Tips to Increase Water Intake
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by Admin Love Nala
6d ago
Drinking water and staying hydrated is essential for maintaining your cat’s overall health, especially in the summertime. Since some cats don’t really enjoy drinking water, it’s important to get creative with ways to keep them cool. Here are some helpful tips to increase your cat's water intake: Provide Fresh Water: Make sure your cat has access to clean, fresh water. If you can change the water twice a day that would be ideal. Cats are more likely to drink water if it is clean, cool, and doesn't contain any debris. Offer Multiple Water Bowls: Place water bowls in different locations throughou ..read more
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Tips to Stimulate Your Cat’s Appetite
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by Admin Love Nala
1w ago
Having a sick cat is very stressful especially because cats are great at hiding pain and illness. If your cat doesn’t feel well and isn’t eating, here are some tips to whet their appetite and get them to eat some food so they can start feeling better. Feed High-Quality Food: Make sure to feed your cat high-quality, nutritious food that suits their age, health condition, and preferences. Cats should eat a diet that is high in protein and low in carbs since they are obligate carnivores.  Variety: Offer a variety of flavors, textures, and consistencies to see what your cat will try. Sometim ..read more
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How to Make Treat Time More Fun
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by Admin Love Nala
3w ago
While there are many benefits to giving your feline friend a treat or two, it’s important to make the whole experience fun in order to keep your cat happy, engaged, and mentally stimulated. Here are some suggestions to make treat time more fun: In the wild, cats have to search for their prey and hunt them in order to get a meal. Recreating that experience for your cat will keep them mentally stimulated and physically active. Try hiding treats around your home and allow your cat to find them. When they find their treat, they catch their ‘prey’ and are rewarded - just like in the wild. Similarly ..read more
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What to Do if you Find an Abandoned Kitten
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by Admin Love Nala
3w ago
It’s spring time, which means it is kitten season. During the spring and summer months, hundreds of thousands of kittens will be born outside to community cats who are not yet spayed or neutered. While the idea of a never ending supply of kittens may be incredibly cute, in reality, kitten season is full of sadness. There are simply not enough homes for the number of kittens being born. This is why spay/neuter and TNR (trap-neuter-return) is crucial to ending the cat crisis in the United States.  Kittens born outside have the odds stacked against them, but their best chance of survival is ..read more
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How to Properly Greet a Cat
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by Admin Love Nala
1M ago
Let’s say you’re at a friend’s house and they have a new cat. How do you get the cat to like you? What’s the best way to introduce yourself to form a successful friendship? As much as you may want to run up and squeeze them - I mean they really have no business being that cute and their noses are just asking to be booped - it’s important to restrain yourself and respect their space. You don’t want to overwhelm, annoy, or possibly scare them - you just want to be friends. Properly greeting a cat involves understanding their body language and adjusting your approach accordingly.  Here are a ..read more
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How Cats Communicate With Each Other
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by Admin Love Nala
1M ago
Cats have complex social behaviors and communicate with each other in a variety of ways including touch, smell, body language, and vocalization. Cats greet each other by touching their noses and rubbing against each other. They exchange scents to learn more about each other and often end with sniffing under each others' tails. Some say hello to each other with an understated trill or a slow blink while others use body language to communicate.  Here are some common ways cats communicate: Nose-to-Nose: Approaching each other and touching noses is a sign of friendly acknowledgment, a quick h ..read more
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The Importance of Feline Friendships
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by Admin Love Nala
1M ago
Feline friendships are crucial to a cat's well-being. While cats are often perceived as solitary animals, they really are not! Cats are very social creatures who thrive on interactions with others. Cats can form strong relationships with other cats, humans, and animals of other species, including dogs and rabbits. Here are just a few benefits of feline friendships: Companionship: Cats are social animals and can benefit greatly from having feline companionship. Having a friend to play with, groom, and cozy up to can provide enrichment and reduce loneliness and boredom, especially for indoor cat ..read more
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How to Introduce Cats to Each Other
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by Admin Love Nala
1M ago
If you have a cat and are thinking of adopting another one, GREAT! The more, the merrier. But you should know that you can’t just bring a new cat home and expect the two cats to get along right away. Friendship will be more likely if you understand how to introduce cats on their terms.  Cats are territorial animals who don’t love change so you should not introduce your new cat to any other pets right away. They will all need to decompress for a bit first. The introduction process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It is very important that introductions are not rushed and t ..read more
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Is Your Cat Lonely?
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by Admin Love Nala
2M ago
While you go off to work or school, your cat is home all day and it’s normal for them to get bored or a little lonely when nobody else is around. While they are often perceived as solitary creatures, they definitely are not. Cats typically enjoy having people or other animals around and when the rest of the family is out having fun, your cat may feel a little left behind.  Here are some signs that your cat is feeling lonely: Decreased Energy If your cat is sleeping more than usual or playing less often, they may be feeling depressed or lonely. You’ll want to rule out any medical issues, b ..read more
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Celebrating Cat Moms and Mother’s Day
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by Admin Love Nala
2M ago
Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the love and care that mothers provide, cat moms included. Countless cat moms, fosters, volunteers, community feeders, and rescuers pour their hearts into caring for their cat and kitten companions and they deserve to be honored too.  Just like human children, cats and kittens rely on their moms for everything from food and water to love and affection. Cat moms adapt to their cats' unique personalities and preferences, creating a strong bond built on mutual trust and understanding. Cat moms are attuned to their pets' every need - whethe ..read more
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