Thoughts On Stain & Odor Control

March 5, 2014

Inappropriate urination is a common problem cat parents experience. Answering these questions and following these tips will help prevent further soiling.

Reflections on Tooth Pain

February 5, 2014

It was about 11:30 at night as I was settling in for bedtime, I made myself a cup of tea and decided to reward myself after a long day with a cookie (or two)

Obesity Poses Huge Risks For Cats Too!

January 2, 2014

We've all read and seen the news reports on the obesity epidemic. Having an excess amount of body fat predisposes us to many illnesses including diabetes, high blood pressure, and liver disease (to name a few).....

Feline Diabetes Success Story

November 19, 2013

Diabetes mellitus, more commonly referred to simply as diabetes, is an endocrine disorder that affects 0.5 to 1 percent of the feline population. The prevalence of this disease is thought to be increasing, likely secondary to higher obesity rates and high-carbohydrate diets (dry food in particular).

Feline Aging: Is 12 the new 10?

October 17, 2013

We used to think a 12 year-old cat had aged about as much as a 72 year-old human. However, it seems that conversion made cats older and that a “tween” is really more like a 60 year-old person.

Why Does My Cat Need An Annual Exam?

September 20, 2013

Francois is a beautiful grey tabby cat who comes to Cats Exclusive for his annual exams. “I don’t know Doc,” his person, Marc, said to me. “He’s super healthy. He never goes outside. He eats well. He acts completely fine.”

Raw Food Now at Cats Exclusive!

August 27, 2013

We are excited to offer raw foods from Vital Essentials and Natural Pet Pantry in our store.

The Trouble With Fleas

August 23, 2013

Fleas have been around for thousands of years. Before the development of our current flea products, fleas were much harder to rid from our pets and home.

Cats Are Not Small Dogs

July 18, 2013

Cats have critical differences from dogs, anatomically, genetically, and metabolically. Some of the diseases that we treat in cats, such as obesity, diabetes, bladder and kidney problems, and intestinal inflammation, stem from feeding and treating cats as if they were dogs.

Understanding Your Kitten

July 5, 2013

Bringing a new kitten home is always an exciting time. We gain so much enjoyment from our new companions.

How Can I Comfort My Ailing Cat?

May 20, 2013

Even though it is hard to hear, many of us receive the news that our beloved cat has something wrong with her. The best thing you can do is accept the news and, while working with your veterinarian, make sure your cat is as comfortable as possible during her illness.

How to Manage Allergies to Cats

April 25, 2013

If you're like me, you've had this experience before. Someone walks into your house and sits down on your sofa. Within minutes their eyes are watering. Then they spot your feline friend. "I'm allergic to cats, " they manage to get out between sneezes.

Managing Kidney Disease In My Own Cat

April 12, 2013

There's an old theory in veterinary medicine: any pet owned by someone in this profession will end up with weird, never-heard-of-before conditions.

Why Is My Cat Choking?

March 20, 2013

Well, it is spring again and our feline friends that go outside are faced with a surprising foe: ornamental grasses. These are a tricky foe because who'd ever think grass could be an issue for cats? Cats love to eat grass, no question about it.

A Raw Deal - Raw & Freeze-Dried Diets

February 21, 2013

What's the deal with feeding raw meat to cats? This is a question I've had clients ask me, and I've answered it many different ways over the years.

Show Your Cat You Care

February 8, 2013

Showing your love for your cat(s), whether it's on Valentine's Day or any other day, is very rewarding and helps keep your bond strong.

Toxoplasmosis: Myth vs Reality

January 23, 2013

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that I love to talk about. I am a doctor of veterinary medicine. I am also a mother. In playing both of these roles it is very rewarding to be able to offer strong scientific medical data to debunk misinformation and superstition.

Predatory Instincts

January 7, 2013

Cats are obligate carnivores with a predatory instinct. There are two primary reasons why cats will continue to hunt or seek food even when they are not hungry.

Holiday Hazards

November 15, 2012

While the holiday season is a time for celebration, it is important to remember that for our pets, it is a time when they can be exposed to a variety of dangers. Knowing some of the common hazards that your cat(s) may be exposed to will help keep them safe so that you (and they) enjoy the holidays!

Cats Are Still Struggling for Equality

October 12, 2012

As you all know, cats are our world; they are all we do at Cats Exclusive. I like dogs, but cats somehow just draw me in. As an only child, they were my brothers and sisters.