Welcome to the Holiday Edition of the Kitty Times!
Here are some links to help you with your holiday shopping:

Pet holidays for December:

National Spay and Neuter Month
Dec. 10: International Animal Rights Day
Dec. 15: Cat Herders' Day
(The phrase "herding cats" comes from the common saying that something involving the coordination of many different groups of people is as difficult as herding cats.)
Visit my website and get expert advice for solving cat behavior problems
Monitor the latest recalls:
Shelter feed links:

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My wish for the New Year:
May all who are lost, be found. May all who are ill,
be well. May all in harm's way, be saved. May all
without homes, be loved.
~~Author Unknown
Dec. 7, 2018
Holiday Wellness Tips
With the holidays upon us now, here are some tips to help get us and our pets through them safely.

Thanksgiving tips apply at Christmas and other holidays, too:
Toxic Plants:
A lot of folks like to acquire (and give) plants to create a festive mood in the home. Trouble is, many of those plants are toxic to cats.


Here is a pretty comprehensive list of plants:


And here is a link to information on contacting an emergency poison control hotline if you need help:


If you think your animal is ill or may have ingested a poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 1-888-426-4435. (PS - They charge a fee.)
Are you planning to put up a tree this year?
(Found this photo on Facebook!)
Funny Holiday Cat Stories

These stories are from 2016 but are still fun to read!