Archive | April, 2015

National Hairball Awareness Day 2015

According to Dr. Debbie Davenport of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, some 50-80% of domestic cats experience hairballs at least once per month.  In fact, hairballs are the number one reported health concern among cat owners, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that there is such a thing as National Hairball Awareness Day. If this problem […]

The Importance of Understanding Body Language

Recently, a video of a silverback gorilla at the Omaha Zoo went viral, and it spurred a lot of discussion about animal instincts and body language.  The video documents one family’s terrifying moment when a male gorilla charges the glass window of his enclosure after being inadvertently taunted by one of the family’s children. In […]

Your Pet’s Vaccines: Prevention is Always the Best Choice

If you spend any time at all on social media, you’re probably well aware that there is quite a bit of controversy in human medicine about whether or not vaccines are a wise choice.   As it turns out, we’ve also started to see a smattering of those same questions among pet owners.  It’s important to […]

Lilies are Toxic. Protect Your Pets!

Thanks to spring and holidays like Easter, this is the colorful time of year when lilies can be found just about anywhere you go.  They’re such beautiful flowers, and they smell wonderful, but did you know that they’re harmful (potentially fatal) to cats?  It’s such a severe toxin for our feline friends that we couldn’t […]