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February Is National Cat Health Month

February 01, 2022
Grey cat leaning on table

For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure to do all the things that will help your cat live a healthier, happier, and longer life.  Here are a … Read More »

International Animal Rights Day

December 01, 2021

December 10th is International Animal Rights Day! On this day, animal rights advocates from around the world take a stand for the fair treatment and respect that animals deserve.  Surprisingly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights observance also falls on December 10th, which is not a coincidence at all. In 1998, animal activists demanded that the UN General Assembly expand the Declaration to include animals on the premise that all sentient creatures have the right … Read More »

Caring For A Deaf Cat

September 15, 2021

National Deaf Pet Awareness Week starts September 19th, which is this Sunday. This is definitely a topic that could use more attention. About one percent of the kitty population is deaf. Fluffy can still lead a full and happy life if she can’t hear, and she’ll be just as cute and lovable as other cats. Of course, she will need some extra care. A vet discusses caring for deaf cats below. Other Senses You may … Read More »

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

September 01, 2021
Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

Is your feline friend an orange kitty? If so, you may want to give Fluffy a special treat: it’s Ginger Kitty Appreciation Day! Cats come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and we think they’re all adorable. However, ginger cats definitely have some raving fans! A vet discusses these miniature lions below. Boys Club When you see or meet a new ginger cat, the odds are your new feline buddy is a boy. The … Read More »

Feline Folklore

August 01, 2021

Kitties are very mysterious little furballs, who have certainly gathered more than their fair share of myths and legends. In fact, for a cute, innocent-looking pet, Fluffy has amassed a rather impressive collection of urban—and rural—legends. A local vet lists a few of them below. Cat Goddesses Our feline friends have been associated with several different goddesses. The most well-known may be Egypt’s Bastet, who was often depicted in feline form. The ancient Greeks had … Read More »

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4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

April 01, 2021

Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images in the mind’s eye. And because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States and many other parts of the world thanks to modern vaccination and wild animal control measures. Still, you’ll want to take the proper precautions to make sure your pet … Read More »

Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

December 01, 2020

If you own a cat, you’ll notice that she licks herself frequently. Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves by licking, so this behavior in and of itself isn’t abnormal. But it’s possible for a cat to lick herself too much—this is known in the veterinary world as overgrooming. Read on to find out more from your local veterinarian.  What Counts as Overgrooming? Since cats spend somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of their … Read More »

Why Do Cats Like to Sleep So Much?

November 01, 2020

Cats come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and personalities, but they share one thing in common: they love sleeping. In fact, cats sleep on average around 15 hours per day, and can even sleep up to 20 hours in a single 24-hour period. That’s a lot of slumber for your feline friend! You might wonder why your cat rests so much—read on to find out more about your cat’s sleeping habits. Why Cats Sleep … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

All About Your Cat’s Whiskers

October 01, 2020
Grey cat leaning on table

Cats come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but whiskers are one thing that every cat has in common. They’re much more than decorative long hairs sprouting from Fluffy’s snout, too—your pet’s whiskers are essential for all sorts of daily functions. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about these important sensory tools.   Whiskers Help Your Cat Navigate Her Environment Your cat’s whiskers are rooted more deeply into the skin than her … Read More »

Choosing the Purrfect Cat Carrier

August 01, 2020

Does your cat enjoy riding around? Chances are, the answer to that question is no. Most of our feline patients absolutely despise car rides! However, sooner or later, Fluffy will need to be transported. When she does, she should always be in a carrier. But what do you look for when picking a carrier? A veterinarian offers some suggestions below. Size Usually, when it comes to animal housing or cages, bigger is better. That isn’t … Read More »

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