• Mar 13 2018

    Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?

    One reason cats sleep so much is for energy conservation. They use a special kind of sugar to fuel their bursts of energy. It takes time to restore this energy….

  • Feb 14 2018

    Why Does My Cat . . . Do THAT?

    With a dog, what you see is what you get- a happy, waggy tail, a goofy look, a “drool”y muzzle. But cats are an enigma, a mysterious conundrum wrapped up…

  • Jun 30 2017

    July 4th – People Have Fun – Pets Have Fears

    The 4th of July can be very stressful for many pets. Some become so terrorized by the loud noises and the fireworks they panic and run away from home.  In…

  • May 04 2017

    Why Does My Cat Lick Me?

    Many people believe their cat licks them as a sign of affection. That may be true, but cats can lick for other reasons. Just as they urinate on things to…

  • Apr 01 2017

    Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

    It’s a matter of security. Cats like to hide and yet be able to see what is going on around them. Just like their ancestors 10,000 years ago, cats want…

  • Feb 28 2017

    Brown and white cat with white maltese dog at the vet

    New Faces-New Places: An Education in Socialization

    “We just can’t take you anywhere!” Have you ever said this to that friend who always does the wrong thing, is out of control, doesn’t fit in and messes up…

  • Feb 01 2017

    Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

    So, you’re happily petting the cat who seems to be enjoying the activity when all of a sudden, he bites you. Sometimes called “Love Biting” or more formally, “petting-induced aggression,”…

  • Jan 13 2017

    Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

    Although cats are carnivores they do like to eat grass. While not fully understood, eating grass is a normal behavior. The general consensus is that it aids in moving food…

  • Jan 11 2017

    Long haired chihuaha tilting head

    Why Foxy Woke Up With a Tilted Head

    Foxy was perfectly fine when I put her to bed the night before, but when I went to get her the next morning, she could barely walk, and kept stumbling…

  • Nov 21 2016

    Married man and woman smiling

    How Did the Dog Get to the Turkey?

    One day, just after Thanksgiving, I arrived at the clinic in time to witness two technicians trying to get a 40-pound dachshund to throw up. “Boy that’s the biggest, fattest…