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Chance Needs a Loving Home

Chance Needs a Loving Home

March 17, 2015

Chance is a loving and talkative lap cat who needs a new start with a loving family.

Attack Those Mats!

Attack Those Mats!

March 13, 2015

Generally speaking, a cat is a self-cleaning entity. Their tongues are specially equipped with backwards-facing barbs made of keratin (similar to that in our finger nails) that act as a hairbrush. We’ve all felt these when our cats lick us, right?

Kittenhood Obesity

Kittenhood Obesity

November 24, 2014

It is a myth that kittens should be fed as much as they want to eat. After weaning, which usually happens between 5-8 weeks of age, a kitten accommodates to intermittent feeding. Easy access to food and overeating is a common factor contributing to juvenile feline flatulence and diarrhea.

Meet Suzy, A Saint Francis Kitty

Meet Suzy, A Saint Francis Kitty

November 24, 2014

Suzy is a sweet "snaggle-toothed" 13-year old spayed female brown tabby who is looking for a nice family to care for her in her retirement.

A Cat Cancer Success Story

A Cat Cancer Success Story

November 21, 2014

Seven months ago, Ellie’s owner brought her in for trouble swallowing and acting lethargic. Her exam revealed a severely enlarged lymph node in her neck. We performed a quick and non-invasive needle biopsy, and, within hours, a diagnosis of lymphoblastic lymphoma was confirmed.

How to Speak Cat

How to Speak Cat

October 28, 2014

Behaviorists believe that our domesticated feline friends “talk” to us a lot because they get positive reinforcement from us, usually in the form of talking back, treats or affectionate petting.

A Cat Speaks: The Scoop On Litter

A Cat Speaks: The Scoop On Litter

October 13, 2014

What's the perfect cat litter? Find out which litter is the best for your kitty.

Does Your Cat Have Pandora Syndrome?

Does Your Cat Have Pandora Syndrome?

August 15, 2014

Could your cat's indoor lifestyle be putting him or her at risk for symptoms such as urinary pain, digestive disturbances, hypergrooming and anxiety?

Helping Your Cat Tolerate  Summer Heat

Helping Your Cat Tolerate Summer Heat

July 9, 2014

The effects of hot weather on cats isn’t a topic you’d think we have to discuss often in the Seattle area, but it’s actually our usually mild climate that can result in more stress on your kitty when it does heat up.

Harmony and Dissonance

Harmony and Dissonance

June 26, 2014

Why do some cats adore each other while others can’t pass each other without swatting or hissing? Why are these often the same two cats, alternating between affection and aggression?