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

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

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 Association of Boards of Pharmacy [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:20:34+00:00July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Refeeding Syndrome

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 can be life-threatening. So, how [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:21:15+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments