Category: Cat Health

Dental Health and Dental Disasters

Does your dog or cat have terrible breath? Is he or she chewing funny? Dropping food? Even worse, missing teeth that were there before? Dental disease is extremely common in dogs, cats, and even rabbits! This is incredibly painful for your furry friend, and can have some hidden effects as well. Whole Body Effects of… Read More


Kitten Conundrum

Adopted a new kitten or considering adopting a new kitten? Congratulations on adopting your newest best friend. Kittens are energetic, cute, playful, and so funny. But they can be a handful! Veterinary Visits All kittens (and cats) should see a veterinarian once adopted! Your new kitten will need many vaccines and check ups to ensure… Read More


Holiday Hazards

Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season. AVOID Holiday Food Items That Could Cause Problems For Your Pet Alcoholic beverages , marijuana Chocolate (baker’s, semi-sweet, milk chocolate) Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans) Moldy or spoiled foods Onions, onion powder Fatty foods Salt Yeast dough PLANTS… Read More


Why Do Cats Scratch?

Cats are a regal and cozy influence on a household. Stately or energetic, rotund or robust, cats tend to oversee the household and make it run on their schedule. We feed, change the litter and open doors for them at their request. If you are lucky enough to have a lap cat then you have… Read More


Hairballs in Cats

What did your kitty just deposit on the rug? It looks tubular, surrounded by clear or yellow fluid and hard to differentiate from which end of the cat it emerged. If you witnessed the episode you may have watched kitty start to wretch and gag and walk over to sit on the wood floor while… Read More


Why Is My Pet Having Accidents In The House?

My friend Brenda and I were talking about why pets poop in the house. Is it on purpose or not? Veterinary behaviorists explain that pets often defecate in the house because of a metabolic or physical problem. These problems must be resolved before a behavioral issue can be diagnosed. Veterinarians will tell you that pets… Read More


How to Get Your Pet to the Vet – Part 1

Have you ever made an appointment to go to the vet? Have you dreaded the day when you would have to chase your cat around the house, drag her out from under the bed and stuff her into the dreaded carrier, hopefully with no bloodshed on your part? You are not the only one. Even… Read More


Stealth Diseases in Your Cat

People often admire cats for their independent nature, but that same self-sufficient attitude may also be responsible for a lack of veterinary care. Cat owners often think that their kitties are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves and don’t need any medical attention. Many cats are never brought to the vet for a wellness… Read More


Kitty Vet Visits: Healthful or Horrible?

Did you know that according to a 2011 study of trends in veterinary medicine by Bayer Healthcare and Brakke Consulting that 60% of cat owners report that their cat hates going to the veterinarian? Furthermore 38% of clients say they get stressed just thinking about bringing their cat to the veterinarian. This is probably why… Read More


Avoid Winter Danger for Pets

Winter is a time when the temperatures drop and we all have the instinct to hibernate a bit. It is a great time to stay and snuggle with your cat or dog while watching TV or reading a book. You may not want to go out but your dog probably does. Most cats these days… Read More