Oh, Manny!

If you’ve been in to the clinic lately, you might have met Manny. He came to us last summer as a sickly little fuzzball whose owner could no longer care for him. So he stayed. And he got healthy and grew, and grew. Manny is a unique cat. He loves food, actually will steal it…

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Indoor climbing

Cats are naturally athletic, inquisitive creatures. Now, Ruby makes her own climbers from our high places. But not all cats are that athletic or fearless. What should you look for in a climber? Try to match the structure to your cat’s natural ability. Older or overweight cats will likely do better with low structures. Think about…

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Something to play with

You know when your Mom told you not to play with your food? Well, for cats it’s the opposite. Most of their play skills are also great hunting skills. Each cat is unique. My Ziggy loves to chase a small ball of foil (exactly the amount that covers 3 chocolate kisses), a ball of paper…

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A perch and a place to hide

Your new cat needs a place to call her own. When I started searching for ideas for cat beds, one of the google listings was called ‘Cat beds you’ll love’. But let’s concentrate on beds that kitty will love. Some cats are perfectly content with a slightly raised, soft, open place to sleep — like a spot…

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Dennis, my first neuter

Dear Dennis, You were trouble from the start. So much cattitude in such a small package. And then that package grew, and grew. Cats reach sexual maturity between 4 and 10 months of age, and you were a precocious fellow. By the time you were five months old, the odour of your urine had started…

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