Category Archives: Cat Health

Mindful Monday – Is Your Cat Fluffy or Fat?

According to statistics, a whopping fifty-eight percent of America’s household cats are overweight. Over thirty percent are considered obese. This trend shouldn’t be too surprising since sixty-six percent of American adults are considered overweight. Our pets are part of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Visiting Your Veterinarian During Pandemic

I did not expect to visit the veterinarian this year. Our cats have remained healthy and I’d decided to postpone any annual checkups until things settled down. As it turns out, I’ve visited our veterinarian five times in the last … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Changes At Your Veterinary Clinic

Let’s hope you won’t have to make a trip to the veterinarian anytime soon. As it turns out, I’ve been to ours twice in the last two weeks. Last week I picked up Lily’s prescription food. I was allowed to … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday—The Corona Virus and Your Cats

It didn’t occur to me that cats could get the Corona Virus, but this is a question posed by some pet owners and the answers may surprise you. As many of you in past weeks, I’ve been sick, but I … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Enrichment for Cats

Is your cat getting enough enrichment or is she bored and lethargic. Or worse, does she get into trouble by clawing furniture, chewing the houseplants, and trying to escape every chance she gets? The fact is that your cat needs … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Cats Get PTSD Too

Have you ever heard of a cat with PTSD? When you consider the stress homeless, neglected, and abused cats are under day in and day out, it’s not hard to imagine that their constant fear could affect their bodies and … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Holy Snickers Bar! Talk About an Overweight Cat!

Cinder-Block is a sweet solid grey cat who lives in the UK and who, by some food fetish or maybe a genetic quirk, has become…well, there’s no polite way to put it…she’s FAT. Really fat. Her owner wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – What Should I Feed My Cat?

 In most cases, the answer to this question is—whatever he’ll eat. Cats can be finicky, but there are so many cat food choices out there that surely you can find something he’ll adore. Is it canned food (pate, sliced, stew), … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – What’s New in the Healthy Happy Cat Business?

Today I’ll introduce two of my favorite cat products—although I haven’t tried either of them, yet. And I’ll tell you about two surprising medical devices for cats. We talked recently about hearing loss and deafness in cats. Did you know … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Chronicling a Cat’s Disease

No worries for those of you who love Rags, the partly fictitious cat in my Klepto at Mystery stories. He isn’t ill, but Lily is. We adopted Lily when she was eight-weeks old. We believe she came to us with … Continue reading

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