Spring Summer Cat Allergy

If your allergies spring into action in the Spring and Summer, you should know that allergies aren’t just one thing. Each trigger piles on until you get really sick. If you have a window air conditioner, clean the filter twice a year. So much gunk in that filter. Easy to clean!! So worth it. OneContinue reading “Spring Summer Cat Allergy”

Arthritis in older cats & grooming matted seniors

Imagine what it would be like if a hairdresser pulled on your grandmother’s arms and legs while doing her hair.  Would your grandmother be happy or upset?  Would you feel good about the situation, or would you feel worried? Grooming the older, matted cat poses challenges which are distinct from the challenges involved in groomingContinue reading “Arthritis in older cats & grooming matted seniors”

Cats never groomed themselves. Nature did.

The rain that washed away the dirt on your cat’s fur? Now that’s you. The mist on her face that cleaned away the grime? Now that’s you. The branches and leaves that rubbed her skin, tugging away dead fur? Now that’s you. The tree trunks she scaled that kept her claws short? Now that’s you.Continue reading “Cats never groomed themselves. Nature did.”

Cornell University Vet Med School Promotes Cat Grooming

“Grooming is also a preventive health measure. Regular brushing or combing gives you a close-up view of the cat’s skin and coat condition, allowing you to spot the early signs of disease…Brushing or combing the coat helps remove fur before the cat swallows it, reducing the incidence of hairballs, a plus in any owner’s book.”  (CornellContinue reading “Cornell University Vet Med School Promotes Cat Grooming”