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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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

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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

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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)

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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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Heartworm Prevention For Tampa FL Cat Owners

Although easy to prevent, heartworm disease continues to be a major health problem for pets living in Florida and throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. Fortunately, with a few precautions such as twice a year heartworm testing and the proper … 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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