Max and The New Kitten

Dear Max, You were the perfect cat for students. You loved to drape yourself across our textbooks and notebooks as we studied. You were fastidious and forgiving. We sometimes let the litter box go longer than ideal and there were no problems. You were easy to feed. We could just keep food in the bowl…

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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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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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Why Cats?

I think this is an important question for the cat lovers we’ll meet here, so I’d better answer. Cats are inscrutable, delightful, and frustratingly independent. Their playfulness and acrobatic skill is entrancing. Do they improve our health? Maybe. There have been studies since the 1980’s showing what we would consider positive health effects, such as…

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New Kitten?

We all know the google effect. The most sensational, most interesting and most visited sites go to the top. But maybe they aren’t the best at giving reliable information, because Google is a popularity (and SEO) contest. Here are 5 sites that have a lot of helpful and factual information about cat care. 1. The…

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