When Bunnies and Chicks Become Rabbits and Chickens: The Reality of Easter Pets — Cheryl L. Burns

By Cheryl L. Burns When Bunnies and Chicks Become Rabbits and Chickens: The Reality of Easter Pets — Cheryl L. Burns Having been a volunteer for King Street Cats for more than two years, I can tell you without a doubt that some of the world’s most powerful words are: “But, Mom [or Dad], look […]

The Senior Cat:  Striving for Longevity

By Jaime Stephens The Senior Cat:  Striving for Longevity The average life expectancy of an indoor cat is between 15-16 years, with females generally living one to two years longer than males. The Siamese and Manx breeds frequently surpass the average. This is why I was surprised when my ten year old tuxedo, the youngest […]

The Birds and the Bees, and Your Cat.

The Birds and the Bees, and Your Cat. By Sarah Liu Mrs. Huggins does not celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Far from being attracted to any male cat, she hates all cats equally.  In fact, the very idea of romantic love seems an affront, as she joyfully shredded the last $5.50 card my husband bought me, and […]

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats

ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats We normally don’t endorse any products of any kind but these ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental treats for cats and dogs were pretty impressive. We tested them on our 12 year old tuxedo kitty, Tramp, and gave the pooch treats to friends who have a cool pooch, Darby, who has breath and plaque […]

Enjoy the Holidays with Your Pets—and Maybe Meet New Ones

Enjoy the Holidays with Your Pets—and Maybe Meet New Ones By Steph Selice Holiday celebrations may be what many humans look forward to all year long, but they’re not always a treat for our beloved pets. Fortunately, there are many simple and even fun ways we can help our animals enjoy the holidays safely and […]

Finding Wildlife and What to Do

By Jason Berger We all love our dogs and cats – but pets are not the only animals we come into contact with – or the only animals we may want to help. What should you do if you come across wildlife that you think might be in danger? Although your initial urge may be […]

Service animal or emotional support animal? There is a Big Difference.

By Cindy McGovern Service animal or emotional support animal? There is a Big Difference. “Thousands of blind like me abhor being dependent on others. Help me and I will help them. Train me and I will bring back my dog and show people here how a blind man can be absolutely on his own. We […]

Pawsitive Effects of Training

Pawsitive Effects of Training By Victoria Elliott Cats: Proud. Independent. Untrainable? Not according to Miranda Workman. Workman is the Lead Trainer Mentor and Program Developer for the Jackson Galaxy Project’s Cat Pawsitive initiative. With a Master’s degree in Anthozoology and an extensive background in animal behavioral work, Workman brings a wealth of experience with and […]

Trips to the Vet Can be Fear Free

By Carolyn Cockroft Trips to the Vet Can be Fear Free A trip to the veterinarian with my cat Ashley always started with her sudden disappearance as soon as she heard her carrier being brought upstairs from the basement. After a lengthy search, then forcing her into the carrier and loading my darling into the […]

Understanding the Most Common Tests Performed by Veterinarians

By Cindy McGovern I recently took my 11-year old, outwardly healthy cat in for her annual checkup and vaccinations.  In addition to the normal physical exam, this visit included blood work and urinalysis. I’ve had the same vet for almost 20 years and I trust his judgment. But after seeing the $400 bill, I decided […]