Health

NOV 8, 2021: Georgia gave birth to four beautiful type mismatched kittens yesterday! We are counting the minutes until they can be reunited with their mama after a life-saving 24 hours of Neonatal Isoerythrolysis intervention. Georgia’s pregnancy was quite risky, as she has a significantly enlarged heart AND type B blood. The type B blood
0 Comments
#animaliadotpk #peteducation #cathealth Vomiting is a very common problem with cats with a multitude of causes. They range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), to infection, urinary tract disease, or diabetes to hairballs. Symptoms are usually obvious, and include drooling and abdominal heaving. syp gravinate 1-2 months kitten 0.5ml 2-3 months kitten 1ml
0 Comments
In this adorable and information-packed video, I’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to determine a kitten’s age, what developmental milestones to expect, and how to care for kittens week-by-week from birth to adoption age! Check out my instructional videos here: http://bit.ly/2qwudwX Follow Kitten Lady on social media! FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kittenxlady INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kittenxlady
0 Comments
OCT 4, 2021: Shiner went into labor early this morning, and delivered her first kitten at 3:19am, followed by 12 intense hours of interrupted labor, Mora giving her a biscuit-massage, and then contractions finally starting for kitten #2. Kitten #1 is a 114g tuxie girl with type B blood, and kitten #2 is a 122g
0 Comments
Q: Why does my cat suck on and knead blankets? “When cats engage in the behaviour of suckling and/or kneading on soft items such as blankets, it’s a holdover from kittenhood when they would nurse on the mother cat,” explains pioneer cat-behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett and star of the Animal Planet UK series Psycho Kitty. “It’s not
0 Comments
More cats are donning a secure harness and leash and safely going outside to explore the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Is your cat game for an adventure? An outdoor cat adventure is very different from taking a dog for a walk. While cats can be trained to walk well on leash, big
0 Comments
Kittens are a lot of fun… or a lot of trouble, depending on how you look at it. They are full of energy and eager to practice their predatory behaviour all day and all night! Without a plan, this could mean your hands and feet become prey and your temper becomes short. Directing this energy
0 Comments
When kittens Cassidy and Aura made their appearance on a live stream of rescue cats, no one at TinyKittens, a Langley, BC-based rescue group, expected them to become Internet famous. But the duo’s incredible story, perseverance and, yes, super-cuteness made them instant stars. The adorable pair have racked up over 2.7 million views on YouTube
0 Comments
According to the ASPCA, there may be more than 100,000 venomous snakebites that occur in cats and dogs every year. The most important thing you can do regarding snake bites is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Keep your cats inside, keep your dog leashed on your walk, keep to worn trails,
0 Comments
Toronto-based freelance writer Paul Lima, recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, struggles to stay awake and finish his story. But a wave of fatigue submerges his will, and he collapses onto the couch seconds before passing out.  When Paul awakes, he registers a deep, content purr vibrating throughout his rib cage. As his eyes flutter open,
0 Comments
Ah the litterbox, bane of many a cat person’s existence. The good news is you can greatly improve the litterbox situation for both you and your cat by choosing the right cat litter. Choose the wrong cat litter and you can create elimination issues and a stinky house. Choose the right litter and you’ll have
0 Comments
Cats undoubtedly love exploring outside, stretching in the sunshine and enjoying the fresh air. But allowing your cat to roam freely can have a detrimental effect on lifespan. According to UCDavis Veterinary Medicine, cats with free, uncontained access to the outdoors live shorter lives on average and are in danger of being hit by vehicles
0 Comments
One avid traveler says she’s discovered the best of both worlds: exploring a new country while still having some of the comforts of home—most notably feline companionship. Madolline Gourley is a contract writer and editor based in Brisbane, Australia. She frequently travels to the U.S. where she provides live-in pet care in exchange for free
0 Comments
It’s heartbreaking to say goodbye. At-home euthanasia makes it easier. A growing trend, at-home euthanasias are a blessing for pets and the people who love them. Karen Duncan has been in the room for the last minutes of the lives of many, many animals. As the co-founder of Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA) in Vancouver,
0 Comments
We asked Mikkel Becker, a certified trainer and behaviour consultant and head trainer for Fear Free Pets (fearfreepets.com and fearfreehappyhomes.com) for her top 10 things you can do in your home to improve your cat’s life and general happiness. She readily shared her list. Mikkel uses positive reinforcement and non-force based training strategies rooted in
0 Comments
Cats are born killers by nature, furthermore, hunting is one behaviour we never asked them to change during domestication—we wanted them to kill mice and rats. But then we brought them into our homes, handed them a bowl of food, and essentially took their jobs away. The result? Frequently bored house cats. But fear not.
0 Comments
From dinner parties to progressive vet offices, there’s a reason you keep hearing about CBD. Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly called, is a hemp derivative that is non-psychoactive, meaning that, unlike THC, it won’t get you or your cat high. CBD is now legal in both Canada (Health Canada recently approved a clinical
0 Comments
They are the purr that heals, the curtain ninja that entertains, the in-house Zen master. They are the cats we invite into our homes and in February the spotlight is on their well-being during National Cat Health Month. Pet cats are varied and complex creatures, whether they are devoted couch surfers, or indoor/outdoor cats that
0 Comments
Perfect & Problem Poop Healthy stool is log-shaped, moist, and holds shape when picked up. Consistency: Soft and mushy could indicate bacterial infection, intestinal parasites or food intolerance. Pebble-like shape usually indicates constipation/dehydration. Content: Mucus in your cat’s poop? Could be an indication of an inflamed colon. Excessive grass? Could indicate that your cat’s stressed
0 Comments
[embedded content] When I graduated from veterinary school 20 years ago, I was taught that cats needed food, water, a litter box, and a yearly veterinary visit. This was all that was required to care for a cat; anything more was optional. Since then, feline scientists have learned that the typical indoor environment of a
0 Comments