Posts filed under: Cats

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 instance, my Ziggy is firmly pro-ceiling. Both times she unexpectedly ended up outside, her initial...
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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 our other kitten, Ziggy, needed an outlet for energy. Ruby knows how to find nooks...
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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% of cats are found within 500 m of their home or point of escape.  ...
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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, and few after that.   First of all, our mission is to increase those numbers...
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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 done as surveys of cat owners.   What are the take-home messages for us?  ...
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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 the chance to groom himself. He stopped trying to chew the cast off.   Why...
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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 for arthritis for a few years and had a few flare-ups of inflammation that we...
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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 twice a day, as long as it was hidden in a bit of canned food...
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When it became obvious that Manny had torn a tendon, we knew he needed surgery.   If the Achilles tendon (or common calcaneal tendon) is completely torn, then the hock cannot be flexed. For a cat, that means walking ‘flat-footed’,...
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