Does anybody have suggestions, I have a 'foster cat', and the rescuers have vanished. She's been with me for a long time, so essentially my cat. That is fine, but she is still registered in somebody else's name and I cannot contact them. I spoke to the council about transferring her to me and they can do that, but I have to sign a stat dec. That is fine, but I have no proof she is desexed. The vet said the only way to prove she is desexed is by opening her up, which I don't want to do for her sake and the fact it will cost money. I did have her microchip papers, but can't find them. Would the microchip place have her listed as desexed? If I just declare her as an entire cat (as I can't prove otherwise), it's $200 to register her.
This is not good news, there is an outbreak of parvovirus (panleukopenia) have been reported in greater Melbourne. http://www.abc.net.au/…/cat-plague-is-back-after-ne…/9401794
I recently created a directory for people to use but only discovered today visitors had to be logged in to use it. I have changed this setting, so if you would like to use it to list a registered breeders, pet sitting business or boarding cattery please do. The more it is used, the more the search engines crawl it, and the higher up (hopefully) it will be pushed. It is free to use, and can be found here
I can add more categories if necessary.
I just found this guy on YouTube. He has some awesome videos on cat parasites made in an entertaining way. There’s a bit of swearing, but they are excellent and informative.
It helps to control fleas if we understand the life-cycle of fleas, who have four stages. Eggs, larvae, pupae and adult fleas. Only the adult flea lives on the cat. The salt and pepper appearance pet owners may notice in areas frequented by cats are flea eggs (white) and feces (brown)...which contains high levels of blood. Larvae (the maggot stage) rely on flea eggs and feces as a food source (as well as tapeworm eggs, which is how cats are infected). As awful as they are, it is a very interesting life cycle.
I have spent the past day updating this page with plants that are toxic to cats. https://www.cat-world.com.au/plants-toxic-to-cats.html
I've been lucky that scratching hasn't been much of an issue with my cats (they once trashed my son's laundry basket, but that's about all). But this sounds interesting for people whose cats do scratch. http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/keep-your-paws-my-claws
Cats and their claws: it’s a hot topic of discussion. With a new product that has cats scratching appropriately while keeping their claws, everybody wins.