Tag Archive: cat

Nov 11

10 Tips To Avoid Catching Diseases from Pets

I’ve always considered my pets to be part of my family. Whether it was a parakeet, long-haired guinea pigs, turtles, fish, dwarf rabbits, or the multitude of cats and dogs that have shared my homes over the years, they brightened my life and hopefully I did the same for them. But just like kids, parents, …

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Jun 28

Cats as Pet Therapy

Cat parents don’t need a team of scientists and researchers to tell them our feline friends are good for our health. The value of cats as pet therapy is no secret to those of us who have experienced kitty cuddles or witnessed the joy a feline companion can bring to children, families, and especially the …

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Feb 22

14 Curious Cat Household Hazards

It’s no secret that cats are curious creatures. Unfortunately, they aren’t always cautious, which is why responsible pet parents need to recognize potential cat household hazards and take steps to avoid or eliminate them. Curious cat household hazards Plants. The list of plants that can cause health problems or be lethal to cats is long. …

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Aug 18

Declawing A Cat

Declawing a cat means different things to different people, and many of those “things” are misconceptions and misunderstandings. One young woman I spoke with recently thought declawing just meant the cat’s nails were trimmed. If you are even remotely thinking about scheduling this surgical procedure, please read on. Over the past few decades I have …

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Jul 22

Scoop on Cat Poop and Cancer

Cat poop and cancer seem like an unlikely combination and topic of discussion, but truth is often stranger than fiction. In this case, a team of experts at Dartmouth College have reported that a parasite commonly found in cat poop not only has anti-cancer properties. They also have developed a vaccine from a variation of …

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