Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cats in History

Cats In History

Here's a collection of photographs of cats throughout the 1800s and 1900s.
by: Joshua Fjelstad

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Paralyzed Cat & Water Therapy

Mog the cat survived Cornwall's floods last year but was hit by a car. Now he's learning to swim, in the hope it will help him walk again.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Heart Murmurs: What’s the Scoop?

It is not uncommon in my cat practice for me to detect a heart murmur in one of my feline patients during a routine physical examination. Everyone has heard of heart murmurs, but not everyone knows exactly what they are, and what their significance may be. I’m hoping this blog post can help.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Caring Words from Clients

It's sad when long-time treasured clients leave our practice to go onto bigger and better things.  It's nice when they leave you something like this before they go...

The letter reads...

Dear Dr. Plotnick,

Words can't describe the appreciation I feel for the quality of care you've given Austin and Mia over the last almost 8 years.  I truly believe you have saved both of their lives - at least once - and have given me and my family the precious gift of more quality time with them.

You have created an amazing practice, somehow managing to find staff who are efficient, skilled, and compassionate.  I can't quite bring myself to imagine taking Austin and Mia to another vet, especially in their senior years.  But we will keep you posted with pictures and updates on how they are doing as international cats.

Thank you so much for everything,
Elizabeth Y.


You are very welcome Elizabeth.  Have a safe move to Hong Kong and a wonderful future across the world with your family.  Please, do indeed, share any videos and pictures with us.  Feel free to post any updates at

Monday, June 13, 2011

How Pet Owners Can Best Help Veterinarian Make their Diagnoses

Being a cat veterinarian is like being a pediatrician. We can’t ask our patients what’s wrong. We have to figure it out. And nowhere is the role of a cat owner more important than at a veterinarian’s office, where a good history can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Five Ways to Make Your Vet (and Cat) Happier

Five Ways to Make Your Vet (and Cat) Happier

Remember these five items for a better diagnosis at the cat vet.

Dr. Arnold Plotnick is one of CatChannel's feline health experts.

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Cat owners can play a big role in cat health. An observant and helpful cat owner can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.

After hearing your cat's complaint, cat vets try to get objective and subjective information when gathering the history. The objective data include the signalment, the environment, diet, and medical history; the subjective data includes behavior.

Friday, June 10, 2011

10 Best Talking Cat Videos (Talking Animals by klaatu42)

Entertainer and comedian Andrew Grantham (a.k.a. Youtube user klaatu42) has created a phenomenal Youtube channel titled "Talking Animals.".  No, these animals don't actually talk. Andrew is the voice behind the animal (I think)... and what is said is pretty much what one would expect a talking dog or cat to say... and what they would say is hilarious!  His video releases go viral, scoring over a million views at minimum, and his last smash hit "Ultimate Dog Tease" which had our staff and colleagues laughing hysterically all day with multiple views, is approaching 40 million hits!

This talking pets concept is nothing new (think of Mr. Ed), however, the raw camera footage, the innocent pet facial expressions, and each the animals exhibiting their own personalities all make a great palate for funnyman Andrew Grantham to work with.

Here we go, the 10 best "Talking Animals" talking cat videos:
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