Cats can feel heat on their paw pads, though from what I’ve read, they feel it less than we feel heat. Some cats have heat-blocking fur on their paw pads, but many don’t. If you’re walking your cat on a hot day, try to walk on grass or dirt, or try to walk in earlyContinue reading “Walking cats outside in summer”
Stress-free handling is all the rage on veterinary websites. Stress-free handling is old-fashioned in that it requires a return to craftsmanship, specialization and intimacy. I predict that the concept of stress-free handling will become more and more well-known, but that actual stress-free handling will remain as rare as a vegetarian at a barbecue joint. These techniquesContinue reading “The commoditization of stress-free handling”
Dr. Sophia Yin. Pioneer & popularizer of low-stress handling techniques. One of the people who helped change the way we relate to pets. She made a difference.
I buy Bumble Bee tuna in oil. My cat, Emma, loves it when I take a minuscule piece of bread, far smaller than a pea, and dip it in the tuna oil. I’ve also dipped a tiny piece of brown paper from a paper bag into the tuna oil. The idea is to give herContinue reading “Fun treat for cats. Tiny piece of bread soaked in tuna juice.”