Ils viennent avec Claws

Cats come with claws

Cats are amazing creatures.  Intelligent, curious, capable of forming great interspecies bonds with humans.  But they come with a full set of claws. I am a fully trained feline veterinarian, a qualified cat behaviourist and a strong active advocate for animal rights.  I have been involved with the Animal Welfare Committee for the Canadian Veterinary […]


Curiosity killed the cat but sweet satisfaction brought him back.  Cats are naturally curious, investigative and great observational learners.  These means that they are naturally playful! Cats play for many reasons.  Sometimes they play just for the fun of it.  As a kitten however play has both a fun and a learning component (learn more […]

Parlons Merde

So here is the scoop — most cat owners don’t know what normal cat poop is supposed to look like. We ask you in clinic “And your cat’s stools, are they normal?”  Usually the response is something like: “Oh yeah! But sometimes he will poop outside the litter box, because he is mad at me.” […]

Les maladies cachées des chats d’intérieur

 Here’s a situation we see all too often: I’m in the examination room with a client and her wonderful cat, who I have not seen in three years. She loves this cat dearly but since he does not go outside, she saw no need to come see us every year. (It’s a common misconception that […]

Comment obtenir votre chat chez le vétérinaire sans l’un de vous faire une dépression nerveuse!

choosing a cat

Okay, we know that sometimes the thought of bringing your cat to the vet is about as enticing as filing your income taxes. First, you have to capture the cat. How does a 15 lb cat manage to squeeze under the couch anyways? You have to wrestle with four fully extended legs with claws into […]