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Cats and Catnip
Have you ever wondered why cats will do ANYTHING for catnip? It's because the essential oil in the catnip leaves and flowers contains a substance called nepetalactone that binds to the "smelling" receptors in your cat's nose and upper lip. (Yes, cat's have an extra way to smell things!). When this happens, the cat feels a sense of euphoria or supreme happiness! For some cats that is EXTREME playfulness .. .For others it may be to just sit near or on the catnip and be VERY h...appy! .... And others may become "deeply fond" of the catnip, rubbing and rolling with it. But whatever your cat's reaction is to catnip, it is a "happy" one! Read more »
HELP! MY CAT IS GOING SENILE!!!!
FELINE COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION....Some people call it "senility in cats" .... Scientists have likened it to Alzheimer's Disease in humans .... But no matter what you call it, it can drive loving cat parents crazy with the night time yowling, "missing" the litter box, pacing or heightened agitation, and/or frequent "non-recognition" of another animal (or a human) in the home. Most cats develop some or all of these symptoms sometime between 15 and 20 years of age. It can be caused or aggravated by definite, treatable health issues or it may "just happen" for currently unknown reasons. The important thing to remember, though, is that you don't have to just let it advance .... You can Read more »
GETTING A NEW KITTEN SOON?
If you're adopting a kitten soon don't forget to bring her in right away for a “New Kitten Exam”! It is important that your kitten be examined by a veterinarian within days of adoption in order to Read more »
KEEP YOUR CAT COOL DURING THESE SUMMER MONTHS!
Cats get heat stroke same as us, but, unlike us, they often don't show the symptoms until it is too late! Early signs of heat stroke include Read more »
MICROCHIPPING SAVES LIVES!
Did you know that a recent survey of animal shelters found that cats brought in NOT microchipped have a less than 4% chance of being returned to their owner, but a cat that HAS been microchipped and then ends up at a shelter has almost a 100% chance of being returned home? Read more »
Even Indoor Cats Get Fleas and Heartworms!
What Our Clients Are Saying...
“ Since we have a cat who is diabetic we board our cat when we go on vacation. I know that he receives better care at Exclusively Cats than he does at home! Who could ask for more! ” — Kris V.