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What To Do If Your Cat Gets Fleas

What To Do If Your Cat Gets Fleas

This post is sponsored by Fetch My Meds and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to create awareness about the Fetch My Meds pharmacy discount program for pets, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Fetch My Meds is not responsible for the content of this article.Did you cat start itching? If it has fleas, definitely read this post from www.drugstoredivas.net to find out what to do if your cat gets fleas.

I was taking a walk a few weeks ago, when I was cat-sitting my parents’ cat Sox, and I came across a feral cat. For a moment, I thought about taking it home to give my parents’ cat a friend. Pets need friends too! I leaned down to pet the feral cat, and then thought better of it. The cat could have fleas … and fleas was not something I wanted to deal with while I was cat-sitting.

If you happen to end up dealing with fleas, it’s not fun. But it is something you can take care of at home without having to call in professional help.

What To Do If Your Cat Gets Fleas

Spray your home.
You can pick up a flea spray at your local grocery store. As soon as you realize your cat has fleas, purchase that and spray it on your sofas, rugs, pillows, etc. Follow the instructions on the back of the bottle to find out how frequently you need to spray.

Comb the cat.
Hunt down your feline culprit and comb it. I know, it sounds silly, but you actually should comb your cats on a regular basis anyway. You’ll remove a bunch of hair from him or her, which is great. That means less hair for you to sweep up and less hair for your cat to lick off, which means less hairballs. For now, if you keep your cat’s fur tidy, you’ll be able to better see the fleas and see if everything else you’re doing is working.

Apply flea medication.
You definitely want to apply flea medication as soon as possible. If you have an outdoor cat, you’ll actually want to apply it on a regular basis, not just when there’s an infestation. Check with the medication on how to apply, but most will tell you to pull up the skin on the back of your cat’s neck and apply it on the skin.

If you do need flea medication (or things like tick or heartworm relief also) on a regular basis, check out the veterinary prescription discount card Fetch My Meds. Enrollment is completely free and can help pet parents save up to 70% off of their pet’s medications too. Speaking of pet meds, did you know pet parents can ask their veterinarian for a written prescription? Definitely bring that up with your vet next time you’re there.

Get a flea collar.
It’s a good idea to have a flea collar on your cat when there’s an infestation going on. If you have multiple cats, but only one is dealing with fleas, you’ll still want to put flea collars on all of them to be safe. Most only last for a certain amount of time, so as with everything else, be sure to read the package to make sure you are using it properly.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fetch My Meds. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

20+ Trendy Cat Products

20+ Trendy Cat Products

Cat lovers ... check out these 20+ Trendy Cat Products found on www.drugstoredivas.net. They're purr-fect. You need them all right meow.Cat lovers … your friends probably tag you on every cute cat meme, right? Any sort of cat product gets your name tagged too. I get it. But most of those cat products, they’re gifts for you, like rolling pins that leave behind prints of cats and a cute “don’t talk to me right meow” coffee mug. But what about your furry friend? Where are the gifts for Snowball? We got you. Or, rather, we got your cats. We put together a fun list of 20+ Trendy Cat Products.

Check through the list and pick up a few for your favorite furry friend.

20+ Trendy Cat Products

  1. Roodie Women’s Cat Carrier Hoodie
  2. Cat House Cat Condo
  3. Cat Grooming Bag
  4. PetSafe Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain
  5. Happy Habitat for Indoor Cats
  6. Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy
  7. Kookamunga Krazee Kitty Catnip Bubbles, 5 oz
  8. TRIXIE Pet Products Baza Cat Tree
  9. SENTRY Calming Collar for Cats
  10. Natures Miracle Just for Cats Calming Spray
  11. Ideal Pet Products Cat Flap Door
  12. Kitty City Steel Claw Mega Kit Cat Furniture
  13. Trixie Pet Products Outdoor Cat Run
  14. TRIXIE Pet Products Tunnel Self Feeder for Cats
  15. Purrfect Arch Groom Toy
  16. Sleeveless Hoodies Cat Holder
  17. Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack Pet Carriers for Cats and Dogs Blue
  18. Pettom Cat Airline Approved Bubble Carrier
  19. Best Pet Swanky Pet Stroller, Red
  20. 5-in-1 Pet Carrier + Backpack + CarSeat + Pet Carrier Stroller + Carriers with Wheels
  21. AKC Pet First Aid Kit, Red 46 Piece Modified
  22. Pet Control Harness and Leash Set
  23. OxGord Pet Control Harness

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Tips For Road Trips With Cats

Tips For Road Trips With Cats

Planning on taking a trip with your cat this summer? Read these Tips For Road Trips With Cats from www.drugstoredivas.net first!

