Dr. Lauren Demos DVM (Veterinarian)

Dr. Lauren has worked in all aspects of the veterinary field throughout her career and therefore she has a deep understanding of animals. Since graduating from veterinary school, Lauren has worked in multiple countries, fostered many animals, and volunteered her time to help pets and vets alike.

Traditional hard sided cat carriers can provide safe and secure cat transport

A Cat Owner’s Manual: Dr. Lauren Explains Cat Carriers

Hi, I’m Dr. Lauren! Read my introduction to learn more about me and my two adventurous cats, Pancake and Tiller. OK, I’m just going to say it. Size matters. When it comes to cat carriers, that is. Cat carriers are the bane of many cat owners’ existence…and one of the most common reasons people miss their vet

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cat exploring backyard in the snow

Cats and Snow: A Study in Feline Enrichment

Hi, I’m Dr. Lauren! Read my introduction to learn more about me and my two adventurous cats, Pancake and Tiller. One of my favorite cat memes of all time is this zinger—a simple commentary on such a complicated creature: the cat. Snow is cold, unpredictable, wet—all conditions that cats are categorically known to detest. We’re treated to

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Pancake's eternal love for food

Cat Owner’s Manual for Pain Part 2: Misconceptions and Treatments

Hi, I’m Dr. Lauren! Read my introduction to learn more about me and my two adventurous cats, Pancake and Tiller. In the continuation of this two-part series on Pain in Cats: an Owners’ Manual (you can read the first part on Recognizing Pain here), we look at the misconceptions of feline pain, which abound. As well, we

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Pancake the cat sprawling on a rug

A Cat Owner’s Manual for Pain Part 1: Recognizing Pain

Hi, I’m Dr. Lauren! Read my introduction to learn more about me and my two adventurous cats, Pancake and Tiller. St. Augustine wrote “the greatest evil is physical pain.” While he was not a trained physician, truer words about pain are difficult to come by. Medically, pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional

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Pancake and Tiller spend the majority of their day sleeping

Do Cats Dream? Let’s Ask Pancake

Hi, I’m Dr. Lauren! Read my introduction to learn more about me and my two adventurous cats, Pancake and Tiller. One study defines dreaming as a “universal mental state characterized by hallucinatory imagery congruent with a confabulated, temporally ordered, storylike experience.”1 Rolls off the tongue, no? In layman’s terms, a dream is the emotions, thoughts and

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Dr. Lauren and Pancake on the sailboat

Introducing the Catsters: Dr. Lauren and Pancake & Tiller the Adventurers

Hi! My name is Lauren, and I’m a residency-trained feline veterinarian with a passion for cats, teaching, and adventure. When I’m not otherwise engaged, volunteering projects top my list as we get what we receive, and so many have helped me reach this point in my career. I live with two cats (one occasionally grumpy

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Pancake's masterful command of language is obvious in her various means by which to request food

Can Cats Understand Multiple Languages? Dr. Lauren’s Perspective

Happy New Year, everyone! Sorry for the delay on this one – Pancake and I were busy celebrating… Cats have lived with humans for over 10,000 years by various estimates, being present throughout the modern world in varied contexts of societies worldwide.1 The scope of which cats thrive in various cultures, ranging from beloved pets

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