All About Cat Adoption & Cat Health!

Aug 22, 2020
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Welcome to episode four of Catology: Kitten Lady & Friends, my interview series all about staying curious about cats! This week is a special 2-part episode all about adoption and beyond! First up, I'm talking with Steve Kaufman of Petsmart Charities all about his work overseeing the largest network of adoption centers in the world, and how people anywhere in the United States can go out and find their feline match. Afterwards, I'll be chatting with veterinarians Dr. Taneeka Bautista and Dr. Kirk Breuninger of Banfield Pet Hospitals about what new cat families should do to keep their cats healthy for years to come. Many thanks to Royal Canin for their continued partnership on this educational series!
Learn more at: www.royalcanin.com/cathealth

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  • my parents picked up two wonder brother kittens at PetSmart. They fell in love instantly and it was a great process!

    Nikki FNikki F21 day ago
  • These shelters stink.They would rather put them down or keep them in cages like Bobbie and the strays. What a disgrace.

    Lizzie DeeLizzie DeeMonth ago
  • I don’t find all those cat centers or bums like Bonnie and the strays near me who are S nasty And unhelpful S you can imagine. If I could find out if they are public ally funded, I would go after them. They are garbage.

    Lizzie DeeLizzie DeeMonth ago
  • How do I find an older cat or have they all been put down or left on the street?

    Lizzie DeeLizzie DeeMonth ago
  • i have 4 kittens at home

    cute doggycute doggyMonth ago
  • Akchuly we are te same.

    Dolores QuidayanDolores QuidayanMonth ago
  • Your videos have help me so much with all my foster kittens! 🐾

    Kitten Foster MomKitten Foster MomMonth ago
  • She even looks like the cat grandma from the memes

    xgamer xxgamer xMonth ago
  • What do you do when a rescue group refuses to transfer ownership of the microchip as their standard policy? Their stance is that if your kitten is lost and picked up, they want to be the ones contacted. My issue is that it makes me feel like kitten is not legally mine since the microchip is not in my name or has my contact info. I have to trust this rescue will stay in business for 20+ years and will keep their records current and track me down.

    Alicia WieseAlicia WieseMonth ago
  • Batman seems like he'd do way better with a cat. He has the batcave & jeeves, so he's got a place to keep it and someone to take care of it when he's out and about.

    MooseMooseMonth ago
  • my mom just brought a kitten home from her friends house. It was the only one there and their cat gave birth. The kitten is a girl who’s a black cat and is around 2lbs at about 2 months old (they think) 🥺✨ the kitten was being abused so my mom too it home to stay with our family. We have a almost 1 yr old orange tabby and a 5 yr old black cat!

    Paige KeenorPaige KeenorMonth ago
  • So cute. The "power of the purr".

    Ann MenzzasalmaAnn MenzzasalmaMonth ago
  • How are potential pet owners and their living conditions vetted (including landlord permission, etc.)? How do they avoid impulse adoptions, or adoptions for questionable purposes? Are people ever turned down as unsuitable?

    Shiboline M'RessShiboline M'RessMonth ago
  • Where you put them when they big?

    Fitri Amalia NFitri Amalia NMonth ago
  • The talk of adopting a pet you bond with very quickly was so relevant for me - 5 years ago, I started planning to adopt a cat after a few months of research. Out of the blue, I got a message from a friend who worked at a vet's office who had an abandoned cat they were going to have to find a new owner for or give to a shelter. I went to meet this guy and absolutely fell in love, even though he wasn't the type of cat I was planning for - he was a long-furred, flay-faced guy when I planned for a simple domestic shorthair. He definitely picked me right away though, and I ended up adopting him and he's the best little kitty ever.

    sylviesylvieMonth ago
  • I have a question! Food aggression in kitten. One of my foster kittens is extremely possessive and physically aggressive to her sister and even us when we feed her. Only over wet food. I fostered for years and I've seen them grow out of it. She seems to be on another level and I do not know how to help her! She has access to dry food all data be gets wet food twice a day, if that helps.

