Important tips on keeping your pet calm during their vet appointment.

Keeping Your Pet Calm for Their Vet Appointment

We are here to help take the “scaredy” out of scaredy-cat! Many pets often get nervous when in the car and head to the vet. This experience can be extremely traumatizing for your pet and can lead to ongoing anxiety whenever they get into your car. But do not fear! There are several things you,

Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Pet Pawliday Safety Tips

Tis the season! Before you start breaking out the tree and filling your belly with eggnog, remember to be conscientious of your four-legged friends. It’s easy to make sure your pets have a wonderful holiday season, but it’s just as easy for things to go sour during the chaotic time of year. These helpful pawliday

Getting the Most Out of Your Veterinary Visit

Due to the massive increase of more pets finding their fur-ever homes due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there is a nationwide shortage of vets and their availability. What does this mean for you as a pet owner? It means every vet visit counts! Here at Scottsdale Cat Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona we are dedicated

Pet Halloween Safety Tips

Pet Halloween Safety Tips

No Houdini’s Here Halloween brings a spell of fun and visitors to your home. Know that repeatedly opening doors for trick-or-treaters can increase the chances of your pet running out. If your pet likes to run out or is not friendly to other people, consider crating or keeping them in a secure area to

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Everything You Need to Know About Cat Grooming

Do Cats Groom Themselves? By nature, cats are well equipped to groom themselves. You may have noticed your cat grooming themselves several times a day, and it is not just for aesthetic purposes, but more so an instinctual purpose. Cats groom themselves to try to rid of any scents that may let other animals

Should You Get Your Cat Microchipped?

According to Home Again, one in three pets in the United States will become lost at some point during their lifetime. You may think this will never happen to your family, but we encourage you to take the necessary, proactive steps to ensure your pet’s safety. One of the most effective solutions is microchipping your

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Cat Dental Hygiene & Oral Care

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Is My Cat’s Bad Breath Normal? It is not normal for a pet’s breath to be stinky. Just like humans, a cat’s dental hygiene can be a sign that other diseases are present. Poor hygiene and bad breath could potentially lead to more serious health problems in the

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Five Freedoms: 2. Freedom from Discomfort

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM 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

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Five Freedoms: 1. Freedom from Hunger or Thirst

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM 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

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Five Freedoms for Our Pets

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM 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