Category: Cat Care

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Introducing a Dog to Your Resident Cat

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Are you adopting a dog? Congratulations! Of course, if you have a cat, your kitty probably won’t be as enthusiastic as we are. First impressions are a very big deal to pets, so it’s important to handle introductions properly. Here, a vet discusses getting Fido and Fluffy started out on the right paw. Sniff Before … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Cat Care, Dog Care

Meet the Persian

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Do you have a Persian? Persians are one of the most popular breeds in the world. These adorable kitties really are very sweet and lovable pets! A vet discusses the Persian below. Temperament Persians are usually quite relaxed and laid back. They’re very cuddly, and love to snuggle. In one study, the Persian scored higher … Read More »

Posted In Cat Care, General

4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

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Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images in the mind’s eye. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans. This is one reason it is so dangerous. It also has a very high fatality rate. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the … Read More »

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles: Patron Saint Of Cats

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March 17th is Saint Gertrude of Nivelles Day. It’s more commonly known as St Patrick’s Day, of course. If you’re not sure who Saint Gertrude is, she is the patron saint of cats. A local vet goes over some basics of her story below. History Gertrude of Nivelles was born in 628 in what is … Read More »

Posted In Cat Care, General

Keeping Your Cat Warm and Purring

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Are you ready for spring? It’s getting closer, but for many places, this is the coldest part of the year. Your feline buddy may have a fur coat on, but she isn’t immune to the cold. Here, a vet offers some tips on keeping Fluffy comfy and purring. Warm Beds Kitties absolutely love warm napping … Read More »

Posted In Cat Care, General Care

Adjusting Your Pet’s Diet During Winter

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Wintertime brings with it plenty of cold, damp, dreary weather. You’ll probably help your pet feel more comfortable by keeping the house warm, offering a fuzzy blanket, and maybe even dressing your companion up in a comfy sweater or jacket, especially when heading outdoors. But there’s one other change you might consider making this winter: … Read More »

Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

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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 … Read More »

Why Do Cats Like to Sleep So Much?

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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 … Read More »

All About Your Cat’s Whiskers

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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 … Read More »

Posted In Cat Care, General Care

Helping Your Cat and Dog Get Along

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Do you have both a cat and a dog? In some cases, Fluffy and Fido bond very closely, and become BFFs. In other cases, they may fight like, well, cats and dogs. A local vet offers some tips on helping your furry pals make peace. Keep Fido Active Dogs tend to be much calmer and … Read More »

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