Cats love catnip, but did you know humans can use it too? We’ll share catnip identification, uses and benefits, plus tips on safe and fun use for kitty.
Giving a cat a pill is challenging (at least, for most cats). In this post, we'll explain and demonstrate how to give a cat a pill quickly and easily.
“All Hands on Pet: Your How-to Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets” by Susan E Davis, PT is a how to guide to physical therapy for your faithful companions. It focuses on useful physical therapy exercises and instructions for small animals. Species covered include: canine, feline, avian, exotics and some farm animals (not equine). There are some physical therapy instructions for large animals and a few success stories about pets (mostly dogs and cats). [Read more…] about All Hands on Pet: Your How-to Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets
Cat scratch fever can be a very serious condition, causing scarring and even blindness. In this post we'll discuss how your cat can carry the disease (and may not show symptoms), how you can catch it, symptoms of catch scratch disease, complications, treatment and why you don't want to let kitty lick you.
Ear mites in cats are quite common for cats that spend time outside. Since most of our kitties adopted us after living outside or in a barn, they still want outside time. They are also working cats, patrolling the garden and orchards for rodents. There are commercial earmite control products available, or you can get your vet to clean kitty's ears. Because cats put everything they groom/lick into their mouths, I wanted to use a non-toxic ear mite control instead of a pesticide. I cleared this technique with our vet. She said that coconut oil or olive oil are both safe to use.