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You cat will enjoy a daily walk to change his environment, breathe fresh air, and check out what’s happening.

Teach Your Cat to Walk On a Leash

Many of our feline friends are fascinated with the great outdoors, but letting cats roam freely comes with a myriad of problems and risks....
If you spot a tick, grab the tweezers. It won’t jump or fly; ticks can only crawl.

How to Remove a Tick

If your cat goes outside this time of year, he may bring home an unwelcome guest—a tick. These arachnid parasites need a bloodmeal to...
We do not necessarily always know what physical abnormalities our cat may have.

Sudden, Unexplained Death

Q. Our beloved gray and white tabby domestic shorthair recently died suddenly the day after receiving a clean bill of health (normal blood work...
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Overworked Veterinarians

Chris Roth, DVM, writes on a PetsBest blog that COVID-19 has caused pet ownership to surge by 10%. This has left veterinarians overworked and...
Remember, your new cat isn’t sure who you are. Give her time to settle in. Sit near her, talk with her, but allow her to make the approach.

Welcoming a Rescue Cat

Watching your new rescue cat, or a stray you brought into your home, blossom and become part of your family is rewarding. With proper...
Indoor cats can be exposed to fleas by housemates who go outside and give the fleas a ride in.

Fighting the Fleas Around Us

Everyone hates to find a flea crawling on their cat. The typical response is immediate: a bath followed by an effective topical, such as...
Using a tablet or smartphone is pretty commonplace. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that veterinary medicine is embracing it.

When Telemedicine Works Well

Veterinary medicine has not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to curbside appointments, requiring masks, and sometimes reduced hours,...
Lillies are deadly! Don’t take the chance of an accident like this.

Make Easter Cat-Friendly

A quick response if your cat licks, chews, or swallows a harmful substance can mean the difference between life and death. But you must...

Best Designs for Feline Kennel Space

A recent article in Veterinary Practice News says that researchers recommend feline cages have clear doors so cats can see out (or covers they...

Peace in a “Mixed” Household

A recent study from the United Kingdom looked at the efficacy of pheromones to help calm the waters, using the commercial products Feliway Friends...

Lumpy, Bumpy, Clumpy Coats

You’re petting your cat and you realize that her silky coat is not so silky anymore. Whether your attention has been grabbed by small...
Vest-style harness

Choosing a Cat Harness

Whether you want to take your cat for safe outdoor excursions or just have a little more security when transporting her in your car,...