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Fun Facts About Cats!

I adore cats! They make me laugh, especially when I see memes online and can relate! Although my cat Lilly makes me laugh, she also makes me very frustrated! After reading and knowing fun facts about these furry little pets, I thought I would share some of my favourites!

  1. Some cats are born with more than the usual number of toes, called a polydactyl – a lot of times these cats are named “Mittens” or “Paws!”
  2. An unspayed female cat is called a queen, and an unneutered male cat is called a tom.
  3. Cats sweat through the pads of their paws.
  4. Cats cannot see directly below them – that is why they miss the food that is right in front of them. My cat, Lilly, will continue to meow at me after I put the treats down!
  5. As kittens sleep, a growth hormone is released – that is why they sleep so much. My six-year-old cat sleeps a lot because she merely can! Often on the most inconvenient places like the newspaper, laptop, your novel etc.
  6. Lilly likes to swat at us as we walk by — one study revealed that most cats are “right-pawed.”
  7. Cats stare wide-eyed into space when something has intrigued them. I believe that Lilly does this to freak me out at night, making me think there is a ghost or a bat. (I would prefer the ghost!).
  8. The pattern on a cat’s nose is as unique as a human thumbprint.
  9. A cat purrs at 26 purrs/second.
  10. Tails vibrate when they are excited to see you.
  11. It is so cute when cats curl up when sleeping – this conserves heat for them.
  12. Cats are extremely good hider. One day, I could not find Lilly anywhere, and I searched and searched and gave up hoping she would appear soon. As I walked by my daughter’s toy chest, she was standing amongst the pile of stuffed animals …reminded me of the scene from E.T!
  13. Owners must make peace that their bed is no longer their bed. Cats seem to take over. Lilly has kicked my American Bulldog out of her bed so she can make herself cozy on it!
  14. May as well save yourself money on fancy toys and gadgets, they will sleep in the box it came in anyways…no matter the size
  15. The bathroom is no longer a private place.

I get so excited when I see Lilly greeting me at the door until she screams at me for food and turns her butt to me and walks away. I can’t help it — I love cats!

Written by: Heather, Veterinary Technician

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours - please note that evening appointments are only available for vaccination clinics:

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic