Feline Fundamentals: A Weekend with Sterling Davis and Tabitha Kucera

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Join Trapking Sterling Davis and veterinary technician and pet behaviorist Tabitha Kucera for a weekend of education, fun and giveaways, all from the comfort of your own home.

The two day event features lectures on topics such as socializing feral kittens, communication for cat advocates, feline friendly handling, an introduction to clicker training, and much more.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.chirrupsandchatter.com/feline-fundamentals

Depression in Cats: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Depression in humans has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. A 2017 study by the National Institute of Mental Health found that an estimated 17.3 million adults has had at least one major depressive episode, characterized by a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, as well as problems with sleeping, eating, energy, concentration and self-worth. I expect that more recent statistics will probably show even higher numbers, especially considering the mental health challenges wrought by the pandemic. Continue reading…

Sunday Quotes: The Messy Middle

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I would guess that most of us were pretty happy to say goodbye to 2020. However, given how 2021 started, right now it’s hard not to wonder whether this year will really be that much better, which is why it’s more important than ever to hone our coping skills and learn new ones.

There is no doubt that change is coming, and perhaps, there’s even the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, but right now, we’re still stuck in the “messy  middle” of what I hope will be a transformational year on a lot of different levels. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Two Rescued Kittens Become Best Friends

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Two kittens rescued separately ended up at the same shelter in New York, and became best friends when Jess Thoren, a fosterer from KittenBnB in New Jersey, took them home. Jess had come to the shelter to rescue another litter of kittens and just knew she had to take little Frankie home as well. Two weeks younger than the other kittens, he quickly became a part of the family, but became particularly close to Dracula, a little black kitten. For more about Frankie and his friends, visit LoveMeow.com.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: Continue reading…

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