Category Archives: Cat Health

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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Mindful Monday – A Summer Fur-do for Cats

  Have you ever thought about shaving your cat so she’ll be cooler in the summer? Don’t do it. Experts say that cats have coats for a reason. A cat’s fur insulates her from the heat in summer and the … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Cats ‘n Claws

I get squeamish when addressing the topic of declawing cats. I’ve never done it and never will do it, unless for medical reasons—the cat has a serious infection in the paw and must have a claw removed, for example. More … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – May Day Warning

Are you old enough to remember the Maypole—a pole with colored streamers hanging from it? At school, if you were a lucky one, you’d get to grab a streamer and dance around the Maypole weaving in and out among other … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday –Litter-Box Art

Have you found anything interesting in your cat’s litter box lately? Yes, you should be checking it when you clean it. You want to make sure your cats are using it. If you don’t find clumps in there (or wet … Continue reading

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