Amitriptyline (anticholinergic drug) for cats may increase risk of feline dementia

Amitriptyline (Elavil) is administered to cats with ‘behavior disorders’ such as inappropriate urination and destructive behavior and for medical conditions such as cystitis, separation anxiety and more. It is an anticholinergic drug. It inhibits acetylcholine activity. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter (a … please continue reading

California Spangled is Extinct. Can a Cat Breed be Extinct?

The California Spangled is extinct but, that said, cat breeds can’t become extinct. Sarah Hartwell says, “The breed was considered extinct in the 1990s”. You won’t get a better authority. This is about 20 years ago. If there were some … please continue reading

Laser Pointers Can Cause OCD in Cats. True or False?

There is no clear cut answer as to whether laser pointers can cause OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) in cats. The likely answer is that if a cat is stressed or predisposed to OCD, the condition may be triggered by playing … please continue reading

FroliCat Laser Toy – a laser pointer for the lazy lacking sufficient controls

The FroliCat Laser Toy is a laser pointer for the lazy lacking sufficient controls. The FroliCat Laser Toy gets good reviews so I won’t knock it unjustifiably, here. Rather, I’ll express my reservations. Others may well have entirely different views. … please continue reading

Multi-cat household – can you cope and are you managing well?

Are you able to look after lots of cats? Do you fail to cope sometimes? Or are you unconcerned? Looking after a group of cats brings extra responsibilities and demands, which may be beyond the capabilities and motivation of their … please continue reading