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The Ottawa Valley Cat Club is bringing the MEOW!

This prestigious Canadian Cat Association Approved Cat Club AND their members will be joining us in the Cat Zone! With Feline-Centric Shopping Area, combined with the Cat Zone Stage and Cafe – this is going to be PURRRFECT!

What can you expect in The Cat Zone?

  • A delicious Cat Cafe with homemade treats, both brought to you by, AND in support of the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue – surrounded by rescue kitties who are all ready to begin their adoption process!
  • A Breed Parade of some of the most fabulous felines in the region! Meet these stars and get to know more about their breed.
  • On the Cat Stage – Speakers including vets, groomers and cat specialists! Cat Stage Schedule to follow…
  • Plenty of shopping JUST for our Cat Companions! Cat Trees, Cat Food, Cat Fashion and Cat Breeders!
  • Face painting for kids of all ages!
  • Join Diana and Greg for a chat about their sailing adventures  travelling with their cats, Jazz and Turkey (Learn More…)

Watch for the 2019 Cat Zone information to be posted in September 2019. 

Cat-Cafe

OTTAWA STRAY CAT CAFE

The Show has not gone to the dogs! Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue are bringing cats in need of Adoption,and will have sweat treats and hot drinks available to those making a donation to OSCR.  Special thanks to David’s Tea for supplying the tasty treats. 

The Cat Zone Schedule – Saturday

  Time Feature
  10:00 am Cats and the Sense of Touch – Pawsitively Wonderful!
Veterinarian Dr. Emma Thom will touch on some of the common behaviour issues in cats including scratching behaviour, how playing with your food is a good thing for cats, and how not all toys are created equal. A Q&A will follow.
  11:00 am Inappropriate Urination – You are right, your cat IS trying to tell you something, but it is not what you think!
Veterinarian Dr. Katie Jones will talk about both the medical and behavioural causes of inappropriate urination. Emphasis will be placed on litterbox enrichment. A Q&A will follow with various topics! Bring your own, or join in for more info on microchipping, diabetes, indoor cat as a lifestyle.
  12:00 pm Meet Timone the Savannah – a Therapy Cat
Have you ever thought that your cat may be a great therapy cat. Come and meet Timone, a therapy cat and listen as Mike Gardner talks about the Savannah breed and what is involved in becoming a therapy cat.
  1:00 pm Parade of Breeds
Each breed of cat has its own unique characteristics. With the help of the many breeders at the show Alex Leveille (Sat) and Lynn Jetté (Sun) will introduce you to the various breeds.
  2:00 pm Senior Cats – What Changes as Cats Age
Cats go through many changes as they age, some visible and some not so visible. Dr Katie Jones will discuss the various changes that a cat goes through and what we should watch for. A Q&A will follow.
  3:00 pm Traveling with Cats
Greg and Diana spent a year traveling with their cats. Come and hear about their cat adventures and learn more about traveling with cats.
  4:00 pm Photographing your Pets – Top Tips
Pet Photographer Beth Alexander will share her top tips in photographing pets and how you can improve your photos.

 

The Cat Zone Schedule – Sunday

  Time Feature
  11:00 am Meet Timone the Savannah – a Therapy Cat
Have you ever thought that your cat may be a great therapy cat. Come and meet Timone, a therapy cat and listen as Mike Gardner talks about the Savannah breed and what is involved in becoming a therapy cat.
  12:00 am Cats and the Sense of Touch – Pawsitively Wonderful!
Veterinarian Dr. Emma Thom will touch on some of the common behaviour issues in cats including scratching behaviour, how playing with your food is a good thing for cats, and how not all toys are created equal. A Q&A will follow.
  1:00 pm Parade of Breeds
Each breed of cat has its own unique characteristics. With the help of the breeders at the show, Alex Leveille (Sat) and Lynn Jetté (Sun) will introduce you to the various breeds.
  2:00 pm Inappropriate Urination – You are right, your cat IS trying to tell you something, but it is not what you think!
Veterinarian Dr. Katie Jones will talk about both the medical and behavioural causes of inappropriate urination. Emphasis will be placed on litterbox enrichment. A Q&A will follow with various topics!
  3:00 pm Photographing your Pets – Top Tips
Pet Photographer Beth Alexander will share her top tips in photographing pets and how you can improve your photos.
  4:00 pm Traveling with Cats
Greg and Diana spent a year traveling with their cats. Come and hear about their cat adventures and learn more about traveling with cats.

Veterinarian Dr. Emma Thom

Dr. Emma Thom was born and raised in Toronto, but studied veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. After graduation in 2000, she worked in small animal practice in East Sussex and then later ran a small animal practice in Berkshire. She successfully gained her certificate in Small Animal Practice (GPCertSAP) in 2005. She met her husband during this time, and in 2006 moved back to Canada and to Ottawa, which she adores. In 2007, she started working at the Bytown Cat Hospital as a locum and quickly realized that cats were her true passion and began working full time at Merivale Cat Hospital in 2008, aka her “dream job”. Sadly, a change of job for her husband meant a change of location to Toronto in 2013, where she worked for the Guildcrest Cat Hospital, but after two years of missing Ottawa and missing the Merivale and Bytown Cat Hospitals, she was able to convince her husband to return to Ottawa. Currently, she is at the Bytown Cat Hospital and shares her home with her husband, two daughters and three spoiled cats.

Veterinarian Dr. Katie Jones

Dr. Katharine (Katie) Jones graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, PEI in 2004. Being from Ottawa, she wanted to come back home after school. Dr. Jones worked at another Ottawa hospital for 6 years before starting with the Nepean and Chapman Mills Animal Hospitals in January 2010. She has a special interest working with Cat Behaviour, Feline Medicine, Diabetes, and Senior cat Care. Not only does Dr. Jones like cats, but she also has a soft spot for our Canine Companions. She ensures that there is no bias. In particular, she enjoys working with our Canine Dental cases, Senior Dogs, Wellness and Medical patients. When not working, Dr. Jones started and manages the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue to help the cat overpopulation issue in the Ottawa area, and attends many events around the city to talk and educate on cat behaviour and community cats. She shares her home with her partner, 3 cats, 2 foster cats, and senior Siberian husky, Huey. In any spare time, Dr. Jones likes to bake, garden both perennials and vegetables (she managed a fruit and vegetable farm in her younger days), and is now trying her hand at refinishing older furniture.

Timone the Savannah – a Therapy Cat

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Meet TIMONE the Savannah at Ottawa Pet Expo! This striking cat is the first feline member of our #PetExpoArmy and is also a busy working Therapy Cat. Timone will be at the Ottawa Valley Cat Club (OVCC) Cat Zone Stage at 12:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am Sunday! Come find out what makes this boy so very special!

Greg and Diana and the Catsaway

The sailing adventures of Diana, Greg, Jazz, and Hercie. Journey to start in September 2017. Setting sail from Kingston Ontario, Canada.

Photographer Photographer Beth Alexander

Hi, my name is Beth Alexander, I believe that all life is beautiful and that we need to protect and respect all kinds, not just mankind.  I specialize in pet photography and their families.  I do this by shooting in a comfortable  environment either in your home or at a preferred location.  I am based in Avonmore, Ontario servicing the Ottawa, Cornwall area and everything in between.

coonMeet Ranger the Main Coon

Marc Lacourciere and Ranger the Main Coon Cat, a gorgeous specimen of superlative size will be at the Cat Cafe in support of Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. He’ll be kicking back and relaxing with some gourmet coffee and homemade treats available on a donation basis to benefit for Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!