Cats become extremely finicky eaters as their quality of life declines, so I consider it a great success if we can get them to eat anything at all. Before we reach that point, however, there’s a lot owners can do from a nutrition standpoint to maximize their cat’s health and longevity. A cat’s digestive physiology… Continue reading What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?
February is National Pet Dental Health Month and a great time to start regularly brushing your furry friend’s teeth. Many pet stores and veterinarians’ offices sell toothpastes and tooth brushes specifically for dogs and cats. A special tip from some veterinarians is that we should think of our pets’ teeth similar to how we think… Continue reading Pet Dental Health Month
Winters may be getting warmer every year, but that doesn’t mean these frigid temperatures and snow storms are going anywhere. It’s always best to be prepared— you can stock up on rock salt, shovels, a generator and warm clothing — but caring for your pets in the cold is another matter. The Cold OutdoorsSee a… Continue reading Keep your Pets Safe and Warm During Cold Weather
The holidays are all about family. And that includes your furry family members. To keep your pets safe, be aware of the dangers of Thanksgiving leftovers. If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.… Continue reading Thanksgiving – Dos and Don’ts
Not that many years ago, the decision about whether to have the family cat declawed focused more on the couch than the cat. These days, however, more veterinarians encourage cat owners to consider nonsurgical strategies to prevent flayed furniture and flesh. Declawing a cat has become increasingly controversial, with some animal advocates decrying the practice as… Continue reading Should You Declaw Your Cat?