Catio Time! The Ultimate Gift for the Indoor Kitty

catioDoes your indoor cat longingly stare out the window all day? Has your curious cat made one too many near-miss escapes through the front door? Indoor cats, while living healthier, longer lives, do miss out on many of the benefits that come with Mother Nature, including fresh air, sunshine, and so many birds! So what’s the solution? Why, a catio, of course!

What’s a Catio?

The catio, like a patio, is an enclosed space that allows cats to safely spend time outside. Catios come in many sizes and varieties. Some attach to windows and are small, box-like enclosures. Others may be converted screened porches, which allow human family members to enjoy the catio as well.


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Is Pet Anxiety Normal at the Start of the School Year?

pet anxietyPreparing to go back to school is a feat in and of itself. Supplies, shoes, and snacks fill the homes of many families across the city…but where is Fluffy or Fido among all the hubbub? Quite possibly hiding, sleeping more, or pacing. Indeed, pet anxiety manifests in many ways – especially when a pet implicitly understands that, after all the chaos, a big change is afoot. How will you help your pet cope?


Have You Ever Taken Your Pet on Public Transit?

It really doesn’t take alot to reduce our negative impact on the planet. Composting, using canteens instead of plastic water bottles, and taking the BART are just a few ways we can all contribute to a greener world. Undoubtedly, San Francisco boasts an outstanding train system, but have you ever taken your pet on public transit?

Public transit is a great way to travel for us (and the planet), and can also be a safe and viable option for pets to get between destinations.

Best to Be Clear

When considering taking your pet on public transit, thoroughly research the line, station, associated fees, and restrictions.


Beat the Heat With Summer Senior Pet Care Tips

senior pet careIf your best companion is an older dog, cat, or other special critter, you likely understand that certain changes have taken place with age. Along with these changes, health needs are now more complex. Summertime can take a significant toll on the health and general well being of senior pets when precautions aren’t taken. To help your fur-bearing friend cope with the heat, the team at AIMSS is here to provide summer senior pet care tips.


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