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The Chemical in Catnip that makes Cats go Crazy!

There is a chemical in catnip which your cat’s brain detects and produces endorphins in their brain which are the bodies natural “feel-good” hormones.  The chemical is called “Nepetalactone” and is released as soon as your cat smells or eats the plant especially if they chew and crush the plant releases the most potent amount.  What Does Catnip Do to Cats? How Does Catnip Work? Cats have an extra scent organ called the vomeronasal gland Read more…

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The Catnip Alternative for your Cats!

I remember having cats in the past who just were not “into” catnip like some others were.  You might have a cat who is the same… turns out as many as 30% of cats actually do not react at all to catnip as the trait is genetically passed down and cats either react, or do not at all.  Well, for these kitties who are lacking the sensitivity to this “feel-good” plant, it is a good Read more…

Catnip now comes in an Oil!

 You are probably accustomed to the dried plant version of catnip, or perhaps you have even given your gat some fresh catnip before or even grown fresh catnip for your cat inside or in an outdoor garden, but did you know that catnip also comes in an oil? Catnip oil is simply the extraction of the catnip plant oils after being placed in solution for a period of time.  A tincture of any plant can Read more…

CoQ10 for your Cat’s Heart Health!

Blog posts Add blog posts Title CoQ10 for Boosting Organ Health in your Pets! Content If your pet is a breed prevalent to heart disease, this supplement should be started by 4 years of age, or if already diagnosed with a heart condition. Also if your pet is 6 years or older it is a must to increase organ health through it’s cellular energy-boosting properties. What is coenzyme Q-10? Coenzyme Q-10 (also called CoQ-10, ubiquinol, Read more…

Cat Food Sensitivities what you need to know!

If your pet has any of the suspect food allergy symptoms including: watery eyes runny nose/sneezing itching rash red skin diarrhea vomiting loose stool constipation It is critical to determine if your pet’s allergies are actually coming from the foods you are feeding which can be a daily irritation causing them these sufferable conditions.  You may be able to determine your pets food allergy by partaking in a carefully planned food trial, however that is Read more…

How to Do a Pet Food Trial!

If your pet is experiencing signs of a food sensitivity like itchy dry flakey skin, watery eyes or nose, or GI issues like diarrhea, loose stool vomiting, they may have a food sensitivity. There is an easy at home testing you can do, however it is a bit costly, so another option is doing what is called a food trial. A successful food trial should meet the following considerations: Should be done with a “novel Read more…

Keeping your Cat out of the Christmas Tree!

This can often be a routine battle for cat parents during the holiday time and can be not only annoying and frustrating or costly for you, but also dangerous for your pets health if they inadvertently break a glass ornament, or get themselves caught up into a string of lights or garland.   While it takes a bit of time and effort to accomplish the following tricks will really help you to succeed in keeping your Read more…

“Pet Piller” makes giving yoru cats pills EASY!

20 years ago if I needed to give one of my pet’s a medication there was no easy way to do it, but today there are so many helpful tools like “pill pockets” I told you about last week, and this helpful tool for those pets (like mine) who will not eat their pills even expertly wrapped in a pill pocket.   This device known as a “pill-popper” or a “pet piller” is basically like a Read more…