Rachel, relaxed and happy in her Armarkat cat tree.Overview

Cats have outstripped dogs as the most popular pet in America, and are close to doing so all over the pet-loving world. But cats have very different needs than their canine counterparts, and the litter box is just the start. Click the links below for more information and check back often, as I have only begun to fill this page with information.

Of course, if you have a question you don’t see addressed, please feel free to contact me.



Next to nutrition, vaccinations have the greatest impact on the health of today’s cats. Get the facts on vaccinations, which ones are important, which ones are not, and why annual vaccinations should not be part of your kitty’s health regimen: Vaccination Facts.


Financial Assistance

If you are having trouble managing veterinarian costs, or struggling to keep from surrendering your cat due to mounting vet bills, these organizations may be able to help you: Financial Assistance Resources.

If, on the other hand, you are blessed with plenty of financial resources and would like to find a worthy charity, these organizations will definitely put your donations to good use!



Blog Posts: General Care / Health Issues / Random Kitty Facts


How often should you feed your cat?

Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, oh my!


Additional Information


Preventive Care

Check Your Cat’s Vital Signs at Home

How to perform a home health check for your cat

AAHA-AVMA Feline Preventive Healthcare Guidelines

Natural and Chemical Flea and Tick Control Tips

Pets and Parasites, by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)

Traveling with Your Pet


Digestive and Elimination Issues

Some Startling New Thoughts on Cats and Hairballs

When Hairballs are More than just Hairballs

Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Nature and Treatment

Feline Urinary Tract Health: Cystitis, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Tract Infection


Home Care

Feline First Aid

Feline (and Canine) CPR Guidelines

Pilling Cats (and Dogs) and Erosive Esophagitis, Compounded Flavored Liquid Alternatives, Transdermal Medications, Pill Pockets

How to Get Your Cat to Enjoy Taking Medication

Towel Wrap Your Cat in 5 Scratch-Free Steps

Learn to Spot the Subtle Signs of Illness

How to Perform Pet CPR New!


Diseases and Injuries

Feline Resorptive Lesions

Heartworm in Cats

Feline hepatic lipidosis – fatty liver disease in cats.

Laboratory Assessment Descriptions (to help you understand lab results)

Obesity: Cats and Nutrition: Some Key Nutritional Facts, Diet Composition: The Key to Management of Obesity in Cats, High Protein, Low Carb Diets: Key to Management of Obesity in Cats


Diseases and Injuries

Optimal Protein Requirements for Older Cats and Cats with Hyperthyroidism

Is It Feasible for Older Cats to Ingest the Optimal Amounts of Protein They Need Each Day?

Can Increasing the Amount of Fat or Carbohydrate in a Cat’s Diet Compensate for Low Protein Intake?


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Created 09/14/11; Updated 08/11/14