Fat Cats Are No Joke

Fat Cats Are No Joke

Health

Want your cat to be healthier, more active, live longer, and interact more with you? There is a “magic formula” for that—a healthy weight. Fat cat memes are pretty funny, but feline obesity is no joke. Depending on which study you read, somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of housecats in the United States are […]

Senior Pet Nutrition: What to Know

Senior Pet Nutrition: What to Know

Health, Senior Pets

A nutritionally balanced diet is one of the keys to good health and longevity for our pets. A good diet is important at every stage of life, including the senior years. Issues plaguing aging senior pets mirror the same issues that plague humans: both physically and mentally, things just don’t work like they used to! […]

Does This Belly Pouch Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Belly Pouch Make Me Look Fat?

Health

 At 12 weeks old, Ivan was a bear of a kitten, hinting at his full adult Siberian size. He had the most adorable baby fat paunch I took as a sign that the husky boy never missed a chance to belly up to the milk bar. We adopted Natasha from our shelter the day after […]

Experts, Cat Lovers Gather for FIP Symposium

Experts, Cat Lovers Gather for FIP Symposium

Health

The 2019 FIP Symposium: PURRsuing FIP and WINNing might be the most significant event in feline health ever! That’s a mighty powerful statement to make, but it’s likely true. Here’s why that’s so, for me and for many other cat lovers. A Devastating Day I recall the exact moment when Dr. Sheldon Rubin called to tell […]

The Itchy Dog, Part 3: Taking the Stress Out of Fall Allergies

The Itchy Dog, Part 3: Taking the Stress Out of Fall Allergies

Health

The joy of fall! he sun rises a little later and sets a little earlier, temperatures start to drop, and the ragweed pollen counts skyrocket. As people and pets spend time outdoors together, dogs are exposed to environmental allergens. Fall allergies to environmental allergens lead to itchy skin, a condition called atopic dermatitis. The uncomfortable […]

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 […]