Cats

Cats

Cats have a need to scratch.  Its best to provide your cat with scratching post so he/she doesn’t fulfill their need to scratch on your furniture.  Cats love to play.  There are many types of play toys available.  The “wand toys” are one of the better solutions, because cats have sharp nails, but these toys will keep your hands at a safe distance, and still allow you to have lots of fun playing with your cat.  Cats are natural born hunters.  Use the toys in a way to mimic the motions of mice and/or birds.  Your car will go into stalking mode and will pounce on the toys.  This playtime will help them let out some pent up energy.  Cats Love to be in elevated places.  A cat tree or cat condo is the purrrfect solution to satisfy your cats love to be up high.

Nutrition:  Cats are obligate carnivores, which mean they must eat meat.  Commercial cat foods aim to copy the nutrients in wild animal prey to provide cats with all they need. It’s difficult to get this balance right, so it’s best to buy good, high quality cat foods.   Kittens need to be fed at least twice, preferably three times a day for the first six months of their lives to provide for their rapid growth.
An adult should also be fed at regular times, ideally, twice a day. This way you can keep an eye on how much they’re eating.  In the wild, cats get a lot of water from their food – the animals they catch and eat. At home, you’ll need to provide water because commercial foods don’t contain enough water to meet their needs.  You’ll need at least one sturdy water bowl, which should be cleaned and filled daily. Always keep it in the same place, ideally next to the food bowl.  Treats are a great way to reward good behavior.

Supplies:  Collar, Toys, Litter Box, Cat Tree, Scratching post, Food and Water bowls, and bed are great supplies to begin a happy life with your wonderful cat.

Maintenance:  Grooming can be a relaxing, bonding experience for you and your cat.  Cats do shed, so weekly grooming is important.  Long haired cats will require more frequent grooming.  Nail trimming is also important.  This may take a few times for your cat to get used to it.  Your cat should be bathed no more often than once a month.  Bathing to often will dry out your cats coat.  Cats are pretty good at keeping themselves clean.  When you see them licking themselves, they are cleaning themselves.

Acana

Blue Buffalo

Fromm

Merrick

Natural Balance

Orijen

Pets “N” More is proud to be working in conjunction with the SPCA Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Pinellas as well as Animal Services of Pinellas County to bring together the best pets and the best families. Stop in and talk to our knowledgeable pet adoption associates to learn all of the details.

  • Shelters have all shapes and sizes of lovable mutts, purebreds, all-American cats, puppies and kittens, adolescents and seniors. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle, family, and home are excellent!
  • About 25 percent of shelter animals are purebreds.
  • According to the Humane Society of the United States, mutts are America’s dog of choice, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all pet dogs.
  • Shelter animals make great pets. A “second-hand” pet in no way means second-rate. On the contrary, many shelter animals seem to sense what they were up against and become among the most devoted and grateful companions.
  • Most shelter residents are healthy, affectionate animals. Many have already lived with a human family and have the basic training, socialization, and cooperative skills they need to become part of your household.
  • Dogs, cats, and “pocket pets” end up in shelters because of circumstances beyond their control. They’re victims of a death, illness, divorce, or a move that didn’t include them. Or they were displaced by a new baby. Or their owners just didn’t learn how to train them.
  • Most shelters become familiar with the disposition of each animal. Many (including APS) do behavior evaluations. All this helps the staff make optimal matches between homes and pets, and helps you make you the most appropriate adoption decision.
  • Shelter pets are a bargain! For a reasonable adoption fee, you can adopt an animal that would cost several hundred dollars elsewhere once you include shots, microchip and spay/neuter surgery.
  • In addition, shelters offer educational literature on all aspects of pet ownership, and they often provide ongoing advice, guidance and training suggestions.
  • When you adopt from a shelter, you become part of the solution to the overpopulation crisis. You give a deserving animal a new home. You free up cage space for another animal needing to be adopted. And your adoption fee goes toward the shelter’s education and spay/neuter programs, which help prevent more unwanted litters.
  • Until the pet overpopulation crisis has been resolved, adopting from a shelter is the humane, ethical choice for millions of Americans!
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Cats have a need to scratch.  Its best to provide your cat with scratching post so he/she doesn’t fulfill their need to scratch on your furniture.  Cats love to play.  There are many types of play toys available.  The “wand toys” are one of the better solutions, because cats have sharp nails, but these toys will keep your hands at a safe distance, and still allow you to have lots of fun playing with your cat.  Cats are natural born hunters.  Use the toys in a way to mimic the motions of mice and/or birds.  Your car will go into stalking mode and will pounce on the toys.  This playtime will help them let out some pent up energy.  Cats Love to be in elevated places.  A cat tree or cat condo is the purrrfect solution to satisfy your cats love to be up high.

