potential hazards that can harm our cats.  Please share this post to help every cat parent keep an eye on our furry companions and protect cats from common holiday dangers! Holiday Decorations:          […]
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Cat lovers (like your friendly Equipaws cat sitters) know that you should take your cats to the vet regularly for their check ups to keep your cat healthy. We know many of you already take your kitties to their yearly visits, but there are still some cat owners who only take them when there is a problem. Here are five important reasons why taking your cat to the veterinarian yearly (and even more often as […]
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Today is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day! It’s so important to take your cat to the vet regularly, but we’ve noticed that cats don’t go to the vet as often as their canine counterparts, and some of that has to do with the way we view cats in our culture. Cats are the most popular pet in the USA, but they go to the vet half as much as dogs do according to […]
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Litter Box Etiquette:    We love taking care of our kitties (proof that you can be both a dog and a cat person!). We’re here to improve their lives and, as a result, the lives of you, their humans! So allow us to help you with your litter box etiquette. Yes, yours! Cats have a natural instinct to cover their droppings, and you will 99.999% of the time not have to worry about litter box […]
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Seven reasons you should not leave cat home alone on vacation  If you could ask your cat, what do you think they would say?  We think they would say different things than you think.  Do you think you have an independent cat? We think you have a cool cat. Being in veterinary medicine and Pet Home Health Care for over 2 decades, Lory Nelson Brunner, our Director of Home Health Care, has learned a lot […]
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Is Dry Food Really Good for Cats? A friend said to me “I heard that feeding only dry food to a cat causes kidney issues’. So I decided to debunk that myth and do a little digging to see where in the world he heard that. I checked social- Facebook and Twitter- and the answer to where he got that  was there. BUT, not the facts to back that up.  Cats are carnivores.  Dry food […]
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So let’s all agree, cats are all very different. Some say the color determines the attitude. Some swear that female orange cats are always jerks, tortoise shells are all super sweet, and calico cats are… extra spicy. Myths about kitties and their behavior abound- that they need to be outdoors, that they’re less needy than dogs. Whatever you think you know, it’s all different and so are they. These are some facts that you may […]
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𝐕𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐬: why it happens and what to do⁣⁣ Our kitty parents asked for a primer on vomiting in cats, and we’re here to deliver! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Cats and their hairballs. Oh boy, finding those in your favorite pair of shoes is the best! /s Fun fact, vomiting is pretty common in cats, be it from hairballs, or just like us- from overeating or eating something that doesn’t agree with them, so you may […]
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Neuter and spay stray cats and kittens in Miami Have you ever wondered how to help neuter and spay stray and feral cats and kittens in Miami? The Cat Network has you covered. We interviewed Charlene Grall, the Chairperson of the Spay and Neuter Committee for the Miami Meow Mobile (part of The Cat Network’s efforts to reduce the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in South Florida through the humane practice of sterilization, vaccination, […]
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Ten Holiday Gifts for Your Cat Christmas time is around the corner, and most of our cat sitting clients are thinking of buying their beloved kitties a gift for the holidays. The holidays are, after all, a perfect time to give your feline something special, but how to choose? Here are some great gift ideas for your furry feline, courtesy of Angie, one of our dedicated cat sitters. Let us know if your cats approve […]
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