Monday, October 26, 2020

Finally a Place for Your Cat to Rest on Your Desk!

Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging in many ways. For the first time, many of us are experiencing the daily lives of our cats and seeing their daily routines. Cats tend to dislike having their routines changed, so having someone home 24-hours a day may be challenging for both your feline companion and you. One of the challenges is being able to work on your computer with a curious cat nearby because she always wants to rest on your keyboard or in front of the monitor.

Silver shaded Persian cat, Truffle, resting in desk topper beside the computer

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

10 Reasons Cats Like to Lick and Chew Plastic Bags

Just what is it about cats and their desire to lick and chew plastic? Animal behaviorists and veterinarians hypothesize, cat writers and bloggers write and teach, and owners just shake their heads in frustration at the reasons behind this behavior. No one is exactly sure why cats have an affinity to plastic bags, but here some reasons given by experts in the field of feline behavior.

Silver shaded Persian, Brulee, chewing on a plastic bag

Friday, September 25, 2020

Does My Cat Communicate with Me?

Can our cats communicate with us? There are studies about how cats communicate with their humans through body language. But, can cats communicate telepathically with humans to share feelings and thoughts about their environment and bodies? Communicating with your cats can help you get to know your feline's thoughts and as a result, develop a closer bond through understanding her needs. Working with a professional animal communicator may assist you with this communication.

Silver Persian, Truffle, in arms of Mom Paula
Truffle and Mom Paula share a special bond

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

MUSE™ Medallion Winner

We were honored to be awarded the MUSE™ Medallion from the Cat Writers' Association (CWA) in the category: Blog or Website - Education and Informative!

Silver shaded Persian cat, Truffle, with paw on CWA Muse Medallion
Truffle claiming the MUSE Medallion

Friday, August 28, 2020

A Visit From the Past

'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all."

- Alfred Tennyson

Praline, a tortoiseshell Persian, looking into the camera

The quote above is from a poem from Alfred Tennyson and is about unexpectedly losing a loved one and the harrowing grief process that follows it. 

Happy Birthday Brulee!

Can you believe Brulee is 9 years old today?

Silver shaded Persian cat, Brulee, sitting on the footrest celebrating her 9th birthday

We can't! It seems like it was only yesterday when we received those photos of Brulee with her litter mates on the day she was born.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

5Strands© Pet Intolerance Test Results

On the whole, Truffle and Brulee are very healthy cats. Once in a while, they will scratch more than usual or one of them may have a little upset stomach. Any time I've taken one of them to the vet, he always asks "have they eaten anything different lately?" and I'm not always sure of the answer because I rotate proteins and brands of food with the girls on a regular basis. I've always wondered if there was an easier way to narrow down the culprit to their temporary discomfort.

Recently we shared information about a Pet Intolerance Test developed from 5Strands® Affordable Testing. By combing a few strands of fur from my cats, I was able to obtain results of items in the environment and their food that may cause some temporary issues. The results were very informative and interesting.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Take Your Cat to the Vet - #Cat2Vet

August 22 is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Did you know that 83% of cats visit the veterinarian before their 1st birthday, but over 50% don’t return until they become sick or are in pain? 

It's important to take your cat to the vet on a regular basis. With regular veterinary visits, your veterinarian can often detect conditions that may affect your cat’s long-term health.