In this episode, we discuss Upper Respiratory Infections and some of the causes of chronic respiratory infections. We’ll meet Tabitha, a Maine Coon, who suffers from chronic upper respiratory infections and we’ll journey with her and her human (Arloa) as they test out one method of keeping the upper respiratory infections under control!
Too many cats are returned to shelters shortly after adoption because the families who are adopting a new cat are not aware that new cats require a period of transition in order to become comfortable in their new home. Many shelter cats came from traumatic pasts and in new situations, they can become nervous and frightened and can act out in “unacceptable” ways. If adopters learn the basics of cat psychology and can help the cat ease into their new environment, more cats would adapt well resulting in a much lower return rate.
Today’s episode focuses on the basics of bringing a new cat into your home. Learn what information you need to get from the shelter and what things you should have in place before bringing the cat home. You’ll also learn the importance of providing the cat with a safe space, how to set it up, and how vital it is to let the cat set the pace with regards to affection and exploration.
Today we focus on professional dental care. This episode is the third part of a three part dental series.
In today’s episode, Arloa and Dali discuss professional dental cleanings, what to look for in professional dental hygienists and dental veterinarians and the differences in anesthetic dental cleanings vs. non-anesthetic dental cleanings.
**When using a non-anesthetic dental hygienist, it is very important to get veterinary referrals! There are some great hygienists out there, but the industry is not well regulated so there are also some bad ones. The law in California states that performing dentistry on an animal constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine and needs to be done under the supervision of a veterinarian. Houndstooth was selected for this interview as they do work in conjunction with many veterinary offices.**