October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month

Did you know that October is adopt a shelter pet month?  Why not go find a friend or two to keep you warm this winter? Walkies supports adopting animals from all types of shelters, stray pets or partially feral animals.  We believe in spreading the word about the need for a no kill nation through […]

Yes, You Can Trim Your Cat’s Claws

I am asked quite a bit about how to trim cat’s claws.  The trick is developing enough trust between you and your cat and respecting the cat’s comfort level.  Here are a couple of good videos that will help you get accustomed to the method and show you that it is possible to clip your […]

Three Great Vets Who Blog

Keeping up to date with the latest information about pet issues, health, food and recalls is not easy. There’s a mountain of information and our time is always short. Which is why it helps when veterinary professionals take the time to write blogs.  The format allows for a quick hit of the important stuff, straight […]

For the Love of Kittens 2013 Mini Wall Calendar

For the Love of Kittens 2013 Mini Wall Calendar The pitter-patter of tiny paws and a ball of string race by… A kitten’s energy seems boundless. Then, all at once it stops in its baby tracks, yawns, and snuggles into a tiny ball of fur in your lap or on your chest or against your […]

Introducing The Walkies Web Store!

Cue the trumpets!  Announcing the grand opening of the Walkies Web Store! What’s in the store?  Only the good stuff that your pet would order if he or she had thumbs.  From dog treats to cat scratchers to accessories of the finest quality and much, much more, Walkies, Inc is in business with easy web […]

Meet The Clientele: Mona

The report says Mona is a mature kitteh, who likes to talk a lot and loves affection. Which means we should get along fine because that description reminds me of me! Here’s Mona sizing me up upon my arrival. After checking me out, Mona registered approval by jumping on my lap and giving me a […]

Spider-Cat Walks Down Side Of Fridge

Meet Piggy. Piggy is a cat that likes to spend time on top of the refrigerator.  Piggy is not a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a cat.  Piggy is a cat that enjoys spending time on the refrigerator. Which means that Piggy needs to get to the top of the refrigerator.  And get back […]

6 Cat Breeds That Actually Like To Play In Water

One of the oldest cliches in the book is the cat that doesn’t like water.  It’s a cliche because it’s pretty commonly true: cats usually prefer water in a dish or from a faucet, not all over their fur. But, as usual, surprises always lurk in the animal kingdom.  It turns out that several cat […]

Lobby For Animal Rights With The ASPCA July 27-30 in DC

Given that Washington DC is where every powerful special interest group goes to purchase their very own Congressperson on the free market for political results, why let arms dealers, bankers and  health insurance companies have all the fun?  Why not lobby Congress on behalf of more modest interest groups, such as our furry friends the […]

Four Diseases That Target Older Cats (And Their Warning Signs)

Like humans, older cats become eligible for disease that usually won’t show up when they are younger.  Cancer, diabetes, heart problems and other maladies may appear when a cat has put on the years.  It’s important to be able to recognize shifts in behavior or the appearance of warning signs, which is why regular veterinary […]

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