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Frustrated about what to feed your Feline Family (Part 1)?

Most people know the little "lions and tigers" that are so kind to share their home with us are obligate carnivores, meaning they have a biological need for the amino acids found in meat. I bet they invented the question: "Where's the meat?"! It is widely accepted that a cat diet should consist of 50-55% protein, 35-40% fat and only 10% carbohydrate. Sounds a lot like the Atkins Diet, doesn't it? Maybe we should call our cats' diet the "Catkins" Diet!...   read full post »

posted on 9/13/2017

   

How to approach cats, especially ones you do not know!

We often forget how big we are compared to our feline friends. When an adult comes whooshing in, arms outstretched, preparing to either scoop the cat up or pet it, the response most often is fear. Usually the cat is gone in a nano-second. Unfortunately, this can become problematic and sometimes resu...   read full post »

posted on 8/22/2017

   

The Long and Short on Whiskers

Our feline friends have up to 24 longer whiskers on their muzzle and have shorter ones just above their eyes. Ever wonder what cats use their whiskers for? They also have whiskers on their chin and on the back of their front legs just above their paws. Their whiskers are almost as important to them...   read full post »

posted on 8/4/2017

   

The Fat Cat Epidemic | Larger Stats About Larger Cats

Just like us, our pets need to exercise and eat clean, species-specific diets. Otherwise, major health complications can develop, such as obesity, digestive issues and other problems. Statistics in 2016 show obesity in our pets is on the rise and that there are more overweight cats than dogs. Almos...   read full post »

posted on 3/10/2017

   

Feline Meteorologists

When cats sense severe weather approaching, they may act in various ways. Some of those behaviors may seem strange, but those behaviors have been observed for centuries. 18th-century sailors looked to cats on their ships for weather predictions. Some thought cats were actually causing storms through...   read full post »

posted on 1/2/2017

   

Give Your Cat a Smile... and Good Health!

How about giving your favorite feline friend something different this year for Christmas? It might not be on their list of new toys, etc. (that's another blog!) but it can make a huge difference in how they feel! How about getting their teeth cleaned? I know it doesn't sound like much fun, but you...   read full post »

posted on 12/19/2016

   

Cat Bowls and Whiskers!

The whiskers on our feline friends are usually easily seen, particularly those on either side of their nose. They are sometimes long and pronounced and sometimes a bit shorter and not as noticeable. However, their whiskers are very sensitive—a lot like radar. They are highly sensitive tacti...   read full post »

posted on 12/16/2016

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