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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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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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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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Myth: It is normal for a cat to vomit

Vomiting in cats is NOT normal. It is a sign that there may be a problem, such as: Poor or low quality diet or treats Allergy to an ingredient in their food Eating too fast or on a strict schedule … Continue reading

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October 16th is National Feral Cat Day®

About National Feral Cat Day® Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day® on our 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them. National Feral … Continue reading

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6 Most Common Cat Health Problems

Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues. 1. Vomiting Vomiting is a very common problem with cats. Causes range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like … Continue reading

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Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?

Cats sleep an average of fifteen hours a day, and some can sleep up to twenty hours in a twenty-four hour period. Which begs the question: Why do cats sleep so much? The ‘Catnap’ The first thing you should realize … Continue reading

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5 Easy & Simple Steps to Better Health for Your Cat

A regular exam every 6 months – Your doctor can explain the benefits to you today. Regular lab testing – This is to check for common diseases like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and kidney disease. A quality cat food – Food should … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware! Be Sure You Are Getting Your Cat’s Heartworm Prevention Legally.

The VIN News Service reports that a pet’s owner purchased online an Australian product called Nuheart, a generic form of ivermectin modeled after the brand-name medication Heartgard. Nuheart is sold over the counter in Australia but the drug is not … Continue reading

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