    M PBM PBMonth ago
  • Hello! r u in california? because i rly wannna adopt a kitten 🙂

    Flower DesignsFlower DesignsMonth ago
  • Hi I love u 😍 and my cat who has been lost for five months has finally returned home thanks to your tips xx

    Sammie ScottSammie ScottMonth ago
  • hi kitten lady so my 3 months kitten teeth fell off yesterday i wana know if thats normal bc im so scared! please reply!!

    its Me Hanaits Me HanaMonth ago
  • I rescued 3 kittens at the street . The umbilical cord was still there and they didn't open there eyes. Thankfully I watched your videos and learn alot about kittens. Thank you so much😊😘

    Irish ToleronIrish ToleronMonth ago
  • New sub!!!!💖

    callmeh dum dumcallmeh dum dumMonth ago
  • I'm adopting a little dilute tortoiseshell kitten named Splash! She's three weeks old, and is very playful. She has 4 other littermates, and her mom is only 1 and a half years old and she already had two litters of kittens. We're hoping we'll be able to adopt her early (4 weeks) to give her mom a break!

    Dapplestorm_cats_rule MeowDapplestorm_cats_rule Meow2 months ago
  • I got my kitty from animal friends she was under weight and abandoned but nows shes happy, heathy and sitting on my keyboard 😉

    Spooky seasonnSpooky seasonn2 months ago
  • My neighbors adopted 3 cats and they didn‘t feed them. Then those cats searched for new homes because they couldnt go inside they’re house. Now we feed, cuddle and care for one of those 3 cats. Its a Siam, and she is pregnant. While the premier of this video was streamed. My mom and I where infront of her in her box. Now we have 2 cute Darlings. We already talked to those neighbors and he wanted us to wait until she is back and then she should talk to us. Now she is back since 5 days but they didn’t contact us! If we gonna keep the cat or not will show in future. But I am still shooked how you can adopt 3 expensive cats and do not care for them?! Those 3 guys are all pregnant. 2 of those 3 already became their babys. We now are waiting when the third, a Sphinx, gets her babys. But if we gonna keep Peppels (Siam) we are going to sterilize her!

    Nelly YTNelly YT2 months ago
    • Eunice Henderson yeah🤷🏻‍♀️😒

      Nelly YTNelly YTMonth ago
    • I despise people who adopt cats and then toss them outside. If they are unaware of cat behavior and issues and how to deal with them they should not have pets.

      Eunice HendersonEunice HendersonMonth ago
  • I hear about a wave of evictions is coming. My heart breaks for those people! I also wonder how that will affect people's pets, and if shelters will be overwhelmed. 😥

    Valerie RValerie R2 months ago
  • My son is paying for me to adopt a cat for my birthday - to ease my CV social isolation. We have an appointment at a humane society on 8/31/20. We had to wait a week for it. I'm afraid I will have a hard time picking one - I will probably want to take them all home!!! LOL I worry about high vet bills, because my income is reduced because of CV. But I would still love to give a cat a home and lots of love.

    Valerie RValerie R2 months ago
  • when is coronavirus going to endddddd I wanna go see my cats

    ThunderstormThunderstorm2 months ago
  • That is so great, amazing. I live pet smart now. I will tell everyone. Thankyou so much.

    Janeen TrujilloJaneen Trujillo2 months ago
  • I need to mention that adult cats as well as senior cats need to have homes if they are surrendered by their owners. Nothing is as sad as an adult cat is sent to a shelter.

