Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“The cat wrinkled its nose and managed to look unimpressed. "Calling cats," it confided, "tends to be a rather overrated activity. Might as well call a whirlwind.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Monday, December 17, 2018

Alexa, Call The Vet! VCA & Amazon Team Up To Automate Services

No need for a laptop. Just say, "Alexa, call the vet!" So we all know Alexa can turn on the lights, read us bedtime stories from Kindle books, accidentally send private messages to friends and order groceries on Amazon. But now the smart speaker has a new trick. If you're a VCA client, try saying, "Alexa, call the vet."

VCA and Alexa have teamed up to offer services that used to require a computer, or at least a telephone. Now, if you're tired of listening to your vet's on-hold recording, being able to simply say "Alexa, call the vet" could be just what the (cat) doctor ordered. 

'Alexa Call The Vet And Make An Appointment'

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.”
Cleveland Amory, The Cat Who Came for Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Transdermal Furosemide: Ineffective For A Cat With Heart Disease

Transdermal furosemide is likely to be ineffective for a cat with heart disease.
If you use transdermal meds for your cat with heart disease, this isn't the best news. A new study published by the Winn Feline Foundation found that transdermal furosemide (Lasix) "is unlikely to be effective."

The study looked at just six cats though, so perhaps we shouldn't leap to conclusions just yet. 

Furosemide 'The Mainstay Of Therapy'

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Daily Cat Quote

“When I am feeling low, all I have to do is watch my cats." 
Charles Bukowski