Feline Healthcare · Life with Cats

Getting Old Ain’t for Sissies

A few weeks ago, Smudge hit a rough patch.  At 16 years, 9 months, and a few days, he is my most long-lived pet.  He’s also a mere shadow of his former dumpster cat self. Despite his feral roots and particularly shy nature, he was always the more curious and adventurous one.  He was more… Continue reading Getting Old Ain’t for Sissies

Feline Healthcare · Life with Cats

Litter Box Blues

Your eyes are not deceiving you.  That is a real-life, honest to God picture of cat litter on the header of my page.  If you’re going to write about cats, litter box talk is a must.  Strange as it may seem, cats are very particular about their bathrooms.  Litter box size, placement, and number of… Continue reading Litter Box Blues

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That was Then, This is Now

I am continually amazed by the advances made in veterinary medicine in the last 20 years.  I don’t really remember any of my friends having pets when I was growing up.  But we always had cats.  I’m embarrassed to say that Nittany had 2 litters of kittens before we finally got her spayed.  It was… Continue reading That was Then, This is Now