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Category Archives: Cat Health
Meowy Monday – How Old is Old for a Cat?
Flossie, a partially blind and deaf tortie died recently in London at the age of almost 27 years. She held the Guinness World Book title of oldest living cat. However, further research shows that there have been cats reported to … Continue reading
Feline Fun Friday – How Does Your Cat Stay Cool?
It’s been hot here and in many other parts of the US. What does that mean for your cat? If she’s an indoor cat, she probably has the luxury of some sort of cooling system, and if she’s like most … Continue reading
Paws Up For Wednesday — Winn Foundation Becomes EveryCat
You’ve probably heard of the Winn Foundation, but did you know that the work they’ve done over the last half century may have helped keep your cat healthy and give her longevity that may not have been possible in years … Continue reading
Meowy Monday – National Hairball Awareness Day
All cats do it—they cough up hairballs—also known as tridrobezoars or bezoars. What are they, where do they come from, and why are we celebrating them? If you’ve had a cat for any length of time, you’ve probably found gooey … Continue reading
Paws Up for Wednesday – How to and Why Should You Clean Your Cat’s Teeth
I was surprised to hear from the veterinarian on Olivia’s first trip there as a kitten that Olivia had a buildup of plaque on her teeth. She was just a kitten! So I bought special food for dental health, some … Continue reading
Thoughts for Thursday – The Cat’s Claw
I think we all love the cat’s paw. They’re cute the way they flex and touch. Those little toes are adorable and the “beans” so cute. I like the brown beans on a white paw. It happens. My snow-shoe/Himalayan-type cat, … Continue reading
Newsday Tuesday – Give Your Senior Cat a Little Help
Some cats as they get older need a little help with diet, mobility, and overall care. There are products for that. A senior cat might develop a disease that can be controlled or greatly helped by meds and even diet. … Continue reading
Frivolous Friday – Cats, Plants, and Flowers
It’s not unusual for me to receive a bouquet of flowers from one of my daughters or a friend or neighbor. Like many, I do enjoy flowers. For my birthday this year, one granddaughter ordered a subscription to garden boxes. … Continue reading
Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Crossed Eyes in Cats
Have you ever looked into the face of a Siamese cat and wonder how she can see through those beautiful, but quirky crossed eyes? No worries, the experts say. The Siamese actually must cross her eyes in order to see … Continue reading
Mindful Monday – Fatty Liver in Cats
My adorable and sweet grandcat, Brucie, the Munchkin, has been diagnosed with a fatty liver. I wondered if this might be a genetic thing. I’ve always been a bit suspicious of the problems indiscriminate breeding in cats can create. Well, … Continue reading