Thursday, February 25, 2021

Cats and Cancer

The dreaded Big C! One hates to hear of a loved one getting a diagnosis of cancer, but it can be even more heartbreaking when one of our cats receives the diagnosis. Cats are masters at hiding illnesses, so cancer can be harder to detect which may lead to later diagnoses and more difficult and costly treatments. Did you know that cancer afflicts an estimated 2% of the 80 million (2021) or more housecats now living in the United States? 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Lil Paws - 5-in-1 Premium Pet Carrier (with giveaway)

There will always be a need to transport your cat, whether it's to carry it to the veterinarian or to travel on road trips. There are so many different types of carriers: hard-sided, soft-sided, backpack, travel bed, and others. The type of carrier you use when traveling with your cat depends on how you are traveling, your needs, and your cat's comfort. 

Lil-Paws reached out to us about reviewing their 5-in-1 Premium Cat Carrier. I was happy to receive this product because we believe in sharing items to our readers that may help make their daily lives with their cats a little better.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Pet Bloggers Journey 2021

We've been blogging for almost 10 years as Sweet Purrfections. We've changed a lot over the last decade with our focus and branding. We've found it's important to look back on the previous year to see what we've accomplished and to make future plans for the blog. We're participating in the Pet Bloggers Journey, sponsors by Puppy in Training this year. Join us as we take a look down memory lane from 2020.

Participation in the Pet Bloggers Journey requires us to answer the following 10 questions. We've included links to posts in our blog where you can get more information.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Dr. Elsey's® - The Litter Cats (and Humans) Love™

Did you know that inappropriate elimination is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused and surrendered to shelters? There are numerous reasons for inappropriate elimination. The first step is to have your cat examined by a veterinarian to rule out any medical reasons. If there are no health conditions causing inappropriate elimination, you should consider the brand of cat litter you are using.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Feline Safety and Comfort in Winter

Winter can be a beautiful time of the year with the holidays and snowfall. However, these events can be a stressful and dangerous time of the year for our feline companions. Even if your cat stays indoors, you should provide a safe place for your cat to feel comfortable for both the cold weather and the festivities of the holidays.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A Cat Tree That’s a Castle

Cats need places to climb to the top to survey their domain, to hide for escape for the environment, and to scratch. There are several types of furniture that provide these individual needs, but it's even better when a piece of furniture provides all of this in one piece!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Perfect Evening Meal and Dessert for Cats

Did you know cats are most active at dawn and dusk? This is one reason cats should be fed in the morning and evening. After a good meal, cats tend to sleep better too, so it's important to feed her something she will eat and that is good for her. 

Truffle and Brulee are fed a variety of proteins and textures each day. One reason for this is to keep them from getting finicky and varying the protein (aka rotational diet) makes it easier to change food in the future, should your cat have a need for a special diet. I've also had issues in the past where a company changed the recipe for a product and my cat wouldn't eat it. I'm always searching for high-quality food that is good for my cats and that they will eat.