Posts filed under: Cats

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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Dear Dennis, One day it occurred to me that you, a fat cat in your youth, had become skinny. Initially it was good to see you becoming more svelte. We’d been trying for years to get weight off of you,...
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Dear Dennis, I remember very clearly the first time you caught a critter in the house. There was a thump in the wee hours of the morning. By the time I was out of bed, you were heading down the...
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Last week, I left you in terrible suspense about our little Ruby. She got out while we were away and was nowhere to be found when we came home. Spoiler alert, she’s fine and still ruling the dog: She is...
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