What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

Written by Dr. Melinda J. Mayfield-Davis, DVM, WCHP-AH | Featured on Vetericyn.com

Cats scratch and clean themselves all the time. You, as a normally distracted human being, probably don’t pay any more attention to their occasional itches than to their hairballs. But if you notice your animal companion is frequently scratching or continually grooming . . . → Read More: What are the Most Common Cat Skin Issues?

Importance of wellness exams

Article Featured on AVMA

Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success.

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention . . . → Read More: Importance of wellness exams

First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies

Article Featured on PetMD

You’re probably prepared in case a member of your family cuts himself or gets injured. But do you know what to do if your pet chokes on a bone or has a seizure?

Knowing some basic pet first-aid techniques could mean the difference between life and death. Here are some . . . → Read More: First-Aid Tricks for Pet Emergencies

How to Know if a Cat Had a Stroke

Article Featured on The Nest

Strokes are caused when blood flow to the brain is blocked. The lack of oxygen that occurs causes symptoms including disorientation, imbalance, seizures and blindness. If your cat suffers a stroke, you may observe one or more of these symptoms. Your cat requires medical treatment, stat.

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Fun Games for Exercising Your Cat

Article Featured on Hillpet.com

Break out the magic wand

Discover which cat toys games your feline friend might like, and how they are great sources of exercise.

It’s no secret that cats love birds. Or rather, they love trying to hunt them. A wand-type toy with feathers on the end may just be the . . . → Read More: Fun Games for Exercising Your Cat

Bartonellosis: Another Reason for Pet Owners to Banish Fleas

BY DR. JENNA ASHTON DVM, MS, DACVIM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

While you may not be familiar with Bartonella, you’ve probably heard of cat scratch disease, a human condition caused by one form of this bacteria. As the name suggests, people can get this disease from the scratch or bite of an infected . . . → Read More: Bartonellosis: Another Reason for Pet Owners to Banish Fleas

What Is Cat Chirping and Why Do Cats Do It?

Article by Christine O’Brien | Featured on Hillspet

Chirping: It’s not just for the birds. In fact, cat chirping is one of several ways that cats communicate with their pet parents. But why do cats chirp and what’s the meaning behind this distinct cat noise? Let’s find out.

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Seizures in Your Dog or Cat

Article Featured on Pet Health Network

What is a seizure?

Watching your dog or cat experience a seizure can be a scary thing, and for good reason: seizures are usually accompanied by convulsions and wild thrashing, yelps and cries, and sometimes excessive drooling, urination, and pooping.

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Cat Life Stages: Providing the Best Care for Your Cat at Any Age

Article Featured on Hillspet.com

When you think of cat life stages, you might think that they consist of kittenhood, adulthood and senior age. You might also think that once a cat reaches adulthood, there isn’t much difference between cat care in adults and younger cats. If that’s the case, you’ll be surprised to learn . . . → Read More: Cat Life Stages: Providing the Best Care for Your Cat at Any Age

Cat Killing Conditions That Can Hide Undetected

Article Featured on Cat Health

When you have a cat in your family, you want to do the best you can to keep him healthy and happy. The best ways to do so are to keep up with his veterinary visits, feed him good quality food, and spend time playing and interacting with him . . . → Read More: Cat Killing Conditions That Can Hide Undetected