Category Archives: Cat Health

Newsday Tuesday – I’m Not Fat, I’m Fluffy

Isn’t it enough that we must constantly monitor our own weight and changes in the toning and flabbing of our own bodies? But no, we must also be watchful when it comes to our cats’ weight. Are they eating enough—too … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Water for Cats

(Get it? The title is a play on the movie title, Water for Elephants.) Cats are known to drink very little water compared to many other animals. The sand cat, for example, an adorable wild cat that typically lives among … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Been to the Veterinarian Lately?

In honor of National Senior Pet Month, I’d like to share a little about the veterinarian’s role throughout this pandemic. I notice when I visit our veterinarian, there are signs out front referring to them as heroes. They are in … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – The Cat’s Third Eyelid

I sometimes write about the things I’m interested in or that I want to know more about. So why do I care about the third eyelid in cats? As you know, with each cat come new experiences, realizations, and challenges. … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – How old is your cat?

There are a lot of theories, studies, and jokes about age and the reality of what age actually means. This reality has definitely changed over the years. You’ve heard the term, “Forty is the new twenty,” and “sixty is the … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – The Cat’s Tongue

A cat’s tongue is uniquely designed for a variety of purposes and, as you will notice with your own cats, they use their tongue a lot. Cats do a lot of grooming, and lapping, and tasting, and they’ll sometimes even … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Is Your Cat Fluffy or Fat?

According to statistics, a whopping fifty-eight percent of America’s household cats are overweight. Over thirty percent are considered obese. This trend shouldn’t be too surprising since sixty-six percent of American adults are considered overweight. Our pets are part of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Visiting Your Veterinarian During Pandemic

I did not expect to visit the veterinarian this year. Our cats have remained healthy and I’d decided to postpone any annual checkups until things settled down. As it turns out, I’ve visited our veterinarian five times in the last … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Changes At Your Veterinary Clinic

Let’s hope you won’t have to make a trip to the veterinarian anytime soon. As it turns out, I’ve been to ours twice in the last two weeks. Last week I picked up Lily’s prescription food. I was allowed to … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday—The Corona Virus and Your Cats

It didn’t occur to me that cats could get the Corona Virus, but this is a question posed by some pet owners and the answers may surprise you. As many of you in past weeks, I’ve been sick, but I … Continue reading

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