Green is Good: How to Plant an Indoor Garden for Your Cat

Plant an indoor garden for your cat!

Keeping your cat inside your house or apartment building is arguably the safest choice, but that doesn’t mean that indoor-only cats have it made. Sure, they aren’t exposed to possible threats like being struck by a car, but they can suffer from boredom in an environment that’s always the same. The solution? Try planting an indoor garden for your cat!

Nibbles Anyway

Many house cats tend to find any and all greenery in the home appetizing. Despite the fact that they’re obligate carnivores, felines occasionally enjoy chomping on a bit of fiber. Conscious planting is a great way to stimulate a cat’s senses. Unfortunately, many cats get sick when they eat plants that were never intended to be part of their diet.

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The Season of Giving and Why Cats Leave Presents

Cats bring presents because they love you!

You might be making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, but have you ever wondered why our feline friends seem to be in the giving spirit, too? Anyone who has stumbled upon a headless rodent on their front porch has probably asked why cats leave presents for them and what thought process goes into the gift selection.

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital seeks to shed a little light on this uniquely feline behavior…

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Who Rules Halloween? The Connection Between Black Cats and a Pagan Holiday

Black cats should be watched closely as part of Halloween pet safety

Many of us get swept up in all the fun of Halloween, but costumes and candy haven’t always been part of the tradition. Instead, the holiday originated in ancient times and included celebrating mortality with large feasts, fires, dancing, waking spirits, bedeviling night creatures, and other supernatural occurrences.

Today, most people are shopping for their Black Panther costume, but it’s worth noting that black cats have always been part of this seasonal, ritualistic event.

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The Wonderful World of Clicker Training

Clicker training is a great way to train dogs

So, you’ve adopted a new puppy or adult dog. Food, toys, and beds have all been purchased; the first wellness exam is done; parasite protection is covered; microchipping is complete. Next up on the agenda is training, but with so many options available, how do you know which method is right for you?

Time and again, research has shown that animals respond best to positive reinforcement. At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we couldn’t agree more! Clicker training is a popular choice due to its ease and effectiveness – and the fact that it works with both dogs and cats (yes, cats can be trained!).

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