Kitty Insider
2021-11-23
06:48 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FEEDING CATS IN A MULTI-CAT HOUSEHOLD! Pet owners in multi-cat households may think that cats enjoy sharing their food when they see them wandering around their fellow felines as they eat or swapping dishes with them. On the contrary, it is their nature to be solitary eaters … and hunters. Luckily, there are ways to support pet owners in creating an eating environment for their cats that somewhat replicates what they would experience if they had to fend for...
2021-10-14
09:20 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE ROLE OF STRESS ON FELINE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING! Some people may think that cats are easy pets to care for because all they need to be happy is food, water, shelter, and a litter box. But think again! Keeping our fabulous felines happy and healthy requires more than that. If some of their most basic needs are not being met, this can lead to stress and affect their mental and physical wellbeing. In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St....
2021-09-23
10:17 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON YEAR-ROUND PARASITE PREVENTION! Some cat owners might be under the impression that parasite protection is less important in cooler weather. However, at least one study has shown that the number of fleas on animals in the fall is at least 70% higher than in the spring. This surge is mainly explained by the humidity and temperature change. Felines are meticulous groomers and tend to erase all evidence of adult fleas and flea dirt. This makes it extra challenging for...
2021-08-19
09:56 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON REGULAR PREVENTIVE CAT CARE! Statistics show that 83% of cats visit their veterinarian before their first birthday, but over 50% of them don’t return until they become sick or are in pain. Cats are masters at hiding their sickness and pain, so it’s important to encourage clients to come in regularly to make sure their furry pal is in good health. In our feline-focused segment on regular preventive cat care, in honour of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, Dr. Kelly St. Denis...
2021-07-22
10:05 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON SENIOR CAT CARE! Over time, aging cats may start showing a reduced tolerance to stress, an altered social standing, and an altered sleep/wake cycle, among other changes. There’s no denying it! Aging cats have special needs and changes in their behaviour or habits are to be expected over time. Being aware of this will help clients better care for their senior or geriatric cat. In our feline-focused segment on senior cat care, Dr. Kelly St. Denis presents some advice and...
2021-06-15
08:08 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON SAFETY FOR OUTDOOR CATS! Allowing cats to go outside provides them with great benefits, but also puts them at higher risk of injury, or of being exposed to infectious disease, attacks, etc. Getting some fresh air is beneficial to most living beings, and this includes cats! Not only does it stimulate their mental health and provides environmental enrichment, it also gives them more opportunities to exercise and indulge their instincts. In our feline-focused segment on...
2021-05-21
08:47 min
Content prepared by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HEARTWORMS IN CATS! Did you know that cats are susceptible to heartworms and show unique clinical signs that wouldn’t normally be expected in canine patients? Although cats might not be natural hosts for heartworms and are not as susceptible to infection as dogs, both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk for heartworm disease. In our feline-focused segment on heartworms in cats, Dr. Kelly St. Denis shares five interesting facts about heartworm disease in cats. She also...
2021-04-22
06:45 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FLEAS AND TICKS! In early spring, warmer weather encourages us to spend more time outdoors. It is also when parasites come out to play with our furry felines. Fleas and ticks consider cats like an all-they-can-eat buffet. In our feline-focused segment on environmental parasites, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores the problem of fleas and ticks in cats, as she explains common misconceptions, protection and prevention, as well as peak tick activity periods and flea-related...
2021-03-25
06:01 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline) and AAFP President
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT! The majority of cats spend most or all of their time indoors, so it’s important to create an environment that provides entertainment, awakens their natural hunting instinct, and stimulates them mentally. In this month’s edition of THE KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations on how to keep cats active and happy by enriching their environment.