Latest Posts

November 26, 2021

Does Your Cat Have a Sensitive Stomach or Is He Just Picky?

There is nothing more frustrating and worrisome than having a seemingly healthy cat stop eating their regular food. There are many potential causes for this behaviour, and it’s essential to work with your veterinarian to understand the underlying issue and develop an appropriate solution. How can you tell if your cat is simply a picky…

November 23, 2021

Keeping Kitties Safe This Holiday Season

Whoever wrote “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” probably didn’t live with a cat. Especially not a cat who has taken a particular interest in the Christmas tree, climbed up into it, and knocked it over at three in the morning!  The holiday season is a time of joy, good cheer, and…

November 17, 2021

12 Most Popular Cat Breeds

Anyone who has owned cats can tell you that they are independent, funny, fierce, and loving, sometimes all at once. Hunting is the strong suit of some breeds while cuddling and playing may suit others. Each cat has its own personality and shows it in different ways but if you are looking for certain traits…

September 26, 2021

Caring for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

Of all the major diseases afflicting cats, chronic kidney disease is one of the stealthiest. It usually creeps up on cats as they get older, but it can also show up more dramatically and have devastating effects. When your cat’s kidneys aren’t able to do their job as usual, it can lead to renal failure…

September 3, 2021

Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Cat

One of the most difficult parts of being a cat parent is saying goodbye to our beloved companion when they reach the end of their life. At that point, you’ve hopefully lived with your furry friend for at least 15 years. It can be really difficult to notice a decline in your cat’s quality of…

August 11, 2021

Litter Box 101: From Basic Tips to Bad Behaviour

For many cat parents and their feline family members, the litter box is a source of frustration. No one is ever really excited to scoop the litter box or to find litter dragged around the house on kitty’s paws. Worse still is when a cat decides the litter box is not their preferred choice.  Whether…

July 26, 2021

6 Common Myths About Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most common infectious diseases in cats, affecting between 2 and 3% of all cats in the United States, and 3.4% of all cats in Canada. It is a virus that attacks a cat’s immune system, weakening it. FeLV is spread between cats through their saliva, nasal secretions,…

July 2, 2021

Do Cats Get AIDS? Understanding Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a retrovirus that attacks a cat’s immune system. Between 2.5 and 5% of all cats in North America are infected.  FIV is spread between cats through deep bite wounds from an infected cat. If a cat with FIV becomes sick, it is usually from secondary infections, problems with the immune…

May 20, 2021

Scratching 101: Understanding Why Cats Need to Scratch

Though sometimes it seems like cats have a vendetta against soft furniture and carpets, scratching is normal – and necessary.  When a cat stretches and scratches their cat tree, it’s a sign that they are feeling well. You can almost see the bliss they are experiencing while they are enjoying a good solid scratch session….

April 15, 2021

Are Hairballs Harmful? How to Help Your Cat With This Hairy Problem

Last week, one of my cats, Harvey, had surgery to remove a hairball that had obstructed his small bowel. I know what you’re probably thinking! Aren’t hairballs normal for cats and, while unpleasant, harmless? Actually, no. Hairballs (trichobezoars) have been found in big cats, cattle, a chicken, and in people. In all species, they reflect…