Posts Categorized: Cats

Cat Health Checklist: 20 Helpful Questions to Assess Your Cat’s Wellness

Cat Health Checklist: 20 Helpful Questions to Assess Your Cat’s Wellness

If the cats in your home seem to be in good health – eating normally, playing daily, and generally treating you with equal parts affection and disdain – you might not see any reason to take them for annual veterinary exams. After all, many adult cats don’t need immunizations annually, especially if they’re indoor-only pets,… Read more »

Feline Anesthesia: Risks, Treatment, & What to Expect for Your Cat

Feline Anesthesia: Risks, Treatment, & What to Expect for Your Cat

There may be a time when your cat will require anesthesia for a surgical, medical or diagnostic procedure. Some examples include a planned surgery such as neutering, essential scaling and polishing for oral health and dental disease prevention, or even an emergency procedure. Administering general anesthesia induces a loss of consciousness, muscle relaxation, and prevents… Read more »

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Why Do Cats Like Heights?

Have you ever entered your kitchen to find your cat perched atop the refrigerator or stalking the space between the ceiling and the top of the cabinets?  Does it drive you nuts that they’re constantly leaping onto your high dresser and then up to the neighboring wardrobe, or worse, leaving tiny footprints and swirls of… Read more »

Why you and your cat will love a Cat Friendly Practice®

Why you and your cat will love a Cat Friendly Practice®

Cats need regular check-ups to help ensure longer, happier, and healthier lives. During routine check-ups your veterinarian can often detect conditions or diseases that may affect your cat’s health before they become painful or more difficult to treat. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) established the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) Program to reduce the… Read more »

Litter Box 101 for Cats

Litter Box 101 for Cats

Here are some tips for setting up that all-important litter box and making it the place your cat wants to go. Provide a type of litter that your cat loves Provide a type of litter that your cat loves, preferably unscented. There are many litter choices, but most cats prefer clumping clay litter. To figure… Read more »

6 Common Cat Myths Busted

6 Common Cat Myths Busted

Cats make a great family pet, but it’s not always easy to figure out what they’re feeling or things. Because of this, there are a lot of stereotypes, misconceptions, or myths worth busting. Here are six of some of the most common “cat myths” to know. Cats land on all fours Unfortunately, cats may get… Read more »