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January 31, 2018

Safe Travels: Tips & Tricks for Traveling With Cats

Unlike dogs, cats may not travel very often with us when we go away from home. The most common reason for pet cats to travel is for a visit to the veterinarian. Other cats may travel on family visits with their humans, or need to travel when their human is moving away. As cat families…

December 6, 2017

Festive Feline: 5 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Holiday With Your Cat

Break out the eggnog! Lay on the latkes! Christmas and Chanukah are coming! We all know how stressful preparing can be, but we often don’t think how this affects our cats. What risks can we avoid so the festivities are derailed by a sick kitty or an emergency visit to the veterinarian? Cats are curious…

November 22, 2017

Adopting a Senior Cat: 9 Tips for Welcoming an Older Cat Into Your Life

November is Adopt a Senior Cat month, and you’ve still got just over a week to welcome a senior cat into your family. While kittens are cute and cuddly, they are also very busy and require some significant training. Senior cats come to you with a lifetime of experience and training, are also cute and…

October 25, 2017

Cats Who Nip: Why Cats Bite (and How to Get Them to Stop)

Nothing ruins a sweet kitty cuddle session quite like those sharp little feline teeth on your skin. Cats bite for a few reasons, and knowing which reason is your first step to discouraging the behaviour. Here’s everything you need to know about getting your cat to stop nipping at your fingertips. Wild Instincts  Biting is…

September 13, 2017

11 Ways to Help Your Overweight Cat Shed Pounds

Everyone loves an extra “fluffy” cat, but is your cat overweight? Extra pounds can lead to a number of health problems for your pet. If you are not sure if your cat is overweight, ask your veterinarian, or check out this easy to use body condition score chart. If your cat is overweight, he has plenty…

August 16, 2017

What Are The Signs Of Separation Anxiety In Cats?

What an interesting question! Cats are solitary survivors who generally manage being alone much better than dogs or people do. Nevertheless, because they have evolved to avoid being noticed by predators, we probably miss their signs of anxiety just like we can overlook their subtle signs of sickness. Is It An Environment Thing? Around their…

July 19, 2017

How Do I Know My Cat Is Stressed?

Cats are extremely crafty at hiding illness, pain and stress. Understanding what changes might lead to stress can help us predict it. Stressful situations Stress can occur in many different situations, including: Changes in environment – new household members, new pets, renovations or any other changes that disrupt the household, are noisy and potentially frightening….

June 28, 2017

Am I Feeding My Cat Enough?

How Much Should Cats Eat? Before we can assess whether we are feeding our cats enough, we should understand how much they should be eating in the first place. On average, a mouse contains 30 calories. The average adult cat should eat five to eight mice per day, while hunting in between each meal. This…

June 14, 2017

What are the most important vaccines cats should have?

When knowing which vaccines are the most important, we need to understand that not all viruses are spread the same way and not all parts of our amazing country have the same rate of infection. Our decisions of what to vaccinate against will be affected by lifestyle and local risk. Your local veterinarian will be…

May 30, 2017

Pain in Cats: What Specialists Look For

Deciding whether or not a cat is in pain can be a real challenge for caregivers and veterinarians. Cats retain many instincts of wild animals, including a tendency to hide signs of pain. This is a good strategy for a wild animal because a wild animal that appears painful or sick will likely be targeted…