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4th of July Safety Tips for Cats

Summer—and the 4th of July in particular—is a great time to have friends over for a backyard barbecue. Unfortunately, summer parties can pose potential threats to your cat. Follow these tips to help keep your cat safe during the summer … Continue reading

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3 Mistakes Cat Owners With Diabetic Cats Make

A diabetes diagnosis can be confusing for cat owners. You can help protect your cat’s health–and preserve the precious bond between pets and family members—by avoiding these mistakes. Mistake No. 1: Diet disasters For cats, particularly, pet owners sometimes don’t … Continue reading

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The Truth About Heartworm Disease in Cats

Heartworm disease is a very serious disease in both cats and dogs, but the unique physiology of each species means that it is really two very different diseases. As you learn about the similarities and differences here, however, remember the … Continue reading

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Cat + Patio: Build your own “catio”

An awesome DIY for an outdoor patio, for cats. It’s a known fact that the average life span of a cat with free access to roam outdoors is significantly shorter than those kept indoors. Car accidents, access to poisons, cat … Continue reading

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Why you and your cat deserve a Cat Friendly Practice

Discover the benefits of a Cat Friendly Practice Domestic cats need regular veterinary visits to promote longer, happier and healthier lives. Your cat’s veterinary practice can provide many important and beneficial services beyond just treating your cat when they are … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obesity-Related Cat Conditions

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent … Continue reading

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Kids Prefer Pets to Siblings

Anyone with siblings may not be surprised to be find that kids have less conflict with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. While many families have pets, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on the importance … Continue reading

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5 Cat Items to Toss Right Now

We all want to do the best we can by our kitties. But did you know some of the cat accessories you currently own might be better off in the trash? 1. Scratched-up litter boxes Most litter boxes are made … Continue reading

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Adverse Reactions to Food in Cats

I’m not sure I understand the difference between food allergies and adverse reactions to food in cats. My veterinarian tells me that food allergies—like shellfish allergies in humans—are actually not as common in cats as one might think. Is there … Continue reading

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How Cats Use Their Whiskers

My cat had an injury on the side of her face. The veterinarian had to shave the hair in the area to clean in and put in stitches. Some of her whiskers were shaved off. Will they grow back? Will … Continue reading

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