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ZippiTips: Keys To Effective Litter Box Training

Zippi_iStock_000047424772_Large (1)It would probably take all day (and night) to list the many reasons why we love cats, and we’d be hard-pressed to pick just one favorite trait. Is it their love of all boxes? Their rumbly purr and cuddliness? One of our favorites is their ability – or, skillful, discerning choice – to use a litter box for waste (versus our canine friends who require walks).

Sure, your kitty’s got a long list of admirable qualities, but when you think about it, his or her skills in the bathroom department are pretty top-notch. For new and seasoned cat owners, we offer the keys to litter box training for the purr-fect living situation. Continue…

Recognizing Pet Suffering and When to Say Goodbye

WestPark_iStock_000019089342_LargeAt some point, every pet begins the necessary journey toward end of life. For most pet owners, we have watched our beloved companion grow from precocious youngster into golden-years snuggler. Because of our love for our furry friend, we may want to hold on, despite signs of growing weakness or suffering.

There will be days when that old spark or a glimmer of light in the eyes gives us a bit of hope that we have more time with our pet. Yet, we are tasked with an enormous decision and responsibility–recognizing the signs that quality of life has eroded too far, or that end of life is near–and making the decision to say goodbye to our four-legged family member. Continue…

Cat Proofing Your Home, Meow

asac-iStock_000010652668_LargeOwning a cat is, well, the cat’s meow. Purrs, head butts, snuggles, and crazy cat antics are among the best parts of cat ownership. What’s not-so-great, however, is the furniture scratching, cord chewing, jumping up on the counter, and pooping outside of the litter box.

So what’s a cat owner to do? We recommend following these simple tips for cat proofing your home in an effort to help your pretty kitty resist the temptations of curiosity. Continue…