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Why I Don’t Carry Fluffs By The Scruff (Scruffing Cats Only When Medically Necessary)

The repercussions of scruffing cats can be detrimental and damaging to relationships, behavior, and even their physical health. According to the ASPCA’s Manager of Applied Research, Natasha Drain, “Scruffing a cat, where you firmly grasp the skin at the top of the neck or base of the head, can cause some cats to become defensive . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Carry Fluffs By The Scruff (Scruffing Cats Only When Medically Necessary)

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Mess-less In A Bottle (Catnip Pellets vs Flakes)

If your cats like catnip but the messy flakes annoy you, give catnip pellets a try.

Catnip pellets are just dry flakes that have been compressed into potent pellets. Balls made from compressed catnip have been around for ages and for some reason those don’t hold my cats’ interest the way the smaller pellets do.

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Breath Becomes Her (Aerokat Inhaler Training Video)

I work with several cats who have asthma and use inhalers. What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of cats who use inhalers for their asthma? You’re not alone.

Sure, it usually it takes a bit of patience to train them, but they eventually get comfortable with it. Some of them really enjoy the treatment . . . → Read More: Breath Becomes Her (Aerokat Inhaler Training Video)

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Veterinary Spin Doctors (How Safe Are Pet Medications)

Pop quiz! The manufacturer’s insert in a bottle of a veterinary pharmaceutical that’s been approved for use in animals for years says “no adverse effects have been found in animals taking this drug”. How certain can I be that this drug will have no negative side effects for my cat?

A. It’s uncertain . . . → Read More: Veterinary Spin Doctors (How Safe Are Pet Medications)

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Who Done It (Identifying Culprits In Multi-Pet Households)

One of the unique hurdles faced by multi-pet families is identifying which of the animals is the source of abnormal urine or fecal issues. Obviously we need to identify which of our animals is having the problems so we know who needs to visit the veterinarian. It’s vital to get the culprit to the . . . → Read More: Who Done It (Identifying Culprits In Multi-Pet Households)

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