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November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month!

DIABETES: a dreaded diagnosis that no pet owner wants to hear. But, is it really all doom-and-gloom? The short answer is “NO.” Many cats can live full lives, especially if the disease is caught early. We have actually been seeing far fewer cases of diabetes as more owners are opting to feed more cat-appropriate diets, [...]

By |2019-11-23T02:35:12+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trick-or-Treating Cats?

It’s that time of year again… The daylight hours are dwindling, and the nights are getting colder.  Snowy weather is just around the corner—that is, if it hasn’t already found you yet.  Despite the changing seasons, stray and feral cats always continue their hunt for food.  So, if one of these “trick-or-treating” kitties visits your [...]

By |2019-10-22T00:24:31+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to School – For Your Cat?

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 when you can show off [...]

By |2019-09-20T16:58:29+00:00September 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Year-Round Problem: Ear Mites

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 for more than a few [...]

By |2019-08-22T19:10:35+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Not-So-Fun: Itchy Fleas

Let’s face it, fleas are extremely yucky to find. And where there is one, there are typically hundreds--if not thousands--that are not seen. The most common flea affecting dogs and cats in the U.S. is the common cat flea. While fleas may be found anywhere in the country, they are found in greater numbers in [...]

By |2019-07-22T21:10:06+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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