Let me tell you a horror story. Once upon a time, about three years ago, Pete and I were driving up to New York and took the cat we had at the time. I felt so bad keeping him cooped up the entire trip, so when we stopped at a rest stop for gas, I went over to a grassy area with the cat and his favorite food and decided to let him stretch his legs. Bad idea! He darted out of the harness and leash I had him on and under a truck. I tried, to no avail, to get him out. So I did what any normal person would do. I sobbed in front of the truck’s tire until the owner came out, popped the hood, reached in, grabbed our cat, and returned him.

When I look back now, I realize how dumb I was. That cat had only lived in our apartment. He didn’t know the outside world and he sure didn’t need to stretch his legs. We got him back, thank goodness, but we also learned a lot of lessons about road trips with cats. I figured I would pass that knowledge on to you.

Tips For Road Trips With Cats

1. Get a personalized collar.
Before you even embark on your trip, make sure your cat has a collar with his name on it, plus your name and phone number. You’re going to do your best to make sure your cat remains with you cat at all times, but in the event he runs off, you want to have a way to have him returned.

2. Use a carrier.
Your cat may not love heading in to a cat carrier, but it’s sure better than letting him roam free in your car. Imagine opening the door and your cat bolting into the unknown. It may cry in the carrier, which is the saddest sound in the world, but it beats you crying!

You can actually buckle your cat in, if you don’t like keeping it in a carrier. The pet seat belt might actually be better in case you happen to get into an accident because then your cat will be buckled in instead of the carrier potentially flying across the car. You can and should buckle your carrier in, if you’re leaving the cat in there. Be safe.

3. Pack your cat’s favorite food and treats.
You won’t be feeding your cat on the trip, but you will when you get to your destination. Having your cat’s food with you will make him feel more secure. Changing his environment and food might be too much.

4. Don’t worry about a litter box …
Cats are smart. I’m not sure how their little bodies are wired, but they know there is no way for them to go to a bathroom on a road trip. So they don’t. They won’t go in the carrier, so don’t worry about that. When you get to your destination, have a litter box available and introduce your cat to it.

… 5. Unless you’re staying overnight.
If you’re breaking your trip up over multiple days, you’ll want to pack a litter box to bring into the hotel. Be sure to check with any hotels you might book to assure they are pet friendly. You don’t want to get there and then find out your cat isn’t welcome.

6. Don’t leave your cat alone in the car.
No matter what you do, never leave a cat alone in the car. If you have to stop for the bathroom, make sure a passenger stays in the car with the cat when you go inside, then let your passenger go in while you watch the cat. Don’t leave it alone and do not leave it in a hot car under any circumstances.

Do you plan on traveling with your cat this summer? Let us know your tips for road trips with cats in the comments.

4 Ways To Take Care Of Your New Cat #PetSmartCart

4 Ways To Take Care Of Your New Cat #PetSmartCart

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about New Low Prices on Friskies and Fancy Feast at PetSmart, but Drugstore Divas only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

Cats are funny creatures. They can pretty much take care of themselves. Okay, it completely, of course, but they are sure a lot less work than other pets can be. So if you’ve been wanting to get a cuddly pet, a cat is a great idea.

If you do decide to get a new cat this year, this post is a good way to kick off that new relationship. We have four ways to take care of your new cat … starring my parents’ cat Sox. How cute is she? Doesn’t she just make you want to get a cat?

4 Ways To Take Care Of Your New Cat

1. Play with it.
Oh sure, it seems like playing with your new cat is a no brainer. But it’s actually really important for you to do so. If you have toys, like a laser pointer for your cat to chase, that is a great way to exercise him. You probably won’t take your cat out on a walk, so you need to find ways to get him some exercise indoors. And playing with him is great for you too.

2. Groom It.
This is really important, but even more so during seasons when your cat sheds more often. Your cat will use its tongue to groom itself. That’s great, until your cat gets a hairball and you are stuck cleaning it up. To prevent that as best as you can, purchase a cat brush and use it to brush off any excess hair from your cat. The more you can get, the less your cat can ingest, so do everyone a favor and groom him.

