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“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.� -Gilda Radner


“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” –Ernest Hemingway


Cat Journal    

Your Special Companion’s Journey

© Copyright November 2010 All rights reserved by AGI, Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406 ISBN 978-0-9837948-1-3 

All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction, in whole or in part, in any form.


Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France


Choosing Your Best Friend ____________________________________ Name

____________________________________

_____________________________________ Owner(s)

You fell in love with your cat because:_______________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Why you adopted/rescued your pet:_________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Why you chose your pet’s name:____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


PHOTO PAGE


Lineage Breed:_______________________________ Date of Birth: _________________________ Place of Birth:_____________________________________

______________

City

State

Adoption Organization____________________________________________________ Adoption Date:______________________________ Breeder/Location:_________________________________________________________ Purchase Date:______________________________ Sex:

___Female

___

Male

Weight:_____ Markings______________________

Our cat’s fur is:

Long

n

Medium n

Short

Curly

Wavy

n

n

n

Straight n

Breed characteristics:_____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Reference: www.cfa.org

www.catchannel.com

Mother:____________________________

Father:_____________________________

Traits:_____________________________ Traits:______________________________ Siblings:_________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


The Whole Family:

Family members, including other pets: ______________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Family Photo


Homecoming Date your friend joined your family:__________________

PHOTO

Picture Perfect

Cat’s first reaction to his/her new surroundings:_______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ What was scary to your pet?_______________________________________________ What comforted them?____________________________________________________ Their first night at home: __________________________________________________ First few weeks of kitten training:__________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________


PHOTO PAGE


Firsts Recognized your voice:____________________________________________________ Begged for a treat:________________________________________________________ Nickname: ______________________________________________________________ Visit to vet:______________________________________________________________ Cuddled:________________________________________________________________ Other:__________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

Growing Up

AGE 18 months 15 months 12 months 9 months 6 months 4 months 3 months 10 weeks 8 weeks

New Paw Print Use non-toxic finger-paint found in any toy store.

6 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks Birth

Lbs.

Oz.


PHOTO PAGE


Favorites Treat:___________________________________________

Food:___________________________________________ Toys: ___________________________________________ Retreat in house:_________________________________________________________ Games:_________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Persons:_________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Place to sleep:____________________________________________________________ Favorite spot in the sun:___________________________________________________ Other playmates:_________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


PHOTO PAGE


Personality & Character Traits you’ve noticed:______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Your cat shows loyalty by:_________________________________________________ Your cat shows bravery by:_________________________________________________ She/he gets frightened by: _________________________________________________ He/she gets excited by:____________________________________________________ Ways you can calm and comfort her/him:_____________________________________ Your pet shows her/his mischievousness by:__________________________________ _____________________________________________ Your cat hisses at:_____________________________

In Social Situations Your cat is shy when:_____________________________________________________

How your cat reacts to the following:

New people Crowds Children Dogs Noises

Cautious Frightened Excited Friendly Aggressive

n n n n n

n n n n n

n n n n n

n n n n n

n n n n n


PHOTO PAGE


Cats do the cutest things! ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

Getting into T-R-O-U-B-L-E! ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


PHOTO PAGE


Moments of Unconditional Love ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. - Leonardo da Vinci ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________


Nice Kitty! Special Accomplishments:_________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Behavioral problems:______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Helpful web links on cat behavioral problems: www.catbehavioralproblems.com www.peteducation.com

Grooming Routine Usual routine:___________________________________________________________ Bath time:_______________________________________________________________ Experiences:_____________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Picture Perfect


Cat’s Body Language Each cat will often develop unique ways to “communicate” but some standard body language is common among most cats. Below are listed some general behaviors that can indicate your cat’s mood and disposition.

MOOD OR DISPOSITION Sociable – Relaxed

Playful – May exhibit a playful stalking behavior

Submissive – will usually

BODY COMMUNICATION Ears Eyes Whiskers Coat forward

alert and relaxed

forward

pupils dilated

flat

pupils dilated, eye contact avoided

crouch low to ground

Apprehensive or Fearful – Crouched body position

smooth

erect or may have a slight question mark shape near the tip

soft “talking” noises

smooth

varying positions, hair may puff out if startled during play

chirping or chatter

straight

smooth

down and held close to body

usually quiet, some cats may hiss or spit

tucked down or lashing

may hiss, growl or spit

relaxed and forward

forward

flat and back

pupils dilated

back

back

pupils constricted

forward

raised along shoulders and tail

down

may growl and hiss

flat

pupils dilated

back

raised all over

inverted ‘U’, low to ground, or up over back

hissing, growling, spitting and mouth open

Defensive Aggression – Will crouch low or may roll onto their back if there is no clear line of escape

Sounds

ridge of hair on back may be raised and tail hair ‘erect’

Offensive Aggression – Facing forward with hind end raised (ready to pounce)

Tail


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Tips from: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness/

Advance Checklist

Animal Clinic/Hospital:

Contact your veterinarian for a list of preferred boarding kennels and facilities. Ask your local animal shelter if they provide emergency shelter or foster care for pets. Identify Doggyhotels Day outside Care: your immediate area that accepts pets. The top five pet-friendly hotel chains identified from: http: www.petside.com/wellness/pet-friendly-chain-hotels.php • Motel 6 Poison Control • La Quinta Inns &Hotline: Suites • Red Roof Inn • Best Western • Candlewood Suites Contact: Medical Emergency Ask friends and relatives outside your immediate area if they would be willing to take in your pet.

