Exercise class for cats? How to get your cat moving and grooving!

“Cats like to nap.” Wouldn’t you sleep if there was nothing else to do?  Cats were designed for hunting.  They possess athletic and tracking skills galore.  Those skills are going to waste. It’s sad. Why not try an experiment? For one month, hire a neighbor or a cat sitter to actively play with your cat for at leastContinue reading “Exercise class for cats? How to get your cat moving and grooving!”

“Can cat hair get into my lungs?”

This is my most popular post. I have now updated the post with a special gift. It seems like many people are concerned about fur in their lungs.  I understand! That is a creepy idea, isn’t it? Who wants furry lungs? Not me! As a present to visitors to my site, I created a bookletContinue reading ““Can cat hair get into my lungs?””

3-Year Feline Rabies Vaccine coming out

I had an enlightening talk with a favorite client and an experienced veterinarian. I didn’t know that cat owners can be fined $1,000.  If their unvaccinated cat bites someone, sending that person to the hospital room, and the owner ignores the rabies quarantine, the owner can be fined. If you’re bitten by a cat, those pointyContinue reading “3-Year Feline Rabies Vaccine coming out”

Cat destroying sofa? Science to the rescue!

New pheromone can modify scratching behavior of cats News flash from the Winn Health Foundation’s blog. Who is Winn? “In 1968, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) created what would soon become Winn Feline Foundation, establishing a source of funding for medical studies to improve cat health and welfare.” Story summary, dumbed down to my level ofContinue reading “Cat destroying sofa? Science to the rescue!”

Lush new fur coats now in season for your cat.

Longer days and less sunlight mean it’s time to change fur coats. Your cat does not need to have a winter fur coat delivered from the fur vault. Their coat change is “do-it-yourself.” Telltale signs that the feline coat change is underway . . . Tufts of dull-looking fur poking out here and there. More strands of furContinue reading “Lush new fur coats now in season for your cat.”

“I just adopted a cat. Is it a good idea to groom adopted cats?”

If you just adopted a cat, congratulations!!!!!! You have so much fun, excitement and love ahead of you. Should you have your newly adopted cat groomed? I think so, and that’s not just because I am a cat groomer:). If your cat was in a shelter, I can almost guarantee that the shelter staff wereContinue reading ““I just adopted a cat. Is it a good idea to groom adopted cats?””

Cats see the world in soft focus

The cat’s world is seen in soft focus, however; it cannot resolve detail sharply because the lens in its eye is large to gather as much light as possible. The New Encyclopedia of the Cat by Dr. Bruce Fogle DVM This type of eyesight must make it impossible to make out the details of a claw trimmerContinue reading “Cats see the world in soft focus”

Canine influenza can be transmitted to cats

File under “things I did not know.” (That would be a bulging file weighing 5 gazillion pounds.) Research from the wonderful Winn Feline Foundation.  Canine influenza can be transmitted to cats Jeoung HY, Lim SI, Shin BH, et al. A novel canine influenza H3N2 virus isolated from cats in an animal shelter. Vet Microbiol 2013;165:281-286.Continue reading “Canine influenza can be transmitted to cats”

Reiki is so flakey. Grab a comb and brush instead.

Cat groomers wash, shave or trim, and blow-dry cats. Our goal is comfort and cleanliness. We improve the lives of cats.  Short-term, the cat may not appreciate the attention, to say the least. Cat grooming is physical labor. Groomers can be injured on the job, while slipping on wet floors, lifting a fat pet, being bittenContinue reading “Reiki is so flakey. Grab a comb and brush instead.”