Should You Get Your Cat Microchipped?

Did you know that despite doing all we can to keep our animals safe, approximately one in three pets in the United States will become lost at some point during their lifetime? This is a scenario that no caring and the committed owner wants to think about. By understanding that it is something that could…

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Cat Dental Hygiene & Oral Care

What is the Cause of My Pet’s Bad Breath? Don’t ignore your pet’s bad breath! Dental hygiene is often the cause of stinky breath, and it may indicate other important problems with your pet’s health. We understand how easy it is to miss. Many of the problems that stem from poor hygiene occur where you…

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Five Freedoms: 2. Freedom from Discomfort

Continuing on the topic of the five freedoms that are necessary for our cats to be healthy and happy, the second freedom is freedom from discomfort. This means that we need to provide an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. Indoor cats are sheltered from many outside dangers that could cause discomfort….

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Five Freedoms: 1. Freedom from Hunger or Thirst

We have talked in previous blogs about the Five Freedoms for our pets. These freedoms highlight what our cats truly need to be happy and healthy. Freedom from hunger and thirst is the first one. We all know the story of the cat who gets fed by one person in the household, and then goes…

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Five Freedoms for Our Pets

We all want the best for our pets. We want to believe that we provide a great home for them and everything they could need to be happy and healthy. For the most part, we all do this. Cats though are very complicated creatures and don’t usually show when they are sick or in pain….

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3 At Home Cat Dental Care Tips

We discussed how important your cat’s dental health is in preventing dental disease. Now let’s talk about dental home care, another incredibly important component of your cat’s dental health. Dental cleanings are one part, but without dental home care, your cat will likely need more frequent dental cleanings. There are many forms of home care…

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The Importance of Feline Dental Health

Have you ever actually looked at your cat’s teeth? When they are yawning, you might glimpse their teeth but probably not get a great look. Believe it or not, dental disease is one of the most common diseases in cats. Sure, obesity and kidney disease are fairly common, but 70% of cats by age two have…

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Dealing with Multiple Problems in Your Cat

Any time a member of your feline family has a medical problem it can be scary and confusing. Hopefully though, your veterinarian can diagnose the problem and start treatment to make your cat feel better. Many times, however, our patients have more than one problem that may or may not be related to each other….

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Hidden Dental Diseases That May Be Causing Your Cat Pain

Dental disease affects all cats at some point in their lives. For at least half of cats, this includes painful resorptive lesions in one or more teeth. With these lesions, the enamel of the tooth is eroded away exposing the pulp of the tooth. The pulp contains the nerve and blood supply. Depending on the size…

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3 Basic Cat Hygiene Tips You Should Be Checking For

Cats are independent and take care of themselves pretty well. Healthy cats groom themselves often, keeping their fur clean and smooth. They generally use the litter box and don’t make messes. However, this can make us complacent with ensuring good hygiene in our cats. Even if your cats appear to be clean and happy, there…