Enjoy my thoughts on pet safety and making your holidays the best they can be!
  • Show-me your ID please!

    November 11, 2015
    One of the worst experiences for a cat owner is a beloved pets disappearance. Perhaps a precocious indoor feline sneaks out of the house to explore a sunny day. Maybe an indoor-outdoor cat doesn't return home for the evening. Whatever the reason, the best way to ensure your cat returns home is with pet identification. You never know when an emergency can happen and your cat can get away. Of the thousands of stray cats that come into shelters each year, only about 2 percent find their way ...
  • Basic First-Aid, that may save your Cat’s Life!

    November 10, 2015
    Most kittens endure kittenhood relatively unscathed. A few, however, deplete several of their nine lives in the course of growing up. Knowing the principles of first aid can help your kitten survive that turbulent first year of life. As an interim measure until veterinary care becomes available, the objective of first aid is to prevent a condition from worsening, alleviate pain and suffering and help the recovery process. Getting veterinary help still remains the highest priority. ...
  • If you don’t talk to your cat about catnip, then who will?

    November 09, 2015
    The fact is, not all cats respond to the effects of catnip, and one of the reasons for that may have to do with the cat’s bloodline. A gene has been identified that responds to catnip, and if a cat has that, it will react. If not, it won’t. About 50% of cats (including wild cats such as tigers and lions) carry the gene, and a cat who inherits the sensitivity to catnip may react to the plant in several ways. Typical responses include: • Rubbing his face, head or body on the ...