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Since many of us are self-isolating with our pets, enjoy spending time playing with or even training them. Pets pick up on our stress so playtime will help settle them (and you).

Here are some links to get you thinking.

Ten Minute Games to Play With Your Cat

10 Best Apps to Entertain, Train and Care for Your Feline

Spruce Pets: How To Play With Your Cat

10 Cat Exercises Your Cat Will Enjoy

Can Cats go Vegan?

Can Cats go Vegan?

This is a question we have occasionally been asked. Here are links to articles from PetPlace which might help with your decision.

Can Cats Be Vegan?

Is Vegan Food Safe for Your Pet?

The Ultimate Guide to What Cats Cannot Eat

The Science Behind Feline Finickiness, and What To Do About It

And from Pet MD:

Can Cats Live on a Vegan Diet? (full article)

Cats, as a species, are obligate carnivores. In very simple terms, this means that cats require meat in their diet. They have specific nutrient needs that can only be supplied through the ingestion of animal meat.

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17 is designated as Black Cat Appreciation Day, launched to show people that a black cat could be the perfect cat for them, and help raise awareness about black cats in general.

Black cats are the most overlooked felines in shelters and it usually takes much longer for them to be adopted, about 24% longer.

There are many superstitions surrounding black cats. In Scotland, black cats are linked to prosperity. In the UK and Japan, they bring good luck. Sailors, fishermen and Egyptians all worshiped black cats. Sadly, in the US and other countries, black cats are considered unlucky.

Definition of superstition: a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief.

If you are looking for a cat, please take the time to really look at and get to know the wonderful black kittens and cats you will see in shelters.

Make it a Double

Make it a Double

Ninth Life Cat Rescue insists that kittens under six months of age be adopted in pairs if there is no other cat or dog in the new home.

Again and again we are asked, why? We think you will find this article answers that question. Cat behaviour expert, Pam Johnson-Bennett, is the best selling author of ten books.

Your New Kitten(s)

Your New Kitten(s)

Kittens are adorable but they require special care. Weighing as little as two pounds, they are fragile, even though they might not appear so. If you have young children, always supervise time with the kitten(s).

If you already have a cat, here is a procedure for introducing your new kitten:

How Not to Make the Fur Fly

If you are planning to adopt a kitten, be aware that Ninth Life Cat Rescue has a ‘two kitten rule’. If there is no other cat or dog at home, then we insist that kittens be adopted in pairs, or a kitten plus an older cat. The kittens do not need to be from the same litter. Here are our reasons:

The Two Kitten Rule

Here are articles that will help you get started:

Surviving Your First 30 Days

Twenty Things Your Cat Wants You to Know

Getting to Know Your Kitten