    Arpi ChatalianArpi Chatalian2 months ago
  • Kitten lady, im 28 years old and im crying for a kitten who will love me and be happy with me but its so hard trying to adopt online because of covid :(

    kjhjh.l jhkjl.kjhjh.l jhkjl.2 months ago
    • I agree I’ve applied to meet like 10 cats who would Be perfect with my household and got nothing

      BloomBloom2 months ago
  • I am a fan of adopting older cats. I live in an apartment so I can't have all of the cats that I want, but when I have a vacancy for a cat, I go to my local animal shelter and I get the oldest cat that no one wants.

    radhazcatradhazcat2 months ago
  • My sister and I live together, we both had a cat before we moved in together. Her cat had five kittens so we have seven cats now and have no idea how to take care of the kittens

    Erin BrawleyErin Brawley2 months ago
  • Ohh!!! I have a cat who looks identical to the one on the thumb!!! Tortoise shell calicos are literally the sweetest companions they will follow you everywhere and share their love with you! (But they're shy when it comes to everyone else)

    Show Me Your Kitties!Show Me Your Kitties!2 months ago
  • I personally keep my kittens on a schedule, so i know how they normally act through the day, so if they start doing something different i check up on them. This allowed me to know my kitten was hurt and i took her to the vet the next day.

    Ines Nathalie NgouaInes Nathalie Ngoua2 months ago
  • me watching the kitten cam while listening 👁👄👁

    maybemaybe2 months ago
  • I rescued a cat off the side of the road I don’t regret my disition

    The Cars That Go BoomThe Cars That Go Boom2 months ago
  • fun fact: i’m getting a kitten soon! i really hope he can get along with my cat (well my cat get along with him.) and my dog! :D

    lettuce and milklettuce and milk2 months ago
  • Am I the only one with a 7 year old dog??

    Amelie BarnettAmelie Barnett2 months ago
    • @Pusheen Obsessed lol okay good lol xD

      Amelie BarnettAmelie BarnettMonth ago
    • No

      Pusheen ObsessedPusheen ObsessedMonth ago
  • When I get cats again I will suggest you

    wolfie_playz and shady-maddiewolfie_playz and shady-maddie2 months ago
  • Arielle LArielle L2 months ago
  • I'm not in the US, but I would like to know for future reference, how do you register the microchip? With whom do you register it? And update it? Everyone said it's important, but no one said what to do. Thank you very much.

    NEWdansuyumeNEWdansuyume2 months ago
  • What or where are some good places / websites for kitten fostering?

    •K A T H Y ••K A T H Y •2 months ago
    • Depends on what country you live in if you live in Australia I can give you some suggestions

      BloomBloom2 months ago
  • awwe you are sooo nice bec you love cats and help if their rlly need ppl help im soo touch ☺️

    ꧁Cᴀᴛ Lᴏᴠᴇʀ꧂꧁Cᴀᴛ Lᴏᴠᴇʀ꧂2 months ago
  • Hey guys it is it just me but kitten lady just uploaded a video and I can’t see it

    LovleyMoon .LovleyMoon .2 months ago
  • I love you and I’m getting a kitten and ur teaching me how to care for them thxxxx

    Saeda AbdilleSaeda Abdille2 months ago
  • I love this Kittenwhen can I have have him

    James MichaudJames Michaud2 months ago
  • dose the flys come to a persons hair ???

    Farah AbdulazizFarah Abdulaziz2 months ago
  • So I recently got a two month old kitten two weeks ago, and when we first got her she was kneading a lot. But a few days ago she completely stopped. Is this normal or is it something I should be really concerned about?

    The Potato TomatoThe Potato Tomato2 months ago
  • Lady's hair got cropped thats kinda sad /jk

    Chu ChuuChu Chuu2 months ago
  • Hello Hannah and other posters. This is off topic but it so relevant to idea of going to vet with your injured cat.I do not know how many people are aware of Simon Tofield of Simon's Cat cartoons.The cartoons are British in origin. They are available at USworlds. The one cartoon is OFF TO THE VET I mention. It is so funny ; and every cat owner's experience of taking their cat to the vet.includes hiding under the bed, meowing in the car are experiences that every cat owner can relate when they take their cat to the vet.

    Arpi ChatalianArpi Chatalian2 months ago
  • I was wondering a while ago, what should you do if a kitten is freezing cold? And you don't have a heating pad at the ready? Is rubbing their fur the wrong way correct? Just wondering.

