Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Your Cat's Teeth

If you are like most owners, you probably haven’t given much thought to your cat’s teeth. But like us, their teeth need care and regular check-ups.

Good oral health care can increase your cat’s life. Gingivitis and dental lesions can, of course, cause pain and discomfort for your cat, but it’s not just your cat’s teeth that are at risk. Inflammation and infection of the gums can lead to heart, kidney, and liver problems as bacteria and toxins travel through the bloodstream and to your cat’s organs. 70% of cats have gum disease by the time they are three years old.

Come learn how you can improve your cat’s life through proper dental health at the next Scottsdale Cat Clinic seminar. We will explain the procedure used for a proper professional cleaning, from x-rays to scaling and polishing of the teeth to application of a sealant. We will also discuss the procedures used to ensure your cat’s safety while under anesthesia, including blood work, intravenous fluids, constant monitoring, and pain relief administration.

Finally, we’ll discuss what you can do at home to keep your cat’s teeth healthy. Home care is vital to maintaining your cat’s oral and overall health. You will learn about the various methods and products available to keeping your cat’s teeth clean on a daily basis.

The seminar will be held at the Scottsdale Cat Clinic on Thursday, November 29th,6:30pm. Please bring along any friends or family who are interested. Light refreshments will be served.

This is the first of a quarterly series of client seminars at the Scottsdale Cat Clinic. Our seminars are a chance for you to learn more about the health care options for your cat as well as to meet the Scottsdale Cat Clinic staff on a more informal basis. We hope to see you soon.

Meet Your Match

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has developed a new way of matching up pets with prospective owners. The new program, called Meet Your Match, tries to match personalities of the cats with personalities of the adopters. Cats are color coded green, orange or purple depending on their tendency to adapt quickly, lavish affection on owners, or need time for adjustment.

The program further categorizes (their's a pun in their somewhere) the animals with names like the Party Animal, the Sidekick and the Secret Admirer.

We're not sure if any local shelters are yet using the program, but you might ask if you are looking for a new cat. You can always take a look at the ASPCA's personality types and see if the shelter can help you find the cat that best fits you. In the long run, it's better than just going for the one that matches the furniture.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Autumn Memorial Service

The Scottsdale Cat Clinic remembered all our friends that passed through our doors and were laid to rest. We had a small service, with a candle lighting and brief memorial poem. We remembered Abby and Haley, our own cats, and read the names of all the other cats that were our patients. Godspeed little ones.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Memorial Service, November 8th

The Scottsdale Cat Clinic will be having a Memorial Service to honor all of the cats that we have lost from our lives. We wish to remember our patients who have passed on in our first several months of the clinic opening. However, we also welcome all cat lovers who wish to remember any of their dear departed cat family. During the service there will be an opportunity for each person to relate a short story or feature about their cat. Please bring a picture of your cat if you wish to add to our collage of honored cats.

The service will be 6:30pm, Thursday, November 8th at the Scottsdale Cat Clinic. Light refreshments will be offered after the service.