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The Pet Talk blog features the adventures of Daisy the Curly Cat, a cat owned by one of our employees Abby.

Daisy celebrates the 45th anniversary of the moon landing

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This is my most patriotic suit! I wore it yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of a huge accomplishment. Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the Lunar Landing on July 20th, 1969. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the very first humans to set foot on the moon. That was way before I was even borned! Read More »

Celebrate Bastille Day with Daisy the Curly Cat

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How do you like my chapeau? That’s French for “hat.” You might wonder why I’m wearing a French beret, and why my hat is so BIG. Today is Bastille Day, a special day to celebrate everything French, which is why I’m wearing this jaunty beret. My hat is so big on account of my head is tiny. Read More »

Daisy reflects on the FIFA World Cup

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Are you following the World Cup? I admit that I jumped on the bandwagon late, when the United States team was advancing to the final 16. Even though the US is no longer in the tournament, it is still a fun sport to watch. I even have my very own soccer ball! I have a confession to make–sometimes I get confused between soccer and football. Read More »

Daisy says “Cheese!” for National Camera Day

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Daisy plays with a camera and lenses

Say “Cheese!” because yesterday was National Camera Day. I’m not really supposed to touch the camera and lenses but today it is okay since I want to talk to you about cameras. Cameras are important so your mom or dad can take lots and lots of cute pictures of you to share with all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Here you can see some lenses that you can get to go with a digital camera. Did you know that different lenses can make you look different? I’ll show you how! Read More »

Professor Daisy’s tips on preventing an upset stomach

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Today I am going to talk to you about a very serious subject: stomach upset. I know, it is No Fun to have an upset stomach and it is even worse to throw up or have diarrhea. But first I have to give you some important advice– if you have more than a mild digestive upset, or your vomiting or diarrhea gets worse or continues, please have your mom or dad take you to see the veterinarian. Luckily, there are some simple ways to help you avoid getting a stomachache in the first place. Read More »

Celebrate National Splurge Day with Daisy

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I know, I look extra-fancy today, right? Well, I have a good reason to get dressed up. Wednesday is National Splurge Day.  It’s a day where you are encouraged to do something special… for yourself. That’s my kind of holiday! In honor of the day, I put on my fanciest party collar and coordinating tutu. I think this collar qualifies as a splurge, since it’s covered in eleventy-eight REAL diamonds. I hope no one breaks into my home to steal my party collar! Forget I told you about the diamonds, okay? Read More »

Daisy’s thoughts on superstitions

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Opening an umbrella indoors is considered bad luck

Oh my Cod, I’ve opened an umbrella indoors! Opening an umbrella indoors is supposed to be very bad luck. That is one of the silliest superstitions, ever. Isn’t it worse luck for it to be raining and NOT have an umbrella? Since Friday the 13th is just around the corner, I thought I would share my thoughts on superstitions: I think superstitions are stupid! Except maybe the one about cats having 9 lives; that one is most likely correct. Read More »

Professor Daisy on urinary tract infections

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Ohai! You caught me about to use the litter box. So much for privacy! Just give me a moment to take care of some business…

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As long as we’re in the restroom, this is a good time to discuss an important subject: urinary tract infections. There are different urinary tract problems like stones and obstructions, but a urinary tract infection happens when bacteria gets into the urinary tract. Any cat or dog can get a UTI, so do not feel embarrassed if you get one. The important thing is to get quick treatment. An untreated UTI can lead to a blockage which is a medical emergency!

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Let me put on my lab coat so we can discuss this in more detail. Hey, I look GOOD! Since you can’t tell your mom or dad that you are having a problem, these are the signs that you might have a UTI:

  • Having trouble passing urine
  • Frequent visits to the litter box
  • Blood in the urine
  • Accidents outside the box
  • Strong smelling urine

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What should your mom or dad do if they think you have a UTI? Take you to the vet, stat! Your veterinarian will probably steal some of your urine to examine. If you are diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, the most common treatment is a course of antibiotics. I know, medicine tastes yukky, but it is important that you take all of your medicine. Sometimes, getting a treat after taking your medicine makes pill-time easier. Besides, all Good Cats and Good Dogs deserve treats!

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How can you prevent getting a UTI in the first place? That’s a tough one! Start by eating a healthy diet of grain-free canned food which has a higher water content than dry kibble. Try to drink lots of nice, fresh water. A pet drinking fountain might entice you to drink more! Consider a cranberry supplement to help maintain and support a healthy urinary tract. Make sure your mom or dad keeps your litter box nice and clean. Here’s an idea to consider: keep a Cranimals Pet Home UTI Test Kit at home so your urine can be tested at the first sign of potential trouble. That can help you get to the vet as soon as possible!

I wish you the best urinary tract health!

Daisy’s Memorial Day plans

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope you get to have today off from work. Before we get to the usual Memorial Day activities (like eating some delicious hamburgers fresh off the grill), I want to take a few minutes today and remember the brave men and women who gave their lives serving our country. I would be too scared to do that myself! Read More »

Celebrate International Museum Day with Daisy!

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Daisy wants to visit a museum for International Museum Day

Daisy knows how to visit a museum for free! Read More »