“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.””

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”

Cats are now the most common pet in the United States

Go cats! Taking over the U.S. of A., one furry paw and squeaky meow at a time. College of Veterinary Medicine — Cornell University “Cats are now the most common pet in the United States, with over 85 million owned cats reported in a recent survey. Approximately one third of U.S. households now have atContinue reading “Cats are now the most common pet in the United States”

Cat are low-maintenance . . . Not!

Humans like to think of cats as low-maintenance pets. After all, you don’t need to walk them.  In reality, as opposed to our human-oriented fantasy, cats are not at all low-maintenance. Like dogs, many cats crave attention. They want to be petted. They want to sleep with you.  Like dogs, many cats want active play-time.Continue reading “Cat are low-maintenance . . . Not!”