This is a great article from MSNBC: “Putty in their paws, why we do what cats want”. Click to go to the article.
Do cats get heartworm disease like dogs?
For decades, in the Northeast, and where ever mosquitoes live, heartworm disease has been a plague for our dogs. Until recently, it was thought that heartworm disease did not adversely effect cats. New studies show that heartworm infection can harm our cats. Click here for Video & information on Feline Heartworm. Click on Feline Heartworm Animation and then the arrow to start video.
Has your cat been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure?
The Feline CRF Information Center is a great resource in up to date information on this frightening, confusing and overwhelming diagnosis of our beloved feline. Click here to go to the Feline CRF Information Center. and Instructions on Giving Sub-Q Fluids
Hyperthyroidism in Felines
Has your cat been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism? For more information,
Click links below for more info –
Everything you always wanted to know about litter boxes from your cat’s point of view, and so much more. This website delves into a comprehensive look into all kinds of problems, do’s and don’ts and so much more. Click on Litter Box for this great website.
Check out our Gus Bennett series –
Feline Nutrition, Exercise, Obesity, etc.
The same website as the Litterbox above, has some great information on Feline Nutrition, Diabetes, Pilling and much more.
Click below for more information –
- Cat Information,
- Feeding Guidelines for Kittens,
- Foods to Avoid,
- Snacks/Treats Recipes
Check out our article – Feeding Cats by Gus Bennett
Diabetes in your feline
The best thing you can do is prevent the disease before it happens, learn how, Preventing Diabetes in your cat.
If you do get the diagnosis that your cat is diabetic, know everything you can on this disease. In most cases, cats do very well if diagnosed early and regulated. Here are two more websites on Feline Diabetes – Your Diabetic Cat and Cats and Carbs.
Click links below for more information – watch all videos Before doing anything. Each video give info the other does not.
- Giving insulin to your cat video #1
- Giving Insulin to your cat video #2
- Diabetes Information Center Video : How to test your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar at Home
Allergies in Cats
Dori’s cat, Ricky suffers from a multitude of allergies, poor guy. He is allergic to many environmental sources such as two types of dust mites, Maple, Yellow Dock, Sycamore, Black Ants and much more. He is treated with an allergy injection every 10 – 21 days depending on how bad his allergies are. Most allergies in animals come out as skin conditions (whereas in humans, we suffer most respiratory and itchy eyes). Ricky’s allergies manifest in a skin condition of an over abundance of black yeast production all over his body (not a pretty sight). He is bathed every 3 – 4 weeks depending on his condition. Other problems that may occur from allergies could be open lesions, excessive grooming, hair loss, and hair thinning. If you notice anything different, check with your veterinarian.
To learn more about allergies in your cat, click on
This website has some great information on Cat Breeds, health, nutrition, behavior, etc. It is a web site put out by Cat Fancy and does sell advertising, so some products advertised maybe a paid endorsement, but over all it is a good site for some information. Click on Catchannel.com to view.
Declawing: Good or Bad
Declawing your cat, is it good or bad? Most animal welfare organizations do not condone declawing. It is an unnecessary surgery. Find out everything there is to know about declawing before you make the final decision. Feel free to call our office if you would like alternatives.
Check out these websites for more information:
- Facts on Declawing,
- Declawing: A Rational Look,
- Declawing & Humane Alternatives,
- Declawing Cats, far worse than just a manicure,
- Declawing: What you need to know,
- Physical Problems of Declawing.
Find out more about purebred cats
The Cat Fanciers’Association (CFA) has great information and pictures of purebred cats. Of course, we advocate adopting homeless pets first, but if you like a certain breed of cat, you sometimes will find them in shelters if you are patient. If you absolutely can not wait, check out these breeds. This website also has information on upcoming sponsored cat shows, etc.
Click here for CFA recognized purebred cats.
Brushing Your cats Teeth
Brushing Your cats teeth can be tricky.
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Giving Your Cat a Pill
Click here to view Instructional Video on Giving Your Cat a Pill.
Video 2 – Cat Pilling
Giving your Cat Liquid Medication
Click here to view Instructional Video on Giving Your Cat liquid medication.
Video 2 – Giving Liquid Medication
Taking your Cat’s Temperature
Click here to view Instructional Video on Taking your Cat’s Temperature
Trimming your Cat’s Claws (nails)
Click here to view Instructional Video on Trimming your Cat’s Claws (nails)
Cats, Babies and Toxoplasmosis
Congratulations you are pregnant, then your doctor says get rid of your cat to protect your baby. What do you do? Educate yourself…..You are more likely to get Toxoplasmosis from handling raw meat or gardening in your yard than from your inside cat. But here are some websites to help educate you and possibly your doctor.
Click the links below for more information –
Click on the Behavior you wish to view-
- Adding A Cat
- Introducing a cat to a new cat
- Aggression to People,
- Aggression to Other Cats,
- Cats & Toxic Plants,
- Harness & Leash Training,
- Scratching Furniture,
- Selecting Safe Toys,
Indoor vs. Outdoor
Dori owns ten cats that are all considered indoor cats. However, a special cat fence was installed on top of the existing chain link fence about 6 years ago. All cats have been enjoying the protection of an indoor cat with the enjoyment of running and playing outside SAFELY. Statistically, cats who are indoor cats can leave three times longer than outside cats. Some inside healthy cats can live 18 – 20 years with outside cats averaging 6 years. Yes, there are cats who go out and live to be 10, 15, maybe even 20 years, however, they are very lucky. The outside cat must endure many hazards that threaten his life every day, such as dogs, cruel neighbors who do not want animals in their yard, cars, other territorial cats and many wild animals who may look at your cat as dinner!! Just as there are leash laws to protect dogs, people and property, there should be the same for cats. They need protection too. If you would like to learn more, read our article – 2 ways to keep your cats safe outside
Vaccinations and diseases
Here is some information on different diseases that can affect your cat and what vaccinations maybe necessary.
Click on to view –
- Feline Leukemia.
- FIP – Feline Infectious Peritonitis,
- FIV-Feline Immunodeficiency Virus,
- Feline Herpes Virus,
- Vaccination Guidelines
Caring for your cat’s emotional health
Cats are very emotional. These wonderful little animals are very capable of expressing anger, happiness, love, separation, depression, etc. Click here to learn more about Cat’s Emotional Health.