3. Clean The Litter Box.
Cats are great about the bathroom. They don’t need to be trained on how to use the litter box. They just know. What the cat can’t do, though, is clean its box; that part is up to you. You want to clean it often because if it gets too stinky, your cat will not use it. And that will create a big mess for you.

4. Feed It Wet Food.
Cats need to stay hydrated. They can do that with water, but some cats (especially males) may not drink enough. So they can supplement their water intake with wet food. That’s why it is important to always stock up and have it on hand.

You can do that right now at Petsmart. The pet store sells a bunch of varieties of Friskies and Fancy Feast wet canned food. If your cat is new, you may not be sure if he prefers fish, beef, or poultry, so, by going to a store that sells a wide variety, you can buy a bunch and see what your cat likes.

Even better, you can stock up and save at Petsmart. You’ll also get additional savings when you purchase 24 or more cans. Head over to your local store to get more details. 

My parents’ cat Sox loves beef flavored food, and I stocked up for her recently. She is not my biggest fan (mostly because I love to pick her up and snuggle her when I see her, and cats like attention more on their own terms). But when I showed up with a bag filled with wet food, oh, she was my friend! She enjoyed her meal so much that she was licking her lips in appreciation.

If you have a cat, be sure to leave your tips in the comments, so new cat owners can check them out.

Also, be sure to follow PetSmart on Instagram.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart to promote New Low Prices on Friskies and Fancy Feast at PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

DIY Cat Food Can Christmas Ornament #PetSmartCart

DIY Cat Food Can Christmas Ornament #PetSmartCart

This post is sponsored by PetSmart® and the BlogPaws Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about New Low Prices on Friskies and Fancy Feast at PetSmart, but Drugstore Divas only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.

#ad Looking for a fun and festive way to upcycle? Check out this DIY Cat Food Can Christmas Ornament from www.drugstoredivas.net. #PetSmartCartIf you have a pet, your furbaby is a huge part of your family. You take care of and spoil your pet, just like you do your family. Especially this time of year. Trust me, I get it. I’m the one who “Boo’d” our neighborhood this Halloween and included treats for all the neighborhood cats and dogs.

So of course, that carries through to Christmas. I couldn’t just give gifts to my parents. Oh no. I had to think about their cat Sox too. I was stocking up on Friskies and Fancy Feast at PetSmart for her and had a great idea: I would turn one of the cans into a DIY cat food can Christmas ornament for her too.

It was so easy to make and came out so much cuter than I could have imagined.

DIY Cat Food Can Christmas Ornament

What You Need:

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  • Empty cat food can, washed and dried
  • Scrap paper
  • Khaki spray paint
  • Black, white, pink, khaki paint chip samples
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Drill

What You’ll Do:

Pull the wrapper off of the cat food can and bring the can, spray paint, and scrap paper outside. As with any project you spray paint, you want to do it outdoors. I always take mine out into the woods behind our house.

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Spray the can with spray paint, then leave it outside to dry for a few minutes.

Spray a second coat on your can and let it dry.

While you’re waiting, go back inside and cut out the face.

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You can use card stock to make the face, but I went with paint chip samples. See, I was picking up the spray paint, and it’s in the same section. I wanted to make sure the ears would match, so it was easier for me pick up the samples. Plus, they’re thin and heavy duty, so I knew they would hold up well. Cut out two triangles from the brown paper for ears, two pink triangles for the inner ear and a pink nose, whites for the eyes and black pupils, then black whiskers.

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When the spray paint is completely dry, glue the face onto it, and let it dry.

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Drill a small hole in the top.

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Fold a pipe cleaner in half, stick the “open” ends into the drilled hole, then, twist the two ends together to “tie” the pipe cleaner.

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Hang it and enjoy.

You’ll enjoy it just as much as your cat will enjoy her new Friskies and Fancy Feast food from PetSmart.

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Sox loves beef flavored food, so I was so happy to know that both brands had a wide variety of beef flavors. There were ones in gravy, ones that were sliced, ones that were paired with other proteins, and so many more too chose from. I was so happy to stock up and save at PetSmart. The are new low prices on wet cat food when you purchase 24 cans or more. Find your local PetSmart here.

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Would you make this DIY cat food can Christmas ornament? Be sure to leave us a comment if you do, and comment to let us know what wet food you’re stocking up on at PetSmart!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Top Ten Gifts For Cat Lovers #NationalCatDay

Top Ten Gifts For Cat Lovers #NationalCatDay

Drugstore Divas received one of these items for this top ten gifts for cat lovers post. Additional items were not compensated, Drugstore Divas has no relationship with them, and all thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.

