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Lumpy, Bumpy, Clumpy Coats

You’re petting your cat and you realize that her silky coat is not so silky anymore. Whether your attention has been grabbed by small...

Peace in a “Mixed” Household

A recent study from the United Kingdom looked at the efficacy of pheromones to help calm the waters, using the commercial products Feliway Friends...
Vest-style harness

Choosing a Cat Harness

Whether you want to take your cat for safe outdoor excursions or just have a little more security when transporting her in your car,...
Black Cat

Be Careful With Essential Oils

A webinar from the Pet Poison HelpLine by Charlotte Flint, DVM, DABT, raises more concerns about essential oils, which are concentrated volatile plant oils...

Whiskers and Food Bowls

Your cat’s whiskers are a sensitive part of her anatomy. Also called vibrissae, whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs that grow in a couple of locations...
Tabby Scottish Fold cat

What Your Indoor Cat Does All Day

In the wild, cats are busy hunting and foraging all day. So how does your indoor cat occupy her time? The Winn Feline Foundation...
Trichobezoar

Trichobezoar Means “Hairball”

Hairballs are, unfortunately, a normal part of being a cat. As your cat grooms herself, the rough barbs on her tongue catch the hair...

Snake Bites: Cats Fair Better Than Dogs

A study in the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology compared the effects of snake venoms on the blood-clotting factors in dogs and cats....

Stress as a Cause of Excessive Grooming

Kitties are known to be fastidious groomers but be careful not to confuse psychogenic alopecia (hair loss) with normal feline grooming. Psychogenic alopecia (PA)...

Get the Most Out of Eye Ointments

Bottles of eye drops and tubes of eye ointment are generally small because you don’t need much of these medications and having leftover...

Can Music Relax the Savage Cat?

Feline friendly practices are always looking for ways to make their patients happier and calmer, as minimizing stress makes for a better veterinary experience...

2019 Top Pet Poisons

From the ASPCA Pet Poison Control Hotline, the most pet poisonings were due to: Over-the-Counter Human Medications. These products account for 20% of the...