July 21, 2011
Allergy season is upon us. Pollens, grasses, molds, and insect bites can make us feel miserable. They affect our feline friends as well, although cats manifest seasonal allergy in ways that are very different from how we experience "hay fever."
July 14, 2011
Cats are curious by nature and sometimes a flying creature is just too hard to resist hunting.
June 24, 2011
As the weather warms up in summer months, we often get calls from clients concerned about protecting their feline friends from the heat.
June 16, 2011
Have you ever wondered what your felines do all day while youâ€™re at work or shuttling the kids here and there?
June 9, 2011
Meet Annie (pictured at left), a wonderful little mixed breed medium hair kitty. She is only 2 years old and already has given her mom fits.
June 2, 2011
Fleas are something that all cat people strive to avoid. While they are not as prevalent in the winter, there is no flea-free season in our temperate climate. And, of course, fleas can live year-round indoors. It is always important to remain vigilant about flea control.
April 29, 2011
Rabies, once contracted, is nearly always fatal. It is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system and found in the saliva of the carrier. It is most frequently transmitted via a bite or a scratch.
March 24, 2011
Ever wonder why it feels scratchy when your cat licks you or how they manage to get any water in their mouths when they lap at the water so quickly? The answer to both these questions lies in the cat's unique, remarkable tongue.
March 17, 2011
How important is early detection and constant diligence when it comes to chronic disease management? It can make all the difference, and it has in the life of one of our patients, Tucker.
March 10, 2011
Loving and living with cats is one of the most rewarding opportunities we have in life. However, living with feisty felines can mean we have the occasional accident to clean up.
February 23, 2011
There are a lot of questions that we get frequently from clients. This is one we hear a lot. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer and even to this day there is professional debate on this topic.
February 17, 2011
Last week we discussed how to plan for car travel with cats, but what if you have to fly with your little one? There is a lot of research and preparation that goes into air travel with pets, and a whole new set of risks to consider.
February 9, 2011
Chances are you may need to travel with your cat at some point. Here are some important things you should know before planning a car trip with cats.
January 25, 2011
How many of you think you could get your cat to let you brush their teeth? Beyond that, how many of you think your cat would let you brush their teeth with an electric toothbrush? Because that's exactly what Cats Exclusive client, Shelley Butchart, has done.
January 20, 2011
We often get people who ask how to bathe their cats, and usually the answer is, "Don't." Cats are fastidiously clean animals, frequently spending much of their day grooming and bathing themselves.
December 15, 2010
So, part 1 of this blog was the easy part–how to play with and enrich your kitty while you are with them. Now comes the more difficult question: How do I keep them entertained and stimulated when I am not home?
December 10, 2010
Indoor cats have gotten a reputation of being lazy and sleeping all the time, like Garfield, going from food dish to bed and back again. That's one of many reasons that playing with your cat is extremely important.
November 18, 2010
Have you checked out the latest selection of food and water dishes available these days? There are so many styles to choose from! The good news is that there are more than just color and pattern choices â€“ some bowls even offer extra health benefits on the side!
November 1, 2010
Only 4% of lost cats are reunited with their owners in US shelters, according to the National Council of Pet Population and Study. Shelters and Veterinary hospitals routinely scan strays for microchips.
October 27, 2010
The not-so-distant wild ancestors of our pet cats expected to get most, if not all, of their moisture from their prey. Because of that, cats do not have a high thirst drive.