Category Archives for "Health"

Coconut Oil For Cats

“Put the lime in the coconut,” recommends a calypso song by Harry Nilsson “and you’ll feel better.” Where your cat’s concerned, you might want to skip the lime (Most cats don’t like anything citrus.) but a little coconut oil might be good for what ails her. Emphasis on little. What is Coconut Oil? In ancient […]

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  • March 19, 2018

Is Peppermint Oil Safe For Cats

It so happened one Christmas that the author’s dog was a little, well, the polite word is “flatulent”. He, perhaps, had more leftovers than was really good for him and holiday visitors just couldn’t resist those big brown eyes. I decided to see if feeding him a peppermint candy cane would silence this little problem. […]

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  • March 10, 2018

Is Lavender Oil Safe For Cats

In Disney’s film adaptation of the beloved musical Into the Woods it is specifically lavender blossoms that the Big Bad Wolf persuades Little Red Riding Hood to gather in a bouquet for Granny. In the language of flowers, lavender symbolizes the girl becoming a woman as well as caution. As Little Red learns that growing up means […]

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  • March 9, 2018

Can Cats be Autistic?

Kathy Hoopmann has authored a humorous picture book on this subject called All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome. As the book points out, many of the symptoms of Aspergers such as a demand for sameness, aversion to eye contact, attachment to unusual objects and independence are very common traits in cats. What we humans tend to forget is behavior that seems odd […]

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  • March 3, 2018
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