Fabulous Felines Free Lecture: Feline Dental Care

Proper dental care is a foundation of general health. This is true of cats as well as humans. Ignoring dental care can lead to periodontal disease, which can affect the heart, liver, and kidneys. It can complicate diseases like diabetes, and lower resistance to infections. Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with proper dental care.

Dr. Nolan and friend

We are very excited to have Dr. Dawn Nolan present this free talk about dental care for cats. Dr. Nolan is the Medical Director at VCA Montgomery, and has a special passion for cats. She is the Cat Advocate for VCA Montgomery, and was instrumental in obtaining a Gold Status Feline Friendly Practice Certification for her hospital. She is also a longtime friend of Fabulous Felines, and was one of the first speakers in our free lecture series. For more information about Dr. Nolan, visit her web page at the VCA site. We hope you will join Dr. Nolan to learn how we can easily improve our cats’ health through proper dental care.

As always, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this talk is Free to the public.

Date & Time: Sunday, July 30, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)
9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Cost: Absolutely Free! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win).

We want to thank VCA Montgomery and VCA West Mesa for making it possible for us to bring these talks to you for free. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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Dr. Kitchell’s Talk to be Rescheduled

What! Rescheduled?

Dr. Barbara Kitchell’s talk on Feline Lymphoma, which had been scheduled for June 25, has run into an unexpected conflict. We will be rescheduling the talk as soon as we can, and apologize (to you and our little friend to the left) for any inconvenience.

Look for an announcement of the new date for Dr. Kitchell’s talk. In the meantime please plan to join us at VCA Montgomery on July 30 for Dr. Dawn Nolan’s talk on Feline Dentistry (details to follow soon!).

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Sylvester Snuggles Up

Sarah, one of our wonderful volunteers captured this image of Sylvester, one of our favorite cats at the foster house, snuggled up in a blanket. We wanted to share it, because his little peekaboo perfectly captures Sylvester’s personality. He is very shy, but also likes attention.

On my visits to the foster house, I have often had him come out of hiding and jump up on my lap for attention. Just as often, he hides when I come in, and I may not see him at all. In short, he is a friendly cat who likes attention on his own terms. I guess that just means he’s a cat.

If you would like to meet Sylvester, or become a volunteer, contact us. In the meantime, enjoy a little peekaboo with Sylvester.

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Meet Mona Lisa

Being a cat rescue, we tend to take pictures of cats. Lots of pictures of cats. Because we take so many pictures, every now and then, one of them turns out especially well. Mona Lisa is one of our foster cats, and as you can see, is a very beautiful little lady. We caught her inside one of your cat trees, and the color of the carpet lining the tree, the light in the room, and her fur all seemed to come together to give the picture the look of an old master’s painting. Eat your heart out, Rembrandt.

Mona Lisa is one of the cats in our foster house. She came to us frightened, and untrusting, but has responded to the love of our volunteers. She is friendly, and she loves to be petted and brushed.

If you would like to meet Mona Lisa, or become a volunteer, please contact us.

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Free Lecture Series: Ann Beyke speaking on Anticipating the Loss of a Companion Animal

We all have experienced the deep emotional connection we form with our companion animals. Many of us have eperienced the deep sense of loss we feel should we lose a beloved pet. Perhaps it is because the connection we have with our animals is non-verbal and so directly emotional, but these losses bring about a unique kind of grief that is particularly difficult to manage. This talk will provide you with a better understanding of how to cope with the emotions of an impending loss of a pet. It will also discuss how we can access services to help us through our grief, and to celebrate our best pal’s life.

Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC, is a counselor in private practice in Albuquerque, providing individual and group counseling on the emotional cost of losing a pet. You can learn more about Ann and her work by visiting her web site, and by joining us for this talk.

As always, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this talk is Free to the public.

Date & Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Place: VCA Montgomery Conference Room (enter on the west side of the building) (map . . .)
9901 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Cost: Absolutely Free! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win).

We want to thank VCA Montgomery and VCA West Mesa for making it possible for us to bring these talks to you for free. Please patronize them, and when you do, don’t forget to mention Fabulous Felines!

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