Tag: bad business

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Declawing: A Message to our Veterinarians, with Love

Today, the Cat Connection wraps up our month long “Love the Cat, Love the Claws” campaign. Overall, we’ve been thrilled and invigorated by the positive response, and we feel in our hearts that declawing will one day (hopefully soon) be viewed as an unfortunate chapter in veterinary medicine. Which brings us to our final piece of the month: A Message to our Veterinarians, with Love. Veterinarians and their professional organizations exist at the center of…

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Surrender Yourself, Not the Cat: An Interview with Cat Behaviorist Daniel “DQ” Quagliozzi of Go, Cat, Go

Daniel “DQ” Quagliozzi is the cat behavior guru behind Go, Cat, Go – San Francisco’s leading in-home resource for cat behavior advice. With more than a decade of experience working with cats in shelters and in homes, DQ’s custom designed Action Plans save cat lives, educate frustrated cat guardians and restore peace in homes. Go, Cat, Go is all about the cat, teaching clients to see the world through their cat’s eyes to arrive at a…

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Just Don’t Do It: An Interview with Dallas’ PRO-CLAW Vet, Dr. Raina Weldon

Dr. Raina Weldon has the distinction of being the only veterinarian in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on the official Does Not Declaw List of Declaw.com. The owner and sole doctor of The Cat Hospital of Dallas, Dr. Weldon kindly sat down with us to answer a few questions about her decision not to declaw cats, her experience with the surgery and what Cat People absolutely need to know about a decision that will change your…

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Costumes: Your Cat Hates Them

Yup, it’s that time of year again. From October through December, normally well-adjusted pet parents go a little crazy, dressing up their cats, dogs and… iguanas, we guess… in costumes that range from the most elaborate homemade creation to the worst last-minute store-bought mess. To put it bluntly: it’s weird. Unsurprisingly, the Cat Connection is regularly asked why we don’t sell costumes, antler ears, Santa hats, etc., during this time, especially when the larger pet supply…

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Food for Thought: Quality matters, or, Why we do what we do

This week, The Cat Connection learned that Merrick Pet Care, the Texas-based manufacturer of Castor and Pollux Organix and Merrick brand dog and cat food, was sold to Nestlé Purina PetCare Company via their private equity owner, Swander Pace Capital. Though the terms were not disclosed, we assume this transaction involved a lot of money, as Merrick is one of the fastest growing natural/organic pet food brands and Purina controls at least a third of the…

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