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Cat Help Links

Cat Care Clinic

Dr. Susan Swanson DVM

1524 Mahtomedi Avenue
Mahtomedi, MN 55115


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Cat Care Clinic is a "cats-only" veterinary service providing unique and personalized care for your cats. Our holistic practice evaluates the "whole" animal.

Conscious Cat

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This is the site ALL CAT OWNERS need to visit! Great information on behavior, care, and foods.

Custom Cat Purrrniture

2242 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114


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Custom Cat Purrrniture was never conceived as a small business opportunity. I, like many I have met, have never been inspired by cat furniture available in stores. Most cat furniture is poorly designed and poorly built, being too lightweight or too small for a cat to fully utilize. Those reasons motivated me to spend a weekend trying to build something big enough and interesting enough so my cats would actually enjoy it. My approach was simple: utilize existing wood products to keep the cost low, and think like a cat. Having enjoyed the process and being rewarded by happy and grateful cats, I set out to build others. The sole motivation in these designs is to accommodate the cat.

YEOWWW - Cat toys

2010 E Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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The BEST cat nip toys EVER!

The home of the world-famous catnip toys that have felines across the planet saying "Yeowww!" All of our toys are made in the USA and are 100% stuffed with only the finest, organically grown catnip. New to our toys, check out our products! Wanna know about the effects of catnip and just what it is that drives kitties so darn crazy? We've got the answer. If your toys don't say Yeowww! What makes you think your cat will?

Reigning Cats & Dogs: Good Nutrition Healthy Happy Animals

by: Pat McKay

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This is a simple nutrition program based on raw meat and pureed raw veggies. Contains a good section on the different vegetables one can feed as well as info on nutritional supplements, purified water, fasting, detoxification, and natural flea control.

Holistic Veterinary Care

Dr. Jessica Levy DVM


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Your Pet's Wellness Starts Here!

My first dog, the best dog ever, had horrible allergies. I repeatedly shot him up with steroids (which didn't work) and tested his thyroid several times a year (he was never hypothyroid). I also fed him substandard food and vaccinated him annually. He was fat, bald, red, and itchy all the time. One day a groomer suggested that I change his diet. Nothing else had worked, so I did. His symptoms cleared up overnight! That was my first insight that diet could make a difference. After that dramatic improvement, I started reading and studying and searching for any natural therapies or supplements that would make him live forever. My first dog was my best teacher.

Cat Help Books

Dr. Becker's Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats

by: Beth Taylor & Karen Shaw Becker DVM

This book covers the basics of a homemade meat and vegetable diet for dogs and cats based on their ancestral diet. This program provides a rotation of different meats and vegetables and strives to provide most nutrients as food. Meals are intended to be fed raw, but recipes may be cooked. A mineral supplement recipe to fill in the gaps is included in an appendix. Analysis of individual recipes as well as the complete rotation is provided in an appendix. The program is formulated to meet nutrition guidelines for all life stages for pet food. Concrete direction is given for all parts of the preparation, with extensive coverage of all components of the diet.

Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

by: Richard H. DVM, PhD Pitcairn & Susan Hubble Pitcairn

The book that is the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats They cover environmental matters, including pollutants both inside the home and out, as well as recent hot-button topics, such as Mad Cow disease, Lyme disease, and the West Nile virus. There are dozens of recipes for delicious and healthful pet food and treats. With a guide to handling emergencies and an in-depth "Quick Reference" section, they give specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorders-with special attention to homeopathic, herbal, and nutritional remedies.

Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

by: Delbert G. Carlson & James M. Giffin

Virtually every problem that owners will encounter is dealt with in language that teaches everyone how to cope with and prevent those unpleasant surprises. An essential book for any cat owner. Clearly written, step-by-step directions give you vital information at your fingertips.

Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats: Your A-Z Guide to Over 200 Conditions, Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements

by: Shawn Messonnier DVM

When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer? Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat.

Problem Cats & Their Owners

by: Louis Vine DVM


A behavior & training handbook for cats and their owners. This is the perfect book for "why does my cat do that and how can I stop it?"

Shock to the System

by: Catherine O' Driscoll


The facts about animal vaccination, pet food, and how to keep your pets healthy. Are vaccinations and stress making your pets SICK?

So Easy to Love - So Hard to Lose

by: Laurie Kaplan

This is an excellent book/workbook to help you know "when is it time?" and how to deal with the loss of a great fury friend.

The Cat Who Cried for Help: Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats

by: Dr. Nicholas Dodman


This book examines aggravating cat habits and undesirable behavior, and shows how modifications in such areas as diet, exercise, and environment cause remarkable improvements in the majority of problem cats. Divided into three sections, Dodman first tackles aggressive behavior, followed by emotional behavior, and compulsive cats. With examples from his own practice, Dodman intelligently communicates symptoms, treatment options, and helpful tips for prevention. Vital to his treatment is maintaining the cat's dignified and independent nature, an objective sure to please those cat owners irritated by certain kitty traits but concerned first and foremost for the health and well-being of their cats.

The Cornell Books of Cats: The Comprehensive and Authoritative Medical Reference for Every Cat and Kitten

by: Mordecai Siegal


An inexhaustible source of medical information that covers the whole range of feline health, including how to understand, identify, and correct a cat's behavior problems: guidelines, for selecting a breed: nutrition, with instructions on how to properly feed a kitten or an adult cat, an obese cat, a sick cat, or an aging cat. In addition, it outlines first-aid measures that should be taken before an emergency trip to the veterinarian. Also, you'll find step-by-step instructions on in-home follow-up medical care.

The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats

by: Amy D. Shojai


Learn first aid for your pets!

The New Natural Cat

by: Anitra Frazier & Norma Eckroate


This book covers all aspects of caring for a cat. Drawing on her experience as a nutritionist and groomer to develop her holistic method of raising cats, Frazier advocates natural foods and gives recipes for maximum nutrition. She advises against flea collars and deplores declawing. Her simple cleaning routine solves litter box problems. Anecdotes show how and why her advice is effective, and both owners and cats will benefit from her grooming and handling suggestions. "A Guide to Common Feline Health Problems," a list of physical disorders with symptoms and possible solutions, is also included.

Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life

by: Elizabeth M. Hodgkins DVM Esq.

A great resource for all cat enthusiasts — from the novice seeking basic information to the more sophisticated owner looking for detail. Well organized with information that is easy to find.

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