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Kitty highs: pot luck of herb alternatives to catnip (Silvervine, Honeysuckle, Valerian)

We all know about catnip’s reputation for getting kitties “high”. The idea that cats get “high” from catnip in the same ways that humans get high from marijuana is debatable. And some cats don’t react at all to catnip. What is known & agreed upon is that the chemicals in catnip & the alternatives are . . . → Read More: Kitty highs: pot luck of herb alternatives to catnip (Silvervine, Honeysuckle, Valerian)

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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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Fluid Intelligence: Tips For Giving Sub-Q Fluids To Cats

Recently I’ve been asked for my tips on giving subcutaneous fluids to cats. I’ve done this treatment with a handful of kitty friends of mine, most of whom have renal failure/insufficiency (CRF). Thus far I’ve managed to do sub-Q fluids without scruffing a cat. (FYI, I only rarely scruff cats and would only consider doing . . . → Read More: Fluid Intelligence: Tips For Giving Sub-Q Fluids To Cats

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From Super Shy To Super Fly (Helping Shy Pets Be More Comfy When You’re Away)

Through years of fostering extremely timid cats from the Feline Friends shelter, I’ve learned some useful techniques for gaining the trust of shy and fearful cats. I’ve also tried dozens of products that claim to help shy animals and have a list of some products that actually do help. I also know how reassuring it . . . → Read More: From Super Shy To Super Fly (Helping Shy Pets Be More Comfy When You’re Away)

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Arthritis In Dogs – Slowing Its Progression & Managing The Pain (Workshop on Dec 14 2013)

Coming soon is another workshop at my vet (Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital) taught by Marnie Black. Marnie is licensed in Small Animal Massage and specializes in working with animals who have special needs. She’s lived with several dogs who had arthritis. Bring your small animal if you want to practice the massage techniques on your . . . → Read More: Arthritis In Dogs – Slowing Its Progression & Managing The Pain (Workshop on Dec 14 2013)

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