Category Archives: cats

Feline tapeworm… one dose of prevention goes a long way

A client of mine remarked that her cat may have tapeworm as a result of a summer infestation of fleas.  That piqued my interest so I did some research. While fleas do not produce tapeworm per se, they can host … Continue reading

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Old cats learn new tricks

Yes, even cats can learn new tricks and clicker training can help.  Historically clickers have been used to train a wide variety of animals such as porpoises, zoo animals, dogs, children, so why not cats.  And they can be purchased … Continue reading

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Where’s Kitty?

I was enjoying the view from my garden, when a young woman approached me.  I noticed that she had kitty treats in hand.  “Did you see a suspicious person walk by?” she inquired.  When prodded, she said that her cat … Continue reading

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That smells funny, I’m not going to eat it.

OK, so you’ve just been to your veterinarian and s/he wants kitty to switch to wet food in order to lose weight.  (We’ll cover the merits of dry versus wet another time).  But right now you’re faced with what seems like … Continue reading

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Hold the tinsel, please!

From a cat’s point of view, what could be more alluring than tinsel? After all, it’s shiny and easy to bat around. However, when swallowed it can cause choking and do serious damage to the intestinal tract. Below is a … Continue reading

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When kitty is ruling the roost

At a holiday party, a pleasant older couple regaled me with tales of kitty.  Their 4-year old male cat controlled the house:  waking them every morning at 5 for his breakfast, growling when he didn’t get his way, or biting … Continue reading

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Snacks for cats

It’s only natural for us to want to reward our cats with yummy treats.  Of course, it’s always a good idea to check with your veterinarian first.  But here’s the rule of thumb.  Treats SHOULD NOT exceed ten percent of … Continue reading

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