Monthly Archives: April 2012

Knowing what's normal for your pet can save their life

A few days ago I wrote about almost taking Raven to the vet to have a perfectly healthy tooth looked at. I later realized her tooth was fine and cancelled our appointment. But I’ve also been in the situation where … Continue reading

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Saturday PhotoHunt – texture (learning about a cat's tongue)

Anyone who’s been licked by a cat knows their tongue can be very rough. A cat’s tongue is an amazing structure that serves many purposes. The center of the tongue is rough due to the backwards-facing spines called papillae. The spines are … Continue reading

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Hairball Awareness Day – April 27

April 27th is Hairball Awareness Day.  We’ve been preparing for this day for several weeks, because I can produce some mighty hairballs. Last August I was hacking up so many big hairballs that mom started keeping track on a calendar. … Continue reading

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Being an observant and proactive pet owner.

I read an interesting blog post the other day by Dr. Plotnick, a vet who specializes in feline veterinary medicine. His blog, “Cat Man Do” is a mix of veterinary information and other personal experiences. A recent post, It’s snot … Continue reading

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