July 4th Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

With July 4th fireworks just around the corner, now is a good time to remind pet owners to keep their fur kids safe and comfortable during this sometimes noisy holiday. Cats and dogs can experience July 4th celebrations differently, so here are some helpful safety tips specific to each animal.  First up...cats: And now for … Continue reading July 4th Safety Tips for Dog and Cat Owners

Veterinary Social Work is a New and Growing Career Field

Bringing a very sick pet to the veterinarian can be an upsetting experience for loving pet owners. Vets and vet techs are a caring but busy group of people, which is why some veterinary practices are beginning to offer clients the services of a veterinary social worker. One recent University of North Carolina social work … Continue reading Veterinary Social Work is a New and Growing Career Field

Cat Care Experts Outline the Different Categories of Domestic Cats

The International Cat Care animal welfare organization has created a helpful guide to the different kinds of cats that you might see in your community. Whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural environment, it’s common to see cats in outdoor areas, but did you know that there are different types of homeless and … Continue reading Cat Care Experts Outline the Different Categories of Domestic Cats

Study Finds that Cats Link Names and Faces of Their Human and Feline Friends

A study conducted by Japanese researchers shows that cats can link images of their human and feline companions with their names. The researchers studied face-name recognition in cats with a simple but effective test. Pet cats were shown images of familiar humans and cats and then names were said aloud. Some of the names matched … Continue reading Study Finds that Cats Link Names and Faces of Their Human and Feline Friends