The Tribe Opines About Planning For Your Feline’s Healthy Future With Scruffy Paws

Before we tell you the story about our experience with Scruffy Paws Hip and Joint Vitalize, we must turn this portion of our blog post over to our legal department.for a brief disclaimer.

This is a sponsored post by Scruffy Paws. As a happy customer of Scruffy Paws, we were contacted to write a sponsored post from our (and the Female Human’s) experiences with the product. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on our purrsonal views and experience with the product.

Alberto Opines

Some of you may remember our Angel Jasmine’s review of the Scruffy Paws Kidney Vitalize Chews. The Female Human can’t ever sing the praises of this product enough. The chews, along with Sub Q fluids and a kidney diet kept Jasmine’s last few years much healthier. When Jasmine was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism the end came soon, not from her kidneys but from her heart. Losing two Tribe members in the last six months, Jasmine and her brother Tucker, at the age of 17 sent the Human on a quest to find out how to take care of us early enough in our lives to keep us healthier and happier longer. Scruffy Paws is a company that allows her to do this.

I want to be able to climb and snoopervise forever!

Our recent wellness exams brought the reality of the poundage my brother Oliver and I possess (18.3 for me, 19.8 for Oliver) home. Concerned that size as well as age can be factors in our ability to be mobile and agile, she went to the Scruffy Paws website and saw Scruffy Paws Hip n’ Joint Vitalize. I don’t know about my other feline furiends but I want to be able to easily hop on the kitchen counter.on top of the kitchen cabinet and all the tall shelves in our house for as long as possible!

Oliver Opines

While I am less than pleased that my brother feels the need to share my weight with the world, I will say that I lost a half a pound since my last wellness visit. But still, I think our Human has a point when she decided to care for my health early and not wait until I’m a creaky little old man cat! I too enjoy jumping on counters, especially when food activities are taking place.

Someone has to snoopervise when The Human is cooking!

I am very happy that Scruffy Paws Hip n’ Joint Vitalize is the purrfect product for us. What does it do and how does it work?. Well, it keeps our joints flexible and pain free because of the natural ingredients it contains, such as glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, hyaluronic acid and taurine. Now that’s all well and good but anyone who knows felines knows that we are not the easiest creatures to convince when it comes to taking supplements. If I don’t like something (like a purrticular breakfast offering for instance) I will give my Human a look as though she just murdered my family, I’ll stare at the food bowl with derision and scratch my paw next to the offending dish to show my distain. The final act of this Kabuki theater is me, tail held high, walking away. I don’t have the opportunity to do this though as Hip n’ Joint Vitalize comes in a bottle with a handy dropper. The Human has figured out it’s easier to give us each our dose from the dropper and we don’t mind the taste at all.

You can also add it into wet food if you are not a particularly persnickety feline when it comes to what’s being served by the staff.

I like the idea that The Human is taking preventative measures to keep us healthy, it’s never too early to start and at five years of age, Alberto and I are young enough for these preventative measures to put us on the road for a long and healthy life.

Just because we are still fairly yung, doesn’t mean that we can’t have hip and joint problems and, as we have a tendency to hide when we don’t feel well you humans may miss the signs of hip and joint problems. It’s not just us “pleasingly plump” cats who may develop hip and joint problems, even the skinny ones like Lily can develop these issue, but I’ll let Lily tell you her own story.

Lily Opines

I'm eyeing the butter but I've decided to be a good cat.

I’m a pretty petite little thing, weighing in at only 8.27 pounds but I am a few years older than Oliver and Alberto (8 years). My lightness has always helped me sail up on counter tops, dining tables, the backs of chairs, actually anywhere I want to go. Lately though, I’ve found I’m not so nimble as I used to be. It takes me longer to size up the jump and there are those few times when I stop in mid-try because I just don’t think I’m going to be able to make it.

The Scruffy Paws Hip n’ Joint Vitalize is just the ticket for me. The Human has seen the most dramatic change in me since I started talking the supplement. Lately, I’ve hardly ever have to abort a flying leap up onto the counter, bookcase or anywhere else. And feeling better has made me more confident so when those two hooligan brothers decide to chase me, I just turn around and give them a whacky paw rather than running away and hiding.

I’m happy that our Human is looking for how she can help us live long, happy, healthy lives. She’s even had DNA done which helps inform her of potential health problems we may encounter in the future.

