Help, I found a kitten!

Finding a stray kitten can be a heartwarming yet challenging experience. These tiny, vulnerable creatures may need your help to survive and find a safe home. If you come across a stray kitten, follow these steps to ensure its safety and well-being: Assess the Situation: Before taking action, observe the kitten from a distance. It

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Bequests to ACWEF

Did you know that you can help Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund go on helping cats and their humans in need even after you’re gone? Of course, no one likes to think about passing on, but it will happen to all of us at some time in the future. Making a bequest to a local

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When kitty goes outside the litterbox—what can you do?

First, rule out medical issues with a Urinalysis and bladder radiographs (x-rays). According to Dr. Elise Hattingh, the most common medical cause is “idiopathic stress-induced cystitis,” which accounts for approximately 75% of cases. This means that there is inflammation (and therefore pain and sense of urgency) within the bladder, but there is no identifiable cause.

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Cats: Muse, Symbol, and Icon in Art, Literature, and Pop Culture

Cats have long captivated the human imagination, transcending their role as mere pets to become powerful symbols, muses, and icons in art, literature, and pop culture. From ancient civilizations to modern society, the enigmatic allure of cats has left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness, inspiring countless works of creativity and fascination. Cats in

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Vaccinations for Your Cat

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) for kittens and adult cats recommend the following: 1. Feline panleukopenia virus2. Feline viral rhinotracheitis, also known as herpes virus type 1 (FHV-1)3. Feline caliciviruses4. Rabies virus5. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is considered a core vaccine in kittens only. Kittens are vaccinated for the first time between six

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Cat Behavior Tips

If I could give people one piece of behavioral advice with a new cat, it would be this — Ignore the cat. There is a reason cats always choose to go to the people that ignore them. Those people are predictable! Cats (and dogs and birds) are keen observers of human behavior. Cats watch people

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