Cats with claws

We don’t declaw cats any more unless there is a health issue. We know that scratching is a natural behaviour and cats are healthier when they can express these behaviours So how do we manage scratching without allowing destruction of our homes and furniture? By learning more about the reasons cats scratch, and providing the…

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Max the therapy cat

Dear Max, You were an affectionate kitten, but you were shy with strangers and loud noises. I know now that this is because you weren’t socialized enough when you were very young (about 7-14 weeks of age), but back then this kind of knowledge wasn’t readily available. We figured part of the problem was that…

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Dear Max: How We Met

Dear Max, I’ll never forget how we met. My husband and I were students, working part-time, living in a cozy one bedroom upstairs apartment. I had applied to veterinary school, and spent time volunteering with local organizations like riding for the handicapped and shadowing Dr. House (not that Dr. House) at a local veterinary clinic.We decided…

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