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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

Heartworm Awareness

Heartworms are extremely dangerous (can be fatal) and have infected many pets in this country. Transmitted by infected mosquitos, it is a myth that heartworms are only a problem in southern states… and in dogs only. Heartworms are a problem … 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

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

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

5 Facts About Anesthesia and Dentistry

When pet owners hear the word “anesthesia,” many respond in fear for their pet’s life. These FACTS can help you be more comfortable with anesthesia for your pet. FACT #1: Non-anesthetic dentistry can cause significant stress and pain. Imagine: Strangers … Continue reading

5 signs that you should be worried about your cat’s food

What to feed your cat can be a big decision. With so many choices, making sure you get the details of what is right for your individual cat can be confusing. It is always recommended to have this conversation with … 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)