#FeelGoodFriday: Cats get happy in the ball pit!

We’re all about enrichment for sheltered pets at Maddie’s Fund. In fact, we’re also all about enrichment for pets in homes. And now that we mention it, we’re pretty into enriching the lives of the people who care for pets, too. That’s what so great about this video. It’s featuring a fantastic idea for fun… Learn More

#FeelGoodFriday: Garfield says, ‘Adopt already!’

Over the years, there have been some big celebrities who lent their support to the cause of pet adoption. Never has there been one bigger than Garfield. (Must be all that lasagna.) He filmed a few PSAs for our funded Shelter Pet Project, featuring real-life pets up for adoption. He even sat down — er,… Learn More

Should you be giving probiotics to orphaned kittens?

Probiotics may help orphaned kittens suffering from diarrhea. But how do you get the probiotics into the kitten? Orphaned kittens frequently have digestive problems, including diarrhea. This can be caused by a number of factors including stress, infection and dietary change. Giving probiotics may help prevent or reduce the severity of diarrhea, but getting them… Learn More

How to get an orphaned kitten to urinate and defecate

Mama cats use their rough tongues to get their kittens to urinate and defecate. Orphaned kittens have to rely on their foster parents to help them do that. But how? In this video, veterinarian Dr. Laurie Peek, Maddie’s Executive Leadership Team, narrates a step-by-step guide to get any human up to feline mother standards in… Learn More

How to wean an orphaned kitten onto solid food

Do you think your orphaned kittens are ready for solid foods, but aren’t sure how to make the switch? Orphaned kittens transition from formula to solid foods at about 3-4 weeks of age as their teeth start to come in. This change of diet can create a big mess for you, and tummy troubles for… Learn More

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