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Back to School – For Your Cat?

September 20th, 2019|

It’s the back-to-school time of year, but what about your feline friend? Well, there’s educational opportunities for them, too! Many cats can learn tricks, and learning tricks can be both fun and rewarding. It gives your cat mental stimulation, and it can be good bonding time. Plus, it’s pretty cool [...]

A Year-Round Problem: Ear Mites

August 22nd, 2019|

Since we have been discussing external parasites, we can’t forget to discuss our “old friend,” the ear mite. While the last two newsletters were focused on parasites that, for the most part, have seasonal fluctuations, ear mites persist year-round. This is because they don’t actually survive off of the host [...]

The Five Senses According to Cats: Taste

April 18th, 2019|

We think of cats as having extremely fine-tuned and heightened senses compared to our own. In general, this is true but with one exception: Taste. Even though a cat’s sense of taste is weak--especially compared to a person’s taste, this does not necessarily mean that they taste less overall. Instead, [...]

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 [...]