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Too Many Myth-Understandings About FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

For many years, I knew only a tiny bit about FIV. I’ve learned a lot more since 2007, when I first adopted Andy, who tests positive for FIV.

Andy in 2010

When I first met Andy, he was very sick. His health improved dramatically once he was getting regular meals. By the time I . . . → Read More: Too Many Myth-Understandings About FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)

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The Pet Renal Code (Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats)

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF), also called Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI), is a serious, terminal condition so it’s important that dogs and cats with CRF have their health managed by a veterinarian. It’s critical for people to know how this condition progresses so they can reduce their pet’s end-of-life suffering.

This post contains details that I . . . → Read More: The Pet Renal Code (Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats)

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Fastest Gums In The West (Treats For Toothless Dogs And Cats)

I’ve cared for quite a few animals who have no (or few) teeth. Through trial and error, I’ve found a handful of treats that work well for dogs and cats who gum their way through life.

Bonito flakes are the most popular among my toothless cat pals. In pet supply stores, the brand I see . . . → Read More: Fastest Gums In The West (Treats For Toothless Dogs And Cats)

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Homer’s Odyssey (not THAT one) is a Must Read! (book review)

I couldn’t put this book down!

It’s the best feline biography I’ve ever encountered. The author, Gwen Cooper, beautifully writes about her relationships with her three cats, their personalities, and their interactions with each other. She certainly admires Homer and she describes him in ways that clearly illustrate we can learn a lot by following . . . → Read More: Homer’s Odyssey (not THAT one) is a Must Read! (book review)

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El Missiano Del Gato

The title that my partner gave my feral/stray cat feeding station is El Missiano Del Gato. (If you speak Spanish and know of a more accurate title, please let me know. I don’t think my fella knew Spanish very well.) A number of people have asked about this structure so I figure it’s worth telling . . . → Read More: El Missiano Del Gato

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