Cats are designed to scratch. There is no way around it. They have this elegant mechanism of hinged front claws that are tucked away until they are needed. In our conceit as their owners, we have previously adjusted their anatomy to suit our needs. Well, this unnecessary (and debilitating) surgery is no longer acceptable, so our cats and kitties … Read More
I’m fortunate to have had our oldest cat for over 17 years. She is a Siamese named Marty. She is vocal at the best of times, but over the past year, she has developed nightly bouts of howling. As a veterinarian, I recognize this complaint from owners of geriatric cats, and as an owner, I can see how distressing it … Read More
As part of my history gathering process during office visits, I like to find out where your pet habitually sleeps. It’s no surprise that many of my clients have their pets sleep with them on the bed. That’s where most of mine end up too. Is this a problem? Not at all. It is just a preference. But there … Read More
The litter box is your cat’s bathroom. While this seems like an obvious statement, it’s surprising how many owners arrange the litter and box to suit their needs rather than the cat’s. We place it out of our way, use covered boxes to keep the smell in and gravitate towards ‘smell masking or multi-cat’ litter.
This video is delightful. I particularly like the cat watching from the corner of the bed. Enjoy!