2021 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Friday, February 26, 2021

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Myths About Spay/Neuter

Hello, everyone, this is Lexy checking in. Welcome to another "Top Five"! In our previous post, Lola and I discussed the top five signs your cat may need dental care. If you missed it, you can catch up on it here

Many cat parents do not spay or neuter their cat because they believe some of the myths that are floating around, and they don’t fully understand the benefits of this procedure for their cat. Since February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, and today is World Spay Day, Lola and I think this is the perfect time to bust some of these myths for anyone who is unsure.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Signs Your Cat May Need Dental Care

Hello, and Happy Friday! It's me, Lola, and I'm welcoming you back to another of our "Top Five" posts. In our last post, we discussed the top five things responsible pet parents do. One of those things is making sure your cat gets regular medical care, which gave us the idea for today's post.

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Both Lexy and I have had dental work. I had a cleaning and I had my canine teeth (plus a few more) removed, and Lexy had a cleaning with a few tiny teeth removed. We weren't very happy about it, but we know that it was important for our overall health. 

Today we are sharing our top five signs that your cat needs dental care. 

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Signs Your Cat Needs Dental Care

1. Drooling and Pawing

If your cat starts to suddenly drool, you should take note. Pawing at her face and/or drooling is a sign of dental disease, especially if the drool is tinged with blood. Drooling can be caused by gingivitis, cervical lesions., and other sources of dental pain.

2. Bad Breath

Sometimes people think that it’s normal for your cat to have bad breath. Yes, it’s true that we may not have minty-fresh breath from Scope Mouthwash, but the dreaded “dragon breath” isn’t normal. Bad breath is the most frequent sign of emerging dental problems, and if it smells like rotting eggs, your cat could have a bacterial infection.

3. Changes in Eating Habits

If you notice your cat approaching her food bowl and walking away, it could be a sign of mouth pain. Other signs of mouth pain are chewing on only one side of her mouth, dropping food from her mouth while eating, or vomiting unchewed food.

4. Yellow or Brown Teeth

If you notice yellow or brown stains on your pet's teeth, especially around the gums, there is a good chance this is tartar buildup. Tartar buildup often goes hand in hand with bacterial infections and bad breath.

5. Swollen or Bleeding Gums

Swollen or bleeding gums red, painful, sensitive gums that bleed easily (gingivitis) are commonly caused by plaque buildup. If not treated, gingivitis can spread through your cat’s entire mouth.

If you notice any of these signs with your cat, get her checked out by the vet to see if they need a dental procedure, and to make sure there is nothing else wrong. 

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We hope learning about these signs is helpful! Has your cat ever gone to the dentist? Tell us about it in the comments. 

You can catch up on all of our Top Five posts here. Be sure not to miss our next Top Five post where we'll be busting the top five myths about spaying/neutering your cat. You won't want to miss it!

Lola and Lexy

Monday, February 15, 2021

Keep Your Cat Refreshed With the Petlibro Automatic Pet Water Fountain (Giveaway)

Making sure your cat has proper hydration is so important for their overall health. One of the ways you can ensure your furry loved one gets enough fresh water is to have a fountain they enjoy. Lexy loves drinking from fountains, and I like finding new ones that meet both of our criteria. 

When the folks at Petlibro contacted me to review their automatic pet water fountain, I was very happy. I was sure it would check off all my required boxes. 

Petlibro Automatic Pet Water Fountain

Friday, February 5, 2021

Lola and Lexy's Top Five Things Responsible Cat Parents Do

Hello, and happy Friday! It's me, Lola, and I'm welcoming you back to another of our "Top Five" posts. In our last post, we discussed household items that are poisonous to cats. Today Lexy and I have a topic that is very important to us.  

If you look at our About Page, you’ll see that one of the things we like to do on the blog is to promote responsible pet ownership. Too many pets in the world are abused, neglected, or just not taken care of properly. Lexy's first family (and I use that term loosely) moved away and left her behind. They put her outside and never looked back. In addition to being very mean, it was very irresponsible.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Keep Your Home Fresh With the Okaysou AirMax8L

When you live in an apartment, there are times when the air isn't very fresh. The space is small and odors tend to linger in the air. Cooking a delicious meal can result in smelling onions for days, and litter box odors can be a bit overwhelming at times. When pet hair and dust are added it can get very stuffy and smelly very quickly. I tend to experience winter allergies during the colder months, with a runny nose and frequent sneezes. I also have a sneezy cat (Lola), and her upper respiratory issues worsen when she's around dust. I had been wanting to try an air purifier for a while, so when the folks at Okaysou asked if I wanted to partner with them for a review I was happy to say yes. 

Okaysou AirMax8L
Monday, January 18, 2021

It's My 10th Gotcha Day! And I'm Having a Giveaway!

Hello, and Happy Monday! I'm very excited because I'm celebrating my 10th Gotcha Day! Okay, it was actually a couple of days ago, but I wanted to post this on a Monday so more people would see it. 

Time sure flies, because it feels just like yesterday that I came home forever. I was only about seven months old, and now I'm a mature cat (almost to be considered a senior! *shudder*) My life has been pretty amazing, and I'm grateful for every single moment of it. Mommy, Lexy, and I have accomplished so much and have helped so many cats and people over the past decade, and we're hoping to continue for the next ten years! 

Lola's 10th gotcha day

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Building Winter Shelters for Outdoor Cats

I always worry about the community cats in my area when the weather turns frigid. Luckily, there are many kindhearted people in my neighborhood who take care of them. Today, in the second post in our Community Cats Awareness series, we will be discussing building winter shelters for outdoor cats.

shelters for outdoor cats

Monday, January 11, 2021

Secret Paws 2020!

Hello, and Happy Friday!! Lexy and I have something fun to share with you today. Our Secret Paws package finally arrived! Who was our Secret Paws this year? I'll reveal that in a minute. 

The mail was SO slow this year! Our package took over three weeks to be delivered! Can you believe it? Well, the important thing is that it got here safe and sound, and Lexy and I had Christmas in January!  Now, onto the big reveal! 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Lessons I Learned From My Rescued Cat

Ten years ago this month I adopted Lola. Well, it’s probably more accurate to say that Lola adopted me. My life has changed so much over the past ten years, and everything that has happened is because I instantly fell in love with a skinny little cat with a snotty nose (that she wiped all over me) who was so sick she couldn’t even meow.

Lessons I learned from my rescued cat

Monday, January 4, 2021

Baby, it’s Cold Outside! Five Winter Weather Tips to Help Community Cats

Happy 2021 to all our readers! This time last year as I was brainstorming content ideas, I decided I wanted to focus more on community cats. I developed the idea to start a Community Cat Awareness series, but unfortunately, COVID-19 put the big kibosh on my plans. I refused to be deterred, though. 

Throughout the pandemic I attended numerous webinars, took copious notes, made connections, and learned so many exciting things that I cannot wait to share. I plan on writing posts full of great information on how to enhance the lives of community cats including colony care, TNR, TNR ordinances, and more. I am also hoping to interview some people immersed in the world of community cats. 

So, after that long intro, welcome to the first post in our Community Cat Awareness series; Winter Weather Tips to Help Community Cats.

winter weather tips for outdoor cats