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Links for Feline Fanciers

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Purrfect Curves Hot Links

Do it Yourself Cat Toys from Purina :One of the keys to weight loss is to get your kitty moving adding a variety of cat toys to their life can help keep them from getting bored.

More Do it Yourself Toysfrom Worlds Best Cat Litter.

Do it yourself Puzzle Feeders from Purina: The active pursuit of food is instinctive for cats. A great way to appeal to your cat's desire for physical and mental stimulation during feeding is through the use of a puzzle feeder.

Beating Boredom - What Indoor Cat Owners Need to Know: The right amount of stimulation is essential for our cat's physical and mental well-being. There are many ways in which we can enrich our cats' lives

Medical Information Sites

Cat Healthy

Cat Health is an initiative led by Dr. Liz O'Brien and is moving forward with Canada's only feline specialists and supported by the veterinary industry. The goal of this program is to improve the quality and desirability of cat care by giving veterinary clinics tools to provide a comfortable, low-stress clinic experience for cats and their handlers.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

“The American Association of Feline Practitioners supports professional growth and fellowship by providing outstanding continuing education, research and outreach programs intended to improve the health and well-being of cats.”

Cornell Feline Health Center

“The Feline Health Center is a veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well - being of cats everywhere.”

Pet Health Network

“Answers from veterinarians about your pets health, behaviour and care”

The Indoor Pet Initiative

"The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet's best day."

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

“The OVMA is the professional association representing veterinarians in Ontario.”

VeterinaryPartner.com

“Here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information”

Winn Feline Foundation (Cat Health Library)

"Winn Feline Foundation supplies cat health information from experts" (Please note many of these information sheets are written by Dr.Matt Kornya who is a member of our team)

Medical Information Links - Specific Topics

Behaviour - Nicky Trevorrow

Nicky from Cats Protection UK made this excellent video explaining some common and typical examples of body language in cats. Try the "slow blink" sometime...

Behaviour - Pam Johnson-Bennett

Pam's ground-breaking"Think Like a Cat"approach to cat behavior has been featured and profiled in numerous magazines and television shows through the years. Check out her page for all your feline behaviour needs.

Diabetes information - General information and How to give an injection

This is a great summary of Diabetes from the Pet Health Network. At the end of the write up are two links to really good videos showing how to handle insulin and give injections.

Diabetes Information - Learn how to do a Blood Glucose Reading

From iCatCare a video to learn how to perform a blood glucose test on your cat.

Injections - Cat Training

Training Your Cat to Love Injections Without Ruining Your Relationship By Dr.Sophia Yin

Kidney Disease – Subcutaneous Fluids

Learn how to give subcutaneous fluids to your cat. Developed by Partners in Animal Health at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Orphan Care

If at all possible kittens should be left with their mom. For strays please remember mom has to leave frequently to hunt for food. As the saying goes mom really does know best, but when that's not possible Maddies Fund has some instructional videos on how to care for young kittens.

Pet Proofing your home against common Poisons

Some great video's and articles on how to protect your cat from poisons in each room of your house by the Pet Poison Help Line.

Are any of the Plants in Your Yard Poisonous to Your Pets?

This is an especially good article on safe gardening and your pet.

Scratching

A great series produced by the Cornell Feline Health Center goes over everything from why cats scratch and everything you ever needed to know about scratching posts to how to trim your cat’s nails.

Senior Cat

Dr Susan Little goes over some practical tips for encouraging a senior cat to eat.

Toxoplasmosis

Pregnant women & cats can co-exist. Really and truly! Handwashing, wearing gloves, and staying on top of the litter box (once daily scooping and weekly cleaning) will keep you safe. You're more likely to get toxoplasmosis from raw meat than from your kitty!

Nutrition

Royal Canine Veterinary Diets

“Advancing Pet Nutrition and Health through Innovation in Veterinary Diets.”

Hills Prescription Diets

“The global leader in Pet Nutrition. Clinical Nutrition to Improve Quality of Life”

Purina Veterinary Diets

“Your pet, Our Passion”

Pet Food Nutrition

"Is corn really bad? What are by-products?" This nutrition site has the answers.

Fleas and Other Parasites

Advantage and Advantage Multi/Bayer Animal Health

“Are fleas bugging your pet? Good news! The Advantage web site will provide you with information to prevent fleas from bothering your dog or cat.”

Revolution/Pfizer Animal Health

“Join the revolution. Help us win the war against our worst enemies!”

Bayer Parasite Solutions

“Everything you need to know about parasites and your pet.”

Pets & Parasites by CAPC

“The mission of Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.”

Insurance and Financing

Petsecure

“The confidence of knowing your all taken care of.”

Pets Plus Us

"Designed by Canadian pet owners and veterinarians, our pet insurance coverage allows you to choose the protection that best suits your pet’s breed and their lifestyle."

Trupanion

“Taking care of pet owners for almost a decade by offering simple, fair and affordable pet insurance.”

Petcard

Petcard is a simple and affordable way to finance veterinary treatments and products.

Medicard

Medicard's financing programs ensure that you don't delay your treatment due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.

Identification and Recovery

Petlynx

“Any Pet, Any Tag, Any Microchip, Any License, Any Tattoo... One SuperNET”. A popular online identification and recovery system."

Helping Lost Pets

"Helping lost pets is a free online listing for lost and found pets as used by the City of Hamilton Animal Control and the Hamilton Burlington SPCA."

AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Look up

"A central listing to search for microchiping companies based on the microchip number"

Outdoor Habitats for Cats

Habitat Haven

For those cats who just have to go outdoors we provide safe, healthy and happy habitats for cats! Give your cat the free & easy life, a wholesome active lifestyle in a safe cat habitat.

In-home Services and Boarding

The Village Cat Clinic

“Where your cat will feel right at home while under the care of a veterinarian.”

Cats only Bed and Breakfast

“First class boarding accommodations for cats”

Rescues and Shelters

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA

“Become a Friend for Life”

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

“The goal of Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is to create a safe haven for dogs and cats, and other domesticated animals who otherwise have no place to call home.”

Abandoned Cats Rescue

We dedicate our time and efforts to the rescue of cats and kittens that have been abandoned and neglected.

Petfinder.com

“Adopt a homeless pet, listings for both Canada and the US ”

Purebreds

Canada 's Cat Association

“Canada 's Only Purebred Feline Registry”

American Cat Fanciers Association

“ACFA is known as the Fairest , Friendliest and most Fun feline association!”

Grief and Memorial Services

Gateway Pet Memorial Services Inc.

“Your best friend deserves no less”

Pets Plus Us Compassionate Care Line

"Our dedicated, professional in-house counsellor focuses on bringing comfort and clarity to pet owners dealing with issues around serious illness and injuries, and even provides much-needed bereavement support." (please note there is a small fee for this service)

Hamilton Burlington SPCA Pet Bereavement Education

"Pet Bereavement Education and Support sessions are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for help making it through these difficult days."

Ontario Veterinary College Pet Loss Support

"We are University of Guelph students who are trained to listen and support callers experiencing grief."