Look who's talking too!

Look who’s talking too!

Although it can be tricky to communicate with a purring cat, animal behaviour experts claim they have ‘decoded’ up to 24 different meows. Vet Gary Weitzman, the author of ‘How To Speak Cat’, said: Cats only vocalise to people. There are probably one to two dozen different vocalisations per cat that we would classify as…

Does your cat ‘slow blink’ at you?

Cats do a lot of talking with their eyes — the eyes are part of a feline’s communication system. Slowly blinking at you is a sign of pure love. — one that says, “I feel really comfortable with you.” All cats (yes, even feral cats) tend to have the “slow blinking eyes” thing going on. When other…

Do Cats Grieve?

Many people don’t realize animals grieve the loss of companions and family members. Even if companion cats had a hostile relationship, the surviving cat may still grieve the loss. There’s confusion about where the other cat has gone. To add to the initial grief of the surviving cat, there’s the fact that humn family members…

Not everybody loves cats

For those of us who consider cats as our family members, it is almost inconceivable that some people dislike them or actually hate them. “Hate” is a strong word to use against any living creature, especially a sentient being, a category which embraces humans, cats, and many animals. But there are such people, more kindly…

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Buried or Cremated?

Whether you plan a funeral or memorial, one immediate practical issue to address is transporting your pet’s body from the home or veterinary hospital to the final resting place. Your veterinarian is a valuable resource for information on laws and costs pertaining to the options in your area. Burial of a Pet ChiefMany people prefer…

Is your cat missing the litter box?

Is your cat missing the litter box?

House soiling is the number one complaint among cat owners. The good news is that it is very treatable. An accredited veterinarian can help you determine if the problem is medical or related to social or environmental stressors. In addition to a complete physical exam, the doctor will ask you specific “where and when” questions. Health…

How to pill your cat

How to pill your cat

10 basic steps to pill your cat successfully: Tip up the cat’s head. Position your forefinger and thumb on the cat’s forehead. Rest the tips of your forefinger and thumb on the cat’s upper lip. Gently press your thumb and fingertip into your cat’s mouth. Hold the pill in a pincer-like grip. Apply pressure with…

Happy Independence Day!

Make your cat’s celebration risk free

The fourth of July is one of our nation’s most celebrated holidays, filled with fun backyard activities, barbecue dining and booming fireworks lighting up the night sky. If you include your furry friends at a 4th of July celebration, take safety precautions to ensure that your cat is protected from some common maladies. Food Toxicity Barbecues can…

Is your cat FAT or FIT?

As with their human counterparts, cats typically get fat because they eat too much and exercise too little. Obesity-related health problems include heart disease, ruptured ligaments, respiratory compromise, tiredness, diabetes, greater susceptibility to certain types of liver disease, and osteoarthritis. If you’ve got a fat cat, ask your veterinarian about a diet and exercise program…