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We currently have over 2,500 products for cats and for people who love them, with more being added all the time. You can shop by category, browse through all the products for cats, all the products for people, or do a specific search for exactly what you need.  Products are shipped directly to you from our suppliers.  Don't see what you want? Fill out the Product Request form on our home page and we'll track it down for you. We want your shopping experience with us to be fun and hassle free!  If it's anything less, please e-mail us to let us know how we can improve for your next visit.

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In Memory of Vixen

In Memory of Vixen

Memorial for my beloved cat Vixen
1988-2012

One Spark 2014 Creator!

One Spark 2014 Creator!

One Spark crowdfunding festival
OldMaidCatLady.com is proud to be an official Creator for One Spark 2014, the world's crowdfunding festival! We're seeking capital to expand the team beyond just the Founder, so we can provide even better service to you, our customers.

One Spark takes place April 9-13, 2014 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Download the One Spark app for your iPhone or Android device by searching for it in your app store; it's free! Once you do that, you can donate directly to the project from anywhere in the world. If you're in or near Jacksonville, come downtown to the festival. Once you check in at one of the kiosks, you'll be eligible to vote for us. There are additional prizes of $10,000 for each project that gets the most votes and the most donations, so both things matter a lot!

And if you're at One Spark, check out our presentation on the main stage in Hemming Plaza at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11! And stop by to visit us in the food court area upstairs at The Jacksonville Landing! Lynn and The Golden Boys will be there in all their splendor. See you there!
Featured Product for Cats:
Case of 24 Kitten Nursing Bottles

Case of 24 Kitten Nursing Bottles

Case of 24 Kitten Nursing Bottles
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Four Paws' Pet Nurser has been scientifically designed by veterinarians and professional breeders, and is perfect for nursing kittens and other baby animals. Two-ounce bottles. This is a case of 24 bottles in a counter display box.

Makes a great gift for your local shelter or cat rescue group during kitten season!

Bottle Feeding Kittens
Newborn kittens without a mother will likely be fed most effectively with a syringe. After about two weeks of age, kittens can be fed from a bottle. But they eat far more meals per day than breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Up to four weeks, feed them every three hours, around the clock. From four weeks, you can cut back to every 6-8 hours, depending on the amount of solid food they are starting to eat. By 5-6 weeks of age, most kittens are eating mainly soupy solid food and no longer need to be fed by bottle. Mix a little of their formula with solid food at first, then plain water, to wean them.

It's a good idea to slightly underfeed kittens rather than overfeeding them. If they get too full, they'll start to inhale the formula and can develop pneumonia. Overfeeding can also cause bloat and diarrhea...never a fun thing! Feed smaller meals more frequently. You can tell when they're hungry because they'll be crying, moving their heads from side to side, and trying to suckle on anything nearby that seems like it might be their mother.

Make sure that the hole in the nipple is small enough so that the kittens won't inhale the formula. You can use a heated sewing needle to pierce the nipple, making two small holes in it so that only a few drops of formula come out when you hold it upside down and shake it. If milk starts bubbling out of the kitten's nose, the hole in the nipple may be too large.

Kittens should never be given cow's milk. Cats are lactose-intolerant and it will give them diarrhea. Cow's milk also does not contain a complete range of nutrients needed by kittens. If you are bottle-feeding kittens, always use a formula specifically designed for kittens to ensure that they get proper nutrition. Mix your formula just before feeding to make sure it's fresh. Dissolve the powder in boiled water, then let it cool until it's slightly warmer than room temperature. Check the temperature by testing a couple of drops on your wrist.

Feed the kittens while they are resting on their stomachsnever on their backs like a human baby, or the formula may go into their lungs and give them pneumonia. Take a little of the formula and wet the outside of the nipple, then insert it in the kitten's mouth (never down the throat), applying enough pressure to the bottle to release a drop of milk. The kitten should begin to suckle on the nipple and draw formula from the bottle at its own pace.

Once finished, you'll need to burp each kitten by patting it gently to release trapped air swallowed during nursing. Failure to do this could lead to uncomfortable bloat or colic.

Discard any uneaten formula and sterilize the bottle in between every use. This is especially important for kittens who were orphaned from birth, as they never nursed on their mothers in those critical first 48 hours to get the colostrum that boosts their immune systems, so they are more susceptible to bacterial infections.

Featured Product for People:
How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity
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The Internet offers an unprecedented opportunity for cats to become superstar “personalities” with revenue-generating multimedia brands—but only if you know how to cash in. With How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity, readers can unlock the secrets of grooming your kitty for success, creating a terrific viral video, managing your cat’s burgeoning stardom, and much more. Packed with practical tips and helpful diagrams, this indispensable resource shows how ordinary housecats can follow in the venerable pawprints of the Internet’s brightest stars.
Paperback humor book by Patricia Carlin with photographs by Dustin Fenstermacher was released by Quirk Books on April 1, 2014 and has 127 pages.
Kitten Season is Here!

Kitten Season is Here!

Foster kittens in crate
Shelters and rescue groups are overflowing with kittens at this time of year. Consider fostering some litters. It could save lives...or find you your next best friend! The Golden Boys came to me in 2012 as fosters, only four weeks old, two weeks after my beloved little Vixen had passed away. Today they are thriving, healthy yearlings who give me joy each day.


Help your local shelter or rescue group stock up with products from Old Maid Cat Lady's Kittens section.

Or give them items for all ages of cats by visiting Old Maid Cat Lady's Rescue Time section.


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Eco-FriendlyConcerned about the planet? Here are products you can feel good about buying for your cat, and for yourself, because they're made with eco-friendly and recycled materials, and are recyclable or non-toxic in the waste stream.
Made in USAWant to support fellow Americans? Here are only products made in the good ol' U. S. of A. for cats and cat lovers.

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Click on the image of Frankie hunting, at left, to describe what you want. We'll do our best to track it down and offer it to you.

About OldMaidCatLady.com

About OldMaidCatLady.com

We're a small business, founded by a genuine old maid cat lady who loves her cats the same as if they were her children, just like you do yours. All products are shipped directly to you from our suppliers; we don't maintain any inventory. This eliminates double shipping, warehousing and staffing that would drive up costs, allowing us to price our items as reasonably as possible. When it comes to shipping, we charge you only what our suppliers charge us to ship the items to you. Those retailers who offer you "free" shipping are only raising their prices to cover the cost of shipping, and we'd rather be honest with you about it. If our suppliers include shipping in the prices of the items, we offer the same to you. We try to treat all our customers the way we'd like to be treated ourselves, and appreciate your taking the time to get to know us a little. If you'd like to know more, click on the "About Us" link in the menu.
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