Squeaky Cat: Adopting A Neighborhood Stray
If you are considering helping out a stray cat in your neighborhood read this first. You need to be careful and take precations so that everyone can have a happy ending.
Cats and Cat Scratch Disease
Bartonellosis in Cats Bartonellosis is an infectious bacterial disease, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella henselae. It is also commonly known as cat scratch disease (CSD), or “cat scratch fever.” This is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and humans. In cats, the disease is generally transmitted through contact with […]
Obesity in cats can lead to a host of diseases and other problems, but what's more startling is that owners may not even recognize that their feline may be overweight.
Top 5 steps to choosing a good vet
For pet owners, one of the most crucial decisions is finding the right vet; here are five things to look for in a perspective caregiver for your four-legged family member.
Keep your pet safe this Valentine’s Day
It’s Valentine’s Day; before jumping into the festivities, look at these tips about pet safety, as chocolate, plants, and even underwear(!) could be deadly for pets.
November is Pet Diabetes Month
Diabetes in dogs and cats is on the rise in the United States, with as many as 1 in 500 pets afflicted with the disease; find out what you can do to keep your pet healthy.
National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013
Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day 2013
More than 50 percent of all dogs and almost 60 percent of all cats in America are overweight or obese; learn how you can determine if Fluffy or Fido needs to shed some pounds.
Houston’s dirty, furry secret
It’s the largest city in the Lone Star State, and Houston’s stray dog and cat population is out of control; meet one of several groups trying to make a difference.
Organic, high-protein cat food vs. dry kibble
Question: My neighborhood pet store recommended an organic, high-protein canned diet for my cat. Can't I just leave dry food out for him? Answer: Some cats, like some people, are blessed with an active metabolism or the ability to self-regulate their food intake. And then there’s the rest of us. Obesity is a very common […]
Is declawing ever recommended?
Question: My cat is a scratcher. Is declawing ever recommended? Answer: Onychectomy, better known as declawing, is an operation where a cat’s claws are removed by amputating the distal phalangeal (toe tip) bones from the end of the digits. Once a common surgical procedure, feline declawing has become a sensitive and controversial topic. It is […]