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The Five Senses According to Cats: Smell

March 19th, 2019|

While cats aren’t necessarily known for their sense of smell, they actually have an amazing olfactory system. They even have more scent receptors in their nose than the average dog (scent hounds not included). By comparison, cats have around 200 million scent receptors in their nose, while humans only have [...]

The Five Senses According to Cats: Hearing

February 18th, 2019|

Just as unique as their eyes, a cat's ears are another marvel of feline adaptation. As with most everything else in cats, they are fine-tuned for hunting. Their ears actually have two functions: hearing and balance, but in this newsletter, we will focus on the hearing aspect. Anatomically, the most [...]

The Five Senses According to Cats: Vision

January 20th, 2019|

Cats are well-known for the prowess of their reflexes, night vision and hearing, but how good are they really? How do they compare to human abilities? To find out, this newsletter will explore how cats perceive the world, and we’ll start by examining their eyesight. In order to help them [...]

Pet Fest 2018

August 24th, 2018|

It’s that time of year again!  The 13th annual Pet Fest is happening at the Missoula County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  Cats on Broadway Veterinary Hospital will be there, along with many other vendors and shelters.  If you’re thinking about adopting a new furry family [...]

Internet Pharmacies – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

July 17th, 2018|

Everyone likes to save money, and that is no different when it comes to necessary medications and supplements. Veterinary (and human) medications can be costly, especially if a pet is on lifelong medications. Internet pharmacies may be a saving grace, but are you getting what you pay for? The National [...]

Refeeding Syndrome

June 19th, 2018|

Last month, we discussed the fatty liver and mentioned that, for some cats, food needs to be introduced slowly, or they could have worsening electrolyte abnormalities. This condition is called “refeeding syndrome.” It is a condition that can affect severely malnourished, underweight or starved animals once refeeding is started and [...]

The Fatty Liver

May 19th, 2018|

This month we will further discuss “fatty liver syndrome” (hepatic lipidosis). As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, it is one of the main reasons that we place feeding tubes in cats. So, what is it exactly? Quite simply, it is when the liver becomes overwhelmed by fat metabolism in the [...]

Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: A How-To Guide

February 20th, 2018|

Last month, we discussed the hierarchy of needs for cats. This month, we will look at ways we can meet these needs for our feline family members. Remember: meeting all of these needs should lead to maximum happiness for your kitty!  The first (or base) layer of needs for cats [...]

The Happy, Healthy Cat (Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)

January 22nd, 2018|

I have seen it written that a healthy cat is a happy cat, but the converse is also true: a happy cat is a healthy cat. Just like humans, cats need stability in their life. It has recently been shown that animals can suffer from PTSD and that chronic stress [...]