Pet Resources

If you have a pet care or behavioral question, please consult your veterinarian. We have provided some helpful links below for quick education on many of the common issues pet guardians encounter.Check out the Best Friend’s Pet Care Library, which includes preparing your pet for a new baby, finding pet-friendly housing, what to do when you find a stray or your pet is lost, and many other wonderful topics.

Visit Best Friends at: http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/petcare/

Litterbox Problems

There are many common problems involving the litterbox—and most can be solved! Here are some handy tips:

  • Cats need enough boxes: rule is 1 litter-box per cat, plus 1
  • Cats do not like to use dirty litter-boxes
  • Many cats do not like scented litter or when you change litter brands (if you do, do it gradually by mixing old with new)
  • Do not change the location of the litter-boxes
  • Size of box should be appropriate for size of cat (larger cats need larger boxes with higher sides or covered boxes!)
  • If kitty does not like current kind of litter, consider an alternative litter (often healthier for you and your cat!)

Some litters include: wheat litters (Sweat Scoop), corn litters (World’s Best Cat Litter, Poultry Layer at Fleet Farm), newspaper litters (Yesterday’s News), pine litter (Feline Pine) – most of these are better for your health and the environment, are flush-able, and have very little dust!

If problems persist, a health issue could be behind your kitty not using the box; please consult your veterinarian

Find Pet Friendly Housing

MyApartmentMap.com
Zillow Neenah pet-friendly apartment rental page
Trulia Neenah apartment rental page with pet-friendly filters

The Truth About Declawing 

The Truth About Declawing Handout (PDF)
Why Cats Need Claws Handout (PDF)

High-Quality Cat Food List 

Vet-approved recommendations for the best quality food to feed your cat – read the list here

Introducing Your Pets 

Helpful tips on making new pet and current pet live harmoniously together – read the tips here

FIV in Cats

Feline Leukemia in Cats

Spread through saliva, nasal secretions, urine, feces and milk

Feral (Wild) Cats

Spay Wisconsin: Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 

The Wisconsin Humane Society launched Spay Wisconsin in July 2008. The program is a network of veterinarians and clinics willing to perform low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for low-income households and also for feral cats. Contact 1-877-510-PETS.

Pet Laser Therapy 

Ease your pet’s pain with revolutionary new laser therapy. This drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free alternative to surgery helps your pet find relief from pain and heal faster. It is great for geriatric animals for their aches and pains and for everyday disorders.  Learn more by contacting:


Healing Heart Pet Hospice 
– Appleton

Veterinary end-of-life care for your companions from two veterinarians and two veterinary technicians. Contact: 920-993-9193 or 920-450-7805.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Save Money on Pet Care
The top 10 things you can do to save money in the long run, from the ASPCA Web site