Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: How to Transport Cats Fear Free

Vet’s Corner with Dr. Tiva: How to Transport Cats Fear Free

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles
Does your cat hate going in their carrier? Does your cat shut down when they go to the vet? If so, you’re not alone. Unlike dogs, cats tend to be housebound, living most of their lives in a familiar place with familiar people. Think of how we socialize puppies: we ensure they meet lots of people, are exposed to umbrellas and vacuum cleaners, and go lots of places in the car. Dogs learn from an early age how to deal with various circumstances, especially travel in the human world. Compare that to a cat, who maybe only leaves the house once in a blue moon to go the vet. A carrier means getting car sick, going outside their comfort zone, and having terrible time getting poked at the vet. This…
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Litter box Problems 101

Litter box Problems 101

Cat Blog Articles
Vet's Corner with Dr. Tiva Litter box Problems 101 Accidents happen, but some cats like to make it a habit of going outside the litter box. This is most often due to a behavioral problem, not a medical one. Many cats are sensitive to either the social climate of the house or have an issue with the litter box itself. Cats with a social issue will often pee or poop in the middle of an important space, such as a bed, couch, or blanket. This is a stress response as the cats feel threatened in their home. This can be due to fighting with other pets, children, and/or other disruptions in the home. Cats with litter box-related issues tend to hide their pee in a corner, behind furniture, in closets,…
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Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Holiday, News & Happenings
The holiday season should be one filled with love, happiness, and (hopefully!) worry-free days. When sharing the holidays with your fuzzy friend, knowing the ins-and-outs of cat safety can help you have a safe, healthy, and most enjoyable holiday with your cat. Thinking Of Sharing Your Meal? Think Again While it can be tempting to share some turkey with your fuzzy friends, it would be best if you ignored those watchful eyes. A cat's diet can be extremely sensitive. Just as is mentioned in Town Cats' Seasonal Safety Advocacy tips, "While a small piece of boneless, cooked turkey or a lick of pumpkin are probably ok, too much Thanksgiving food can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, or pancreatitis." Dispose All Bones: Make sure all bones and carcasses are thrown away securely.…
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