Posts filed under: Veterinarians

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 no more angst at the barrier.   Now we add some fun and interaction.  ...
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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, I think the big limitations are your time and square footage. New kittens can always...
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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 to the eye. If your cat starts to urinate outside the litter box, prompt attention...
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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 what if there is a medical problem? Things such as urinary tract infections or crystals...
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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 enough? It should be 2-3 times the length of kitty.   Is the litter acceptable?...
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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 if given the chance. And when they are outside, they prefer an easy-to-dig area.  ...
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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 once pried open a clam to look for its secrets and belatedly realized that I’d...
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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 if left untreated can cause problems such as vision loss, kidney disease and heart problems....
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Here’s one of the findings from that research:   About 33% of cats are returned to their home within 7 days, 56% within two months, and few after that.   First of all, our mission is to increase those numbers...
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