Monthly Archives: March 2015

Training your cat to love medications


One of the biggest problems cat owners have is when their cat needs medication. You’ve seen the veterinarian and technician do it and it seems easy, but when you try at home, your cat may become frightened, run away or hide, and struggle and accidentally scratch or bite you if they are very scared. You […]



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Ten things your cat wants you to know!


  I like fleece more than any other bedding material. And there is research to prove that cats prefer fleece over towels and other bedding material. Even if I hate the other cats in our home, I usually won’t get into a cat fight with them. Instead I will try to avoid them, even if […]



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Adopting in pairs


Sometimes people might look at their adult or senior cat and start thinking, ”Gee, I bet she’d have more fun if she had a playmate.”  Maybe there has been a recent loss of a fur companion and the idea of a new little feline friend warms your heart.  There’s not anything much more adorable than […]



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Why does my cat vomit?


Cats are amazing, not just because of all the warm and fuzzy stuff they bring us, like their kisses and purrs, but because they have an incredible ability to hide signs of disease.  It breaks my heart when a loving, concerned owner brings me in a cat that doesn’t look very well and the owner’s […]



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Litter Mates


A visitor to our clinic once asked the following: “I have two litter mates that are 2 years old.  They get along great.  My previous cats were also litter mates, and got along famously until they were 3.  Then the fighting started and lasted over 15 years.  Why did this happen and what can I do to […]



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Why cats don’t cry in pain


Pain is a basic sensation, an indicator of physical distress. To a small animal in the wild, the exhibition of pain can be life threatening-an indication of weakness which could make it the target of a predator. This pain-hiding survival skill remains even though most of our beloved cats have moved inside. As a result, […]



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Five myths about Feline Heartworm Disease


Myth 1: Heartworm is a dogs’ disease Cats are getting heartworm far more often than previously thought. I was a skeptic about the frequency of feline heartworm infection, so I conducted a yearlong study examining shelter cats in the Gulf Coast area. The results certainly got my attention. I found that 26 percent of the cats had been infected with […]



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