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Storms and pets; are you ready?

Storms and Pets

Being Prepared for your pet’s safety

We all know the basics of tornado season here in Oklahoma, have a safe place for shelter, keep plenty of water bottles and don’t stand outside watching the tornado. We are prepared, but are our pets? When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, thousands of pets were left displaced and homeless. Years later, we have learned from our lack of preparedness. There are several steps you can take to ensure your pet will be returned to you in the unfortunate event of a natural disaster.


posted in:  Cat Health  |  Pet Health

The Scoop: Why Your Cat Won’t Use The Litter Box

Black cat sitting on human toiletIf your cat won’t use the litter box, it’s probably for reasons unrelated to the environmental impact of his or her litter. However; one in every ten cats will develop an aversion to using the litter box at one point or another, and it’s important to try and understand why.

 Sadly, litter box issues are one of the top reasons cats are surrendered to shelters every year – even though the problem is often solvable, and can be indicative of a larger (and often treatable) health concern. Whether your cat’s litter box lament is a behavioral choice or a medical malady, we’ll explore the possible reasons why your cat won’t use the litterbox. Continue…

posted in:  Cat Health  |  Litterbox Hygiene  |  Pet Health