About Dr. Liz Bales

Dr. Liz Bales, VMD, has been in practice for 17 years and has a special interest in the unique behavioral and wellness needs of cats. She is the founder of Doc and Phoebe’s Cat Company and the inventor of The Indoor Hunting Feeder for cats. Dr. Bales is featured as an expert in feline medicine for the 2017 series Natural Pets Tv - The Cat Edition, and in her Pet-X talk on the natural feeding behavior of cats. In print, Bales has contributed to Modern Cat Magazine, CatingtonPost.com and Cat Talk magazine, in addition to her own blog, TheCatvocate.com. Dr. Bales has been a guest speaker at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Why Your Indoor Cat May Need Vaccinations

Why Your Indoor Cat May Need Vaccinations

Health

Your cat stays indoors only. Do you really need to vaccinate her? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. You want your cat to be protected from disease, but you don’t want to give her a shot that she doesn’t need. How do you make a good decision for your cat? The American Association […]

How To Set Your Kitten Up For Success

How To Set Your Kitten Up For Success

Kittens & Puppies, Training

Spring is the time for new beginnings, flowers, sunshine, and kittens. Yes, kittens. Spring and summer are known as kitten season, for good reason. It’s the time of year that the tiny cats-to-be are born and, at the appropriate age, go to their new homes. Before you bring one of these cute kittens home, learn […]

How to Make the Carrier Your Cat’s New BFF

How to Make the Carrier Your Cat’s New BFF

Training

How much does your cat like his carrier? If your cat is like most, the answer is “Not at all!” Most of us drag the carrier out of storage minutes before we need it and wrestle our cats inside.  If we are lucky, no one is bleeding and we can still get where we need […]

Sleep Wars!

Sleep Wars!

Training

In 2018 I am resolving to get more sleep.  Studies show that, for a human, eight hours of sleep nightly is optimal.  Less than that, and you have problems with your health, concentration, mood and weight. Getting more sleep is easier said than done, though, if you live with a cat. A cat’s sleep cycle […]

How To Enrich Your Cat’s Dining Pleasure

How To Enrich Your Cat’s Dining Pleasure

Exercise & Enrichment

Inside your housecat is the heart of a hunter. Nature made cats that way. For a cat, hunting for food is normal. When you provide your cat with an outlet to fulfill that natural instinct, he will be happier and healthier, both mentally and physically.  Cats who lack an outlet for this normal behavior may redirect pent-up […]