Signs Your Cat Needs Medical Attention

Signs Your Cat Needs Medical Attention

Credit:  Zoetis,  Dr. Joyce A Login   Cats are individuals, each with a unique set of traits that shape their personalities. Because of this, it may be easy for you to tell when they’re just not themselves. Sometimes it means your cat is just having an off day, but there are signs to look out for that could mean your cat needs medical attention.   Hiding […]

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How Your Dog Is Telling You They’re in Pain

How Your Dog Is Telling You They’re in Pain

Credit: Zoetis, Dr. Joyce A. Login   Sometimes when your dog speaks, you know just what they’re saying. “I’m hungry.” “I wanna go outside!” “The cat stole my bed again.” Yet when your dog’s in pain, it may be harder to decipher. The most common chronic pain seen in dogs is osteoarthritis (OA). When in the comfort of your home, you’re in the best position to recognize what […]

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Is My Cat Scowling at Me or Are They in Pain?

Is My Cat Scowling at Me or Are They in Pain?

Credit: Zoetis, Joyce A. Login   Cat facial expressions may be subtle and hard to spot by the untrained eye. But armed with a little information, you can use your cat’s ears, eyes, muzzle, whiskers, and head position to better understand when your cat might be experiencing pain (and to what degree). Because cats are masters at hiding their pain, we need to look beyond obvious […]

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5 Dog Tail Injuries to Be Aware Of

5 Dog Tail Injuries to Be Aware Of

Credit: Zoetis, Dr. Melody Conklin Nothing says happiness like a dog tail wagging crazily — but it can be upsetting when your beloved dog suffers from a tail injury and the wagging stops. Your dog’s tail includes bones, muscles, vessels, and nerves, all of which are susceptible to injury. That’s why it’s important to know a bit about common tail injuries and what actions to […]

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Kitten Teething: Symptoms & Treatment

Kitten Teething: Symptoms & Treatment

Credit: Zoetis Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA One of the often-overlooked kitten needs is providing comfort during teething. Yes, kittens teethe just like babies! Knowing the ins and outs of kitten teething can help you understand what they’re going through and offer a little support. What Age Does Kitten Teething Start? Kittens go through two teething phases. At birth, they have no teeth — something […]

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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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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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Common Reasons For Panting

Common Reasons For Panting

Panting is a typical doggie behavior, but you may wonder why it occurs, or whether your pet’s panting is excessive or unusual. Researchers have looked at dog panting to determine its causes; what they discovered may surprise you. What Is Panting in Dogs? Moderate to rapid open-mouthed respiration is a normal dog and puppy behavior that lowers body temperature and also gets oxygen into the dog’s bloodstream. […]

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Recognizing Pain in Cats and Dogs

Veterinary medicine has made incredible advances. But no matter how much we learn, pets’ quality of life depends on how well we can control their pain.  By Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD How your dog or cat is standing, sitting or resting can give you subtle hints that they may be experiencing pain.  When your pet is suffering, it can be more frustrating than when a person […]

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