Fear Free Handling

Fear Free Handling

Coming to a shelter is probably one of the scariest things that can happen to a cat, even at our kind and gentle Haven! They have been stripped of everything they know and love and find themselves lost in the unfamiliar. Imagine bringing your own sweet cat to a...

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Cat Food: What Should I Feed My Cat

Cat Food: What Should I Feed My Cat

We get this question quite often at Happy Cats. We have a comprehensive list of ingredients to look for and avoid here. The biggest factors on this list are the quality of the protein and avoiding known toxic ingredients. The fact is, there are few foods on the market...

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Cat Food: What to Feed & What to Avoid

Cat Food: What to Feed & What to Avoid

You are what you eat. So are your cats. Our experience is that much illness can be prevented and/or healed with proper feline nutrition. This is not a substitute for proper medical care but a partner in your cat's health. Cats are obligate carnivores. This means they...

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Allergies & Cats: 7 Tips

Allergies & Cats: 7 Tips

It's that time of the year again: sunny days bring blooming flowers, pollinating trees...and people surrendering their cats. We get calls from people who have been told by their doctors the only way to breathe more easily is to get rid of their cats. Is this really...

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A Safe Room for Your New Kitty

A Safe Room for Your New Kitty

You've just adopted a new kitty and are excited to bring her home. You've been told to make a safe room for your new four-footed baby but aren't sure you want to designate a whole room to her. What is a safe room and why is it so important? Congratulations on the new...

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Play With Your Cat!

Play With Your Cat!

Cats are getting fatter. About 1 in 5 cats were obese 25 years ago. Now that number is almost 1 in 3. While they've gotten safer in the last 20 years, the typical indoor cat is bored, overweight and at risk for disease and early death. Most dog owners know they need...

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Don’t Let Allergies Steal Your Cat!

Don’t Let Allergies Steal Your Cat!

Happy Cats recently received this phone question: My son has had his cat Rusty since he was a toddler. Suddenly, my son has developed severe allergies to his cat. Rusty is an important part of our family. Is there anything we can do to help our son and keep Rusty too?...

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What is FIV?

What is FIV?

FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This is a disease that's almost always found in outside cats who aren't neutered or spayed. Picture this. You're a cute little boy kitten, rambunctious and playful. For whatever reason, you play too hard, you don't "get...

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Oh Poop: Feline Diarrhea Solutions

Oh Poop: Feline Diarrhea Solutions

Research at Ohio State University in 2011 proved that it doesn't take much to get a cat off his or her regular routine. In fact, all it took was a change in caretakers for many of their cats to become ill. As Tony Buffington, the lead researcher, says, "Cats are not a...

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