Posts tagged "cat care"

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015
I resolve to work with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) to lead a revolution to support cats in 2015. Here’s why: By all accounts, you’d think Americans have a love affair with cats. In fact, cats — rather than dogs — are man’s best friends. According to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association... Read more »

Cat Friendly Practices Can Reduce Stress of Vet Visits

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Steve Dale takes Roxy, his cat, to see Dr. Colleen Currigan. Along the way, there are several tips, from where to put the carrier in the waiting room to covering the carrier with a towel. And remember, with cats, less is more. Steve also talks about why cat owners might consider finding an American Association... Read more »

Are Cats in Need of a Makeover?

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Cats are like the Rodney Dangerfield of pets – they get no respect. More cats are relinquished to shelters than dogs. Cats are less than half as likely to receive annual medical care than dogs….Pet owners (on average) aren’t willing to spend as much on cat care (compared to dog care)….and sometimes when people get... Read more »
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Understanding Cats

Understanding Cats
Cat owners think they understand their feline friends’ needs, but sometimes they may not. According to a recent survey by the Kelton Global of more than 500 cat owners, its turns out the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may be easier to understand than domestic cats. Jill Cline, a Ph.D. nutritionist and Nutritional Insights Manager for... Read more »

Adopt-A-Cat Month: American Humane Association

Adopt-A-Cat Month: American Humane Association
Cats don’t have much a chance of making it out of animal shelters, which is why the American Humane Association created Adopt-A-Cat Month several years ago. June was chosen because throughout much of the country – this begins “kitten season.” Although cats have often been referred to as America’s “Most Popular Pet,” they receive less veterinary care,... Read more »

What to Address with Your Veterinarian

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Are there some key points to always bring up at the veterinary office? What should pet owners be on the lookout for? Legendary veterinarian Dr. Michael Paul offers some hints… See more videos on my YouTube page, and check out audio archives from Steve Dale’s Pet World.
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'The Cat,' Edited by Dr. Susan Little

'The Cat,' Edited by Dr. Susan Little
I found it – what all cat lovers need. There are cat lovers, who adore their cats. Then, there are cat lovers who want to know everything….and professionals (veterinarians, veterinary technicians) who need to know everything, and for cat breeders as well. This is the best resource to come along in 9-lives: It’s a new... Read more »

Take Your Cat to the Vet Week

Take Your Cat to the Vet Week
If you have a cat (or know someone who does), petfinder.com proclaims August 22 to 28 Take Your Cat to the Vet Week!  And I VERY much endorse the idea. Elevating the status of cats, that’s why we began the CATalyst Council. Sadly, their status does require a jolt. Here are some facts: Cats are... Read more »

The Complete Cat's Meow, A Conversation with Darlene Arden

Can you tell dog and cat behavior consultant Darlene Arden has been in New England for too long…. Clam Chowder She says, a group of cats is a chowder. Cat Clowder Ok, maybe that is not what she says. But you can listen to my conversation with Darlene. Having authored arguably the definitive book about... Read more »
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10 'Easy' Ways to Pill A Cat: Try Them Yourself

This is SO funny…I don’t love the way behavior modification is portrayed…but it’s still all in good fun….and I’m thinking if you ever tried to pill a cat you can relate. So, how do you pill a cat?