Posts in the ‘Cat Health’ Category

My Cat Deserves the Best

It’s so easy to ignore our cat’s needs. They aren’t “in your face” pets like dogs. They aren’t demanding. They aren’t complainers. But they have needs. As a cat groomer for many years, I know this. I have shaved down more matted cats than I want to remember. It always saddens me, and I have

My Cats are Hissing

So why is it that when I bring home my cats that have been groomed the other cats hiss, or they hiss at each other? Jealousy perhaps? No. Cats have very poor eyesight by nature, yet their sense of smell is 40 times that of a human being. They don’t recognize each other. Even if

Circular Nails on Senior Kitties – Ouch!

“So why is this happening with my senior kitty? This is new.” As a cat ages, arthritic changes in the bones of the feet also change, as well as other parts of the body. The toes start to bend slightly forward, making the nails grow more in a circular fashion and sometimes directly into the

City Kitty is Sweet 16!

The First Salon in the United States Exclusively for Cats celebrates a Milestone! Save AUGUST 20, 2016: City Kitty, THE full service Salon for Cats only is celebrating 16 years of helping our feline friends feel and look their best. We opened in 2000 with a few dedicated cat lovers as our first loyal clients.

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Many of you have experienced this with your cats and are undergoing treatment. It is one of the most common diseases of the middle aged cat. It is a multi-system disorder caused by an increase in the amount of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) produced by an enlarged thyroid gland. Although the enlargement in the

Cats Need Their Space

All cats have territories, which they defend and depend on for food, safety, and other resources. Cats establish their territories by scent marking and scratching. Hormones are released through the cheek pouches as well as the pads of the feet. So when your cat scratches, it is not to “sharpen their nails” as we have

Cat Behavioral Training

Understanding how a cat’s mind works is a fundamental key to training. Positive training and reinforcement is what is recommended. Let’s look at a scenario. You have worked hard all day, you come home and your cat has peed on your bed. You are infuriated. Who wouldn’t be? So you yell at your cat, all

I get this funny feeling

Have you ever noticed your cat staring at you like they were thinking about something or trying to tell you something? You are not far from the truth. The fact that you even noticed it tells you it’s true. As human beings we are interesting creatures. We make assesments of ourselves and grade ourselves on

Cat in Tree

Only Up from Here

Your cat needs vertical perching space. The need to perch can be traced back to his wildcat ancestry. In the wild cats climb trees to escape predators and to gain good vantage points to look for prey. The need to climb is so deep rooted in your cat’s genetic make-up, they will actually seek high

Feline Asthma

Feline Asthma

For any of you that have a cat dealing with this issue I wanted to address this from a personal standpoint. Let’s first take a look at the disease itself. Feline Asthma has been called by many names, including chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and allergic bronchitis. Regardless of the name, it is a common feline

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