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
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.
"You Care. We Care. Cat Care. Find it Here." The American Association of Feline Practitioners created The Cat Community to provide you with credibleand trustworthy information on a variety of feline topics.
“The Feline Health Center is a veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well - being of cats everywhere.”
“Answers from veterinarians about your pets health, behaviour and care”
"The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet's best day."
“The OVMA is the professional association representing veterinarians in Ontario.”
“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 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)
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.
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.
From iCatCare a video to learn how to perform a blood glucose test on your cat.
Training Your Cat to Love Injections Without Ruining Your Relationship By Dr.Sophia Yin
Learn how to give subcutaneous fluids to your cat. Developed by Partners in Animal Health at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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.
The Orphan Kittens booklet is a 12-page resource about kitten foster care—from initial assessment all the way through to adoption. Covering issues such as determining age, feeding, stimulation, veterinary needs, and even compassion fatigue and self-care, this is a great tool to help foster parents feel prepared to care for a kitten.
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.
This is an especially good article on safe gardening and your pet.
Dr Susan Little goes over some practical tips for encouraging a senior cat to eat.
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!
“Advancing Pet Nutrition and Health through Innovation in Veterinary Diets.”
“The global leader in Pet Nutrition. Clinical Nutrition to Improve Quality of Life”
“Your pet, Our Passion”
"Is corn really bad? What are by-products?" This nutrition site has the answers.
New for 2019 REVOLUTION PLUS broadens the scope of protectionfor cats and kittens against fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, hookworms, and heartworms with a simple-to-apply, quick-drying, small-volume, monthly topical solution.
“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.”
“Everything you need to know about parasites and your pet.”
“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.”
“The confidence of knowing your all taken care of.”
"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."
“Taking care of pet owners for almost a decade by offering simple, fair and affordable pet insurance.”
Petcard is a simple and affordable way to finance veterinary treatments and products.
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.
"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."
"A central listing to search for microchiping companies based on the microchip number"
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.
“Where your cat will feel right at home while under the care of a veterinarian.”
“First class boarding accommodations for cats”
“Become a Friend for Life”
“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.”
We dedicate our time and efforts to the rescue of cats and kittens that have been abandoned and neglected.
“Adopt a homeless pet, listings for both Canada and the US ”
“Canada 's Only Purebred Feline Registry”
“ACFA is known as the Fairest , Friendliest and most Fun feline association!”
“Your best friend deserves no less”
"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)
"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."
"OVC Pet Trust is Canada’s first charitable fund dedicated to the health and well-being of companion animals."(Especially check out the resources page for a large list of links to Bereavement and Memorial Services that are availablehttps://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pettrust/petlossresources)
"We are all professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling, and are here for you. Our beloved animal friends have brought us together, and in honor of them we are here to provide our assistance to anyone who requests it." (Especially note Online Grief Chathttps://www.aplb.org/chat-2/)