Cats and Kitty Tips

How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

How Veterinarians Decide It’s Time to Put a Pet Down

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the […]

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween – SPCA Tips

How to Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween – SPCA Tips

Written by on October 7, 2011 in Cats and Kitty Tips, Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Halloween with 1 Comment

This is our first Halloween with our dog; when I received these tips from the SPCA on how to keep pets safe on Halloween, I knew right away that I have to spread them around… “Loud noises can cause animals to panic putting both pets and children in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of […]

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After Your Cat’s Death – Should You Adopt a New Kitten or Cat?

After Your Cat’s Death – Should You Adopt a New Kitten or Cat?

Written by on June 25, 2011 in Cats and Kitty Tips, Pet Care Tips with 18 Comments

After their cat dies, some people adopt a new kitten or cat right away. Others wait until the pain of their cat’s death has faded a bit. If your cat died, here are a few things to think about… “I hear many people say they don’t want to replace a cat they’ve lost,” says writer […]

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Animals Mourn, Too – How to Help Your Pet Cope With Death

Animals Mourn, Too – How to Help Your Pet Cope With Death

Yes, dogs and cats mourn after their furry friends die! Here are a few ways to help your pet cope with the death of their furry friends. These tips are especially important if you’re noticing changes in your pet’s activity level, food intake, or general health. “You think dogs will not be in heaven? I […]

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How to Help Kids Cope With a Pet’s Death

How to Help Kids Cope With a Pet’s Death

I devoted a chapter on how to help kids cope with a pet’s death in my pet loss ebook. I interviewed pet loss experts, grief counselors, and veterinarians; here are a few of their tips for kids and pet loss. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, […]

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Living Without Your Cat? How to Ease the Pain of Pet Death

If you’re suddenly living without your cat, it doesn’t matter if you had him for 1 or 11 years; the pain of pet death is heartbreaking! These ways to ease that pain may help. Here’s what a reader said, on my article about losing your cat: “My husband and I just had our 14 year old […]

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Toilet Training a Cat – Why and How to Train Your Kitty

Why is toilet training a cat a good idea? Because you want to say good-bye to stinky kitty litter forever! How do you train your cat to use the toilet? With these toilet training tips… But first, a quip: “Intelligence in the cat is underrated.” ~ Lous Wain. One of the best ways to challenge your […]

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Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

Believing in an afterlife or heaven doesn’t erase the pain of pet loss, but it helps. These spiritual ways to survive pet loss include prayer, thoughts of heaven, and memorial services or “celebrations of life” for your dear departed dog or cat. “No one can say how long we will mourn [pet loss],” writes Gary […]

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7 Beautiful Pet Memorials and Gifts

7 Beautiful Pet Memorials and Gifts

Written by on February 28, 2010 in Cats and Kitty Tips, Dogs & Doggy Care Tips, Pet Care Tips with 9 Comments

These different types of pet memorials include engraved stones, urns, and online tributes to lost pets – all to help you remember your lost dog or cat. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn […]

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How to Cope With Guilt After Your Cat or Dog Dies

How to Cope With Guilt After Your Cat or Dog Dies

How do you stop feeling guilty after your dog or cat dies? Many pet owners experience extreme guilt even when they didn’t cause their pet’s death. Why do we feel so guilty after our pets die? “Dogs have given us their absolute all,” said Roger Caras. “We are the center of their universe.  We are […]

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