Category: Health & Wellness

Got Pee Problems? GIVEAWAY Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Formula #ad

Got Pee Problems? GIVEAWAY Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary Formula #ad

Got pee problems? I will never forget the time that Rocky had a urinary blockage (on a holiday weekend, natch, requiring an ER visit). It was awful, just awful. Fortunately, I recognized the problem and we got him to a vet, pronto. Urinary blockages, if not treated immediately, can be fatal within a couple of […]

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7 Things to Know if Your Cat Won’t Shut Up

7 Things to Know if Your Cat Won’t Shut Up

Banzai is the most vocal Siamese I’ve ever had, and after Mao, that’s saying a lot. Sometimes it’s helpful–for example, when he wants to come in the house or is ready to eat. When he was younger, he would joyfully announce when he was laying pipe in the litter box. Mostly it’s just an incessant […]

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Best Way to Remove Skunk Spray from Your Pet

Best Way to Remove Skunk Spray from Your Pet

Banzai has a thing for the little skunk who comes around early in the evening. He wants so badly to make her his BFF! We’ve had to keep him inside from late afternoon on, because we are pretty certain he’ll do like he does with Tripper and jump on top of her, trying to get […]

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Human Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Human Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Most of us know how dangerous it can be for a cat to accidentally ingest our medications. What most of us are not aware of is the danger posed by topical prescription ointments and pain relief creams. Contact between cats and owners can expose the animals to fatal doses of medication. That’s what happened in […]

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Why Do Siamese Have Crossed Eyes?

Why Do Siamese Have Crossed Eyes?

As most of you know, a few months ago, my beloved Siamese, Mao, went to the Rainbow Bridge. In discussing what sort of cat to get next (via Rescue or Shelter), hubby was set on a Siamese. Although Buckaroo has Siamese/Oriental bloodlines, he doesn’t exhibit typical Siamese behavior, and I know hubby wanted to keep […]

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Does Your Cat Suffer from a Mental Illness? VIDEO

Does Your Cat Suffer from a Mental Illness? VIDEO

For many of us, our cats are furry little people to whom we are bonded in extraordinary ways. Our conversations are full of references to our cats in much the same way as new parents and grandparents bombard anyone they encounter with baby stories. We don’t need scientific studies to prove to us that our […]

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Holistic Select: Nomilicious Cat Food for Digestive Health

Holistic Select: Nomilicious Cat Food for Digestive Health

Kittehs, would you believe me if I told you that a healthy cat food existed that was good for you AND nomilicious? Banzai, Buckaroo and Tripper recently had the opportunity to try out the Holistic Select line of cat food. It's a natural cat food that offers a complete digestive balance system so that the […]

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Happy Halloween, Kittehs! Listen Up!

Happy Halloween, Kittehs! Listen Up!

  What cat doesn't love Halloween, the holiday that starts and ends with TREATS!?! Unfortunately, the ASPCA is aiming to put a damper on your fun with the following safety guidelines. So, convince your people to give you a can o' tuna, a bag of Party Mix, and go hide in a closet until the […]

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Tsk, Tsk, Tsk: Trash those Ticks with One Quick Spritz

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk: Trash those Ticks with One Quick Spritz

Ticks are gross. They give me the heebie jeebies. There is absolutely nothing worse than getting all lovey with Tripper only to discover a hard little bump on his skin. I recoil, make shrieky squirrely girly sounds, and he gets this sad, “What’d I do?” look on his face. Tick Removal the Old Timey Way […]

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Save up to 75% on RX Drugs with PetCare RX Drug Plan

Save up to 75% on RX Drugs with PetCare RX Drug Plan

When I was at BarkWorld, I was lucky enough to be the guest of dinner with Jonathan Shapiro, the CEO of PetCareRx. He was also a keynote speaker at BarkWorld, speaking about Healthonomics, the state of pet health with respect to soaring veterinary costs. Jonathan was justifiably excited about a new service offered by PetCareRx, […]

