Arms getting scratched by cat? What do I do?

My arms kept getting scratched when I was grooming cats. I didn’t like this, especially because I am an older person. Scratches take longer to heal than they did when I was in my 20s. Also, because I take blood pressure medication – like about 70% of Americans – the scratch would look really puffy.Continue reading “Arms getting scratched by cat? What do I do?”

Trouble holding cat for claw trim?

I enjoy the challenge of claw trims.  Keeping the cat still can be a game of skill and imagination!  It’s hard to be more clever than a cat when it comes to keeping them from getting away during a claw trimming session. Some gentle restraint techniques I’ve used: No restraint. Just put the cat on a counterContinue reading “Trouble holding cat for claw trim?”

No more hairballs

Throwing up hairballs isn’t natural. If cats still lived outdoors, shedded fur would be blown off or pulled off. In the home, fur detaches, gets licked into the throat and is either vomited out, or accumulates enough to create an obstruction if it doesn’t pass through the body.  Everyone has time for 15 seconds of brushing aContinue reading “No more hairballs”