    Lori CaudellLori Caudell2 months ago
  • Hello I'm a big fan and foster kittens one of my kittens at the moment got hit by a car and was found on the freeway he has no feeling in one of his legs and it is completely limp. I have never fostered a kitten with a physical disability do you have any advice?

    MacaRonniMacaRonni2 months ago
  • Ummm I have a question for my kitten, so my cat gave birth and one of her kittens has polydactyly and I’m wondering if it causes any discomfort for the kitten (front legs:7 toes each) (back legs:5 left,6 right)

    Doge 0130Doge 01302 months ago
  • hey, how is james, is he okay?

    Dawn MurphyDawn Murphy2 months ago
  • hey! my name is lauren. i just got an 11 week old kitten that i named mocha, and it turns out that she has kitten lukemia. this is my first cat ive ever owned and my first pet, and i didnt know if you had any advice when it comes to making sure that she's comfortable and has a good quality of life despite her diagnosis.

    Lauren WallaceLauren Wallace2 months ago
  • Hii I rlly wanna ask a question I rlly want a kitten but they make people sick is that true please I rlly want a kitten it’s my dream

    MeerMeer2 months ago
  • Your like the Rocky Kanaka of kittens (Rocky is a USworldsr that helps foster and helps dogs and puppies find their forever homes)

    Polar kid and kidsPolar kid and kids2 months ago
  • I just played with my cat with catnip mice. Big mistake, lots of bandaids.

    KenSpecksKenSpecks2 months ago
  • Nice

    Humdah's BellaHumdah's Bella2 months ago
  • So nice that you help all these l’il kitties.

    Comfy Old ChairComfy Old Chair2 months ago
  • Getting a new kitten soon on Sunday! I can't wait!

    poeticlicensetokillpoeticlicensetokill2 months ago
  • I wish adoption was this easy in the u.k where I live....there are no stray cats (which is a good thing) and barely any at cats protection charities.

    Erin SherwoodErin Sherwood2 months ago
    • @Erin Sherwood 🤗😻

      Melanie TissonMelanie Tisson2 months ago
    • @Melanie Tisson Wales, there's a law that if you don't want a cat then you have to give it to a rescue centre and not just leave it, but we have found a good rescue centre and we'r going there tomorrow!

      Erin SherwoodErin Sherwood2 months ago
    • really? where do you live? I met my all time favourite calico Eowin when I lived in London - there where lots of stray cats (most of them feral)

      Melanie TissonMelanie Tisson2 months ago
  • We just adopted a blind, a little deaf, 11 year old cat with kidney problems. The shelter was very surprised we were interested in her, but she is the sweetest little thing ever, it was love at first side, so how could we not adopt her haha.

    Kathy VdHKathy VdH2 months ago
  • Awwww Soooooooooooo cute

    Sammie NicSammie Nic2 months ago
  • Bless you for saving so many kittens 💕💕

    Ella LavertyElla Laverty2 months ago
  • Awww beautiful ♥️♥️♥️

    NATHALY RODRIGUEZ GOMEZNATHALY RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ2 months ago
  • Why does my kitten suckle me despite feeding it

    Martin MwendaMartin Mwenda2 months ago
    • it's an instinct, that's what they do to get the milk out of their mother. its totally natural and normal.

      Erin SherwoodErin Sherwood2 months ago
  • God bless whosoever reading this and i hope you have a wonderful day 🙌❤😇

