Archives: General Care

  • Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

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    Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care routine. While buying Fluffy’s food isn’t … Read More »

  • How to Tell If Your Cat Is Stressed-Out

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    Cats do a really good job at hiding that they’re sick or injured. The same goes for when your cat is stressed. Like people, stress isn’t good for cats and chronic stress can even suppress your Kitty’s immune system response, leaving her at risk for a wide range of illnesses. It may take a little detective work to know if your cat is stressed, but it can be done. Read on as a veterinarian lists … Read More »

  • Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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    Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. A local vet lists some ways to prevent dog bites below. … Read More »

  • Signs Of Arthritis In Cats

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    Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

  • Pica In Dogs

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    Have you ever come home and found that your canine pal has eaten your shoes, or chewed up your sofa? This may go beyond Fido’s natural need to chew. There’s actually a specific name for this behavior: pica. The whats, whens, and whys of pica in dogs can vary widely. A local vet offers some information on it below. Grass One of the most common forms of pica is eating grass. There are several possible … Read More »

  • Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

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    Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

  • Unchain A Dog Month

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    February is Unchain A Dog Month. This is one message we definitely want to help spread! Keeping a dog chained is becoming illegal in more and more places, which is one change we are happy to see. A vet offers some information on this below. A Harmful Practice Chained dogs are very vulnerable to illness, parasites, and disease. Because they are exposed to the elements, they are not only very uncomfortable, they are also susceptible … Read More »

  • Outdoor Winter Hazards For Cats

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    Do you have a kitty? If so, we strongly recommend keeping her safe and sound indoors, especially in winter. Fluffy may have an adventurous spirit, but she’s also very small and vulnerable. While things like cars and weather pose threats to outdoor cats all year long, winter adds a few more dangers. A local vet lists a few of them in this article. Darkness It gets dark pretty early at this time of year. That … Read More »

  • Kneading In Kitties

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    Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! Your tiny pet will probably have you wrapped around that little paw in no time. Kittens are beyond cute. They’re also a bit of a handful. One thing you may find yourself dealing with quite a bit over the next few months is little Fluffy’s habit of kneading, or making biscuits, as it is sometimes called. What’s that all about? A vet looks into this cute—and somewhat painful—habit … Read More »

  • New Gadgets For Pets

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    Happy Holidays! It’s December, and for many of us, that means it’s time to start our holiday shopping. Don’t forget to pick up something for your pet! Classic options, such as toys and treats, are always a safe bet. However, if you want to get your furry friend something a bit more modern, read on! A vet lists some gadgets for pets in this article. Camera/Treat Dispenser There are few things cuter than seeing Fido … Read More »