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Immunocompromised Patients and Cats

12 May


Immunocompromised Patients and Cats – Cats.Answers.com.

By following simple, common sense guidelines, immunocompromised patients can minimize the risk of infection without having to give up their feline family members.

Living with cat allergies, and cats

29 Aug

However, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, nearly 10 million people choose to share their homes with cats and dogs despite being allergic.

via Living with cat allergies, and cats | The Conscious Cat.

Take Your Cat to the Vet Week Contest

20 Aug

Share a story of your cat’s vet visit in a comment. Allegra, Ruby and I will judge the entries, and the best story will win a copy of Vet Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Protecting Your Pet’s Health by Louise Murray, DVM.

via Take Your Cat to the Vet Week Contest | The Conscious Cat.

News for You and Your Pet

2 Jul

News for You and Your Pet.

Read about FIP research, how to keep your pet safe during Independence Day celebrations and about the healing purr of cats.

The well adjusted cat: feline behavior advice from an expert

19 Apr

The well adjusted cat: feline behavior advice from an expert.

The workshop covered the gamut of feline behavior challenges from aggression to fears and anxiety, litter box behavior and furniture scratching, and medical problems that present as behavior issues.

Keeping your single cat happy | The Conscious Cat

5 Jan

Keeping your single cat happy | The Conscious Cat.

For now, Allegra is very happy to be the only cat in her environmentally enriched home.


7 tips for a healthy, Happy New Year for cats and their humans | The Conscious Cat

3 Jan

7 tips for a healthy, Happy New Year for cats and their humans | The Conscious Cat.

Adopt an Older Cat Month

4 Nov

It’s “Adopt an Older Cat Month” and we fully agree with what our friend Ingrid King has to say about the joys of adopting an older cat.

In my years of working with cats, I’ve always been drawn to older cats, especially the really old ones with their graying muzzles and eyes filled with the wisdom of the world.

Heart Disease in Cats

7 Jul

Heart disease is called “the silent killer” in reference to humans because the symptoms are difficult to detect, though the disease is common. This is true in cats as well, complicated by the fact that cats tend to simply deal with symptoms so even observant owners don’t know they have the disease, or that it’s developed to a dangerous level.

Buckley was diagnosed with heart disease in February of 2007 and succumbed to the disease in November of 2008, so this is a topic close to my heart.A check up prior to dental surgery revealed a heart murmur, and a subsequent cardiac ultrasound showed that she had restrictive cardiomyopathy. As a res…

Choosing the Right Vet for Your Cat

18 Jun

And speaking of veterinary care for your cat, The Conscious Cat has a very thorough article on the first part of this process–choosing a veterinarian.

How to Choose the Right Vet for Your Pet | The Conscious Cat
For most people, choosing the right vet for their pets is much harder than choosing the right physician for themselves. When choosing a vet, you’re not just looking for someone with exceptional medical skills, but also for someone with excellent people skills who understands you and your pet.

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