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National Cat Day

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Yes it's another pet celebration day yippy yay hey! 

The 29th of October is National Cat Day. So similar to International cat day, it's all about raising the awareness of cats in shelters but within your own country. Take the adopt don't shop mentality towards pets and save a life.

There are a few reasons why so many cats end up in shelters that are then euthanized, but it's something we can all help prevent.

The main reasons are, no proper identification, owners no longer able to keep the cat as their circumstances change and not taking the responsible route of castrating cats.

...Yes, this is always a controversial topic but the reality is that by not castrating your cat means you're adding to the overall cat population and the problem with more stray or abandoned cats, hence more cats in shelters.

On average a female cat can have upto three liters a year with an minimum number of 5 kittens in each liter. That's potentially 15+ cats a year entering a world where there is a high probability that they'll end up in a shelter or worse, dead.

Up to 70% of cats that enter shelters each year are euthanized, that can be as high as 2 million cats killed each year. That's a staggering number and cruel insofar as, in many instances we as humans could help reduce the overall numbers and this unnecessary cruelty.

Also a great way to help is irrespective of your pet being a cat or dog, parrot or snake, avoid being adamant you want a particular breed of animal as more and more evidence from worldwide animal welfare groups show that buying animals funds animal cruelty around the world.

So whether you're thinking about getting a cat (or any type of pet), or know someone who is, please bare in mind if you're actions are going to add to the problem or the solution.

A step you can take right away is to pop on a proper id tag that includes your phone number or even better, microchip your pet. That way if your animal does go missing you can be re-united quickly.

Imagine if owners actually took the time to microchip their pet, it would reduce the overall number of publications on Facebook re lost animals or flyers posted around the neighborhood. As it would be so easy to quickly scan the chip inside the pet and find out who the owner is and where it lives.

Nobody wants to be in a situation of losing their pet but sadly it can happen so to try to make things easier for your future self and your pet by microchipping it and ensuring you're address details and phone number are upto date at your local vets.

Also the more people that ask for microchipping, the more vets will invest in the hand held scanner and the whole system of responsible pet ownership, whereby a community is created to check for microchip details first and were shout-outs can go out across the vet community for lost or stolen pets.

In an ideal world this would be driven by vets themselves but we as consumer can influence this by asking for this service. And the more people ask for it, the more it will be adopted by the vet community.

A couple of simple steps you can take today to help celebrate National cat day are:

- Adopt a pet from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization.

- Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to care for the animals.

- Donate blankets, food and toys to a favourite animal welfare organization.


More importantly, celebrate the amazingness of cats!!!

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Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website and articles are based on the opinions of the people at Authentica. The information contained within is not intended to replace that of your qualified vets or intended as medical advice. We are sharing knowledge and information but in no way should this pertain you from seeking proper professional medical/veterinary advice. We encourage you to do your own research and make your own decisions on your pet's health in conjunction with your vet. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy of information. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements and those of your pet. If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person's copyright, please report this by email to info@authenticapets.com so we can immediately rectify the issue.

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