Hot cat? How to keep your cat cool.

Some breeds thrive in cool, cold or VERY cold weather, but they wilt in hot temperatures. I’m looking at you Maine Coons & Siberians, you laid-back fur beasties. Instead of shaving ALL the fur off — which to be honest makes me feel sad — I like to shave off the belly, upper chest and groinContinue reading “Hot cat? How to keep your cat cool.”

Dealing with hairballs

Useful product suggestions in this article. See below. I use some of these products.   Not Having a Ball Dec 01,2015 by: Sandy Robins Hairballs are an unwanted bonus of cat ownership. Cats shed and ingest hair as part of their self-grooming routines. Fortunately, there are lots of different weapons of attack to fight theContinue reading “Dealing with hairballs”

Furminator “burn” so bad it looks like chemical burn. Ouch!

Poor doggie! This is the kind of damage that overly enthusiastic use of a Furminator can do to an animal. The Furminator has stiff metal ridges. If you use it carefully and for a minute or two, it’s fine for getting out undercoat. Just don’t get carried away! See video.

Put sugar on the boo-boo

From The Sweet Side of Managing Open Wounds. Veterinary Practice News “Honey also has antibacterial properties through four mechanisms: it lowers the wound’s water content (i.e. it increases its osmolarity); it is highly acidic (pH 3.6-4.5); it attracts macrophages; and it is a substrate for ongoing production of a very low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (H202),Continue reading “Put sugar on the boo-boo”