Caring for a Cat with Kidney Disease: Hopeful News from the Front Lines

  This is an interview with Karil Kaylor about how her cat, Boomer, has had significant improvement since his initial sobering kidney failure diagnosis. Ever on the lookout for encouraging cat health stories we might learn from, and painfully aware of how common kidney failure is in cats, I was eager to let Karil share her story here. […]

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Dr. Hardy + her cat Moof

Alternative treatments for cat cancer: Should you try them?

This is a guest post by Liz Hardy, PhD, of Meow Cancer Clinic.  (For even more on this topic, see this page and this other post.) Before my cat got cancer, I thought alternative treatments were only for the desperate, a last resort when all hope is lost. But then we got the diagnosis: “cat cancer,” and everything […]

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Dr. Hofve on what to feed a cat with kidney disease

One question I get a lot is “What should I feed my CKD cat?” (CKD stands for chronic kidney disease. It’s also called CRF, chronic renal disease.) Not having a definitive answer, I requested an interview with one of my favorite cat experts, the holistic vet, Dr. Jean Hofve. She provided some surprising and helpful answers! Dr. Jean, if you had a cat […]

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Natural Flea Control for Cats – Surprises and Solutions

Does your cat hate getting a chemical flea treatment? Do you worry about the safety of flea treatments? You are not alone. UPDATED MAY 2014

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Tips for Moving with Cats: Timeline + Checklist

I used to live with a cat who would cry all night for the first four nights at a new home. He howled like he was getting a root canal  – it was awful! Over the years, I eventually discovered how to make moving cats an easier experience. Beyond preventing distress, there are serious risks to […]

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