Posts in Category: The Cat’s Meow
A Wish to Squish: Why Do Cats Knead?
Cats have a pretty strong repertoire of absolutely adorable – and distinctly feline – behaviors that have endeared humans for centuries. What else could explain their sheer dominance on social media and video platform sites? They are, in short, purrrr-fectly entertaining.
In addition to the variety of funny feline behaviors, there are actually reasons why they do what they do. Take, making biscuits, for example. Cats need to knead, and we’ve got a few explanations pertaining to this cute kitty behavior.Continue…
Popular Pet Toys of 2020: We’re Making a List (and Checking it Twice)
Whether we’re ready for it or not, the holiday shopping season has begun in earnest. Leaving your pet off the gift list is likely unthinkable, but with so many pet toy options out there it can be a challenge to find something perfect for your furry friend!
If you’re having trouble deciding what to get for your furry friend this year, the team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital has you covered. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular pet toys this year, along with some time-tested classics, so get ready to take notes. Your pet will thank you!Continue…
How Can You Keep Your Cat Safe From Snakes
If the title of this blog sounds a bit like “how can you stop the rain from falling”, we get it. Snakes are instantly captivating (from a distance), but cats cannot help messing with them.
Many cats find it endlessly amusing to swat at and pounce on them, and their super special owners are “lucky” to get a snake trophy from time to time. It might seem impossible to train cats to distinguish venomous snakes from harmless ones. A better strategy would be to reduce (or eliminate) any snake encounters.
So, how can you keep your cat safe from snakes?Continue…
When It Comes to Cat Care, All You Need Is Love… Right?
Cats are the ultimate pets, an idea supported by the sheer number of them that share our homes. They’re cute, entertaining, and comforting to have around. Plus, their quiet, reserved natures make them really easy to care for, right?
When we take the time to truly understand a cat’s needs and preferences, cat care can be relatively uncomplicated, but if we aren’t especially tuned into their unique natures we might miss a thing or two. Luckily, effortless (and yet, totally involved) cat care is attainable – and we can help!Continue…
Separation Anxiety In Cats: Is It Real?
Scroll through any social media site and you’re sure to run across one of many memes featuring cats irritated by the fact that their owners are suddenly home all day thanks to stay-at-home orders across the country. Everyone knows that cats are considered aloof and independent, but do they really view us as intruders in their homes?
As it turns out, cats are bigger softies than they may seem. Cats can bond deeply with their owners, and often miss them when they’re away. As the economy opens back up and people return to work, separation anxiety in cats may become a real issue in many homes. Your team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital wants to make sure you are prepared to recognize this potential problem, and to help your kitty cope.Continue…
Happy Healthy Cat Month
September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month. While at Bowman Veterinary Hospital we don’t necessarily think we need to wait a whole year to celebrate your kitty, it’s a nice excuse to spoil her rotten! So what can you do to help make sure you have a happy healthy cat in September and beyond?
Keeping Your Cat Healthy
Being in good health makes us all happier. Cats have basic medical and preventative care needs that we need to meet. These include:Continue…
All The Way Home: Adopting A Cat
Kitten season is in full swing, and June often marks the height of this phenomenon. This feline population boom fills animal shelters with healthy kittens who all need loving homes, and has prompted Animal Humane to designate June ‘Adopt a Cat Month’.
With that, your team at Bowman Animal Hospital is celebrating cats and cat care, and encouraging our pet loving friends to consider adopting a cat!Continue…
The Cat’s Meow: Cat Health And Preventive Care
Anyone who has had or currently has cats knows what special creatures they are. They are clever, independent, have the athletic ability of Olympic athletes, and can be incredibly sweet. It’s no surprise that we love our cats and want to keep them well. But keeping them healthy takes more than just bringing them to the vet when they’re sick.
When it comes to cat health, Bowman Veterinary Hospital focuses on preventive care. Read on to learn how to keep your cat happy and well for their lifetime.Continue…