Category: Cat Safety Tips

Safety Tips For Pets During Windy Weather

Are Wind Gusts in Gresham That Serious? The east winds make high, gusty winds a common occurrence here in the Gresham and Troutdale area. According to the wind forecast, Gresham has already peaked at 17 mph winds and will reach 16 mph again before the end of the month. Just for some context, when winds […]

How To Detect And Prevent Heatstroke In Pets (For Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits And Even Bearded Dragons)

August can be the hottest month in the Willamette Valley. This year is looking to bring us just that. The biggest cause for concern in August is heatstroke, the technical term is hyperthermia. There is a lot of information on the prevention and detection of heatstroke in dogs, cats, and birds, but we wanted to […]

5 Tips Pet Owners May Forget When Prepping A Pet For July 4th

Whether you are hosting a party on the Fourth of July, going to one, or staying in and enjoying the holiday on the couch, you will want to make sure your pet is prepped for the Independence Day celebration and all that it entails. The busiest day of the entire year for local animal shelters […]

3 Plants Your Dog And Cat Should Avoid

It’s springtime and the plants and trees in your neighborhood are blooming with new flowers. The beauty of the blossoms and the scent may attract your dogs and cats, but for a few of them beware. We don’t want to be alarmists. For the most part, your furry friend knows what to avoid or quickly […]

Top Pet Trends for 2019

Make 2019 all about smart choices for not just yourself, but also your beloved pets. Aside from the same old annual resolutions—eat better, exercise out more often, work less (or more—depending on your priorities, etc.)—make 2019 the year that you and your pets live your absolute best lives. Now, that is not to say you […]

5 Feline-Friendly Ways to Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

If you have had your cat(s) for a while, you may have already found your own solutions for keeping both your tree and your cat safe from the hazards of frolic and play. New owners, however, may find out that bringing home a Christmas tree (or any plant during the year) is considered fair game […]

Is Your Cat Hiding Tooth Pain?

Many of our beloved companions, the cats that pool in the cushy recesses of our laps, vibrating with soft warmth, have significant gingivitis and even periodontal disease by the tender age of four. This slow progressing but serious disease can cause pain that can seriously damage your kitty’s quality of life. Cats typically won’t show […]

Three Tips To Keep Elderly Cats Cool During A Heat Wave

Our revered old cats and their mystical, cantankerous ways — they need a special bit of care as they progress into their golden years. That rings particularly true in the warm summer months when overheating can become a real issue. Keeping your elderly kitty cool, hydrated, and refreshed is crucial as the temperatures rise to […]

Cool Cats; How to Keep New Kittens Safe in Hot Weather

First things first, congratulations on your sweet baby kitten or kittens! Kittens are such fun, frenetic bundles of electric excitement — but keeping those little bundles of fur comfortable and cool during summer months can be a challenge. Whether you’ve adopted a kitten or you’ve got a new mother to care for or both, these […]

Do Cats Overheat Easily?

Cats are capable of getting heat stroke (hyperthermia) just like most mammals. Detecting when your cat is overheating is a little tough because, unlike humans who sweat or dogs who pant, cats regulate their temperature mostly by grooming. 5 SIGNS YOUR CAT IS OVERHEATING Panting: Although cats are not as efficient at panting as dogs, […]