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Land O’ Lakes Office We are super excited to announce that Land O’Lakes Veterinary Services, our office in Northbrook, is open for business again Tuesday...
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Sometimes stress and fear are obvious in our feline friends. But sometimes the signs of stress and fear are more subtle, because the cat is...
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So you’ve got a new kitty! And she’s been in a separate room from the other felines, settling in. Everyone is eating normally, there is...
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A new kitten can be an impulse acquisition. It’s not the wisest way to make this decision, but I’ve been there. As long as you...
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In a stable population, as long as each cat has a resting place, a hiding place, access to food and water and litter box facilities,...
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Sometimes we see a cat because someone in the home noticed red urine. But there is a lot we can tell before urine looks abnormal...
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Recent research has shown that peeing outside the litter box, no matter the cause, can be improved by keeping the litter boxes really clean.   But...
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If kitty suddenly starts missing the litter box, there are several things you can check about the facilities you’re offering.   Is the box big...
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One of the dreaded moments for a cat owner — kitty misses the box.   Cats are naturally fastidious creatures and will bury their waste...
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I had an apostrophe catastrophe today. Does the play belong to the cat? How many cats? How much play?   Play is an important part...
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If you haven’t experienced the lovely sensation of a furball cuddled against you on a chilly night or the soothing vibration of a cat purring,...
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I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a child. I was the kid who hand-fed orphaned robin fledglings until they could fly. I...
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Did you know that we see high blood pressure in cats?   Why do we worry about it? Just like in people, high blood pressure...
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There is research showing that cats living outside kill birds and small mammals. There are some bird researchers who firmly believe cats have led to species extinctions and...
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If you have questions about how to look after your cat, or just ‘is this normal’, I have a few suggestions.   Hopefully you have...
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FIP – Feline Infectious Peritonitis. If you mention this term to someone who works with cats, you’ll see a person with a hopeless look on...
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One of the things that determines where and how you might find your lost cat is kitty’s friendliness factor.   There is research ongoing about...
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The research also gave us some clues about how your individual cat may react when she’s suddenly out in the big world alone.   For...
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