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Selecting A Vet For Your Cat

Finding the right vet for you and Your cat is important and the number of cat vets is growing. One of the most important aspects of being a good pet parent is choosing the right vet for your cat. The best time to take care of that responsibility is BEFORE any sort of emergency makes … Continued

Making a Pet First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs

Having a pet first aid kit will help you be prepared to keep your pet healthy and safe. While you should take your pet to the veterinarian for any major ailments, it is important to be prepared to handle all facets of health and safety. To do this, you should keep a pet first aid … Continued

How to Tell if Your Pet Cat has Been Spayed or Neutered

Cat spaying and neutering is a common, veterinarian-recommended procedure. If you get an adult cat, though, it can be difficult to tell if this process has already taken place. Having your cat fixed is a responsible way to control pet population as well as cat behavior. Spaying and neutering has also been shown to reduce … Continued

How to Control Your Cat’s Shedding

Shedding is a natural, healthy process in all cats, in which they shed in order to remove dead hair which can cause skin irritation. Shedding helps to replenish your kitty’s fur and keep it in tip-top shape – basically, there is no way around it. But we’ll tell you the science behind why cat’s shed, … Continued

Dealing With Allergies to Cats and Dogs

If you or your partner suffers from cat or dog allergies, it can make owning one very difficult. Around fifteen percent of the United States population suffers from dog or cat allergies, so there’s a decent chance that someone in your family is allergic. This could present a huge problem if you want to add … Continued

Sticky Situation: How to Deal with Cat Hairballs

You love your cat, but you could probably do without his icky hairballs. July is the worst month for hairballs so expect to spot them a little more often around the house. Read on for tips on how to spot the symptoms, reduce the number of, and clean up after, those yucky hairballs. Hairball Symptoms … Continued

11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid. The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top … Continued

Health and Your Cat’s Coat

Your cat’s coat is a reflection of his internal health. Regular grooming not only makes your cat look clean and healthy, it also gives you an opportunity to examine his skin and fur closely for potential issues. There are many diseases that express themselves externally, perhaps in the form of skin lesions or a dull … Continued

Urinary Tract Health – Cats

Act swiftly if you suspect problems with your cat’s urinary tract health. Learning to interpret your cat’s behavior can be both enjoyable and, often times perplexing. While some feline behavior can mystify us, it’s important to be able to distinguish between fanciful (but normal) cat behavior and the signs of a serious health problem that … Continued

The Heat is On: Preventing Heat Stroke in Cats and Dogs

During summertime, everyone loves to be outside – and that includes your family pet. Whether he’s hanging out in the backyard, heading to the beach, or going for a hike, pets always seem like they are having a blast when they are outside. Unfortunately, you have to be mindful of heat stroke in dogs and … Continued

Summertime Cat Care

Summer is the time to get outside with your cat. Just note that your cat will feel the heat before you do. It’s up to you to make sure your cat stays cool as the temperature soars during the long, hot summer. Here are a few tips that will keep him comfortable and healthy. Keep … Continued

Arthritis and the Aging Cat

Would you know if your cat was arthritic? At least 30% of felines aged 12+ suffer from some degree of arthritis. Arthritis is a degenerative, painful inflammation and swelling of the joints. While arthritis can be triggered by an injury or a systemic infection such as Lyme disease, most arthritis is simply due to aging. … Continued

How to Treat Hairballs

You do not have to watch idly while your cat struggles with hairballs. Hairballs, or trichobezoars, generally cause vomiting of a non-serious nature.  They can, however, cause serious obstructions that require surgical removal. Other side effects include constipation and lack of appetite. Hairball prevention is essential to the good health of your cat. Why hairballs … Continued

The Importance of Spaying

Cat over-population is a growing problem. The benefits to you and your cat should make you consider spaying. For many years, we were taught that cats had to be at least one year old to be spayed or neutered. Today, that mindset is changing. The American Veterinary Medical Association now endorses the practice of spaying … Continued