Allergies and Covid

Here’s why they are linked. People stay inside, hiding from the Covid monster. It’s winter, so in much of the United States, windows are closed. Poor ventilation + family pets = sneezing and wheezing Don’t blame the pets. Humans are supposed to be the smart ones. We can figure out a solution. Open the windows!Continue reading “Allergies and Covid”

Why you MUST get your cat’s teeth cleaned

(if you can afford it.) bacteria coats cat’s teeth cat breathes in oral bacteria oral bacteria infects lungs asthma and inflammation? The older, fatter or sicklier the cat, the more this matters. Oh . . . . and for humans, this is also true. “Shapira said the link between periodontitis and lung diseases including asthma,Continue reading “Why you MUST get your cat’s teeth cleaned”

Confessions of a cat groomer: You get to be the good guy

I get to be the bad guy. You get to be the hero who hands out treats.  File under “reasons cat groomers exist”. I love this little cat. She USUALLY loves me.

Arthritis common in cats. Pay attention to their movements.

“Factors related to the presence of OA included advancing age, decreased mobility and grooming, and increased inappropriate elimination. This study supports findings of other studies in the last 10 years and reinforces the fact that OA is very common in middle-aged and older cats, and is associated with behavior changes.” From “Osteoarthritis in Cats. CatContinue reading “Arthritis common in cats. Pay attention to their movements.”