By Maggie Clancy @  CatTime.com

From an office desk, working from home can seem pretty glamorous. You mostly get to set your own hours, wake up whenever you want, and wear your pajamas to work.

However, those of us who work from home know that our work days aren’t as fancy free and easy as office dwellers might imagine. Throw a cat into the mix, and you have even more to deal with. Read more

Cat heat wave safety. Animal Hospital in Beaverton Oregon. Laurelwood Animal Hopital.

 

Below are some useful tips for keeping your cat cool during a summer heatwave.

On the rare occasion we experience a prolonged period of high temperatures, cats are often quite comfortable and will even seek out ‘hot spots’ on window sills or in gardens to laze in the sun. Read more

From CatsOnCatnip

For everything that we love and adore about cats, there are equally confusing, head-scratching things about them as well. We know they are creative when bathing themselves, cough up hairballs, purr for a variety of reasons, and that they are spunky, personality-driven creatures but there are so many things many of us often overlook.

Do cats sweat? Does purring do anything positive for them (rather than just enhancing our sense of self-satisfaction for making our kitties purr!?) Do cats have anything in common with inanimate objects?

The answers to these questions will surely surprise you. Especially that last one in purr-ticular.

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from the Humane Society

10 Tips to Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors

Although many cats enjoy being outside, it’s a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy. Read more

Cats associate loud noises with danger, therefore lots of cats become stressed as a result of fireworks and the loud noises they make.The noise and flashes can cause cats to run off in a panic and, sadly, every year our emergency vets see hundreds of pets who have been involved in road traffic accidents after being spooked by loud bangs.

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Are Cats Protective of Their Humans

Published by Christine O’Brien | Article Featured on Hills Pet

Dogs are known for being fiercely devoted to their pet parents, but is there such thing as a protective cat? Learn whether your kitty feels protective of you and how they might let you know it.

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Common Causes of Chronic Vomiting in Cats

Article Featured on HealthyPets.com

Sadly, persistent vomiting in feline family members is so commonplace these days that many pet parents and even some veterinarians believe it’s somehow “normal.” However, the reality is that chronic vomiting is a sign something’s wrong.

It’s worth noting that big cats in the wild don’t routinely vomit. In addition, frequent vomiting is stressful and physically taxing. You can be sure your poor cat doesn’t enjoy doing it any more than you enjoy cleaning it up.

Common causes of chronic vomiting in kitties include an underlying medical condition, poor diet and food intolerances, enzyme deficiencies, eating too fast, too much time in between meals, hairballs (wild cats don’t get these routinely, either), constipation and toxin ingestion.

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Pet Cancer Awareness

Dr. David Hunley, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) – Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care | Article Featured on Whahzoo

Cancer in dogs and cats

About 1 in every 4 dogs and cats will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and the incidence of cancer-development increases with age (there is a higher risk in dogs and cats over 10 years of age). Most of the cancers we treat in veterinary medicine occur due to genetic factors (often breed-related), so it is difficult to avoid the development of cancer in the majority of dogs and cats. Once cancer does develop, it is important to make a diagnosis as quickly as possible so that we can evaluate the various treatment options and make a therapeutic plan based on the specific cancer type.

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Why cats have more lives than dogs when it comes to snakebites

Article Featured on ScienceDaily

Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this strange phenomenon have just been revealed. The research team compared the effects of snake venoms on the blood clotting agents in dogs and cats, hoping to help save the lives of our furry friends.

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What to Know About Feeding Your Cat

Article Featured on PetMD

Whether your cat is a picky eater or a little on the pudgy side, she probably lets you know how she feels about what you put in her bowl.

“Cats are very opinionated about food, and a lot of their food preferences are formed in the first year,” says Julie A. Churchill, DVM, PhD, associate professor of nutrition at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul. So if your cat is a kitten, now is the time to get her used to different types of food — wet, dry, and semidry.

But even if your pet is older, there are still ways to make sure she’s getting all the nutrients she needs to be healthy. Start by learning more about what you’re buying and what your cat needs.

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