    Zahmora JohnsonZahmora Johnson2 months ago
  • I have 9♡

    Sloo AbbaSloo Abba2 months ago
  • I know this isn't the right video for this but if my newborn kittens still have their mom can they survive without a heating pad? I'm not sure I can really afford an incubator or heating pad and I really don't want the kittens to get cold. Here's a bit of backstory: Today my cat gave birth to 2 sweet little kittens. We don't know her age but I assume roughly somewhere near a year old. We had no prior knowledge she was pregnant until today when she was acting really strange along with my other cats acting strange around her as well. We originally thought she was a guy so her being pregnant didn't slip out mind. We have had her for about 2 months and we brought her in when she was living in my front bushes. We have 2 neighborhood strays that we assume are both guys who could possibly be the father. We haven't been able to get those cats fixed because they stopped showing up after we brought in the cat. Anyway I have no prior experience in owning kittens as young as these and I'm not 100% sure what to do as far as things like heating pads and incubators go. We currently have a small tube shaped cat bed were the mama cat feels comfortable. We put a thin towel over it and separated her from our other cats. So that's where she and the kittens currently are. We currently live in Texas and the days get pretty hot here as it's summer. I just wanna make sure I'm doing everything right so I don't harm any of the babies. The kittens know how to breastfeed on their own right? Or do I have to start with bottle feeding for them to understand breast feeding? I just want these babies to live the longest happiest life possible!!

    RaccoonRaccoon2 months ago
    • they breast feed naturally and if the mother is healthy then they will not need a heat pad. best of luck with your new kittens!

      Erin SherwoodErin Sherwood2 months ago
  • Any updates on Billie

    Lindsey FetterLindsey Fetter2 months ago
  • Hello i have some question , i just found a lost kitten so now i adopt him. But my big male cat always bitten the kitten. Do you know what should i do to make both of them get along

    Syazana SazaliSyazana Sazali2 months ago
  • The cats in the background were like doin something:[

    Jasmine LozanoJasmine Lozano2 months ago
  • i want one of those kittens

    April RoseApril Rose2 months ago
  • i want a kitten

    April RoseApril Rose2 months ago
  • im adopting a kitten tomorow for my birthay and i cant waittttt

    The ReaperThe Reaper2 months ago
    • Congrats!!

      MooseMooseMonth ago
  • thank you so much you inspire me I have a cat and I learn stuff from you my cat is super happy you're the best

    jojo and koky words12jojo and koky words122 months ago
  • I adopted a kitten from a cat Foster mom I was able to find the most perfect beautiful babies. They rescued the babies and the mama and then the women took care of the babies. And I got one little ginger baby ✨

    Green LeafGreen Leaf2 months ago
  • The black cat looks like my baby gypsy! The marks and all

    Sügar Bömb'Sügar Bömb'2 months ago
  • Ok can we just say that she is helping animal life’s XD she deserves more likes and subs U-U

    Èrí ChánÈrí Chán2 months ago
    • saba rahman XD I have 5 cats they eat a lot tho XDD

      Èrí ChánÈrí Chán2 months ago
    • She does, she helps me so much! I'm hoping to adopt a cat, so this REALLY helps!

      popped spongebobpopped spongebob2 months ago
  • HELP, my cat Cleo gave birth yesterday to one kitten and one runt. I have been assisting the runt in nursing by holding her up, and I was thinking she was having so much trouble just based on her size. I noticed just earlier that her back left foot/leg is twisted and I'm panicking. They already sleep/stay on a heating pad so i made sure the leg was warm and massaged it for a couple minutes. Then i held stable just above twist while gradually moving food back into position and held it there for a few beats. Then i waited 5-15 seconds and repeated the reversal movement for 5 minutes. I was going to do this 3-5 times a day. WILL THIS WORK, I WANT TO MAKE SURE I CATCH IT EARLY AND YOURE THE ONLY PERSON I CAN THINK TO ASK.

    Madison MotzMadison Motz2 months ago
  • Kitten lady, how do you feel about dry shampoo? I’ve been thinking about using it on my cats

    Soph-a-doph!Soph-a-doph!2 months ago
    • Please don't use dry shampoo on your cats. Cats are extremely sensitive to scents, especially ones that are artificial. Plus, a healthy cat should be grooming and keeping its coat nice and healthy and fresh. If your cats coat has an unpleasant smell or is consistently looking unclean, I'd really recommend taking them for a vet check up just to make sure everything is ok.

      ZoeRachZoeRachMonth ago
  • Hello Hannah and friends. The Helpful Vancouver Vet is having a vlog about cats and litter box issues this morning at ten. He knows about cat issues. He is very passionate about cats. Mr. Pirate is eighteen years old. He hand raised Mr. Pirate since he was a week old, who originally came from Australia. Can you consider interviewing him?

