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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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What Your Cat Isn’t Telling You: Top 10 Signs of Sickness

Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP catsINK Vancouver, Canada If you see any of these signs in your cat, it’s time to call us. Even subtle changes can be really important. Problem 1: That’s not where he should be “going”! When cats … Continue reading

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Air Travel With Your Cat

Air travel with your cat If you are flying, you will want to check with the airline and the destination to which you are traveling about requirements such as Acclimation Certificate, Health Certificate and examination, testing and vaccination status. Smaller … Continue reading

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Summer Tips for Your Cat

Warmer weather can present particular challenges to your cat. Take a minute to review the following tips to ensure you’re providing the best care during this time of year. Fleas. Summertime is flea time. So you may want to talk … 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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Twice a Year… For Life!

Cat owners need to know about the cat aging process. Because cats age faster than people, annual wellness exams mean more than a year passes in the cat’s life between veterinary visits.  “A visit to the veterinarian once a year … Continue reading

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Feline Wellness Care Recommendations for Annual and Semi-Annual Health Plan Visits

Recommendations for Feline Annual Health Plan Visit Comprehensive Physical Exam Adult Every 12 Months Senior and Geriatric Every 6 Months Rabies Vaccination (PUREVAX) Annually FVRCP Titers (‘Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (Herpes) Calicivirus and Panleukopenia‘) Annually (Must have had at least 1 … 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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Is Your Cat Getting The Proper Nutrition?

We all know the saying, “you are what you eat”, but do you realize that counts for your cats too?  Feeding your cat a healthy balanced diet can be one of the most important things you can do to improve … Continue reading

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Decoding Your Cat’s Behavior

According to this month’s CATalyst Council, behavior is one of the most frequent explanations for owner relinquishment of a pet to a shelter. Many problematic cat behaviors can be changed relatively easily. Here are some tips on litter box habits, scratching and … Continue reading

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