Category Archives: Dr. Ray’s Blogs

Why Would a Cat Increase Their Drinking Amount or Frequency?

May 15
2015

Our pet cats are ancestors of a small desert cat from northern Africa. Like many desert animals, their main hydration strategy is minimal loss of urine volume and “staying hydrated” instead of getting hydrated. Although there can be many causes … Continue reading

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Etiquette on Coming Home After the Vet Clinic

May 15
2015

How many times have we heard about problems in a multiple cat home after a veterinary visit.  We humans are often to blame!  When we come home from a hard day of work, we walk in and announce our arrival.  … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Hang Out with a Human

May 15
2015

The Sundance Kid Hello everyone!  My name is The Sundance Kid and I am a 4 yo Red Tabby DSH.  I used to be a stray or “ferel” but then I found this great house to hang at for most … Continue reading

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Hypertension – A Cat’s Point of View

May 15
2015

Hello everyone, my name is Delilah, “the flippy queen”, Ray. I am working on my 20th birthday this coming April and have been a hypertensive kitty for about one year now. My dad is a veterinarian that works on cats … Continue reading

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) – A Doctor’s Point of View

May 15
2015

Hypertension is very common in cats.  It is a disease that is extremely detrimental to many organs, just like with people.  In human medicine, it is sometimes called “the silent killer”.  This is meant to describe how little to no … Continue reading

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Feline Nutrition

May 15
2015

The cats that live in our homes are truly interesting predators.  These pets have a normal feeding frequency of 7-20 times per 24 hour period.  They are also unique in how poorly their body handles being off this frequent schedule, … Continue reading

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A Couple of the Reasons I Have Peed on Your Stuff

May 15
2015

The Sundance Kid I was asked by a dear human friend of mine to address this topic from a cat’s point of view.  He pointed out to me how many humans poorly understand the basic elimination needs of their pet … Continue reading

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Common Human Mistakes with Cat Meds

May 15
2015

I always get a kick out of the phone call that often happens 2-3 days after a cat owner is assigned medicine duties with a feline.  They all say, “he/she just won’t take the medicine Doc”.  Understanding their frustration, I … Continue reading

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Some Treatment Options for Cat Arthritis

May 15
2015

As Dr. Sundahl’s recent blog on ways to recognize arthritis pointed out, this is a poorly understood condition in cats that often goes unnoticed. But as I often tell clients, the best reason to notice osteoarthritis is how effectively it … Continue reading

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Kittens, in their “formative weeks”

May 15
2015

Kittens are born with their eyes closed and just basically sleep and nurse, and sometimes meow loudly. The queen stimulates their elimination, and they are completely dependent upon her for their first few weeks. They will communicate with the queen … Continue reading

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