Cat Litter Types: Which is Right for Your Cat (and You)

Cat Litter Types: Which is Right for Your Cat (and You)

Credit: Zoetis Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA Did you know that the litterbox can be a big stressor for your cat? The type of litter you choose is a significant factor — not only can it affect your cat’s interest in using the litterbox, but also their health and yours. Navigating the different cat litter types on the market can be challenging, so it’s important to […]

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Keeping Your Senior Cat Active

Keeping Your Senior Cat Active

Credit: Zoetis Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA Even though cats can live into their twenties these days, they’re generally considered “senior” at around 8 to 10 years of age. This means cats can be senior kitty citizens for more than half their lives. As with humans, those advancing years come with health and mobility issues. However — also like humans — we can ease the […]

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Why Is My Cat Losing Weight?

Why Is My Cat Losing Weight?

Credit: Zoetis Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA An important aspect of your cat’s overall health is their weight. Most cat owners worry about negative health impacts on their overweight cats, but unexplained weight loss (whether gradual or rapid) is just as concerning. Unexpected weight loss can be an indicator of underlying medical issues — and contrary to what you may have heard, weight loss is not to […]

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How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

Credit: Zoetis Does your cat’s breath smell like an abandoned fish market? Jokes aside, keeping your pet’s teeth and gums clean and healthy can help to prevent periodontal disease and other health problems (beyond bad breath). Learning how to brush your cat’s teeth is just one step to preventing these health problems before they start. Why You Should Brush Your Cat’s Teeth Imagine not brushing your teeth […]

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How to Recognize and Treat Cat Conjunctivitis

How to Recognize and Treat Cat Conjunctivitis

Credit: Zoetis Almost all cats, at some point in life, will experience an episode of conjunctivitis (sometimes called pink eye). It doesn’t matter if you’re human or feline — having eye issues is an uncomfortable and miserable feeling — but there’s plenty you and your veterinarian can do to treat conjunctivitis and have your cat feeling better in no time. What is Conjunctivitis in Cats? […]

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What You Should Know About Cat Fights, Bites and Antibiotics

What You Should Know About Cat Fights, Bites and Antibiotics

  We cannot stress enough the importance of having your cat evaluated if they have been bitten by another cat. Since this is such a common injury in cats, all cat owners should know why cat bite wounds need to be treated by your veterinarian and the importance of systemic antibiotics for cat bite wound treatment. Why Are Cat Bite Injuries so Common? Cat bites […]

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Urinary Blockages In Cats, A REAL EMERGENCY

Urinary Blockages In Cats, A REAL EMERGENCY

Urinary Blockages in Cats, It is an EMERGENCY! A urinary blockage occurs when there is an obstruction in the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. When this happens it is difficult or impossible for a cat to empty the bladder, making it a life-threatening emergency. If your cat is having trouble urinating (see list below), do not delay […]

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Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness

Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness

For many dogs, going on an outing in the family car is an enjoyable adventure. However, for dogs that experience motion sickness, car rides are anything but enjoyable, no matter how fun the destination may be. What Causes Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness? Motion sickness in dogs can result from conflicting sensory signals that are sent to the emetic (vomiting) center in the brain. […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Flea & Tick Preventatives

The Dos and Don’ts of Flea & Tick Preventatives

Post Provided By: https://www.petplace.com/ Stephanie Silberstang, DVM CVA Flea and tick preventatives are highly recommended in most parts of the United States and internationally for dogs and cats. Fleas can cause local itchiness, allergies, anemia, and can transport certain diseases, including tapeworms and the bubonic plague. Ticks are by far the scarier bug, as they can cause life-threatening diseases to dogs, including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, […]

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Credit: AVMA Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. Holiday food needs to be kept away from pets, and pet owners who travel need to either transport their pets safely or find safe accommodations for them at home. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday. Poison […]

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