Archives: Cat Care

  • Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

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    Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care routine. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t … Read More »

  • Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

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    May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or foster fails. Fostering fills a crucial gap for pets that need growth, healing, training, and/or socialization before they can be put up for adoption. If you’re an animal lover, you may want to consider fostering. This can be a very rewarding and enriching experience! Of course, this isn’t going to be right for everyone. A vet lists some things to … Read More »

  • Popular Plants That Are Toxic To Cats

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    Have you ever brought a plant home, only to find your feline buddy immediately started gnawing on its leaves? Cats are carnivores, but they do enjoy some greens and fiber now and then. Unfortunately, kitties don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them. Quite a few popular houseplants are actually toxic to Fluffy. A local vet lists a few plants for cat owners to avoid in this article. Lily This one is particularly concerning … Read More »

  • Signs Of Arthritis In Cats

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    Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

  • Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

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    Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

  • Kneading In Kitties

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    Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! Your tiny pet will probably have you wrapped around that little paw in no time. Kittens are beyond cute. They’re also a bit of a handful. One thing you may find yourself dealing with quite a bit over the next few months is little Fluffy’s habit of kneading, or making biscuits, as it is sometimes called. What’s that all about? A vet looks into this cute—and somewhat painful—habit … Read More »

  • Meet The Maine Coon

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    Do you like fluffy cats? If so, you’ve probably found yourself absolutely charmed by a Maine Coon at some point. These big, lovable felines are not only super cute, they’re also very personable. In fact, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of Maine Coon kittens on holiday cards over the next few weeks. A veterinarian discusses this beloved breed below. History No one is quite sure exactly where Fluffy originated. One possibility is that Maine … Read More »

  • 9 Signs That Your Pet Is In Pain

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    September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pets may be very good at making their points when they want treats, walks, or lap space, but they often have trouble letting on when they are in pain. To complicate matters, some animals also try to mask signs of illness or injury. It’s important to know what to look for. A vet lists some key ones below. Changes In Appetite Most dogs and cats are very, very enthusiastic … Read More »

  • Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

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    Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets.  Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … Read More »

  • Feline Folklore

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    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 »