Index: Cat Care

Americans Spend More On Pets Than Beer

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Americans spend more on pets than beer or movies By Vickie Elmer The most pampered American pets live with Baby Boomers and childless couples, and single pet owners and single parents are more likely to skimp on kitty and doggy spending. Owners most likely to buy for dogs (say, little booties on Buddy) are ages 55 to 64, and… [Read more]

How to Understand the Pet Food Label

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 How do you understand a pet food label? It’s confusing to me, a veterinarian of 20 years, so likely it’s confusing to you. There are little regulations, and those that are there seem to favor the pet food companies, not the pet owners. Here are a few things that can help you determine whether or not you are feeding your… [Read more]

Your Dog or Cat May Not Need to be Re-vaccinated: Titer Testing

Friday, January 24th, 2014 Times are a changing in the world of vaccines for dogs and cats. We now recognize that vaccines not only prevent disease, too many vaccines are actually causing disease. Titer testing can be used to see if vaccines are even necessary, avoiding adverse reactions. Some of these reactions can include lethargy, fever, injection site lumps, cancer, severe allergic reactions, arthritis,… [Read more]

5 Proven Benefits of Colostrum for Dogs and Cats

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 Colostrum is still seen by most in the veterinary community as a ‘hocus pocus’ supplement which offers no real health benefits to your dogs or cats. Uninformed veterinarians claim that there are no studies to back it up, and that, ” it is not absorbed from the stomach of any animal after puppies and kittens reach a certain age.” In… [Read more]

Risks Outweigh Benefits of Feeding Raw According to JAVMA

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Another study has come out in the veterinary journal, JAVMA, claiming that the risks of feeding raw food to your pets FAR outweigh any benefits.. Here is some of the study: (source Nutritional imbalances A popular notion is that RMBDs provide all the nutrients a dog or cat needs in the correct balance. But at least two publications have… [Read more]

[Video of Lil Bub] The Most Famous Cat On The Internet

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 Most of you have seen pictures of Lil Bub, but what about his owner ( also known as dude..) It’s a great story, and how can you not like his owner Mike, and just how attached he is to Lil Bub. Check out the trailer here..… [Read more]

Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM