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Hairball Awareness Day ​

National Hairball Awareness Day is observed annually on the last Friday in April. This day is listed as one of the Pet Health Awareness Events by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  The formation of hairballs is a common condition in … Continue reading

Top Cat Names of 2018

The list is in! Compliments of, the most popular kitty names in 2018. If you have a kitty named any of these, you are on trend! Top female cat names in 2018: 1. Nala 2. Luna 3. Bella 4. … Continue reading

How Can I Tell If My Cat Is Overweight?

Body condition scoring is a way to determine if a pet is underweight, ideal weight, or overweight. Discuss your cat’s current and ideal weight with your veterinarian. Use the chart below to determine your cat’s current body condition. Click image … Continue reading

The 9 Lies of Cats

Do you know the truth about your indoor cat? Here are the 9 biggest myths about thinking your indoor cat is safe from parasites. (Click graphic for larger view)

Your Cat’s Environmental Needs

Addressing your cat’s physical and emotional needs enhances its health and quality of life. Behavior problems are a leading cause of pets being surrendered or euthanized. These problems often occur in cats because their needs have not been fully met. … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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