“I can’t pick up my cat. My cat is too wiggly.”

Try the “football” hold. Tuck the cat’s body into your waist, with your forearm pressed against your cat’s torso and your hand under his chest. If your cat wiggles, use your other hand to hold on to the loose fur around his scruff (back of his neck).  I call this the “football” hold because itContinue reading ““I can’t pick up my cat. My cat is too wiggly.””

Men who made a difference in the lives of animals

Henry Bergh founded the ASPCA. He was a cultured, sophisticated man of the world with a big heart. “Henry Bergh was born in 1813, the son of a prominent shipbuilder. His adult years found him to be a man of leisure, dabbling in the arts and touring Europe. As was befitting the life of anContinue reading “Men who made a difference in the lives of animals”

Photo of a cat groomer’s desk

To get these tools: Brush I’m using on Emma – Safari Pin & Bristle Medium Brush for Dogs with Wood Handle Orange nail trimmers for dogs or large cats – Nail Clipper with Orange Handle Medium Size Slicker brush – Pets Master Wood Handle Pet Slicker Brush with Rubber Pad and Pins, Small, Red Love glove groomingContinue reading “Photo of a cat groomer’s desk”

Good news for pain relief in cats

Good news for cat owners who are concerned about pain after surgery! Post-op pain not only is painful *duh*, it may slow down recovery time. Anyone who has ever felt sick and hurting after surgery can relate. The right meds can make a difference for animals, human or feline. With more and more cats going to vetContinue reading “Good news for pain relief in cats”

Birman cats live longest. Bengal cats have shortest lives, according to UK study

Study based on reviewing deaths of 4,009 cats from 90 veterinary practices in UK, randomly selected from database of 118,016 cats. “Of interesting note was the different longevity of purebreds – the longest-lived breeds were the Birman (16.1 years) and Burmese (14.3 years), the shortest-lived breeds were the Bengal (7.3 years) and Abyssinian (10.0 years).” To learnContinue reading “Birman cats live longest. Bengal cats have shortest lives, according to UK study”

Americans believe in confining cats inside home. UK and Australia say, “Let them roam.”

The U.S. is supposed to be the land of freedom and independence, but not when it comes to cats. We keep our cats confined to the home. “. . . greater than 90% of cats in the UK have daily outdoor access compared to 80% in Australia and 50-60% in the USA” Demographics — Life andContinue reading “Americans believe in confining cats inside home. UK and Australia say, “Let them roam.””