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Being Prepared – A Pet Caretaker’s First Aid Kit

In my earlier post, Cat Health Procedures You Should Know How to Do, I listed a number of pet caretaking skills that can make the difference between full or partial recovery from an illness or injury, or, in some cases, … Continue reading

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Meet Lamie – Tough as Nails, Just Like Her Momma

Lamie is one of Tommy’s daughters, and the most similar in terms of character and behavior. Like her mother, Lamie is tough and intolerant, and like her mother, this toughness was tested early in life. When Lamie was a tiny … Continue reading

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“Natural Death” in Pets – A Painful Myth

In nearly six decades of sharing my life and home with non-human animals, I have yet to experience the passing of a pet who simply went to sleep and never woke up. I have, of course, read of these miraculously … Continue reading

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Saving Money on Medications for Pets

Over the decades I have spent vast amounts of money on medications for my animals. As anyone who has ever had an ill pet knows, medications for pets can be very costly. This can be especially true when meds are … Continue reading

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Cat Burglars – Preventing Felines from Stealing Each Other’s Meals

As I explained in Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats and Shadowood’s Feline Fat Farm – A Weight Loss Program for Cats, after decades of free feeding my family felines, I switched to portioned meals back in 2007 when I got tired of … Continue reading

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Veterinary Realities and Pet Owner Responsibilities

My sister spent two years waiting for her cat to die. Her veterinarian had taken a needle aspirate of what he considered to be a suspicious enlargement and diagnosed mammary cancer based on his interpretation of his analysis. He gave … Continue reading

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Shadowood’s Feline Fat Farm – A Weight Loss Program for Cats

As I explained in my blog entry, Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats, I used to live with a houseful of feline fatties. This was the outcome of decades of free feeding high-carb kibble diets to my cats. This cheap and lazy … Continue reading

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Meet Tommy – A Feline Warrior with a Never Say Die Cattitude

Tommy has always been a warrior. OK, perhaps not when she was a young kitten, but as soon as she reached adulthood, she had to fight for her life and for the lives of her sister and their respective young … Continue reading

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What Do You See When You Look at a Cat?

What do you see when you look at a cat?   Do you see a companion who warms both lap and heart on days when everything else seems cold? A comrade of shared interests in birdwatching, sunbathing, and long naps … Continue reading

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Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats

My childhood cats were always free fed from a communal bowl kept full of Purina Cat Chow. That’s how everyone I knew fed cats back then. I don’t remember a single fat cat from my youth. They all self-regulated their … Continue reading

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