27 10, 2009

Helping the Medicine Go Down

2020-01-20T01:20:03+00:00October 27th, 2009|

Mrs. Matthews looked at me and raised her eyebrows.  “You want me to get Mittens to take that?”  she asked.  We were ending Mittens’ examination and I was showing her the antibiotic tablets he needed for an infected leg wound.  I smiled and said that we could dispense a liquid medication instead, but I really thought the tablets would be easier since Mittens was such a gentle cat.  “Okay, show [...]

13 10, 2009

Cats and Grooming

2020-01-20T01:20:03+00:00October 13th, 2009|

Lick, lick. Rub, rub.  Switch to the next leg.  This pattern is very familiar to owners watching their cat groom.  Each cat has his own grooming routine, and if time allows, he may also groom other cats in the home.  Some cats even like to groom their owners.  My cat, Shaka, loves to jump on my desk and start licking my hair. How much grooming is normal?  Normal grooming ranges [...]