Hello, my name is Catherine. I have long loved animals and have had several of my own over the years. Sadly, I saw two of my cats suffer with feline cancer, one of my dogs had arthritis, and, of course, we faced the usual calamities and injuries pets often face. However, I have had to navigate this on a relatively restricted budget, and through the years, I have gotten quite proficient at that. I work at a library and love doing research on pets and veterinary care as well as a range of other topics. I also love to write so decided to put my info in a blog. Please, explore and enjoy!
28 June 2022
Brushing your dog or cat regularly will help to prevent knots and mats from forming, and professional grooming sessions will also ensure that your pet's fur does not become matted. Things do not always go according to plan though, and you may have to ask your groomer to deal with a knotted or matted coat. It is important that these tangles are dealt with, as they can be painful and harmful to your pet.
28 March 2022
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the joints. This inflammation occurs when cartilage at the joints deteriorates, and although osteoarthritis is most commonly found in older cats, the condition can develop at any age. It's not always possible to pin down exactly why a cat develops this condition, but it can be brought on by recent or historic trauma. Being very overweight can also put your cat at risk of osteoarthritis due to the wear and tear on their joints that occurs when carrying extra weight.