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    Chris Boicelli

    Chris Boicelli
    Chris Boicelli is Preventive Vet’s Media Director and newest member of the team. Spending the better part of two decades producing television news, he decided to leave that industry for something he describes as “more rewarding.” He has an incredible passion for spreading our message of prevention and when he’s not creating original content or getting Dr. J on TV, he spends entirely too much time watching every Disney movie ever made. This Seattle resident is married with two kids and caretaker to the family’s two cats Raja and Zsa Zsa. There could be a dog in their future, but it’s still being discussed. Raja and Zsa Zsa are currently against the idea.

    Recent Posts

    Top Holiday Gifts for Cats and Cat People


    Giving the purr-fect gift shouldn't be limited to the holidays, but since they’re just around the corner, we couldn't think of a better reason to sniff out the best toys for cats and their humans. We’ve searched high and low for unique and fun Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for kitties and the humans that love them. While a feather teaser or wand can be fun interactive toys that help to create a bond between you and your cat, this top ten list was put together to satisfy the most finicky feline and their high-brow human.

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    Topics: Cat Safety, Cats, String, Christmas, Cat Gifts

    #IfOnlyIKnew: Why Laundry Soap Should Make You Pause


    Growing up in rural America, having animals around was as common as a bowl of cereal on a Saturday morning. You didn’t give it a lot of thought, it just felt right. Cats were the pet of choice in my family. In fact, I don’t recall a time where we didn’t have a feline walking the hallways of our home. I do recall our cat Candy giving birth to a litter of six inside one of my dresser drawers, ruining my favorite train shirt. That’s a story for another time. The point of all of this is that cats have always and continue to be an integral part of my family. However, recently I wondered that if pets are part of my family, have I been concerned about their well-being as I would my child? When we make the conscious decision to be responsible over someone or something, we owe it to them to do our very best. I’ll admit it wasn’t until recently that I realized that I should have been protecting our cats in the same way that we protect our young children. Both are very curious and that can sometimes lead to devastating events. Read More

    Topics: pet safety, toxicity in cats, Pet Proofing, Cats, Christmas pet dangers, #IfOnlyIKnew

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