Every cat owner has experienced it. You’re in your bed, blissfully drifting off to sleep in the silence of your home when you hear IT. That sound coming from the depths of your cat as whatever is inside is trying to make its way outside. First, there are a few short, muffled hiccup-sounding noises, followed by a cough and a splat as whatever your cat has birthed through their gullet hits the floor. Then, suddenly, you are not so sleepy anymore, a little nauseous yourself, and ready to grab the paper towels and cleaning products. Alright, perhaps a bit dramatic, but some variant of this story exists for the vast majority of cat owners.
The dreaded vet visit…For most people, preparing for a vet visit involves chasing your cat down, pulling them out from their hiding space of choice, wrestling them into their carrier, and eventually incurring a few scratches and maybe a bite along the way. The next half of getting them there is spent in the car while your cat yowls from their carrier- which can only be described as your cat shouting profanities from the backseat.
Did you know that there is a better way? In this edition of our blog, we will discuss how you can make vet visits much easier and the benefits of choosing a cat-only clinic!
Cats are mysterious! Even their owners can have a difficult time knowing EXACTLY what is going on in their secret lives. Do you know how much your cat drinks on average? Cats are considered poor drinkers for a few factors, and their hydration is very important to their overall health and well-being. Let’s say hello to hydration!
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared for situations that we might not be expecting. Part of making emergency preparedness plans also include making sure our feline friends are purr-pared! Get your checklist ready and pack a bag - here are things you need to consider while preparing to be prepared!
The call of the great outdoors can be tempting for our feline companions! The breeze blowing, birds chirping, sun shining, rodents scampering, and plenty of interesting places to explore is essentially a call to their instinctual behaviors. If your cat has ever sat at the window, longingly and wistfully viewing the outdoors, you might have been tempted to give in to their desires. While all these great outdoor experiences await them, so do dangers. So, what is the answer to the age-old question-- should I let my cat outside?
February is Pet Dental Health Month, which makes it a great time to talk teeth! Cats can experience a number of health-related issues which can be exacerbated by dental disease. Regular oral exams, good dental hygiene, and regular anesthetized dental cleanings are crucial to keeping on top of your cat’s overall wellness. So, what do we need to keep on the look out for? What are their signs and symptoms of dental disease? And how do we prevent them? Read on to find out! Let’s start by defining some terms used to describe dental disease.
Did you adopt a cat before the holidays? Get a kitten for Christmas? Make a New Year’s resolution to save a senior in 2021? Whatever your situation, we are here to help with a comprehensive guide of what to do now that your new friend has joined the family!
Happy ‘pawlidays’, everyone! We are ‘whiskering’ you a Happy Hannukah and very ‘meowy’ Christmas! All cat puns aside, the month of December is here, and it is a great time to talk about holiday safety for your cat. After Thanksgiving, the trees start to go up, the menorah gets shined, and holiday lights get untangled. What you might not be thinking of, however, is the safety of your feline friends!
While scrolling the internet for funny cat photos, it isn’t uncommon to come across an adorable fat cat. Lovingly referred to as “Chonks” on the internet, a lot of people just think fat cats have more to love. Unfortunately, just as with humans, if your loving feline family member is overweight, they face future complications such as a shortened lifespan, medical complications, and an uphill battle against the bulge should their owners choose to correct their bad habits. Most of the time extra weight is packed on by well-meaning owners.