Toxic Plants for Cats

Toxic Plants for Cats

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings, Vet's Corner
Toxic Plants for Cats Summer is here! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the grass couldn’t be greener. Chances are you’re going to end up with fresh flowers of any sort in your home this summer. While plants are often good for the environment and for us humans too, they may harbor poisonous toxins that could harm our beloved cats. The fact is that cats love plants and are naturally very curious creatures which makes keeping harmful plants out of their reach even harder. We’ll discuss the various plants to watch out for this summer, as well as the symptoms our cats may display if they come in contact with or consume these plants. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance either call…
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We’re Celebrating YOU: Our Foster Heroes

We’re Celebrating YOU: Our Foster Heroes

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", News & Happenings
It’s National Foster a Pet Month! We’re Celebrating YOU!   We’re celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing all of our incredible foster volunteers. Your dedication, love and care enable all of us to save pet lives. Thank you!   To kick off Foster a Pet Month, we’re celebrating one of our own Foster Heroes, Nannete Hopson. Nannette Hopson is an extraordinary foster whose compassion & efforts are critical to the success of our mission to save the most vulnerable cats in our community. When there's struggling kittens that need extra care to survive, she jumps to the challenge and does everything in her capacity to save them. While we have many outstanding fosters in our network, Nannette…
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May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

Current "Mews", News & Happenings
To Our Supporters, We are incredibly thankful for the support and care you have given to us over the last few months. With the hard work of our incredible staff along with the support of our board, donors, and volunteers, we have been able to gracefully pivot to our new normal. Town Cats continues to be committed to our mission of rescuing, protecting and advocating for cats, because we believe all cats deserve our love.   Over the last two months we have stepped up to the challenge of Shelter in Place by staying connected in this unprecedented time. We have implemented strict protocols to ensure the safety of our cats, staff and the public. These protocols include: We use hospital grade cleaner throughout our shelter. We clean not only our…
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Town Cats Vet’s Corner: Ringworm

Town Cats Vet’s Corner: Ringworm

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings, Vet's Corner
Ringworm Ringworm is not actually a worm; it is a fungal disease. It is caused by 3 different species of fungus and can infect any mammal. Cats are commonly infected and the disease can be spread to humans. It is predominantly a skin disease and in humans it appears as a red ring of flaky, itchy skin (hence the name ringworm). In cats, it look like any type of bald spot. Most commonly, cats get it on their face, head, all paws and tail. Young cats are more susceptible but it is also seen in adult cats. Being a fungal disease, it is spread by spores in the air so wherever an infected cat is, the disease is and can be spread. One species of the fungus (Microsporum canis) will…
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Jewels Incredible Journey

Jewels Incredible Journey

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
Jewels is a cat originally from Kuwait and was part of a mass rescue effort for cats which was spearheaded by our wonderful friends at Nine Lives Rescue in Redwood City, CA. A total of 50 cats were transported from Kuwait to Redwood City by airplane to start their journey in finding forever homes. As a helpless stray cat in Kuwait, Jewels was an amazing momma cat taking care of four small kittens. She fought daily through difficult circumstances to take care of her little ones. It was discovered that Jewels was intentionally injured by a person throwing bleach in her face. The bleach caused major damage to her eyes which eventually led to the removal of both her eyes. Luckily, Jewels and her four babies were rescued. When Jewels…
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Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: Vomiting in Cats

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

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings
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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