Any irregularity of the mouth, nose, or throat can prevent a cat from grooming. This is an example of an obvious growth, but more subtle examples would be chronic herpes infection or low-grade asthma. Continue reading On matted cats…
Why Do Cats Spray Indoors And Can You Stop it?? Maybe one of the most common questions we get asked is “why does my cat spray indoors? The answer is surprisingly simple. In your cat’s world this is perfectly normal behavior. This is how cats communicate with each other in the wild, it’s kind of like you posting a status update on Facebook, or uploading … Continue reading Why Does My Cat Spray?
I’m not a scientist, but I’m going to give you my opinion on it anyway. Take it or leave it. Pet owners are sometimes desperate people. Their unconditional love and affection knows no bounds, but their knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy definitely does. I’m constantly reminded that the average person has no idea how to express their pet’s anal glands, trim their nails, or … Continue reading Do Calming and Behavior Tonics Work for Cats
Let’s travel back in time together… the year is 1985. Magnum PI is on the television, and your parents have two cats that live outside and have never been to the vet. Amazingly they live to be 17 years old and never have a single problem. That’s how you remember it anyway, but was that really the case? Probably not. Continue reading “Do Cats Need Baths?”
It’s kind of fascinating, isn’t it? At least that’s the reaction I receive when someone asks me what I do for a living. “That’s a thing?,” has been said to me on multiple occasions. And let’s face it- if you are here reading this right now, then the idea of cat grooming isn’t exactly mainstream yet. Would you have clicked on an article that said … Continue reading Why is Cat Grooming suddenly “a Thing?”
* Pro-tip- don’t put a cat bed on the floor and expect your cat to use it. Start off with tossing it casually on a favorite chair, the sofa, or even on your own bed. It may seem redundant, but this is cats we are talking about… they are the true definition of enigmatic so don’t think too hard about it. Just trust me. Continue reading Five Cat Products that You Should Definitely Have in Your Home!
In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than a waste of time or money, so for me this was a kind of dream-assignment. I love calling people out on crappy pet products (and there are a ton!). I’ve probably tried all of them, but would love some suggestions if you have any new ones that I’ve overlooked. These products range from absolutely absurd and completely useless to actually dangerous. Continue reading The Five Worst Cat Products That You Probably have at least one of…
Did you know I’ve been working as a cat-professional for around15 years? Wow-I’m old! But seriously, unless you are one of my clients, you may not know that before this pretty cool gig as the only Certified Feline Master Groomer in the Lowcountry, I was a veterinary technician at an only-cats animal hospital. This means that along with a pretty impressive number of ringworm infections … Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Cat Hacks (as a cat professional)
He wasn’t abused by his first owner, and he didn’t have any more of a traumatic experience than any other cat when it was spayed or neutered. I’m going to tell you why. Continue reading Does Your Cat Act like an A-hole at the Vet’s or Groomer’s?
If the thought of leaving your cat in just one room of your Aunt Ginny’s California bungalow for a whole week makes you teary-eyed, you should just hire a cat sitter. Traveling with cats isn’t for the faint of heart. Continue reading My top 7 tips for traveling with your cat (It doesn’t have to be a nightmare)