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Feeding Tubes – Not Just for Hospice

I have placed more than a few feeding tubes over the years, and I frequently get asked: “Isn’t that just for cats in hospice?”  The short answer is: “No.”  So, I wanted to use this month’s newsletter to explain the use of feeding tubes.  Why would a cat need a feeding tube? The most obvious [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Springtime in the Rockies

Spring is in the air again, and many cats will be looking to go back outside or spend more time outdoors. While going outside is a great source of stimulation and activity, it can also hold a lot of potential dangers for our feline friends. Outdoor hazards such as rival cats, hostile wildlife, speeding cars, unkind [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: A How-To Guide

Last month, we discussed the hierarchy of needs for cats. This month, we will look at ways we can meet these needs for our feline family members. Remember: meeting all of these needs should lead to maximum happiness for your kitty!  The first (or base) layer of needs for cats is "Physiological and Safety”, or [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Happy, Healthy Cat (Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)

I have seen it written that a healthy cat is a happy cat, but the converse is also true: a happy cat is a healthy cat. Just like humans, cats need stability in their life. It has recently been shown that animals can suffer from PTSD and that chronic stress can affect their immune system [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spaying

This month, we will look at the last of the “routine” surgeries that we commonly perform on cats: spaying.  For those who might not know, spaying is the removal of both the uterus and ovaries in a female cat. It is recommended that all female cats (that are not specifically going to be used for [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neutering

Most people have heard that they should spay and neuter their pets. Neutering is recommended for all male cats that will not be used for breeding (note: intentional breeding should only be done for improvement of a particular breed), but why is it so important? Neutering has many benefits for both you and your cat. [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Declawing – A Necessary Evil?

In recent cat news, the American Association of Feline Practitioners has taken a strong stance against declawing. While declawing does seem to be on the way out, we still get several inquiries a week from people asking about declawing their cat or kitten. While we are happy to say that we DO NOT perform declaws [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Happy, Fat Cat?

You may have heard the phrase, “a fat cat is a happy cat”, but is this really true? While many cats do carry a little extra weight and are happy and healthy, there does reach a point where the weight is no longer “cute”. If your cat is overweight and can’t jump or play like [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Catnip Alternatives

Every cat guardian wants a happy and playful cat. One of the easiest ways to see a happy cat is to offer them catnip. But, what if your cat is one of the 40% of cats that doesn’t respond to catnip? Are they resigned to a lifetime of boredom?  Fortunately, a recently published paper may [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pet Fest in August!

Hello, everybody and everykitty!  It's been a very busy summer, and we hope you're staying safe and cool!  We just wanted to take a moment to give everyone a heads-up about Pet Fest next month. Important: Pet Fest will be at the Missoula County Fairgrounds this year! This year, Pet Fest will be on Saturday, [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments