Category Archives: Cat Health

Thoughts for Thursday – The Intricate Way of the Cat Bath

Who doesn’t enjoy watching a cat take a lick-bath? It’s almost mesmerizing—hypnotic and a little intriguing to see some of the positions she gets into and how intent she is in the cleaning process. It’s sometimes like a hypnotic adventure … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Genetic Red Flags in Cats

Earlier this week we talked about cat breeds from all over the world—some of them are derived from mutations and forced breeding experiments. What happens when we aren’t careful with breeding programs or when we exploit a mutation? We can … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Cat Food Made From Bugs? For Real?

It’s true, even some well-known pet food companies are making eco-friendly cat food from insects. Well, they tried feeding cats a vegetarian diet and that didn’t go over too well. Cats need protein. When scientists discovered that certain insects are … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Should You Feed Your Cat Greens?

What do people give the grandmother/great-grandmother, elderly neighbor/friend for birthdays and other occasions? Plants and flowers. I love them, but as soon as I receive them I go to the internet and look that particular plant or flower up to … Continue reading

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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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