Month: June 2022

First Ever Feline-Specific Pain Medication Is A Game Changer for Cats


Guest post by Ingrid R Niesman, MS PhD

While we don’t really know the extent of pain cats actually experience, we do know that they are masters at masking their discomfort, leaving cat parents guessing. This is especially true with arthritis pain. Just like humans, cats’ joints take a lifetime of abuse and display similar arthritic tendencies with age. Humans can avoid suffering with medications and joint replacements. Our cats with chronic osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease (DJD) have fewer options.Continue Reading

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How to Relieve Your Cat’s Stress During Fireworks and Thunderstorms


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I’ve always felt that the 4th of July is probably cats’ least favorite holiday. A recent study by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Bach® Rescue Remedy® Pet, a liquid remedy for pets made with natural flower essences, revealed that 54% of current and former pet parents say fireworks are a leading cause of stress for their pets.Continue Reading

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Branch Basics: Cleaning Products That Are Safe for Cats and Humans


Did you know that many commercial cleaning products can be extremely toxic, and even deadly, to your pets?  Cats are especially susceptible since they groom themselves by licking and as a result ingest anything that comes in contact with their feet or fur.Continue Reading

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The History of Commercial Pet Food: Profit over Health


The earliest evidence of cats as companion animals goes back almost 10,000 years. These cats had the job of pest control on ships, farms, and granaries, and as a result, their diet consisted of fresh prey. The history of commercial pet food only dates back to 1956.Continue Reading

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Modern Cat Tower with Space Capsule Nest


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Last week we introduced you to a beautiful scratching post with a wooden trackball toy. Today, I’d like to share this beautifully designed cat tree from the same company. It offers a lot of fun features to delight your cats, including a “space capsule” nest at the top.Continue Reading

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How Video Can Make Vet Visits Better


Cats are masters at masking signs of illness or pain, which is why regular veterinary exams are so important. A key piece of a successful vet visit is that you share your observations of your cat’s behavior with your vet. After all, as your cat’s parent, you know your cat better than anyone.Continue Reading

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Review: PetFusion Cooling Blanket


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I first published this review a year ago, but since this summer is already starting out hotter than normal in many parts of the world, I thought this would be a good time to share it again. PetFusion’s innovative cooling blanket blanket absorbs and releases your cat’s body heat, keeping her cool and comfortable during the dog days of summer (I had to sneak that tired old expression in!)Continue Reading

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Scratching Post and Wooden Trackball Toy


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A cat toy that is fun for cats and looks good? Yes, please! The Made4Pets scratching post and wooden trackball combo is beautifully designed and offers lots of entertainment options for cats.Continue Reading

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Moving with Cats Part Three: Settling Into Your New Home


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Moving is stressful for humans, and it’s even more stressful for cats. Cats are creatures of habit who hate having their routine disrupted, but there are things you can do to make the entire process less taxing for both cat and human.Continue Reading

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Assisi DentaLOOP Helps Reduce Oral Pain and Inflammation


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If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ve seen many stories of how the Assisi Loop has helped cats with painful and inflammatory conditions ranging from arthritis to healing from surgery or injury to kidney disease and many, many more. Assisi Animal Health’s newest product, the DentaLoop, targets oral and dental pain.Continue Reading

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