Month: February 2017

Trucker Uses His Resources To Rescue A Kitten Stuck On A High Overpass

When a trucker driver in Bangkok, Thailand spotted a stranded kitten on a stories-high overpass, he didn’t hesitate to risk his life to save him.

After spotting the helpless ginger baby, the driver pulled his truck over near the bottom of the overpass and used the hydraulic lift to raise the bed at an angle. Bravely scaling the height, he had to balance on a metal edge in order to reach the terrified tabby. Once they were both safely on the ground, this good Samaritan displayed the kindest, most heartwarming smile!

Watch the nail-biting rescue, below:

According to Daily Mail, the video was captured by Nieb Nuttigon, who owns a business across the street. 

“This happened in front of my restaurant on the Rama 3 road. The man was brave to climb up so high like that,” Nieb said in the story. “The kitten had been crying for help since the night before but nobody could reach him until the driver came along.”

Nieb continued, “He came down after with the kitten and he saved it. But he didn’t want to adopt the cat as he drives a lot.” 

Daily Mail  reports that the tiny tabby was adopted by a nearby shopkeeper.

Although the name of the kitten’s rescuer is unknown, one thing is for sure: he’s a hero!

(h/t: Daily Mail)

This Cuddly Cat Can’t Snuggle Her Dog Best Friend Close Enough

We’ve seen our fair share of adorable dog and cat duos (and loved them all!) but this cuddly couple may just take the cake!

This kitty and her dog best friend are clearly very cozy as they snuggle on the couch together. But once the fluffy cat lets out a big yawn, the video gets even cuter (if that’s even possible).

Watch the affectionate friends below:

How sweet is that?! It’s like this kitty can’t get close enough to her buddy, and the pup cuddles her right back!

Do you have a dog and cat duo that love each other? Share with us in the comments below!

Ask A Groomer: 4 Tips For Grooming Your Cat At Home

Sometimes your cat’s too dirty for just a tongue bath. It’s also up to you to trim their nails and clean out their ears, and regular brushing cuts down on hairballs. With information from ASPCA, Love That Pet, and Petfinder, here are 4 tips for grooming your cat at home.

#1 – Nail trimming

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If your cat has never tolerated having their nails trimmed, you may need to start from scratch. (Get it?!)

When they’re calm, such as after a meal or play time, place them in your lap and massage the feet, one paw at a time. It may be one toe at a time until they learn to associate you touching their feet with the pleasure of a foot massage instead of the terror of a nail trimming. Keep treats handy!

Once your cat is used to having their feet massaged, get them used to the sound of nail trimming by using the clippers to cut a spaghetti noodle near their foot. Once they’re used to the foot massage and the sound, trim one or two nails at a time until your cat tolerates having them all trimmed. Only trim the white part of the nails – cutting the pink will result in pain and blood.

#2 – Brushing

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Short-haired cats should be combed at least once a week to remove loose hair. Long-haired cats need to be combed several times a week to prevent painful tangles, called mats. A metal comb works well for both coats.

Corn starch rubbed into small mats can loosen them up and make them easier to brush out. Severe mats should always be shaved out by a professional groomer, as cats have very thin skin that’s easy to cut.

#3 – Bathing

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Occasionally, you may need to bathe your cat. Don’t panic! If you’re stressed about bathing your cat, they’ll pick up on it and become even more nervous.

Start by putting a rubber mat in your sink or tub so your kitty has traction. Add 3-4 inches of lukewarm water and have a sprayer or pitcher handy for rinsing your cat. You’ll also want to make sure the cat shampoo is within reach before you start!

Avoiding the eyes, ears, and nose, gently wet your cat with the sprayer or pitcher. Lather in the cat shampoo, then rinse well. Any residue left in your cat’s fur will be irritating and could cause skin problems.

Once your cat is thoroughly rinsed, dry them with a towel. If they will tolerate the dryer, use it on the lowest, coolest setting.

#4 – Faces

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Unscented baby wipes are a great way to wipe your cat’s face and ears before or between baths. Be sure not to dig too deep inside your cat’s ears.

With lots of patience and treats, grooming can actually be bonding time with your cat, and it gives you the opportunity to look for problems that may require a vet visit.