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Cats


National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is October 9!

According to a 2012 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 55 percent of U.S. dogs and cats are now overweight.

Many people think fat cats and pudgy pups are cute, but consider this:

Overweight pets don’t feel good. Overweight pets often appear tired or lazy, lack energy and playfulness, are reluctant to jump or run, have difficulty grooming, lag behind on walks and pant heavily. In addition, the extra weight puts stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys are more.


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September is Senior Pet Health Month!

As most people know, pets age much faster than humans. A one year old dog or cat is about as "old" as a 15 year old person. And larger dogs age more rapidly than smaller breeds. As a result, large breed dogs are considered to be seniors when they are 7 to 8 years old, and small dogs and cats at 8 to 10 years old. Our senior pets need special attention to keep them healthy.

Because dogs and cats age so rapidly, health problems tend to progress faster in pets as well.


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Disaster Planning Includes Pets, Too!

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your pets ready in case of an emergency?

To us, animals are important members of every household. As you prepare your family for the unexpected, don’t forget to include them—simple steps like creating a plan, assembling an emergency kit and staying informed can greatly help your furry friends if disaster strikes.


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The Truth Behind 3 Common Kitty Myths

When was the last time we saw your cat?

A new study by the American Association of Feline Practitioners says that fewer than 48 percent of cats receive regular veterinary care. Why? Check out these common kitty myths. According to a recent survey…


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Training Your Cat to Scratch Appropriately

Contrary to popular belief, most cats can be trained, just ask our hospital cat Franklin! Owners can reinforce desired behavior in food-motivated pets by giving the treat as the cat completes the wanted behavior. The goal is to elicit the wanted behavior first so that you can reinforce it.

We know that cats scratch in order to:

  • Stretch and exhibit normal behavior
  • Scent mark an object
  • Condition their claws
  • Ward away unwanted attention

We supply cats with adequate scratching surfaces so they can exhibit their normal behavior.


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Ringworm: It's Not What You Think!

Despite its name, many pet parents are surprised to find that ringworm isn’t a worm—instead, it is a skin disease caused by a fungus. Because the lesions of this skin disease are often circular, it was once thought to be caused by a worm curling up in the tissue, but this disease actually has nothing to do with worms at all! Most of the fungi that cause ringworm are soil organisms, so they are commonly contracted outside. Cats and kittens from catteries have a higher than normal incidence because it is very contagious and difficult to eliminate from the enviroment.


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