Emergency Boarder/Kennel:

Checklist for Pet Emergency Supplies and Traveling Kits KeepLocal an Evacuation and supplies handy for your pets. Make sure that everyone in AnimalPack Shelter: the family knows where it is. This kit should be clearly labeled and easy to carry. Items to consider keeping in or near your pack include:

Dog Sitter: kit and guide book Pet first-aid (Ask your vet what to include or purchase from ASPCA online.)

3-7 days’ worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (Be sure to rotate every two months.) Disposable Dog Sitter: cat litter trays (Aluminum roasting pans are perfect) Cat litter and paper toweling Liquid dish soap and disinfectant Disposable garbage bags for clean-up Dog Walker: Pet feeding dishes Extra harness and leash (Note: harnesses are recommended for safety and security) Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires. (Rotate supply for freshness) Groomer: Enough bottled water for seven days for each person and pet. (Rotate for freshness) A travel bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet Flashlight Blanket Other: Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make “Lost” posters) Especially for dogs: Long leash and yard stake, toys and chew toys, a week’s worth of cage liners. Notes:_______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________


IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Animal Clinic/Hospital: Medical Emergency Contact: Emergency Boarder/Kennel: Poison Control Hotline: Local Animal Shelter: Cat Sitter: Cat Sitter: Cat Walker: Groomer: Other:

Pet ID Information:


HEALTH NOTES


HEALTH RECORD Allergies: Medicines:

Food History:

Brand:_________________________________________________

Serving Size:____________________________________________

Frequency:_____________________________________________

Medical Conditions/Accidents/Injuries

Date

_________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

Neutered

Spayed

Helpful pet web links: www.petparents.com www.pet-health.org

Other__________ www.petmd.com www.pethealth101.com

Medication Treatments

(Including parasite treatments)

Condition

Date

Medication

Dosage

Frequency

Veterinarian

_____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________


PET RESOURCES (Food, Pet Supplies, Special Needs) Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________


PET RESOURCES (Food, Pet Supplies, Special Needs) Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ Point Company _______________________________________ Primary of Contact 3

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________________________________ Website: ____________________________________________________________________ E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________


SERVICE PROVIDERS

(Kennel, Pet Sitter, Groomer, Trainer, etc.)

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________


SERVICE PROVIDERS

(Kennel, Pet Sitter, Groomer, Trainer, etc.)

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Company ___________________Service: ____________________ Primary Contact:_______________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________________________ E-mail: __________________________________________Website:______________________ Notes: ________________________________________________________________________


BOARDING / PET SITTER INFORMATION

Animal Clinic/Hospital: Medical Emergency Contact: Emergency Boarder/Kennel: Poison Control Hotline:

Consent to Seek Veterinary Care: Full Consent is given to the following individual(s) to seek veterinary treatment for or to accompany my cat to service providers in my absence. Name: __________________________________________________ Relationship to Owner: ____________________________________ Name: __________________________________________________ Relationship to Owner: ____________________________________ Signature of Owner: _______________________________________


BOARDING / PET SITTER INSTRUCTIONS

My Daily Routine Things you should know about our pet’s daily routines (example: where the food and toys are kept).

Feeding times:____________________________________________________ Favorite treats: ____________________________________________________ Fresh Water:______________________________________________________ Off-limit foods:____________________________________________________ Daily exercise:_____________________________________________________ Litter box location:_________________________________________________ Grooming:________________________________________________________ Play time: ________________________________________________________ Nap time: _______________________________________________ Favorite spot in house: _____________________________________________ Favorite toy: ______________________________________________________ Favorite game: ____________________________________________________ Things that frighten or make our pet nervous: _________________________________________________________________ Things that make our cat feel secure and relaxed: _________________________________________________________________ House rules that apply to our cat:____________________________________ Other things you should know about our cat: ____________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________


Refections on my faithful friend...


Add Your Pet’s Paw Prints You can use the following pages provided to capture your pet’s paw prints!

1. Open the metal binder to remove the blank pages provided. To avoid messes

we recommend spreading out newspapers or using a drop cloth on a flat surface under the blank pages.

2. Veterinarians have recommended using kid-safe washable stamp ink, children’s

non-toxic finger paints, or you can use vegetable based dyes you can make at home. http://www.ehow.com/how_2126823_make-vegetable-dyes.html

3. You can lightly saturate a small rag with the paint, dye or ink. 4. Gently, and evenly, press your pet’s paw(s) onto saturated rag. 5. Gently, and evenly, press paw(s) onto desired area of the blank pages. 6. Let pages dry for 1 hour, further personalize however you wish and place

pages back into Pet Journal.

7. Clean and dry your pet’s paws immediately after stamping pages to prevent

finding paw prints elsewhere and everywhere!


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PET RESOURCES Your Additional Journal Entry


Your Additional Journal Entry


PET RESOURCES Your Additional Journal Entry


PET RESOURCES Your Additional Journal Entry


PET RESOURCES Your Additional Journal Entry


PET RESOURCES Your Additional Journal Entry

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