Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: Vomiting in Cats

Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: Vomiting in Cats

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Vomiting in cats is the most common problem seen in adult cats of all breeds and sexes. While it can be easy to think that vomiting is “just” due to hairballs, vomiting and nausea is not normal and should not be ignored--You wouldn’t want to be nauseous all the time, so don’t let your cat feel sick! Vomiting can be a sign of an underlying medical condition and your veterinarian should rule out the common causes during a physical exam or with lab testing. Different age groups of cats are prone to different diseases. In cats over 7 years old, vomiting is often caused by kidney disease, thyroid disease, cancer, or other serious conditions. On the other hand, kittens can have vomiting due to parasites, bacteria, viruses, eating something they…
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Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: Cat Scratching

Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: Cat Scratching

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Did you know that when cats scratch with their claws , they aren’t just “sharpening their claws” or marking their territory? Scratching is also FUN! Cats scratching is the same as dogs chewing—both are natural, normal behaviors that should be encouraged. Every cat owner should provide multiple ways in which cats can engage in scratching behavior… without ruining the furniture. By purchasing a scratching post or other surface and placing it near the place where the cat is scratching, you can often redirect the cat to scratch on that object instead. However, don’t think you can just buy a cat scratcher and put it in the corner of the living room. Cats like to scratch and mark their territory in places where people often come and go. Think of your…
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The Success of Cat Pawsitive Pro on our Legacy Cats

The Success of Cat Pawsitive Pro on our Legacy Cats

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Cat Pawsitive Pro is our quintessential socialization program. From GreaterGood.org and the Jackson Galaxy Project, Cat Pawsitive Pro is an in-depth clicker training program designed for hard to adopt cats (yes, cats can be trained too!). By clicker training cats through the program, it provides mental stimulation and socialization to cats otherwise "shut down" in the shelter environment and improves their quality of life while at the shelter. At Town Cats, we knew we needed this program, but it is not an easy program to get into. We competed with shelters across the nation waiting a year or two to get one of the six available spots. Being fortunate to enter the program the first time around, we were very excited to be a part of the program, but we had our…
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Jackson Galaxy Project: Town Cats Looking To Change Lives One Paw At A Time

Jackson Galaxy Project: Town Cats Looking To Change Lives One Paw At A Time

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September 11, 2018 By Nikita Lero Founded in 1997, Town Cats has been saving stray, abandoned, unwanted and feral cats in Santa Clara County, California, since day one and hopes to save even more with the help of The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive Pro (CPP). They had learned about CPP and its benefits when they looked into having Jackson Galaxy host an event at the shelter. Samantha Sullivan, Executive Director at Town Cats, explains just how important CPP is to their community and shelter. “There is nothing like this in the area and it truly will revolutionize the way we work harder to adopt cats,” says Sullivan. “By working closely with our network of shelters and implementing CPP, we will help these cats gain confidence and get them adopted,…
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Bringing a New Cat Home? Follow These Tips to Make the First Few Days as Stress-Free as Possible

Bringing a New Cat Home? Follow These Tips to Make the First Few Days as Stress-Free as Possible

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By Tara McNabb Edited by April Jones Introducing a new cat to your home can be an exciting experience for everyone involved. But it’s important to remember that your new friend may be feeling the very opposite of excitement; cats are incredibly sensitive to changing environments, and they often experience heightened anxiety when put into a new living situation. The last thing you want to do is unknowingly cause more stress for your new friend due to a lack of preparation. By following these simple tips, you can make the transition process easier for both of you. 1. Cat Proof the House Before you bring them home, do a walk-through of your house from a cat’s point of view. Although it may be impossible to eliminate all potential trouble areas…
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Introducing The South Bay Kitten Project

Introducing The South Bay Kitten Project

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The South Bay Kitten Project: A collaboration of Town Cats and San Jose Animal Care Services We are pleased to introduce our new collaboration with San Jose Animal Care Services- The South Bay Kitten Project. This year, Town Cats is collaborating with San Jose to save more kittens!  We anticipate over 1500 kittens to pass through the South Bay Kitten Project this year, five times more than Town Cats did in 2017.  As we strive to be the cat experts of Santa Clara County, we realize we can make an even bigger impact on the cats and kittens in the community if we work together, supporting each other and sharing our valuable talent and resources.  We are so excited for this partnership!  So far, we have over 200 kittens in…
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Jackson Galaxy Event Recap

Jackson Galaxy Event Recap

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the Jackson Galaxy event on March 24. We had a fantastic event, and it was great to see everyone there. We'd like to give a special thanks to our sponsors:   Also, thank you so much to all of you who volunteered at the event and helped with the setup and cleanup! It was inspiring to hear Jackson speak about the progress in the United States since he has been working with shelters and rescue organizations over the past 20 years. We at Town Cats are proud of the role that we have played in saving cats in Santa Clara County, and thank all of you for the support you give us that makes it all possible.   [caption id="attachment_3689" align="alignnone" width="600"] Getting…
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Five Easy Ways To Bring The Great Outdoors To Your Indoor Cat

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Five Easy Ways To Bring The Great Outdoors To Your Indoor Cat by Tara Mcnabb Are the winter blues taking a toll on your indoor cat? For the owners of strictly indoor cats, coming up with new enrichment activities can be a challenge. Without fresh stimulation to keep things interesting, an indoor cat can quickly become bored and depressed. But with a little creativity and effort, you can create fun and challenging exercises that encourage your cat’s natural curiosity. Here are five different ways you can bring the outdoors in.   1. Grow Your Own Indoor Grass Bed This is one of the best ways to give your cat fresh grass to wallow in on a regular basis with a little bit of planning. All it takes is some potting…
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Legacy Cat #7

Legacy Cat #7

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LEGACY CAT #7! Meet Simba! Here is a little haiku about Simba: Wise and thoughtful cat Treats will make my heart sing out Love my feline pals Come and meet Simba today! He’s a young senior, at only 6 years 9 months. Starting last week, you may have read about our Legacy Cats. They are all from the days of our founder, Rosi, and they need special heroes like yourself to open up your heart and home for them. Remember adoption fees are waived, and they all qualify for our “In it for Life” program where all basic medical costs are covered by Town Cats for the duration of their lives. Akira was first, and went home!!! Is Simba next???
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