Tag Archives: cats

Is My Cat Frail? How to Understand an Aging Cat

Billy the cat

A week ago, the owner of an elderly cat contacted me because her cat was not doing well. “Fluffy looks so frail,” she said during our telephone chat. When I saw Fluffy, I couldn’t disagree with her assessment, as Fluffy was rail thin and reluctant to move about; she clearly fit the dictionary definition of

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Pioneering Research to Help Cats Live Longer and Healthier

cat on table with veterinarian

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. Every year to celebrate, I devote my blogposts in the month of June to our furry, feline friends. June was chosen as Adopt a Shelter Cat month in part because kitten season is near its peak, and there are many kittens available for adoption in the summer and

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How to Know If Your Pet Gained Pandemic Pounds

grey cat sits on scales and licks mouth

The COVID-19 pandemic not only increased the number of pets we share our homes with, it also increased the weight of the pets we already had. A recent New York Times article describes the weight gain incurred by a number of pets during the pandemic. The experiences of these pets and their families provide some

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