T's TIPS & TRICKS:
- Carrier as Feeding Station: Turn a carrier into a feeding station for your cat! This way, when it's time to take your cat to the vet, they'll jump right into the carrier.
- Clicking for Connection: One of my techniques is making clicking noises with my tongue as a way to encourage shy cats to be less afraid of me. I don't know why this technique works, but it does! The link above is a video of me clicking at 3 shy kittens at a local shelter.
- Medicating Cinnamon: Oral medication administration with gel capsules & a pet piller
- Prey Play: Bring out your cat's inner predator with prey play!
- Recommended Products: These are products I recommend constantly to clients!
- Revolution Trick: Trick for administering Revolution (or other topical flea treatments) on cats that are scared OR if you have trouble squeezing the Revolution tube
- Two-Finger Sniff: How I introduce myself to cats
LINKS TO VETERINARIANS:
RECOMMENDED FACEBOOK GROUPS:
- Cats with Multiple Medical Conditions: "As our cats get older, and sometimes while they're still quite young, many of them develop more than one medical condition. There are several groups for specific conditions but there seem to be very few for people struggling to manage more than one condition in the same cat. Sometimes, these conditions can have opposing requirements for ideal management. And that can make it difficult for any group with a single area of experience and expertise to give the best advice to manage two or more conditions in the best way possible. This is where we want to help... We are a science-based group. We do not support the use of unproven alternative remedies especially in place of appropriate evidence-based and veterinary-approved care and treatment. We are interested in only the best and proven suggestions for members to take to their Vets." (I am an admin in this group.)
- Feline Diabetes: Facebook group. (I am an admin in this group.)
- The Force-Free Feline: "The Force-Free Feline is the sister group to Beyond Cesar Millan. This serves as a place to discuss cat behavior, punishment free behavior solutions and yes, even cat training!"
- Poisons Help; Emergency Identification For Mushrooms & Plants: "This group is for EMERGENCY HELP only. It is for situations where someone has consumed an unknown fungi, or touched or consumed an unknown plant."
HELP IF YOU HAVE A DIABETIC CAT:
- Diabetic Cats in Need: "The heart of our mission is to keep diabetic cats in their original, loving homes, regardless of the income level of their caregivers. We support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes; help to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats. DCIN is a Maine nonprofit corporation and recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the US Internal Revenue Service. DCIN's Employer ID Number (EIN) is 45-4519681."