Category Archives: Cat Health

Mindful Monday –The Cat’s Amazing Tongue

They all have one and we humans actually find the cat’s tongue to be rather interesting with its coarse barbs and lapping and grooming abilities. In fact, the cats tongue is made for grooming, which is highly important to a … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Cat-Friendly Plants

The question is not which plants and flowers are dangerous for cats, it’s more like which ones are safe. That’s what it came down to for me when I went in search of a plant for my newly decorated office. … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Oh no! Your Cat Has to Visit the Veterinarian! Is it Kidney Disease?

If there’s something most cat moms and dads dread, it’s a visit to the veterinarian. It’s definitely an ordeal we’d rather not participate in. And that’s mostly because it upsets our sweet fur-kid so much. Lily has kidney disease. She … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday — Want a Healthier Cat? Pet Her More Often

Sure, petting, brushing, and combing Fluffy (or Fido, or Trigger, or even Bun-Bun and Lizzie) is a wonderful way to bond with your animal, but it also helps you to be more attuned to the animal’s overall health. You, the … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Water for Cats

Does your cat drink water? You may have read that cats don’t typically drink much water and maybe that’s because they weren’t bred to. Their ancestors lived in the wilds and they got enough moisture in their prey. So it … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Feeding Mistakes We Make With Our Cats

First, an apology. A fourteen hour power outage prevented me from posting this in a more timely fashion. In Ojai, especially after a good rain, trees fall and that’s what happened in our neighborhood yesterday afternoon. We got power back … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Is Your Cat Fat or Just Fluffy?

You (and your cat) may have heard it before. “Gosh she’s a fatty.” Or “I love fat cats—she’s so cute.” Or “Gads, what do you feed her?” Your veterinarian may be telling you to cut down on her food and … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Is Your Cat Fat or Just Fluffy?

We’ve all seen the drawing (or photograph) of a clearly obese cat with the caption: “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy.” And it’s that fur that can sometimes be a hindrance in determining whether your cat’s putting on weight or even … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Let’s Talk Water and Cats

Here in parts of Southern California, we’re experiencing severe drought. But the cats who live in this state don’t much care. Most domestic cats don’t typically drink a lot of water and that’s not necessarily a good thing. In the … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Cats With Too Many Toes and Claw Issues

Have you ever seen a cat with extra toes? It’s a seemingly weird phenomenon called polydactyl. According to an article at the Catster website, polydactyls are not all that uncommon. I guess most of us have seen or known a … Continue reading

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