Wild Thing

September 20, 2012

Even the smallest, gentlest cat is a wild thing, genetically speaking. The domestic house cat is not actually domestic; rather, Felis Domesticus is an essentially feral species that have made accommodations to live intimately with humans. The cats' ancient predator behaviors are very much a part of its present day life.

Feline Resiliency

August 10, 2012

I have been rescuing and fostering strays for years and am forever amazed by their ability to overcome some tough situations. In addition to my own experiences, ten years of listening to both heart breaking and loving stories have furthered my awe of these little critters.

Summer Safety

June 27, 2012

While summer never really starts around here until at least the 5th of July, it is time to start considering ways to keep your cat safe and happy in the heat.

Safe, Effective Flea Control

May 17, 2012

Flea preventatives have come a long way in safety and efficacy from the flea dips and collars of the past.

Infection? Maybe not!

April 5, 2012

He must have a bladder infection! This is a common complaint I hear almost everyday from clients.

Tiki Cat: Safe & Sustainable

March 21, 2012

Are you concerned about sustainable fishing? So are the folks over at PetTropics, the company responsible for Tiki Cat. You can rest easy knowing that your fish-loving cat has a safe, sustainable diet.

In Case Of Emergency

February 17, 2012

Many people make emergency plans for their families and don't remember to take pets into account. Here are a few suggestions for emergency plans that can help make a bad situation just a little less stressful.

Dental Care For Cats - Why Bother?

February 1, 2012

Dental health care, particularly in cats, was something veterinarians paid little or no attention to 30 years ago. Was it not an issue?

The Joy of Cats

January 21, 2012

Cats, what amazing creatures they are! Having spent more that 30 years working with them and 50+ years living with them I find myself ever more intrigued and infatuated with the species.

These are a few of our favorite charities......

December 22, 2011

Need some ideas for last minute holiday gifts or year-end donations? When you open your charitable heart, don't forget the animals in need.

Cats Exclusive Gets Wicked!

December 9, 2011

Our newest cat toys come from a company called Wicked Kitty Toys, and, in addition to being really cute, they are also handmade right here in the Seattle area!

How to Read a Cat

November 9, 2011

You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can learn an awful lot about a cat just by looking at her. Are they happy? Sad? Angry? Afraid? Stressed? A quick glance can tell you these things and more.

Fred's Story: The Importance of Team Medicine

November 3, 2011

We would like for you all to meet Fred. Fred is a 9 year old, Siamese whose body decided to throw us a medical curveball earlier this year.

Getting Over It

October 13, 2011

Some of the deepest sadness I have ever felt has occurred with the death of my two kitties, Poco in 2008, and Eubie in 2010.

Elmo and the Total Mouth Extraction

October 6, 2011

I met Elmo, a 5 year old Domestic Long Hair, in May 2010 as a second opinion for severe oral stomatitis (swelling/inflammation of the gums) which was being managed medically elsewhere, and was in fact part of a study for a new potential treatment for this condition.

Trixie Enrichment Puzzles

September 22, 2011

As we've discussed in The Indoor Cat's Daily Schedule of Activities and How You Can Enrich Your Cat's Life Part 1 and Part 2, enrichment for your cat is very important.

Two Amazing Cats Need Homes!

September 16, 2011

This week we would like to introduce you to two very special cats, that have been cared for with the Saint Francis Fund.

Pet Health Insurance: What You Should Know

September 8, 2011

Pet Health Insurance, just like your own health insurance, can be a valuable benefit during a difficult time. It can help cover the bill when your pet is sick, has an accident, or needs routine care.

Cat Talk: Translated!

August 18, 2011

Purr, yowl, hiss, meow: all these sounds are common among cats, but what do they mean?

Ways For An Indoor Cat To Explore Outdoors

July 28, 2011

Does your indoor-only kitty yearn for the great outdoors? Does she want to smell the ground and the air and play with bugs? Tell her there is good news!