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Tripper Grows a ‘Stash for National Hairball Awareness Day

Tripper Grows a ‘Stash for National Hairball Awareness Day

He thought I meant “mouse stash.” So you can see that Tripper wasn’t entirely thrilled when he found out in was actually the opportunity to sport some new facial hair, courtesy of FURminator’s National Hairball Awareness Day. Trip is one of a dozen cats across the Internet who assumed Hipster poses and handcrafted moustashes to […]

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Looks Have it When Selecting a New Cat

Looks Have it When Selecting a New Cat

 A recent survey by Royal Canin uncovered how cat people differ and how they select their fluffy friends. The survey revealed that more than 55 percent of cat owners rank appearance as the most important factor when choosing a cat. Interestingly, for dog owners, size matters: 62 percent consider size when choosing a dog. Royal […]

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Feline Gender Reassignment Surgery Makes Ginger a Happy He

Feline Gender Reassignment Surgery Makes Ginger a Happy He

Veterinary researchers at the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine have announced the first successful feline gender reassignment surgery as part of treatment for gender dysphoria in transgender cats. Gender dysphoria has only recently begun to be researched in veterinary medicine. It has long been suspected that cats suffer from the condition in the […]

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Why is Feline Dental Work so Danged Expensive? (VIDEO)

Why is Feline Dental Work so Danged Expensive? (VIDEO)

Recently, since it’s National Pet Dental Health Month, we got a quote for dental work for Skeezix, who is a healthy 8-year-old. You had to pick our jaws up off the floor after that. The quote was not only a lot bigger than we imagined, but it didn’t even include braces or a grill. So […]

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Is Your Vet Making Your Cat Sick?

Is Your Vet Making Your Cat Sick?

The results of a new study by Bayer HealthCare and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) reveals that 78 percent of veterinarians believe that better care for cats represents one of the most significant, missed opportunities for the profession. The study found that 46 percent of veterinary clinics have recently started taking specific steps […]

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Strange Facts about Cats (INFOGRAPHIC)

Strange Facts about Cats (INFOGRAPHIC)

Let’s play Stump the Cat Ladies: Do cats have hair or fur? How many distinct vocalizations do they have? Do cats respond better to men or women? The answers to all these questions and more is available in this infographic, courtesy of  The Pets Central. Source: pinguide3.craves.it via mousebreath on Pinterest

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42-lb Cat Still Living Large at 37 lbs.

42-lb Cat Still Living Large at 37 lbs.

Skinny, a tubby Texas tabby who weighed in at 42-lbs when taken in by a shelter in September has found the road to becoming a lean mean mouse-hunting machine to be a long one. Now tipping the scales at 37 lbs., Skinny still has a way to go before he loses enough weight to be […]

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How much do you spend on your Pet’s Halloween costume?

How much do you spend on your Pet’s Halloween costume?

Did you know that a rabbit’s vet care is more expensive than a cat’s?  Or that last year, pet owners spent $310 million on pet Halloween costumes? This infographic from the Mother Nature Network contains all kinds of tidbits on the relative costs of pet care.

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Taking your cat to the vet can be a dream – not a nightmare

Taking your cat to the vet can be a dream – not a nightmare

Today is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, around which Take Your Cat to the Vet Week is focused. This event was started by PetFinder to increase the cat owner’s awareness of how necessary it is to take your cat in for regular vet visits. Most people avoid taking their cats to vets […]

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New Cat Illnesses-Only Pet Insurance Plan Starts at $4 per Month

New Cat Illnesses-Only Pet Insurance Plan Starts at $4 per Month

Pets Best Insurance, one of the nation’s leading pet insurance companies has announced the addition of a new, low-cost feline-specific illness plan, with premiums starting at less than $4 a month. Pets Best Insurance has offered pet insurance policies to both cats and dogs since 2005, but this feline-only illness plan is the first of […]

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