Category Archives: Cat Health

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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Mindful Monday – Is Your Cat’s Food Healing or Harming Her?

Oh my, are there are lot of choices when it comes to cat food these days. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. It probably means there are more excellent food choices for our cats … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday — Cats Weathering the Heat

Parts of the US have had record heat waves this year, and those of us with animals are reminded regularly to keep our pets safe during these extreme weather events. If you don’t have an air conditioned barn for your … Continue reading

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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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