About Elaine Wexler-Mitchell

Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell is the owner and founder of The Cat Care Clinic. She received an undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University and her D.V.M. degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1995 Dr. Wexler-Mitchell became board certified in feline practice-one of 25 charter diplomates. She is a former president of the Academy of Feline Medicine and served on the board of The American Association of Feline Practitioners.
21 04, 2015

Spring Mews and News

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00April 21st, 2015|

Spring 2015       MEWS & NEWS New Clinical Trial Has Your Cat Been Losing Weight or Not Eating Well? The Cat Care Clinic is participating in a new clinical trial involving cats that have lost weight or have decreased appetites. We are looking to enroll patients in a one month study which involves application of a topical gel once daily to the inside of your cat’s ear. This mode [...]

16 04, 2015

Handling Community ‍Cats

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00April 16th, 2015|

You may have never heard of “‍community ‍cats,” but you have probably seen these longtime Orange County residents, either in your own neighborhood or out and about in an alleyway or a city park, providing the county with free rodent control. Disneyland has over 200 ‍commun‍‍ity ‍cats, which it credits with keeping the park’s rats and mice at bay. Disneyland cares for its feline friends with a spay/neuter program and [...]

18 02, 2015

The Tale of Angel, A Cat in Need

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00February 18th, 2015|

Yorba Linda Cats in Need, a local rescue group, brought a flame point Siamese mix into our clinic for examination. The 1-year-old kitty, named Angel, had been captured and treated over the previous month for wounds she sustained when her front right leg had been caught in her harness. It was unknown how long her leg had been trapped, but she had been observed hiding for months in an industrial [...]

30 01, 2015

Winter Mews and News

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00January 30th, 2015|

Winter 2015       MEWS & NEWS Arthritis Clinical Trial Is your cat stiff when she gets up from her naps?  Is she going up the stairs a little slower or taking a couple of extra jumps to get up in her favorite perch? Your kitty may have arthritis. Unfortunately, there are not many good options for long-term treatment of arthritis in cats. The Cat Care Clinic is currently participating [...]

6 01, 2015

New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Cat Healthy and Happy

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00January 6th, 2015|

You may have made a New Year’s resolution for yourself and set some goals to reach over the next 12 months, but it’s unlikely that these plans included your cat. Here are 10 things to consider that will help your pet have a healthy and happy new year. Weight management and portion control: Most cats are overweight, and it is a myth that all cats are good at self-regulating their food intake. [...]

8 12, 2014

Don’t Let The Holidays Be Stressful ‍For Your ‍Cat

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00December 8th, 2014|

December is a busy time ‍for many of us with holidays, family time, and other events affecting our schedules and the home atmosphere . We hope that all of this is happy time, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Any changes in our households, good or bad, have the potential ‍for affecting our pets. Right after Thanksgiving I saw my first “holiday related” behavior case. Smokey was unhappy [...]

18 09, 2014

Cat Grooming Tips and Tricks

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00September 18th, 2014|

There are lots of things to love about cat ownership; one is that the majority of cats need little help to stay clean and looking good. Self-grooming is a natural, instinctive behavior. Shorthaired, indoor cats typically do a good job of taking care of themselves. They lick and clean themselves for short periods several times a day and eventually work over every inch they can reach. If they have a [...]

11 08, 2014

Get A New Cat Off On The Right Paw

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00August 11th, 2014|

I ‍adopted a ‍mixed ‍breed, domestic shorthaired kitten in February whom ‍I named Hannah. ‍I just brought home a second kitten, 3 months old, whom ‍I named Grom. ‍I‍’‍ve written about my Hannah being a “busy kitty,” but last month ‍I decided that Hannah needed a friend and that ‍I wanted a second kitten. ‍I laughed at myself when ‍I decided that “she needed a friend,” because my advice to [...]

19 05, 2014

Busy Kittens are Happy Kittens

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00May 19th, 2014|

I have a new kitty. Her name is Hannah. She was born to a feral mother in one of my client’s yards. She was a wild, little thing when I first met her, but with the care and socialization of my clinic team, she has learned to trust and love people. She’s 7 months old now, and I took her home at the beginning of February. Hannah still has a [...]

28 04, 2014

Who Cares For Your Pets When You Die? Part 2

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00April 28th, 2014|

This two part article has been updated HERE Our pets count on us for their care, so if we are not around to provide for them, we should have plans in place for someone else to do so. Last month, I wrote about the benefits of setting up a formal pet trust, and now I would like to offer more information about financial considerations and care providers. We’d all like to think we can [...]

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