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Fireworks and our Pets

Whether it is New Year's Eve or 4th of July, fireworks are often a part what we do to celebrate some special occasions. However, our furry family members don't have a clue why they are hearing lots of loud noises and smelling some unusual smells. First, we must recognize that we understand what fireworks are and that they typically don't last long. They are fun to watch, particularly when set to music as many of the larger firework displays are.

However, our pets don't "get" that!...   read full post »

posted on 12/30/2017

   

How to feed our Feline Family members (Part 2)

Now that you hopefully have a better idea of WHAT to feed your kitties, let's talk about HOW to feed them! Like most cat guardians, the way I feed my feline family members now is very different than how I used to feed them years ago. One of the reasons for my change is that I became more aware of h...   read full post »

posted on 10/10/2017

   

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...   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

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