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Cats


Can Cat Cancer Be Prevented? To a Certain Extent, Yes, And Here's How

Any way you cut, even just the word cancer, is scary. It can affect any part of the body, and the consequences are often dire. For pet owners, the thought of cancer is a particularly frightening one. The good news, though, is that while the disease is not 100% preventable, there are several things you can do to mitigate your cat’s risk of getting cancer.


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The Secret to Potty Training Your Cat and Solving Litter Box Aversion

Adding a cat to your family is one of life’s most enjoyable and rewarding experiences. Your new feline family member is a fun and fluffy addition to your home and will surely prove to be just as loyal as a canine companion. Unfortunately, though, cat ownership is not without its challenges. From the occasional hairball to their tendency to wake their owners up at the crack of dawn for breakfast, there are a few occasional hiccups that accompany the joys of having a cat.


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How to Enrich the Life of Your Indoor Cat

As a cat lover, you might choose to keep your feline friend indoors for many reasons. In most households, though, the primary reason is safety. Indoor cats typically live 10 to 15 years while their outdoor counterparts live about 2-5 years—a significant difference, and it's because they are less likely to contract potentially deadly diseases and face other dangers. Keeping your cat indoors protects them from other animals, being hit by a car, or being abused by an unkind human.


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7 Ways to Tell If Your Cat is in Pain - Some May Surprise You!

Recognizing the early signs of pain in your cat is an essential step in ensuring their long-term health and happiness. Unfortunately, felines are experts when it comes to hiding their discomfort. While they typically show outward signs when experiencing acute, intense pain, it’s not nearly as easy to detect when a cat suffers from long-term pain or discomfort. As veterinarians, we have become adept at recognizing some of the more subtle signs of pain in cats, but we also make sure to remind cat owners that they know their pets best.


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Heartworm Awareness Month: How to Prevent Cat Heartworm Disease

April is Heartworm Awareness Month and, as veterinarians, we are happy to have an opportunity to spread awareness about this devastating yet completely preventable disease. And while heartworm disease is often associated with dogs, cats can be affected with heartworms, too. The thing is, cats are considered atypical hosts for heartworms because most worms in cats do not survive to the adult stage.


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How to Best Care For Your Cat As They Enter Their Senior Years

A cat is a lifetime commitment—although it’s rare, there are instances of cats who have lived to 30 years old! From their gentle purring and sandpaper kisses to their playful, video-worthy behavior and snuggly leg hugs, cats make this well worth it. As a caring cat owner who has turned to the internet for information on senior cat care, you’ve already shown that you are hoping to give your furry feline the best life possible well into the gray whisker years. There are many things you need to know and that you can do to ensure your cat transitions into their senior years with relative ease.


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The Secret to Stress-Free Car Rides With Your Kitty Cat

One of the challenges many cat owners face is getting their cat to the vet clinic. Many of us are fellow cat parents, so we can appreciate the arduous task this can be. As veterinarians, we also know that regular vet care is essential for our feline friends' overall health and longevity. Many cat owners put off wellness exams and other vet visits because of this challenge, but doing so can have dire consequences. The longer you wait to get the cat the care they need, the more likely they are to have a poor prognosis.


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