Cat's Meow

Keeping Pets Safe this Holiday Season

December 12, 2014 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe this Holiday Season from The Pet Poison Help Line.

Read more

Second Annual Holiday Picture Contest!!

November 30, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

We had so much fun seeing everyone's gorgeous kitty pictures last year that we've decided to do it again!

Read more

The Aging Cat

November 28, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Like humans, cats are living longer and longer with each passing decade. Advances in medical science, nutrition, and preventative healthcare have played a major role in this increased longevity. Cats in modern society also have an increased value placed on their health and wellbeing, leading to better care and medical attention. With this greater life span, cats also face a whole new set of health concerns that are uncommon in younger cats. Written by Dr. Matthew Kornya

Read more

Halloween Tips

October 25, 2014 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

Happy Halloween! Here are a few extra precautions to help your cat enjoy the holiday! Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Facts About Fecal Sampling

October 11, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Many types of parasites commonly infect cats in Southern Ontario. These parasites can be transmitted though hunting mice, birds or rabbits; by contact with other animals or their feces; through potting soil for houseplants; by fleas, mosquitos and other biting insects; or by contact with people. Written by Dr. Matthew Kornya

Read more

Emma's Baby Minnie picks the Kong Wild Tails for Cats for Octobers Toy of the Month!

October 01, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

This toy Kong wild tail serves well for both interactive and self-play. Don't forget for every toy sold a donation will be made to a local cat rescue. Written by Emma Brock

Read more

Pet Food Hot Topics

September 27, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

We welcome the opportunity to discuss several of the more common food MYTHS that we hear from our clients on a regular basis. Written by Dr. Shari Muller

Read more

The Red Flags - don't miss 'em

September 18, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Cats are genetically driven to hide signs of illness, weakness, pain or injury. Their ancestors survived by going unnoticed. Written by Dr.Jean Clark

Read more

Adjuvanted and Non Adjuvanted Vaccinations – Why should my cat be concerned?

September 04, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Cats are a species that are unique in many ways. One of the more sinister of these is their tendency to develop injection site reactions. The type of injection that is most risky for your cat is an “adjuvanted vaccine”. Written by Dr.Matthew Kornya

Read more

Dental Disease in Cats

August 31, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

As the cat population ages, dental and oral health is becoming a larger issue for our feline friends. Tartar and gingivitis, periodontal disease, cavities, fractures, and ulcers are all common conditions in today’s feline. Just like in humans, preventative care is the most important step in ensuring your cat’s mouth stays clean and disease free. Written by Dr.Matthew Kornya

Read more

Rebecca's Boy Cuddles picks Fluff Bunnies!

August 15, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

When I was asked if I could recommend a toy to clients, the first thing I thought of was Fluff Bunnies. Written by Rebecca Hardwick

Read more

Enrich Your Indoor Cat’s Life with Toys

August 12, 2014 / Cat's Meow / 1 Comment

At The Cat Clinic and Village Cat Clinic our staff all love and play with their cats. With that in mind we are picking a “Toy of the Month” based on toys that our cats enjoy. So, enrich your cat’s life and help a homeless cat by bringing your “hunting/stalking feline” the “toy of the month” home. Written by Dr Liz O’Brien DVM, DABVP (feline)

Read more

Cuterebra - The not so cute parasite.

August 07, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

July and August in Ontario are usually seen as the season for BBQs, trips to the beach, sunbathing, and in the veterinary world, cuterebra. This gruesome little critter may not be the most talked-about parasite of the summer, but (contrary to its “cute” name) it certainly has the most gross-out value. Written by Dr Matthew Kornya

Read more

Kanin – The story of the sneaky foster kitten.

July 29, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Sometimes when fostering letting them go is the hardest thing, but as foster parents you do so they can move on to the next part of their life.....but sometimes the kitten has other idea's. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Feline Retroviruses

July 26, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Cats, just like people, can be infected with retroviruses. These viruses are masters of disguise that can remain hidden for many years before causing obvious disease. Written by Dr Matthew Kornya

Read more

Staff pet profile - Eli!

July 17, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

We haven't done a staff pet profile for awhile so we thought we should correct this over site by introducing Eli. Eli is the oldest kitty in Rebecca's household. Written by Rebecca Hardwick

Read more

Fleas Part Three - Over the counter flea products vs. ones prescribed by a veterinarian

June 11, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Keeping our furry friends free of fleas is a matter of both comfort and safety, as fleas are as annoying to them as they are to us. So, in this final blog about fleas, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the differences between Vet and Over-The-Counter (OTC) flea products. Written by Dr. Shari Muller

Read more

Fleas Part Two …. more than just a nuisance.

June 01, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Last time we looked at Ctenocephalides felis (the cat flea) – both its life cycle and common flea myths. This time I thought we would talk about problems that can be related to flea infestations. It would be a grave mistake to think of the flea as simply a nuisance. Written by Dr. Shari Muller

Read more

The Truth about Fleas - Part 1

May 10, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Lets ‘jump aboard & sink our teeth’ into some more information about fleas: The true story. Written by Dr. Shari Muller

Read more

The Cat Clinic is participating in National Cupcake Day!!

February 10, 2014 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

We’ve registered to participate in National Cupcake Day™ for SPCAs & Humane Societies. It’s a brand new event and will help raise awareness and urgently-needed funds to support animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. Written by Katie Goliboski

Read more

The special story of Leo

October 18, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Leo was left behind at the HBSPCA. This poor boy had a life threatening urinary problem where the penis becomes blocked and won’t allow the cat to urinate. The HBSPCA did everything within their power to help poor Leo but it soon became apparent he needed medication and treatments that they didn’t have at their disposal. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Adventures of Captain Krinkles – What Happens During a General Anaesthic?

