Just a Cat Doctor office update: Dr. Anne will be out of the office for the next month because of shoulder surgery. Please bear with us while our schedule is a little disrupted! Things should get back to normal during the second week of November. Dr. Anne hopes to be available by email during most of the next 4 weeks, but if you have an urgent question or problem, please call the office.
We are constantly stressing that cats need some places of their own to hang out in. These should have many nooks and crannies, and places to observe the world from on “high”. Some cat furniture is well built and long lasting, however, much is cheaply built and will shortly be destroyed by our furry friends. Why not use a material that can be replaced or recycled! My favorite is the lowly cardboard box. We have never had a cat ingest enough cardboard to create a problem. It is cheap, plentiful, and your imagination is the only limiting factor.
Here is a youtube link to get you started. You do not need to build this castle, but a few boxes in strategic places can really enrich a cat’s life.
Click on the url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI9W_VdV1l0&feature=share
Dr Bob (Carlson) has dedicated the past 30 years to the care of cats.