All Cats Shed, but What’s Normal, and What’s Not? 

Cat getting brushed.

Whether it collects in the corners, gets all over your clothes, or shows up in an elongated regurgitated “ball”, cat hair just comes with the territory of feline cohabitation. A gleaming coat is one of their finer physical attributes, but let’s face it, cats shed. Loose, dead hair is set free 1-2 times a year, usually becoming airborne at some point only to settle in places you’d least expect it. 

Yes, cat lovers must be willing to put up with loose hairs around the house. But is it always part of a normal process, or could excessive shedding be explained by something else?

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How To Choose The Best Cat For You

happy cat smiling.

If you really love cats it’s possible you imagine living with every feline you cross paths with, especially if you visit a rescue or shelter. If a cat needs a home, why wouldn’t you adopt them? This is an honorable approach, but adopting a cat is a big decision—and it’s one worthy of time and careful consideration. Whatever your lifestyle and home environment, it’s important to contemplate which type of cat is best for you. 

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What Your Cat Should Be Eating

cat eating.

As responsible cat owners, we have to be mindful of what we feed our beloved pets. Providing them with a balanced and nutritious diet helps ensure their well-being. This blog post will delve into the dietary needs of our feline friends and offer insights into what your cat should be eating. 

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Cats Are Sneaky And Noticing That They May Be In Pain is Too

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Cats have a way of hiding any pain they’re feeling. This ability probably stems from the fact that in the wild, felines that look sick or injured are easy targets for predators. There may not be any predators in your home, but your kitty might feel compelled to follow her instincts anyway. It’s up to you to figure out how to tell if your cat is in pain. 

But you don’t have to do it alone. The team at Cat Care of Vinings would like to share tips for identifying and treating cat pain.

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Cat Toys You Should Know About

cat laying and playing with toy.

If you’re new to the world of cats or you’re wondering, “what toys should my cat have?” you’re in the right place. There are thousands of cat toys out there. The selection can get overwhelming. But here at Cat Care of Vinings, we know cats inside and out. We thought we’d share the toys that get our cats playing more than anything else. 

Best of all, there’s no reason to break the bank on these cat toys. You can find affordable cat toys all over the place—even in your own home. 

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What Breed of Cat Best Fits My Personality?

different kinds of cats

Felines are overflowing with character, and some of their traits will blend better than others with your own personality and lifestyle. If you’re considering a cat companion, our team is here to help you find the perfect match!

First: Assess Your Lifestyle

  • Are you away from home a lot? Perhaps a kitten that requires a lot of attention isn’t the best option for you. And along those same lines, if your cat will be spending a lot of time alone, you may want to consider adopting more than one cat!
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Observing National Pet Awareness Month With Your Cat

Cat in party hat.

The concept of wellness is perhaps best understood as a pursuit, especially when it comes to cats. Of course, an individual feline may be the picture of optimal health, but there’s always room for improvement. This is particularly true for a species that excels at hiding any sign that they are unwell. November is National Pet Awareness Month, and we think it’s a great time to elevate what it means to be truly aware of feline health and safety needs. That way, we can better provide for them.

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Feline 9-1-1: Identifying Signs That Your Cat Is Sick

A sick cat.

Cat owners are typically highly attuned to the needs and desires of their pet cats. After all, when they’re looking and feeling their absolute best, it’s obvious to all. When they aren’t in tip-top shape, however, they might try to hide symptoms (and they’re pretty successful at this, at least for a time). When you have the ability to know when your cat is sick, you can intervene immediately. Since time is of the essence in most feline ailments, a quick assessment and action could save a cat’s life.

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