Posts filed under: Science and Facts

So you’ve got a new kitty! And she’s been in a separate room from the other felines, settling in. Everyone is eating normally, there is no more angst at the barrier.   Now we add some fun and interaction.  ...
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A new kitten can be an impulse acquisition. It’s not the wisest way to make this decision, but I’ve been there. As long as you understand this is a fifteen to twenty year commitment and that unexpected things can happen,...
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In a stable population, as long as each cat has a resting place, a hiding place, access to food and water and litter box facilities, I think the big limitations are your time and square footage. New kittens can always...
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Sometimes we see a cat because someone in the home noticed red urine. But there is a lot we can tell before urine looks abnormal to the eye. If your cat starts to urinate outside the litter box, prompt attention...
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Recent research has shown that peeing outside the litter box, no matter the cause, can be improved by keeping the litter boxes really clean.   But what if there is a medical problem? Things such as urinary tract infections or crystals...
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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 if left untreated can cause problems such as vision loss, kidney disease and heart problems....
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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 post a great danger to some of their prey species.   We believe that indoor...
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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 a regular veterinarian who has seen your cat on a regular basis. If so, you...
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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 their face shaking their head sadly.   FIP is a disease seen in young cats...
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