There’s a reason why cats continue to be one of the most beloved types of pets: they’re intelligent, friendly, and smart. And just like humans, they have their own personalities and quirks. Some of these quirks include fears and anxious behavior, which can manifest themselves in a variety of different ways. It’s important to understand…Read More
All About Rescue Cats
According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million animals enter animal shelters throughout the United States each year. Of those, approximately 3.2 million are cats. These statistics are shocking – which is why adopting a cat from a shelter is one of the most selfless and rewarding things you can do if you have the time and resources to do so.
But, as you can imagine, adopting a cat from a shelter or rescue is a big decision that requires a lot of thought and planning. Oftentimes, cats adopted from shelters struggle with ailments such as anxiety, skin conditions, infectious diseases, and arthritis – and treating these conditions is your responsibility as their new fur parent. Use the resources on this page to ensure a seamless and stress-free transition from the shelter into your home!
Common Health Concerns:
PAIN & INFLAMMATION
In 2011 we adopted a geriatric boy cat from Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah….he had been dumped at a kill shelter and had so many health issues. He had terrible arthritis, Hyptertension, Hyperthyroidism, no teeth and Chronic Kidney Failure.
He was also depressed from having been in the shelter for quite a long time. He had a long transport to endure from Utah to our home, and when he arrived he was clearly in a lot of pain.
We immediately got him onto Canna-Pet, as well as high quality EFAs and good food (not shelter dry kibble), as well as filtered water. Within a couple days, we could see hope in his eyes, and within two weeks he was running up and down the stairs, playing and purring up a storm. His coat became silky smooth and his eyes clear. We only had two more years with him, but for us, and maybe for him, they were the best years.
Mo is an 11-year old rescue who is on his second bottle of Canna-Pet. His vet recommend a drug to help him with a slowing digestive system but we went the natural route with Canna-Pet after hearing what it did for two dogs with cancer and another dog with similar digestive issues.
Since Mo has been taking Canna-Pet he has been able to digest his food better and he is a lot brighter every day in terms of energy. We love Canna-Pet and all of the work you do to promote rescue organizations. Thank you for making such a great product!
This is Sebastian. He’s been on insulin since I adopted him 4 years ago and then a year after I adopted him, in 2015, he developed a terrible case of stomatitis and had to have all of his teeth removed. That alone didn’t help and the dental specialist decided that he had cancer and about 3 months to live. That was in March of 2015 and Sebastian is still here.
At 17 he has his issues and is not the happiest kitty in town. His mouth has been acting up and there are only so many steroids I can give him. He has neuropathy from the diabetes so his back legs have been wobbly and I know that he’s uncomfortable.
After 3 days of giving Sebastian Canna-pet I started seeing a BIG difference in my cat! I’m not going to say he’s all better but he FEELS a lot better. He is purring almost all the time. He has become his old social self. He comes to say hi to me while I’m working and watching TV which he hadn’t done in quite some time. Things are really not bothering him very much, he is not getting annoyed at the other cats (not too much anyway), his appetite has improved and he’s just generally a happier cat! !
Find Your Perfect Match:
What Personality Traits Should You Look For In a Rescue Cat?
Adopting a rescue cat from your local shelter is a big decision and is not one that should be made on a whim. Don’t simply pick the first cat you see or the “cutest” one of the bunch.
Your cat will be a family member for the foreseeable future and should therefore, match your personality and lifestyle. Curious as to what personality traits you should look for in a rescue cat? This short quiz should help. Take the quiz now!
Cat Adoption Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Bringing Your Furry Family Member Home
What You Get:
- A step-by-step guide on everything you need to do before you bring home your rescue cat
- A list of products that you need to ensure a stress-free and seamless transition into your home
- Instructions for setting up your first vet appointment to make sure your new feline family member stays happy and healthy
- PLUS tips on how to introduce your cat to family members as well as to other pets in your home