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Those Amazing Organs, Part 4: The GI Tract

The last of the major abdominal organs we will discuss is the GI (gastrointestinal) tract. The GI tract includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine; however, we will be focusing on the stomach and small and large intestines.  The GI tract is responsible for processing nutrients from food, passing waste material [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:35:04+00:00December 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Those Amazing Organs, Part 3: The Spleen

This month's newsletter will be fairly short, and it will utilize our new newsletter format. We hope you enjoy it! The spleen... The obscure organ that everyone has heard of, and most everyone has, but what does it do? The spleen is a useful organ, but it's also one of the few organs not vital [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:35:08+00:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Those Amazing Organs, Part 2: The Liver

The liver is the largest internal organ in the body, and like most other organs, it performs more than one function. It produces bile, a substance needed to digest and absorb fats; filters the blood to keep the body clear of toxins and harmful substances; and is responsible for a number of metabolic processes, most [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:35:30+00:00October 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Those Amazing Organs, Part 1: The Kidneys

This month, we will start a series on the function of the major organs of the feline body. Everyone knows that organs can potentially fail as pets age, but what do these organs actually do? What are their daily functions in maintaining health? This month we will start with the most common organ to fail [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:35:56+00:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come see us at Pet Fest 2016…

...and maybe bring home a new furry friend! =^_^= Check out Pet Fest at the Adams Center on Saturday, 8/20/16 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. There will be activities, vendors and pet adoptions. Plus, we're bringing Buster the Cat and Taco the Tortoise for a visit, so we hope to see you there! Thank you! =@_@=

By |2018-12-13T00:36:10+00:00August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling (Happily) with a Cat – The Impossible Made Possible

The summer travel season is here! While we won't all be taking our favorite cat(s) with us on road trips, we should all be taking our feline friends at least once a year for a check-up. And, that does usually involve a car. For some, this is known as “the dreaded trip to the vet.” [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:36:53+00:00July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life in a Feral Cat Colony

June is Adopt-a-Cat Month! Missoula is very lucky to have several no-kill shelters that are wonderful at finding new homes for stray and "unwanted" cats. Adopting a new cat can be a rewarding experience for both the cat and his or her new family, especially when the new cat fits right in. However, the experience [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:37:57+00:00May 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Catnip: “Kitty Crack” or Medicinal Herb?

Cats' responses to catnip have long fascinated and entertained us... This month we will take a closer look at the plant that many of our feline friends love so much. "Catnip" is the common name for a perennial herb of the mint family. The plant has many other common names such as: cataria, catmint, catnep, [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:38:21+00:00April 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The “Unspeakable Topic” – How to Pay for Kitty Care

If you have taken on the rewarding responsibility of caring for a pet, there are going to be medical bills for that pet at some point in time. Even if they are fortunate enough to never have an emergency, a healthy pet will grow old, and as mentioned in previous newsletters, medical conditions can slowly [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:43:57+00:00March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments