Month: September 2012

Your Cat’s Tongue

  Do you remember the very first time you were licked by a cat? If you had been used to the smooth sensation of a dog’s tongue then it was probably quite surprising to experience the rough feel of a cat’s tongue. If, however, you’ve lived with cats for many years, you probably don’t even …

Ten Tips for Tubby Tabbies

I am always amazed at the number of overweight cats I see during my in-home behavior consultations. What’s even more surprising is that many of the cat guardians are unaware that their cats are even considered to be overweight. Many people also don’t realize that many of the health risks associated with obesity in humans …

Cat Hoarding

What is Animal Hoarding? For some people, their multiple pet environment crosses over into something dangerous: animal hoarding. I’m not talking about the person who has a large pet household and all the animals are thriving and healthy, but rather, the person who has a large number of animals and the environment is unhealthy and …

Litter Box Monitoring

Scooping the litter box on a daily basis (actually, twice daily is better) is not only important for keeping the box clean and your cat happy – it’s a valuable diagnostic tool. Too many cat parents are missing this valuable opportunity to catch potential medical problems in the early stages because they’re not keeping up …

Keep Pets Safe This Labor Day Weekend

  Summer days are winding down and we’re beginning the Labor Day weekend. This is the weekend when most people close out summer by having cook-outs. Even though many areas may no longer be seeing the hottest summer weather anymore, this holiday weekend can pose some risks for pets. Pet Safety Reminders Prevent escapes. Make …