October 07, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Like most kittens Krinkles next adventure was to undergo an anesthetic and have surgery. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Staff Pet Profile - Maddie

September 19, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

In Katie's household there is room for only one cat, and not because all other space is filled with dogs. Written by Katie Goliboski

Read more

The Cat Clinic Team is proud to be a part of an exciting movement to support Cat Healthy Communities

August 30, 2013 / Cat's Meow / 1 Comment

As part of our team’s ongoing commitment to feline care, both locally and across Canada, Dr. O’Brien has joined forces with the other three feline specialists in Canada. They have co-authored preventive healthcare protocols specifically for cats.

Read more

The Adventures of Captain Krinkles at The Cat Clinic – Blood Testing for FeLV/FIV and Preanaesthetic Profiles

August 08, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

The brave Captain Krinkles demonstrates how to give blood samples and explains the importance of preanaesthic and FeLV/FIV testing. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Adventures of Captain Krinkles at The Cat Clinic – Routine Parasite Control

July 12, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Captain Krinkles like many the other little kittens had worms. Deworming and Fecal Testing is important because there are several human health risks that can be directly linked to household pets having untreated parasites and of course these parasites are stealing valuable nutrients from your kitten and causing irritation in the intestinal lining. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Adventures of Captain Krinkles at The Cat Clinic – Vaccinations and Examinations

July 05, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Krinkles is now 14weeks old and like all kittens has been in to the clinic for his physical examinations and vaccines. For all our patients safety The Cat Clinic uses only non-adjuvanted vaccinations and performs a complete physical examination with every visit. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Buttercup's collar threatened her life!

June 27, 2013 / Cat's Meow / 1 Comment

Buttercups elastic loop collar had been pulled up and was caught in her mouth. This unfortunately is a common problem with these type of collars and why we recommend the buckle style breakaway collars. Buttercup's jaw and mouth had large wounds that were infected from the collar digging in and the skin on her chest was very irritated from her drooling and trying to paw at her mouth. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Adventures of Captain Krinkles at The Cat Clinic – Getting Ready For The First Trip To The Clinic

June 08, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

For most families the perception is that a “good trip” to the veterinary hospital starts when you walk in the front door but it actually starts the very first day a kitten comes into his new home. One of the biggest limitations when a veterinarian is doing a physical exam is the cat or kittens stress level and how they respond to that stress. But how can we as an owner minimize that stress? Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Adventures of Captain Krinkles at The Cat Clinic – The Beginning

June 04, 2013 / Cat's Meow / 5 Comments

On April 11th a little smoke British Short Hair kitten came into the hospital, he was only about 2 weeks old. This kitten that later became known as Captain Krinkles had an unfortunate accident which ruptured the globe of his right eye. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Fighting leads to Trooper Having to Spend a Month in Hospital

April 01, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Trooper is a stray who at the time being unneutered got into a lot of fights to guard his territory. One of the big risks with outdoor cats is infected bite wounds caused mostly by other cats. To make things more complicated Trooper also turned out to have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or FIV. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

The Inside Ride

March 13, 2013 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

The Cat Clinic and Village Cat Clinic were proud to announce our participation in The Inside Ride this year! The Inside Ride is Canada’s first indoor cycling celebration that raises funds in support of children and their families living with and beyond childhood cancer.

Read more

Staff pet profile - Molly

November 25, 2012 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

As promised another staff pet profile. Molly is a 10 year old standard poodle who lives with Dr.Chernesky. We thought we'd post a dog next just to show that even though we are a cat hospital we are equal opportunity animal lovers! Written by Dr. Sandra Chernesky

Read more

How to prepare for your cat goes missing.

November 18, 2012 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

We never think it's going to happen to us but it is always best to be prepared in the event that our feline friends get lost. By taking these few steps you can greatly increase the chances of them being able to find their way back to you.

Read more

Staff pets profile - Motor Boat

November 12, 2012 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Just for fun over the course of the next couple of months we are going to post some profiles of staff members pets. Since he’s been mentioned on facebook several times because of his deviousness we thought we’d start with Motor. The happy little handicapped terror of Angie's house. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Einstein and the String!

September 25, 2012 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

Warning contains graphic images. Einstein had to have surgery to remove a life threatening string that was damaging his entire gastrointestinal system. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Periodontal Disease

September 10, 2012 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

As your cat reaches adulthood and on to middle age, dental and periodontal disease is extremely common. This disease process can be painful enough to stop your pet from eating and the resulting bacterial infection can have significant effects on your cat’s heart and kidney function.

Read more

Bennie the Brave Little Bengal

August 28, 2012 / Cat's Meow / 3 Comments

Bennie had an uncommon condition called "idiopathic necrosis of the femoral neck" with a resulting break of the right femoral head. He needed a very specialized surgery so we called in Dr.Kim Murphy a Board Certified Surgeon to preform a bilateral femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty. Written by Angelina Johnstone RVT

Read more

Why the bats in hamilton are important for cat owners

August 25, 2012 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

Hamilton and the surrounding areas are having a particularly heavy bat season this year. Traditionally bat season is in the beginning of August but this year the public health office is reporting bat related calls are up by about 200% over previous years.

Read more

Heartworm - Not just a dog concern!

May 07, 2012 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

Heartworm is something dog owners have been concerned about for years and with the influx of “Katrina Dogs,” southern Ontario has once again become a heartworm hot bed. As testing for heartworm improves, unfortunately new studies are undeniably showing that your cat's risk for a heartworm infection is as high as the family dog.

Read more

Cold Weather Concerns

February 02, 2012 / Feline Wellness / Leave a comment

Finally snow and the beginning of a typical “Canadian Winter” has started. This means we need to make some special considerations for our feline friends.

Read more