Author: Jean Hofve DVM

Catnip

By Jackson Galaxy Catnip has a powerful attraction for many cats. They will pounce on it, roll around in it, chew and eat it. Some cats will sit in a big pile of the dried herb and simply drool, eyes…

Cat-to-Dog Introductions

By Jackson Galaxy There are some cornerstone thoughts to remember, when introducing dogs to cats in a new living arrangement, in order to avoid problems. These revolve around the rather simplistic thought that they are different species. They don’t share…

Cat-to-Cat Introductions

By Jackson Galaxy The common wisdom in introducing a newly adopted cat to a resident one in the past was to open the carrying case and “let them work it out.” We most definitely have a new way of looking…

BioSuperfood Case Reports

Here are a few of the cases where BioSuperfood has helped animals get healthy! For more information, see the BioSuperfood main page, or go right to the information on choosing the right product. Cassandra, 10 year old female Dachsund This…

Before You Get a Kitten…

Kittens have a way of turning up when you least expect them! If a kitten has appeared in your life, or if you’re getting the urge to add a new feline family member (not forgetting that there are millions of…

Arthritis in Cats

Research has shown that 30% of cats over 8 years of age, and a stunning 90% of cats over 12 years of age, have arthritis. These figures should give the veterinary community, which doesn’t give nearly as much thought to…

Animals with Special Needs

By Special Guest Columnist: Claudia Hehr* Animals are the most wonderful and precious friends we can ever have or wish for. But sometimes those wonderful friends have or can develop a special need. A cat, dog, or any animal can…

Allergic to Cats?

Millions of people are allergic to cats. Symptoms range from eye irritation to potentially life-threatening asthma attacks. One can develop an allergy at any age. Allergies most commonly develop to proteins. In cats, a protein called Fel d 1 is the primary culprit. The amount of Fel d 1 present does not differ between breeds, but can vary among individual cats. However, there are many safe, effective ways to deal with cat allergies, so you don’t have to give up your cat OR your friends!

CatsWalk – November 2010

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 In this issue: 1. News Bites New Little Big Cat website is up and running November is Diabetes Month Salmonella outbreaks from dry pet food Suit filed against…

EFT in Practice: Surrogate EFT for two cats and a puppy

By Gwyneth Moss, EFT Master Article reprinted with permission from Gary Craig. Hi Everyone, EFT Master Gwyneth Moss from the UK helps us understand (1) how well EFT works for animals and (2) the power of surrogate EFT. Note how…

Court goes wrong way on animal cruelty

Yesterday (April 19,2010), the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on videos showing illegal or extreme violence against animals. Eight justices ruled that the existing law is too broad and therefore invalid under the First Amendment (freedom of…

Junk food killing pets — in France!

“Pets, like humans, are victims of junk food,” he told AFP….’those fed on processed foods died three years earlier than those fed on food made in the home.'”

Lawn and Garden Dangers for Pets

Many plants are toxic when eaten, but particularly bulbs. In the best case, only the bulb is a problem, and mainly causes irritation in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. In the worst case, every part of the plant is toxic, especially to cats. Lilies are the worst offenders. A cat can be fatally poisoned simply by licking lily pollen off its fur….

CatsWalk Newsletter – March 2010

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 March 2010 In this issue: 1. News Bites: Nature’s Variety recall expanded… Fatal Attraction: Cats and ADHD drug… Unspayed dogs may live longer… People with cats are more…

BioSuperfood for Super Health

By Dr. Jean Hofve There are a zillion products out there that make marvelous claims about how they will improve your animal companion’s health. Many of these claims are exaggerated, and sometimes so fantastic that they seem too good to…

CatsWalk Newsletter – January 2010

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 In this issue: 1. News Bites Animal advocacy groups help promote proper wellness care for cats… February is Pet Dental Health Month… “Low-cal” and “weight management” cat foods—ain’t…

CatsWalk Newsletter – December 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 10  — December 2009 Note to our readers: We are having some technical difficulties with inserting links, so please use copy/paste to put the link…

CatsWalk Newsletter – November 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Vol. 7, No. 9  —  November 2009 Please forgive the short newsletter and any formatting weirdness…we’re traveling and using unfamiliar computers that don’t work with our text editor…but…

CatsWalk Newsletter – October 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 8  –   October 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites: * Premium Edge cat foods recalled; Nutro still causing problems * Flea product melts…

CatsWalk Newsletter – September 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 7  – September 2009 In This Issue: 1. News Bites 2. Cats and Claws — Living Happily Ever After 3. Vaccination — The Never-Ending Story…

CatsWalk Newsletter – August 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 6  — August 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites California battles over declawing Pet Airways takes off! Are We Heading for Mandatory Vaccination? 2.…

CatsWalk Newsletter – July 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 5                                             July 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Is There a Link between Omega-3’s and Hyperthyroidism? 3. Dangerous Levels of Fluoride in Pet…

CatsWalk Newsletter – June 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 4  —  June 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites – EPA investigating toxicity of topical flea products – Irradiated cat food sickens Australian cats…

CatsWalk Newsletter – May 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 3  –  May 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Swine Flu – What You Should Know 3. Aromatherapy and Pets 1. News Bites…

CatsWalk Newsletter – April 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 2  — April 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites 2. Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats 3. Take Action for Cats Dr. Jean and Jackson…

CatsWalk Newsletter – March 2009

by Dr. Jean Hofve & Jackson Galaxy Library of Congress ISSN #1550-0764 Volume 7, No. 1 —  March 2009 In this issue: 1. News Bites Canned Food Prices Going Up Alpha Lipoic Acid is Toxic to Cats Same Food, Different…