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Care and Feeding

Nutrition:  Cats are obligate carnivores, which mean they must eat meat.  Commercial cat foods aim to copy the nutrients in wild animal prey to provide cats with all they need. It’s difficult to get this balance right, so it’s best to buy good, high quality cat foods.   Kittens need to be fed at least twice, preferably three times a day for the first six months of their lives to provide for their rapid growth.
An adult should also be fed at regular times, ideally, twice a day. This way you can keep an eye on how much they’re eating.  In the wild, cats get a lot of water from their food – the animals they catch and eat. At home, you’ll need to provide water because commercial foods don’t contain enough water to meet their needs.  You’ll need at least one sturdy water bowl, which should be cleaned and filled daily. Always keep it in the same place, ideally next to the food bowl.  Treats are a great way to reward good behavior.

Supplies:  Collar, Toys, Litter Box, Cat Tree, Scratching post, Food and Water bowls, and bed are great supplies to begin a happy life with your wonderful cat.

Maintenance:  Grooming can be a relaxing, bonding experience for you and your cat.  Cats do shed, so weekly grooming is important.  Long haired cats will require more frequent grooming.  Nail trimming is also important.  This may take a few times for your cat to get used to it.  Your cat should be bathed no more often than once a month.  Bathing to often will dry out your cats coat.  Cats are pretty good at keeping themselves clean.  When you see them licking themselves, they are cleaning themselves.

Acana

Blue Buffalo

Fromm

Merrick

Natural Balance

Orijen

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Adoption Program

Pets “N” More is proud to be working in conjunction with the SPCA Tampa Bay, Humane Society of Pinellas as well as Animal Services of Pinellas County to bring together the best pets and the best families. Stop in and talk to our knowledgeable pet adoption associates to learn all of the details.

  • Shelters have all shapes and sizes of lovable mutts, purebreds, all-American cats, puppies and kittens, adolescents and seniors. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle, family, and home are excellent!
  • About 25 percent of shelter animals are purebreds.
  • According to the Humane Society of the United States, mutts are America’s dog of choice, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all pet dogs.
  • Shelter animals make great pets. A “second-hand” pet in no way means second-rate. On the contrary, many shelter animals seem to sense what they were up against and become among the most devoted and grateful companions.
  • Most shelter residents are healthy, affectionate animals. Many have already lived with a human family and have the basic training, socialization, and cooperative skills they need to become part of your household.
  • Dogs, cats, and “pocket pets” end up in shelters because of circumstances beyond their control. They’re victims of a death, illness, divorce, or a move that didn’t include them. Or they were displaced by a new baby. Or their owners just didn’t learn how to train them.
  • Most shelters become familiar with the disposition of each animal. Many (including APS) do behavior evaluations. All this helps the staff make optimal matches between homes and pets, and helps you make you the most appropriate adoption decision.
  • Shelter pets are a bargain! For a reasonable adoption fee, you can adopt an animal that would cost several hundred dollars elsewhere once you include shots, microchip and spay/neuter surgery.
  • In addition, shelters offer educational literature on all aspects of pet ownership, and they often provide ongoing advice, guidance and training suggestions.
  • When you adopt from a shelter, you become part of the solution to the overpopulation crisis. You give a deserving animal a new home. You free up cage space for another animal needing to be adopted. And your adoption fee goes toward the shelter’s education and spay/neuter programs, which help prevent more unwanted litters.
  • Until the pet overpopulation crisis has been resolved, adopting from a shelter is the humane, ethical choice for millions of Americans!
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