Cat Tales

Is Kitty Allergic to YOU?

Have you ever observed that your kitty’s allergy symptoms seem to worsen the more time you spend together? Have you ever considered the possibility that she may be allergic to you? While extremely rare, scientists say that cats can indeed be allergic to people, but that our frequent bathing and showering assists in reducing our […]

Hair Loss in Cats

Hair loss in cats, otherwise known as alopecia, can be either partial or complete, according to animal dermatologists. And although it occurs for a variety of reasons, the most common one is skin allergies. Cats may, in the course of their lives, get acquired alopecia, a symptom of a disease, not a disease itself, and […]

The Importance of a “Pet-Nuptial” Agreement

Like a prenuptial agreement, the aptly named “pet-nuptial” (pet custody) agreement can assist you in keeping your cherished feline companion should your current relationship end. Whether you’re divorcing a spouse, breaking up with a partner or moving out on a roommate, if you’ve owned a cat together, gird yourself for a potential battle over the […]

Blood Pressure in Cats

For people, having our blood pressure checked is always a routine part of an annual physical exam.   But have you ever had your cat’s blood pressure checked?   Do you know what high blood pressure in cats means? Do you know what low blood pressure means? Do you know what to do in either […]

Cat Owners and Rental Properties

Do you own a cat but want to rent an apartment or condo, town home or house?   If so, it’s vital that you’re fully informed before initiating this all-important process.  Why? Because too many cats are either abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters as a result of housing problems encountered by their owners.   […]

Hyperesthesia in Cats

Rather then being a single disease, Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS) is a set of symptoms that indicates the presence of a dermal, neurological or behavioral problem. The opposite of anesthesia, instead of a LACK of sensation, an affected cat has TOO MUCH sensation in her skin or in the muscles under her skin. Much like […]

Safety First When Visiting the Vet

A cautionary tail: Never put your cat’s carrier on the front seat of your vehicle where it can be crushed and your pet killed by deploying air bags in the case of abrupt braking or an actual collision.   That said, have you ever wondered why, despite there being more cats than dogs in American […]

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Kitty’s Birthday

There’s no better time to show your favorite feline how important she is than by putting on the proverbial “Ritz” for her birthday. Why not consider “wrapping” these suggestions in festive ribbons of love and making her big day one to remember? Purchase a cat-safe cake. What’s a birthday without a birthday cake? As close […]

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