A note from The Human

I am passionate about providing my fur kids the best quality of life and the longest lives I can. Caring for Tucker and Jasmine taught me so much, particularly in the last few years of their lives. We don’t have to play “catch up” or wait for our elderly felines to exhibit some of the diseases that age brings. We can be their health advocates and care for them with an eye to prevention as with the products from Scruffy Paws Nutrition. I still ask myself how much more time could I have had with Jasmine had I found the kidney treats sooner. If I had known about hyperthyroidism could I have dealt with that in a preventative manner? There are no answers to those questions but there is something I can do do and that is to invest in preventative care before the diseases and conditions manifest themselves.

We can’t keep our fur kids with us forever but I believe we can keep them with us for a long time and I want to make that time as happy and healthy for them as possible.

Walk Through The Web Wednesday 10/9

siamese cat on a leash walking through a garden

Hello There Furiends,
final-1How are things in your neck of the woods? Our woods are getting a bit windy and frosty these days. Now mind you, we felines understand that we live in a four seasons kind of place but good grief, there needs to be some rules about when these seasons start. We already had snow last week (before The Female Human had time to get rid of the leaves in the yard!). Thankfully the snow didn’t stay but brrrrrr is it chilly and windy out there. Oliver was watching the enthusiastic waving of the flag on our front porch the other day.

Last weekend it got so chilly that The Female Human turned on the fireplace (yes, she’s lazy, we have a gas fireplace so all she has to do is flick a switch and not drag in a bunch of wood.) Oliver loves the fireplace so much that he even made a movie about it. Sometimes I wonder about my brofur.

The Tribe is back to snuggling together again too. I do sometimes wonder if Oliver has any concept of personal space though.

I checked in with Jasmine and she said she is feeling great now that The Female Human has been giving her Scruffy Paws Kidney Vitalize Chews. And wonder of wonder, Miss Picky really likes them! She’s put on a bit more weight although our furry diva has always been very tiny.


Alberto, what are you doing in my room? I’d really rather be alone!” -Jasmine

All in all, things are quite fine at our house and, as you can see, I’m just chillin’ and waiting for The Female Human to open a drawer or cabinet so I can get into it and look for rubber bands, plastic, or any other enticing thing to play with.


A different kind of love 

Love doesn’t always look the way you think it should. Take Mo and Cricket for instance. Mo, a feline, is in love with his next door canine neighbor, Cricket.  Mo loves Cricket so much that he heads over to Cricket’s house every day.

George the cat becomes a star thanks to his solo adventures on buses and trains


George, a 7-year old rescue Tabby is a special breed of adventure cat because he likes to choose his own adventures and go sans humans. He’s tried to hitch a ride to Scotland, regularly sneaks onto public busses ending up miles from home and even likes to take the occasional train trip. His travels have now been chronicled on Facebook and his page also helps those who have encountered George, far from his home, contact his humans. There are many “George sightings” on his page.

George’s usual trips take him away from home for about three hours and, if he is gone longer his humans know that it’s time to put out the alarm. When George is home he is a great comfort and feline nursemaid to his human, Dennis who suffers from dementia. And George loves to be held and petted by any humans he comes across outside of the house.

One of George’s recent adventures took him in the direction of a  safari park with a bunch of school kids. George didn’t make the full journey however, his human said, “Fortunately the bus stopped and chucked him out before arriving there.”

The epitome of Feline Fashion – a behind the scenes look

Those of you who follow my Wednesday web wanderings know I love to report on this event. The Algonquin Cat’s Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show has been happening for 10 years in early August. It’s a benefit for The Mayors Alliance for NYC’s Animals. This year the theme was “It’s a small world” and cats were dressed up to represent nine different countries. Be sure and watch the behind the scenes video.

Revenge is sweet – and wet!


You humans say that you can be petty to each other, well evidently that goes for cats too. These two got into a hilariously petty (and one-sided) cat fight.

The story was first posted on Twitter, the feline’s human said, “My cat came inside soaking wet, so I did some investigating and found this. She posted a video. Then she noted in another Tweet, “We did a further investigation, it was plotted revenge.” Both videos document the altercation and are hilarious (unless you’re the cat that got shoved in the pool).

How to hold a cat


Snark warning – I can’t believe a human actually wrote an article about how to hold a cat. Cats are all different and you need to get to know us so you can understand HOW we want to be held and IF we want to be held. Take Lily for instance. She does NOT want to be held and for the foolish human who refuses to believe this, The Female Human always has a supply of bandages available.

For every rule about holding a cat, there are cats who break those rules so, humans, read this article if you must be remember, not all cats are alike.