Wednesday, March 27, 2019

An After Hours Vet To Take Your Call When Your Vet's Not There

Guardian Vets provides 24-hour vet service
GuardianVets provides
24-hour vet triage by phone.
It's 3 a.m., and your cat is coughing nonstop. You're beginning to panic. Should you take him to the ER? Can this wait until tomorrow? If only there was an after-hours vet to give you some advice.

Enter GuardianVets, a company that sounds almost like a throwback to the old days, when you could call your vet in the middle of the night and actually get your vet, not a voice mail message. GuardianVets provides an after-hours vet who will talk with you when your vet's office is closed.

The company won the grand prize in Purina's Pet Care Innovation competition at this year's Global Pet Expo.


An After-Hours Vet When You Need One

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Daily Cat Quote

“Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.”
― Jean Burden, Celebration Of Cats

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Health Insurance For Cats | Is It Good News Or Bad News?

Find out whether your health insurance for cats will cover an ER visit

Will your health insurance for cats cover that ER visit?
Accidents happen. Especially in the middle of the night. But now, if your health insurance for cats is with ASPCA or Hartville, you can find out how many high-credit limit cards you have to take with you as you rush your cat off to the ER.

Owned by Crum and Forster Pet Insurance Group, the companies aim to relieve the sticker shock of an ER visit by letting customers know ahead of time whether the cat's procedure will be covered. They also provide an estimate of how much of the bill will be reimbursed. I can see where the answers to those questions could cause even more sticker shock. But isn't that why we have credit cards?


Care Credit Pussyfoots Into The Health Insurance For Cats Market


Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Daily Cat Quote

“When Rome burned, the emperor's cats still expected to be fed on time.” 
-- Seanan McGuire, Rosemary and Rue

Friday, March 8, 2019

California Attempts To Ban Declawing Cats -- Again

California is considering a bill to ban declawing cats.
There are better ways to protect furniture
than declawing cats.
In the Never Lose Hope Category, California hopes to become the first state in the nation to ban declawing cats. But it has some competition. Bills banning declawing are also under consideration in New York and New Jersey.

While this may seem like a no-brainer to many of us, vets in New York and New Jersey are fighting the proposals tooth and nail.

Running a vet clinic is expensive, after all, and cats can help foot the bill by sacrificing their claws.


Pouncing On The Usual Excuse For Declawing Cats

Monday, March 4, 2019

Study Shows Today's Cats Are Bigger Than Their Wild Ancestors


Studies show today's cats are bigger than their wild ancestors

Study shows today's cats are bigger than
their wild ancestors were.
Most species, including dogs, get smaller when they become domesticated. But, perhaps due to their sometimes perverse nature, today's cats are bigger than their wild ancestors were. 

Why are cats different? No one knows for sure, but experts theorize the reason might be as simple as regular meals.

And it's possible that this applies only to cats in Denmark. That's where researchers had the grisly task of sifting through bags of ancient animal bones looking for some that belonged to cats. 


The Vikings And Seafaring Cats