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One of the dreaded moments for a cat owner — kitty misses the box.   Cats are naturally fastidious creatures and will bury their waste...
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I had an apostrophe catastrophe today. Does the play belong to the cat? How many cats? How much play?   Play is an important part...
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If you haven’t experienced the lovely sensation of a furball cuddled against you on a chilly night or the soothing vibration of a cat purring,...
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I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a child. I was the kid who hand-fed orphaned robin fledglings until they could fly. I...
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Did you know that we see high blood pressure in cats?   Why do we worry about it? Just like in people, high blood pressure...
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There is research showing that cats living outside kill birds and small mammals. There are some bird researchers who firmly believe cats have led to species extinctions and...
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If you have questions about how to look after your cat, or just ‘is this normal’, I have a few suggestions.   Hopefully you have...
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FIP – Feline Infectious Peritonitis. If you mention this term to someone who works with cats, you’ll see a person with a hopeless look on...
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One of the things that determines where and how you might find your lost cat is kitty’s friendliness factor.   There is research ongoing about...
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The research also gave us some clues about how your individual cat may react when she’s suddenly out in the big world alone.   For...
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This is Ruby. She’s not my first black cat. She’s my first black cat who came as a tiny kitten. We actually got her because...
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The research we talked about last week also found that a physical search increased the likelihood that your lost cat gets found.   And 75%...
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Here’s one of the findings from that research:   About 33% of cats are returned to their home within 7 days, 56% within two months,...
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Research has been done on lost cats and how to found them. The most recent paper was published last November in animals journal. These studies are...
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“Our pets are our family.” – Ana Monnar...
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Manny got used to the cast, but only had his Elizabethan collar (cone) off when there was someone watching him. He was comfortable, and appreciated...
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“Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life–they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out...
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Dear Dennis,   You reached the ripe old age of 18. And then you started to change. You’d been on medication for your thyroid and...
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“Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.” – Sir Walter Scott...
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Dear Dennis, As you got older, you started to need more medications. First came the thyroid medication, which was a pill you took quite happily...
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