PopSugar / Airvet Are Claw Caps the Answer For Scratchy Cats? 2 Vets Weigh In on the Pros and Cons February 1, 2021

There’s a lot of things to love about cats: their playful nature, sweet purrs, and gentle demeanors first come to my mind. However, I’m pretty confident in saying that their constant scratching and clawing at furniture is not a favorite quality. While this behavior can be extremely frustrating, declawing feline friends is generally unadvised by experts except in rare situations. According to the Humane Society, declawing is known to be quite painful and can lead to infection, lameness, and tissue death.

“Some cats may have an adjustment period of a few days. While the caps are not painful, they likely feel ‘funny’ for your cat to wear at first,” Dr. Garner said. However, the caps can be painful if they’re applied incorrectly or if your cat is particularly sensitive to the adhesive, Anthony Hall, DVM, MPH, an expert vet at Airvet, told POPSUGAR. For this reason, it’s important to watch your cat’s behavior for any sign of intense discomfort if you chose to put on claw caps.

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PopSugar / Airvet Turns Out, Your Cat Has a Pretty Good Reason For Knocking Things Over! February 1, 2021

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Chasing their owner’s feet, attempting to eat tape, and scratching mirrors — cats have a long list of quirky behaviors that leave us puzzled! One cat habit I really can’t seem to figure out, though, is why they love to knock things over. Why do they seem to find enjoyment in pushing items to the edge of the table and watching them fall as their owner (aka me) looks on in frustration? What gives!?

Cats may be knocking things over around the house because they are curious and, quite simply, bored. “Cats are very curious,” said Jeff Werber, DVM, chief veterinary officer for Airvet. “Their natural inclination is to touch things, which becomes a problem if what they are touching is not well-anchored.” Dr. Werber cautioned that if your cat is knocking things over continuously, they may be bored.

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Authority Magazine / Dr. Rady Rahban Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rady Rabhan: “5 Things You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive During and After a Divorce” January 18, 2021

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There is a famous saying, “The mother of all inventions is necessity.” As a plastic surgeon it is often assumed, I love the drama and the sensationalized aspects of plastic surgery. That is so far from the truth. I am often at odds with the plastic surgery community because I hate those type of programs on TV. I hate when plastic surgery is displayed as sensationalized and as a result, I am trying to combat some of the negative aspects in the plastic surgery world that you see on social media and debunk the not realistic expectations. What I mean is, young people doing procedures they should not be doing, women going to random clinics to put fat in their butts and then dying. There are a lot of horror stories that come out of plastic surgery — and when I look at my own practice and I would say a third of my practice is revisional, meaning people are coming back to redo things. I decided I was going to have my own platform and use my own voice to educate people on how to navigate the plastic surgery process in a way that would leave them feeling better and not worse. This program was a birth child of my frustrations and my desire to do something good.

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