Why Does My Cat Conduct “Gravity Experiments?” How Cats Play

Why Does My Cat Conduct “Gravity Experiments?” How Cats Play

Training

How cats play varies between kitties, but there are some techniques nearly all share. My cat Seren-Kitty played “gravity experiments,” knocking things off tables, until the past few years. At age 21, she’s finally slowed down, but before that Seren never had an off-switch and was a cat-play maniac from the moment she entered my […]

Your Puppy’s First Eye Exam

Your Puppy’s First Eye Exam

Kittens & Puppies

Puppies experience several medical evaluations in their young lives to make sure they are off to a happy, healthy start. One of the things you can expect your veterinarian to do is examine your puppy’s eyes. Why an eye exam? Sight is a vital part of any dog’s life, so it is important for a […]

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Training

Do cats develop fears of loud noises such as fireworks? You bet! Cats have keen hearing that is as sensitive as that of dogs. We don’t always recognize that a cat may be fearful of loud noises because unlike dogs, who may engage in destructive behavior in an attempt to escape, the typical feline response […]

Help! My Dog Pees on my Bed!

Help! My Dog Pees on my Bed!

Training

You’ve had a long day and all you want to do is slide in between the sheets. As you do so, however, you feel a cold wet spot. Ugh! Your dog has urinated on your bed. Why Does This Happen? Many theories have been offered as to why some dogs urinate on their owners’ beds. […]

Forgetful Feline? Your Cat May Have Cognitive Dysfunction

Forgetful Feline? Your Cat May Have Cognitive Dysfunction

Senior Pets

Does your geriatric cat prowl the house late at night, yowling mournfully or “get lost” behind the toilet tank? Instead of giving a happy mrrrp when you return home from work, does she look confused, as if she doesn’t recognize you? Although your cat may still be in good physical condition, she may have developed […]

How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

How You Can Treat Your Pet to a Bon Voyage

Travel & Safety

For humans and pets, flying is stressful, no doubt about it. But if you are planning to move cross-country this summer or take your pet on vacation with you, flying may be the best way to transport a dog or cat who will fit in a carrier that slides beneath your seat. Here are our […]

Cat Talk: What Does “Elevator Butt” Mean?

Cat Talk: What Does “Elevator Butt” Mean?

Training

For cat lovers, one of the most common feline postures can be puzzling. We know that cats communicate not only with meows and purrs, but also with scent and body position. A comical posture of happy, healthy cats, something I call “elevator butt,” actually communicates different information depending on the cat. The pose looks similar […]

Feline Hospice Offers a Fear Free Path To a Life’s End

Feline Hospice Offers a Fear Free Path To a Life’s End

Senior Pets

Cats these days can make the most of their nine lives, thanks to advances in veterinary care, nutrition and just love from their people. The day comes, though, when nothing more can be done to save their lives, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that euthanasia is an immediate next step. Pet hospice programs can help […]