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”

“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?””

Well-groomed cats stay cool in summer. Shaving not necessary.

There are reasons to shave a cat, but temperature is not one of them. Best way to keep your cat cool? Frequent brushing, water, shade. From MPC of Texas (Mobile Pet Care Clinics) “Unlike humans, the skin of dogs and cats does not contain the vast network of blood vessels and sweat glands designed toContinue reading “Well-groomed cats stay cool in summer. Shaving not necessary.”

Oily fur&stress go together like peanut butter&jelly?

Cat skin has sebaceous glands that secrete sebum, a greasy substance.  When stressed, the glands shift into overdrive.  This makes perfect sense. Many of the calls I receive come from homes in which the owner has either moved recently, just given birth or travels often. These can be high-stress situations for some cats. Those glands mustContinue reading “Oily fur&stress go together like peanut butter&jelly?”

Cat fur should feel like a baby bunny

Do you know what you’re missing? My cat, Emma, has fur so soft that she feels like a baby bunny. Does your cat’s fur feel like a baby bunny? It doesn’t? Oh dear! Here’s what you do: 1. Use a Luv Glove and/or Zoom Groom to get out as much dead fur as possible. 2.Continue reading “Cat fur should feel like a baby bunny”