Category Archives: Cat Health

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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Thoughts for Thursday – Is Your Cat Drinking Enough?

Yesterday we talked about cats in water. Today our topic is cats drinking water. Yes, we visit this subject every once in a while. Why? Because it’s important. Cats don’t typically drink a lot of water because in the wilds—in … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – National Health Month

February has a lot going on as far as cats are concerned—it’s National Health Month, Responsible Pet Owners Month, National Prevent a Litter Month, and National Walk Your Pet Month. So this would be a good month to put your … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Happy and Safe Turkey Day

From our cats to yours, we wish you a wonderful feast with those you love most. Don’t forget to keep your cats safe during your celebration. Secure all turkey bones. Cats and dogs can choke on them or become injured … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – It Takes a Village to Keep a Cat Safe and Healthy

I believe in Hillary Clinton’s statement, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I used that quote the other day with regard to my aging mother. Yes, we’re finding that it takes a village—at least several caring family/friends and … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – A New Way to Monitor Your Cat’s Health

Have you heard of Pretty Litter? They call it that because it changes colors when your cat uses it. But it’s not designed to add to your décor or become a centerpiece in your home. The color aspect of this … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – How You Feed Your Cat Can Also Affect Her Health

What do you feed your cat in? A tray left from last night’s frozen meal, a paper plate, a saucer from your grandmother’s favorite China set, or a cute designer cat food bowl? You might be surprised that it does … Continue reading

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