Scratch, Scratch, Scratch...

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."

When the dog bites, when the bee stings...

July 14, 2011

Cats are curious by nature and sometimes a flying creature is just too hard to resist hunting.

Beat the Heat!

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.

The Indoor Cat's Daily Schedule of Activities

June 16, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your felines do all day while you’re at work or shuttling the kids here and there?

Patient Profile: Annie's Success Story!

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.

Yikes! Fleas!

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.

Why Vaccinate Against Rabies?

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.

The High-Tech Tongue of a Cat

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.

Patient Profile: Tucker

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.

Staying on Top of Stain and Odor Control

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.

Can Cats See Color?

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.

How To Take Flight With A Cat

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.

5 Things to Consider Before Car Travel

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.

How Important is Home Dental Care?

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.

Should You Bathe Your Cat?

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.

How You Can Enrich Your Cat's Life: Part 2

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?

How You Can Enrich Your Cat's Life: Part 1

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.

Feeding Time Is Not Just About the Food Anymore!

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 – some bowls even offer extra health benefits on the side!

Microchips: Reuniting Pets and Owners

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.

Water and Your Cat

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.