Summer Not-So-Fun: Icky Ticks

Many people consider ticks to be just plain gross. (In fact, we decided to not include a picture of ticks in this article because of their grossness.) Certainly, finding a tick--or worse yet, multiple ticks--on yourself can be a bit alarming after venturing outdoors. But ticks can be more than just gross and annoying: they [...]

By |2019-06-15T21:54:24+00:00June 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Five Senses According to Cats: Touch

Finally, the last of the five senses: touch! This is a crucial sense for cats and, like all the other senses, has been honed to perfect their role as efficient predators. A cat’s sense of touch is enhanced by long whiskers which protrude from their head and body and sets of paw pads which adorn [...]

By |2019-05-19T00:13:41+00:00May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Five Senses According to Cats: Taste

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, their perception of taste is [...]

By |2019-04-18T23:48:15+00:00April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Five Senses According to Cats: Smell

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 5 million. Additionally, cats seem [...]

By |2019-03-19T00:33:11+00:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Five Senses According to Cats: Hearing

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 visible portion of a cat’s [...]

By |2019-02-18T23:36:23+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Five Senses According to Cats: Vision

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 survive, cats have eyes which [...]

By |2019-01-20T22:55:32+00:00January 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Donations

As 2018 comes to a close, we just want to share one quick, final newsletter for the year... Missoula Project Community Connect is an outstanding organization that has helped many people and their animals, and once again they are collecting donations for pets. They are looking for the following items: dog/cat food portable food/water bowls [...]

By |2018-12-27T04:10:08+00:00December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heartworm in Montana?

Many people have heard of heartworm disease but aren’t exactly sure what it is, so let’s review: Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease of dogs, cats, ferrets and certain wildlife, including wolves, coyotes, foxes and sea lions. It is caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs, and nearby blood [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:14:24+00:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CBD Oil and Pets – The New Cure-all?

We have had several pet owners ask about giving CBD oil to their cats for various ailments. At the same time, many companies are popping up to sell hemp-based CBD online, and the oil can be found in many stores that sell herbal remedies and supplements. But, what actually is CBD oil?  Scientifically speaking, CBD is [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:16:31+00:00September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments