Kitten season is well underway, and although we are a dog rescue, we love our feline friends!
We frequently get requests for help about cats and kittens and think it's important to share some information on what to do if you find kittens.
Just last week we got a call about a cat who had just given birth to her kittens outside someone's front door. It was the middle of July, in Las Vegas, so the weather was over 100°, and these newborns were in the rocks. One might think the best thing to do is hurry and get those kittens, but before you hurry and swoop up the kittens, it is very important to assess the situation first. At this young age they need their mother more then anything else.
We're almost a month into fall and it seems that EVERYTHING is pumpkin flavored, even Pringles (no joke)! So while we're gorging on pumpkin bread and pumpkin spiced lattes, it's nice to know that our dogs can indulge on some fall flavors as well.
Pumpkin is high in fiber, low in fat and cholesterol, and packed with potassium, iron, beta carotene and vitamin A. It has been known to help remedy constipation and diarrhea and aid in urinary health and weight loss. It's seeds (sometimes labeled pepitas) are high in antioxidants and fatty acids which help protect joints and keep coats glossy and soft.
Tina's story is sad but not unique, unfortunately. Tina was rescued from Tijuana, Mexico where she was found in deplorable condition, almost all of her fur was gone from a case of severe mange, and she was so underweight you could see all of her bones.
She had been living on the streets for months and countess people had walked past her, not giving a second look. Luckily, a kind group of people found Tina one day and decided she was worth saving.