Catherine Leigh

Catherine Leigh

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I'm a freelance writer and registered veterinary technician with over 9 years experience. Before going into veterinary medicine, I was a wild animal trainer at a wildlife park - no joke.
I'm also a quilter, scrapbooker, gardener and homeschooling mama.
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BS in Zoology

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  • Litter Box Training: Mistakes to Avoid
    Cats are easily trained to use a litter box, but common mistakes can slow down training or, cause accidents for older cats.
  • How to Find Low Cost Halloween Costume Patterns
    Halloween costumes can be expensive. Even in the big Halloween super stores, you may not find the perfect costume just as you pictured it in your mind. So you end up settling for something less. Why not make your own instead?
  • My Favorite Author: Douglas Noel Adams
    Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001) is most well know for authoring The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy. While his novels may be his most famous works, he also wrote for television and radio, as well as creating several video games.
  • How Exercise Cleared Up My Adult Acne Problem
    I've spent more money than I care to think about trying various skin "systems" and cleaners. When I concentrated on making sure I got at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise every day, my skin responded almost at once.
  • Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash, Facial Cleansing Pads, and Blemish Stick Review
    I am on a search for a cruelty free skin care product that can deal with my adult acne problem. In the past I've found success with Tea Tree Oil cleaners, and so I'm beginning my trials with the Desert Essence Tea Tree line of facial skin care products.
  • How to Organize Your Craft Space
    With a little planning and some simple storage containers, it's simple to get even small craft spaces organized. Keep your in-progress projects together, find perfect storage containers and avoid plies that are difficult to access.
  • Tips for Pet Safety on Halloween
    Any time there is more chaos and more strangers around than normal, it's easier for accidents to happen.
  • Protecting Your Feet During an Aerobic Exercise
    Foot pain and foot injuries related to exercise are very common, yet preventable. By following some exercise training guideline and wearing good quality shoes that fit properly you can escape from the foot pain so many of us have fallen to.
  • Low Cost Workout and Exercise Tips
    If you want a great workout on a small budget, you have a lot of options available to you. It's fun to spend money, and there's certainly a lot of neat exercise equipment available out there, but very little is necessary.
  • How to Switch from a Walking Routine to a Running Workout
    Find a great beginning jogging program, and learn the tips to prevent injury as you transition from a walking program to a running.
  • Why Diabetic Cats Should Only Be Fed Canned Cat Food
    More recent research has shown that a low carbohydrate, high protein diet is the very best option for a diabetic cat's diet. The very best way to feed your cat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet is to feed canned cat food.
  • Review: Happy Frog Indoor Play and Party Zone
    Vallejo, California, has a new attraction for kids: a bounce house, play area called Happy Frog, located downtown at 415 Georgia St.
  • Children's Wonderland Park in Vallejo
    Children's Wonderland Park is located on Amador St. in Vallejo across from the park district offices, near the little league fields, and only a few blocks up from the police station. The playground is open in the summer from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Easy Eco-Friendly Indoor Lighting Projects
    Taking steps to reduce energy consumption for lighting can save your budget while you do your part to save the planet. These energy saving ideas are all simple enough for even the home improvement novice.
  • Selecting a Pet-Proof Office Chair & Pet-Proofing Your Office Chair
    Selecting an office chair that is unattractive to your pet can save both your relationship with your pet, and your clothing.
  • Have Your Personalized Diaper Bag Made at Etsy
    When it comes to personalization, the more specific your requirements, the harder it may be to find exactly what your looking for. The solution: have a diaper custom made. It may not cost as much as you think.
  • My Favorite Sites for Printable Potty Training Success Charts
    There are a lot of printable potty training success charts available to print (and for free) online. I've listed my favorite ones here, and there are a variety of types to choose from.
  • Earth Friendly Diapers
    Environmentally concerned parents are no longer restricted to cloth or disposable diapers. Today, there are many earth friendly diaper options between these two ends of the spectrum.
  • Fourth of July Activities in Vallejo California
    Vallejo has some of the best Fourth of July Day Events in the North Bay. Beyond the usual fireworks displays, we have a huge parade, the rubber ducky derby, and a festival on the waterfront.
  • Review of the Oakland Zoo
    It is easy to get to, with plenty of parking. It's large enough to fill up a whole day, but not so huge that we need to rush to see everything we want. The animals generally appear active and content.
  • Pet Bird Care: Healing a Broken Blood Feather
    Blood feathers, also know as pin feathers, are new feathers that still have a blood supply to their shaft to support growth. Dealing with the broken blood feather is really straightforward, and no cause for drama.
  • Review: The Habitot Children's Museum in Berkley
    Habitot Children's Museum is an indoor play area for babies, toddlers and preschoolers in Berkley, California.
  • Sonoma Traintown Railroad in Sonoma, California: Review
    The Sonoma Traintown Railroad Park is a little scale model railroad world. Located in the city of Sonoma on Broadway, between Napa Road and MacArthur Street. It is a family attraction that is sure to thrill any small train enthusiast.
  • Dangers of Online Pet Medication Pharmacies
    Their commercials would have you believe that you're just throwing your money away if you buy your prescription medications, heartworm and flea preventatives from your veterinarian. But online pet pharmacies have some drawbacks that you should be aware of.
  • How to Compare Veterinary Insurance Companies
    Do you need emergency veterinary insurance coverage? Do you want well visits covered too? Exotic pets? Does your pet have existing health problems? Find out how these issues and more may affect your veterinary insurance buying decision.
  • Creating a Special Pet Memorial
    Creating a memorial is one way to grieve the loss of a pet. The whole family can be involved in creating the special remembrance.
  • Great Websites Printable Halloween Coloring Pages
    Great Websites for Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages
  • Teach Your Kitten Not to Bite or Scratch
    With consistency and regular reminders, cats can be trained not to bite or scratch. They can accept handling and grooming. You should never be afraid of your kitten.
  • Euthanizing a Pet: Should Children Be Present?
    Most people consider their pet a part of the family, so it's natural for the whole family to be involved when the times comes to euthanize. However, in many cases this may not be the best choice.
  • Finding an Avian Veterinarian for Your Pet Bird
    Just because a veterinarian is willing to treat a bird, doesn't make them an avian specialist. Find the right doctor for your bird.
  • Understanding Your Cat's FIV Test Results
    Understanding the way the currently available FIV tests detect disease is important in interpreting results, and making decisions about your cat's health.
  • 6 Tips for Safer EBay Bidding
    While there will always be people out there determined to deceive, with a few simple safety tips, you can protect yourself and bid worry free.
  • Finding Your Local La Leche League Group
    La Leche League groups connect and assist breastfeeding mothers. Learn how to find the group near you.
  • Feline Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
    Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (or hormonal) disorder in cats. Fortunately it is also easily tested for and treatable.
  • How to Use Positive Reinforcement in Potty Training
    There is a good reason that so many authorities recommend using positive reinforcement to help children learn to use a toilet - it works.
  • What is Cat Scratch Fever?
    Cat Scratch Disease is an infection caused by a rickettsia bacterium called Bartonella. It is most often associated with a scratch, or less often, a bite from a cat.
  • Getting Kids to Take Charge of Their Pets
    Many consider hamsters, mice, and other little rodents as 'kid' pets. While there is some logic to this, there are still some things parents need to consider before they purchase a pocket pet for their child.
  • Benefits of Puppy Training Classes
    I think a lot of people believe puppy classes are for the puppy to learn how to sit, and heal, and so forth. Yes, this is one nice thing about them, but in my opinion, it is only a nice side benefit. The best part of puppy classes is really about training owners.

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