Top 5 Fun Toys To Get Your Kitten Just In Time For The Holidays!

Top 5 Fun Toys To Get Your Kitten Just In Time For The Holidays!

It’s that time of year again! Cat owners like you love spoiling your pets every day of the year; but you know that the holidays are extra special, especially when everyone comes together and gives their loved ones presents! Finding the purrfect holiday gift for your cat is as easy as following our list of Top 5 Holiday Toys! 1. Tower of Tracks | Under $12 For a gift that will paw-sitively amaze, Pestages’ Tower of Tracks is an interactive cat toy that will keep your feline friend active. They’ll try all day to swat the spinning, brightly-colored ball from the track. Whether you have just one or several cats, this is a toy every kitty can enjoy at once. 2. Beaver Refillable Catnip Toy | Under $7 This catnip toy from KONG will be your kitty’s new favorite. With a price you can’t beat, this toy comes with all the things you’ll need to keep your kitty entertained. This is great for one cat, or a cat who likes to share with their siblings. 3. 3 Way Tunnel | Under $13 This three-way tunnel is perfect for cats who like to explore. It makes a fun crinkle sound and comes with a toy that your kitty can play with whether they’re in the tube or not. You don’t have to worry about your cat’s nails going through this tunnel because it’s made with ultra-strong, tear-resistant polyester. The best part of this gift is, if you have a dog, or multiple cats, every furry friend can play at once. 4. Catit Sense 2.0 Digger for Cats | Under $15...
Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

The holiday season should be one filled with love, happiness, and (hopefully!) worry-free days. When sharing the holidays with your fuzzy friend, knowing the ins-and-outs of cat safety can help you have a safe, healthy, and most enjoyable holiday with your cat. Thinking Of Sharing Your Meal? Think Again While it can be tempting to share some turkey with your fuzzy friends, it would be best if you ignored those watchful eyes. A cat’s diet can be extremely sensitive. Just as is mentioned in Town Cats’ Seasonal Safety Advocacy tips, “While a small piece of boneless, cooked turkey or a lick of pumpkin are probably ok, too much Thanksgiving food can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, or pancreatitis.” Dispose All Bones: Make sure all bones and carcasses are thrown away securely. If your cat gets their paws on a bone, it could cause choking, digestive issues, or even salmonella poisoning. Create a Safe Place When Guests Arrive If you’re having family and friends over for the holidays, creating a quiet place for your more timid felines to retreat to could prevent potential escapes. Cats can get overwhelmed by the festivities and their flight instincts can kick in. All it takes is one open door for a cat to slip away unnoticed. Additionally, if any dogs may be entering your home that your cat may be unfamiliar with, keeping them apart will minimize your cat’s stress. Afterwards, try introducing them slowly. For more help on how to properly introduce cats and dogs, see American Humane Society’s Fact Sheet. Holiday Observances: Elevate Candles and Menorahs Although most adult cats understand a flame...
Sustainable Cat Bed Design Contest

Sustainable Cat Bed Design Contest

CALLING ALL CREATIVE TYPES! Our friends over at Tuft + Paw are having a super cool contest! Do you want to help design a cat bed for our furry, feline friends that’s not only comfortable and beautiful but also sustainable and affordable? Send in your design by September 31st for a chance to win $1,500 toward your education! Our kitties can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. Good luck and happy designing!...
Club Feral/Albert cleanup Completed

Club Feral/Albert cleanup Completed

A big thank you to everyone who helped us say goodbye to our beloved Club Feral. Despite the hot weather and surprise hornet nests, our hardworking, energetic volunteers managed to clean up the entire property in only two days! A special shout out to Girl Scout Troop 61296 who carried us across the finish line during the hottest day of the weekend. Many fellow rescue groups also responded to our invitation to take whatever we no longer needed. We’re happy that all those cages, shelves, equipment, and even cat-themed decorations will be put to good use. It’s never easy to say goodbye but your camaraderie helped turn a difficult moment into a heartfelt one filled with good friends and warm memories. Thank you for an amazing weekend....
Orphan Kittens: How You Can Help

Orphan Kittens: How You Can Help

Kitten season typically runs from March to November. If you’ve found an orphan kitten, prompt action is required to save its life. However, please take a moment to decide if the kitten or litter you’ve located has truly been orphaned. Separating very young kittens from an attentive mother will often make things worse instead of better! WHERE’S MOM? The mother cat typically remains continuously with newborn kittens for the first few days after giving birth, but she may leave for short periods to hunt for food. Also, a mother cat will often pick up and move her litter to a new location as establishing a new nest is part of the cat’s instinctual behavior to safeguard her young by not remaining in one place too long. WHAT TO DO? If you find small kittens without a mother cat, don’t assume they have been abandoned as the mother may be away hunting for food or may be moving the kittens, one-by-one, to or from the place you found them. If the kittens are safe for the time being, you should observe them quietly from a safe distance to see if the mother returns. It is always best to keep a mother together with her kittens whenever possible for the best chance of survival as hand-raising a young, “pre-weaned” kitten is an intensive round-the-clock job. In a home situation, kittens should be kept with their mother until they are 8 weeks of age. However, kittens born to feral mothers should be separated from her at about 4 weeks. At this age, it is easy to socialize them and they have gotten...
Happy Endings: Jackson and Alex find a new home

Happy Endings: Jackson and Alex find a new home

Luis and Evelyn and their 2 children ages 11 and 13 had come to Petco Blossom Hill several weeks ago when they started their search for 2 cats. They went to all the shelters looking for just the right pair, but were not having any luck. After ending up back at our Petco Adoption Center they knew instantly that Jackson and Alex were a perfect fit for them. These two boys are very high energy cats, but are also incredible love bugs. Betty Wenker, our volunteer store lead, had cared for these two boys for several months. Unfortunately they had come down with a case of ringworm and had to be isolated from other cats and regularly dipped to treat the ringworm. Throughout all of this, Betty and Jackson and Alex persevered, with help from Sarah, another one of our fantastic volunteers. Sarah and Betty routinely did the dipping, cleaning, and medicating, while also providing love and affection for the two boys. Happily, a few months later, these two sweethearts have now found their forever home. The family was so excited you could feel the energy as they carried Jackson and Alex out in their very own brand new carriers to go to their new home! Thanks to Betty and Sarah, along with our staff, for all of the hard work you put in to get these two love bugs...