    Rubi ChatalianRubi Chatalian2 months ago
  • Hi! My 8 week old kitten doesn’t wanna drink water or he doesn’t wanna eat a lot. His sister just passed away yesterday and now he is not doing well like, not eating as much, cry’s a lot and he is getting more like skinny. Is there anything you can help me with? I’m scared if my kitten is gonna get sick..

    Sandalio GarzaSandalio Garza2 months ago
    • Take him to ththe vet soon They can help

      Wm. DibbleWm. Dibble2 months ago
  • Hey I just got new baby kittens, 4 kittens and they are 4 weeks old, do you have any recommendations?

    CIassicoCIassico2 months ago
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING IVE WATCHED YOU WHEN I WAS VERRY VERRY LITTLE YOU HELPED ME ALOT EVEN THO I DIDN’T HAVE A CAT AND NOW I HAVE A CAT BUT I GOT A QUESTION HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THE CAT SLEEPS WHEN YOUR SLEEPING BECAUSE WHEN I AM SLEEPING THE CAT POOPS ALL OVER THE PLACE I LOVE YOU

    Madi MonroeMadi Monroe2 months ago
  • How to make cats happy do it please

    Syru Liza MathaiSyru Liza Mathai2 months ago
  • i love what u do. i love kittens!!! i want to be like u when i grow up

    serinity thompsonserinity thompson2 months ago
  • A good think for animals with fleas is if u put sop on the while there dry

    Janet KnoxJanet Knox2 months ago
  • i want adopt to can I Adopt same of your cat maam?

    Janzen Fontanilla amaniJanzen Fontanilla amani2 months ago
  • I want a kitten so bad.

    guestguest2 months ago
  • Hi Kitten Lady! My name is Madi and I am an 11 year old who dreams of fostering kittens just like you. My family has discussed fostering many times before yet there are a few problems. We live in an extremely small and cluttered house and live with two very aggressive cats. We don't want the babies spreading diseases, or our cats hurting the foster kitties. I'm also one of the only two who want to foster in my house. It would mean the world to me if you responded to me with advice! You're my hero

    {Mädi Snöwflakë}{Mädi Snöwflakë}2 months ago
  • as a first time watcher of this podcast and a huge twitch fan, I cried laughing when she said 'cat cam' only true twitch viewers know "*S I X C A W N S O L E S*"

    RequiemRequiem2 months ago
  • Hoi cate

    Eryn JuanEryn Juan2 months ago
  • hello, I am having a litter of kittens soon, everything is set up, but, how do i weigh the kittens to ensure weight gain without rubbing my scent on them?

    RequiemRequiem2 months ago
  • hi

    Elizabeth CarmodyElizabeth Carmody2 months ago
  • OMG we need a program like the petsmart adoptions in Germany 🙀

    EveryyoueverymiauEveryyoueverymiau2 months ago
  • It's a very nice video, thanks my friend, I feed and give love to stray cats too, don't let the cats go hungry

    Istanbul CatsIstanbul Cats2 months ago
  • It's great that PetSmart has these areas for cats but the one in Bridgewater, NJ is very sad looking. It needs to be redone. It's just a whole bunch of cages and no real room for the cats to do anything, nothing fun for them except one cat tree. When I visit I spend time with the cats and I leave feeling very sad for them. I would love to have more cats but my cat does not like other cats. It freaks her out really bad to see another one. Now before anyone says anything to me about volunteering to help cats I do volunteer with a sanctuary in my area for the past 9 yrs. Luckily it's cage free and the cats are happy there.

    animals are awesomeanimals are awesome2 months ago
  • Maybe try discussing something like I dealt with with the tiny Frejya and her loss from panlukapena and congenital brain defects and when you know things have a big chance of going bad and a slim chance of saving them.

    Kimberly KlassoffKimberly Klassoff2 months ago
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