In this episode we chat about how to groom your cat and how to deal with mats, as well as how to trim your cat’s nails. We discuss the many reasons why it’s important not to “declaw” your cat and how it’s really like an amputation. Scratching is a natural behavior for cats and we talk about the kind of post to provide to keep your cat happy.
We also discuss the tricky topic of how to give meds to your cats, including pilling, towel-wrapping, and tricks to make meds easier. Along the way we share stories about our own cats and of course a few tips for dogs as well.
At the end we chat about the books we’re reading.
Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy by Zazie Todd is available from all good bookstores.
All of the books mentioned in the episode are available from my Amazon store. https://www.amazon.com/shop/animalbookclub
How to give your cat an insulin injection (iCatCare)
Teach any cat AeroKat (iCatCare)
How to clip your cat’s claws (iCatCare)
Two people giving a cat a pill (iCatCare)
Kristi’s recommendation is Red, White and Royal Blue: A Novel by Casey McQuiston.
Zazie recommends Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls by Angela Sterritt.
The books are available from all good bookstores and the Companion Animal Psychology Amazon store. https://www.amazon.com/shop/animalbookclub