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Do you love cats? Do you have a friend who love cats? You’re in luck. Because today is National Cat Day. And in honor of it, I put together a really fun list of the Top Ten Gifts for Cat Lovers. There are whimsy items, practical items, and a bag of cat-shaped pasta (that I can’t quite decide if it’s amazing or odd. I’m going with amazing). There are so many ideas on this list, you’ll want to celebrate National Cat Day all week long — or, if you do own a cat, you know that little feline is celebrated all day, every day. So you might as well celebrate its wnr with a fun gift on this list (especially if you are the owner!).

Top Ten Gifts For Cat Lovers

  1. Personalized Pillow Accent Throw Pillow From Personal Creations
  2. I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
  3. Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser
  4. Modern Minute’s Fashionable Feline Chiffon Feel Cat Scarf
  5. Enesco Our Name is Mud Cat Mom Mug
  6. Cuddly Kittens Sip ‘N Go Travel Mug
  7. Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Cat Lover
  8. Willow Tree Kindness Girl
  9. JJMax Women’s Cat Socks Set
  10. Cat Lovers Pasta

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I love this Personalized Pillow Accent Throw Pillow from Personalized Creations. We actually had it made of my grandma’s cat Sox — who I affectionately call my aunt Sox, since she’s basically my grandma’s youngest child. The photo quality on the pillow is amazing — especially considering it’s a photo from my phone. The pillow comes with the case and pillow itself, which was a bit of a surprise since so many pillow covers come without a pillow.

The pillow is so funny because it’s a huge picture of Sox. I laughed when I saw it and so did Pete. I brought it to my grandma and she laughed and so did my parents. It was great, well, for everyone except Sox. She runs from it, which is funny in itself, actually. Personalized Creations has a ton of photo gifts for you to order for National Cat Day or any upcoming holidays. Be sure to check out the site here.

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The title of this book — I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats — is pretty gross, to be honest, but any cat owner will get it. If a cat wants to be a jerk, well, it will be a jerk. You still love him, of course, but you curse it as you’re scrubbing your carpet with cleaner and paper towels. You get the idea. You’ve been there.

Purchase here.

I’ve seen this Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser a bunch of times in stores, but I never bought it — mostly because I have a novelty Post-it holder that is purse-shaped, and one is enough. If you know a cat fan, though, this is perfect for his or her office desk. Plus, none of his or her coworkers will be able to steal Post-it pads anymore either.

Purchase here.

I recently started wearing scarves, so they’re my new favorite accessory, making the Modern Minute’s Fashionable Feline Chiffon Feel Cat Scarf such a great idea for a cat lover like me. From afar, you can’t quite tell what the pattern is, but up close, oh, just so perfect.

It comes in three different colors, which, you cat lady you, probably read as “blah blah blah buy three.”

Purchase here.

For some people, their cats are their kids, so this Enesco Our Name is Mud Cat Mom Mug is perfect if you — or your friend — love cats and coffee. And if you do, well, you jusst might as well be my new BFF because we have a lot in common already.

Purchase here.

If you really love cats and you really love coffee, you really need this Cuddly Kittens Sip ‘N Go Travel Mug. Better to have all those cats in a mug than in a house. At least, I think so anyway. You might disagree — and that might be how you found this post in the first place!

Purchase here.

I don’t love fridge magnets, but I’m a big fan of magnetic poetry. There’s something so fun about rearranging it and writing hilarious things. And that makes the Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Cat Lover so appealing. I might actually have to pick it up for myself and put it in my Christmas stocking!

Purchase here.

Need a gift for me? This. Get me this Willow Tree Kindness Girl. For my birthday next month. Or Christmas. Or because you love me. Whatever the case is, buy me this. It warms my heart so much, I can’t even explain it. I just love it, and so will anyone you gift it to.

Purchase here.

I’ll be honest: I have the owl version of this JJMax Women’s Cat Socks Set and I wear them all the time. They’re just so cute, so I have high hopes that this cat set will be just as adorable! Plus, the socks are sold as a set but actually come as individual pairs. So you can buy one set and then give them out to a few of your friends. Sounds like easy stocking suffers if you ask me.

Purchase here.

And now, what you’ve been waiting for: Cat Lovers Pasta. This is what you should eat on National Cat Day, and what you should make for your cat loving friends on every birthday. Just boil, add some sauce, and your cat-centric dinner is served!

Purchase here.

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