What we're about
"Cats are not small dogs." This axiom is true in every aspect for felines. Cats, unlike dogs, are obligate carnivores, and for that single reason, the way their bodies work is significantly different. Their diseases are different and their dietary needs are different. Since they are both predators and small prey in the wild, even the way they react to stimuli is different. This is a group for anyone interested in learning more about their feline family members. Learn about the basic nature of cats and how to keep your cat happy and healthy. Meetup discussions will cover: How to survive in a multi-cat household. What is the 'hassle factor' when it comes to dealing with your cat? How do you know when your cat is sick? What is proper nutrition for your cat? What is 'normal' versus 'desirable' behavior (and how to handle it)? Is it normal for my cat to vomit hairballs? These and other topics, plus your questions answered.
Meetup discussions will be led by feline exclusive veterinarian, Fern Slack, DVM. Dr. Slack has been practicing feline exclusive medicine for over 23 years. She has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and one term as the Chairman of the Practice Guidelines Committee of the AAFP, overseeing the creation and publication of several current standard-of-care feline medicine documents.
Dr. Fern Slack is the Medical Director of Uniquely Cats Veterinary Center in Boulder, CO, opening in July 2017, and a passionate advocate for a nature-based approach to feline wellness, nutrition, and healthcare.