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“Chloe” the hunk of burning love kitty
History: Chloe is a kittie that is great with all adults and kids. She had a wonderful home with great human companions and was treated like a princess. Unfortunately due to hard times, the humans had to surrender her to the County so now she is looking for a new, loving, forever home.
COUNTY ID#: A382068
AGE: 6 years
GENDER: Spayed female
BREED: Domestic shorthair
WEIGHT: 2 arms full
HOBBIES: Playing with lasers and anything with feathers
PERSONALITY: Chloe is an easy going kittie who loves to sunbath in her big, comfy round chair. She would love to have a lap where she could curl up and relax.
If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting the wonderful pet featured this week, please call the Prince George's Animals Management Facility in Upper Marlboro at 301-780-7201 to check on the availability. You may also visit www.pgamd.petfinder.com or www.petharbor.com to see many more precious pets that are available for adoption.
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TIP OF THE WEEK
An indoor cat’s claws may become torn and ragged and require clipping. A scratching post will help to keep them in good repair and minimize or eliminate the need for your intervention. Never use scissors to trim your cat’s claws. Use special cat clippers. Here is how to clip your cat's claws. Hold the cat’s paw up to a strong light so you can clearly see the quick – the sensitive pink part of the nail you want to avoid. Gently squeeze your cat's paw to extend the nail and remove only a small portion of the white outer nail. Make sure you hold the nail trimmer perpendicular to the nail. If in doubt have your veterinarian show you how to cut the nail or have them do it.
Your cat’s permanent teeth emerge between 14 and 30 weeks of age. The most common dental problem affecting these permanent teeth is the buildup of plaque, leading to deposits of a hardened calculus on the tooth surface. Left unchecked, this calculus can eventually cause inflammation of the gums and the lining of the tooth socket. And without proper treatment, the teeth eventually loosen and fall out.
To prevent this, try cleaning your cat’s teeth on a regular basis. Gently wipe the outer surface of his teeth with a gauze pad dipped in a paste made of baking soda and water. Never use toothpaste formulated for humans – cats could ingest it and digestive upset could result. Also, tartar is less likely to develop if your cat has crunchy dry cat food to chomp on. Regular dental examinations conducted by a veterinarian also are recommended.