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Celebrating Cattober: Homemade Gifts For Fluffy

October 01, 2022
Kitten lying on yarn

Did you know that October 9th is Cattober? If you hadn’t heard of Cattober, well, it’s a pretty big deal for our feline friends. This special day has been chosen as the somewhat-official birthday for any kitty whose exact DOB isn’t known. While you don’t need a special occasion to spoil your cat, this definitely is a purrfect one. A Helotes, TX vet lists some ways to pamper your cat in this article. Cat Tower … Read More »

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Cat Care 101: Fluffy’s Basic Needs

May 15, 2022
Cat lying down

Cats are extremely popular pets. One reason for that is because they are very easy keepers. In fact, out of all of the animals we’ve domesticated, Fluffy may very well be the most independent. That doesn’t mean your kitty is entirely self-sufficient, though. A local vet lists some of the things your furry pal requires in this article. Food               Proper nutrition is the foundation of any good pet care … Read More »

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Meet The Ukrainian Levkoy

April 15, 2022
The Ukrainian Levkoy

Over the past few weeks, the world’s attention has been very much focused on the conflict in Ukraine. The situation is affecting not just its people, but also its animals, which has been just heartbreaking to see. Our feline friends are just as popular in Ukraine as they are here. However, while Ukrainians have all sorts of cats, only one breed originated in the region: the Levkoy. A vet takes a look at this unusual … Read More »

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Signs of Arthritis in Cats

March 15, 2022
Black and white cat looking at camera

Just like people, cats can be prone to developing arthritis as they age. This painful condition develops when the tendons and ligaments that cushion and connect Fluffy’s bones get worn out. Over time, they can thin and lose elasticity, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. While arthritis isn’t curable, it can be managed. However, treatments may be more successful if the issue is caught and addressed early. Here are some signs to watch for: … Read More »

Cute Cat Breeds You Probably Never Heard Of

February 15, 2022

Did you know that there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds? Interestingly, they differ on how many breeds they recognize.The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44, while The International Cat Association recognizes 71. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not be familiar with. Highlander A cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl, the Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back … Read More »

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February Is National Cat Health Month 

February 01, 2022
Kitten perched on wall

For many people, the first couple months of a new year are a time of renewed focus on the things that matter most. Since our feline companions fall in that category, now is a good time to focus on the health and well-being of your Kitty. In recognition of National Cat Health Month, be sure to do all the things that will help your cat live a healthier, happier, and longer life.  Here are a … Read More »

9 Signs That Your Pet Is In Pain

September 01, 2021

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Pets may be very good at making their points when they want treats, walks, or lap space, but they often have trouble letting on when they are in pain. To complicate matters, some animals also try to mask signs of illness or injury. It’s important to know what to look for. A vet lists some key ones below. Changes In Appetite Most dogs and cats are very, very enthusiastic … Read More »

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Keeping an Outdoor Cat Healthy

July 15, 2021
Black and white cat looking at camera

Do you let your feline buddy go outdoors? Have you perhaps adopted—or half-adopted—a local kitty? While we always recommend keeping Fluffy inside, we do understand that some of our feline friends enjoy exploring the Great Outdoors. Others may have never become accustomed to indoor life. In this article, a vet offers some advice on keeping an outdoor cat happy, healthy, and purring. Food Like any animal, Fluffy needs good food in order to thrive. Kibble … Read More »

Introducing a Dog to Your Resident Cat

June 15, 2021

Are you adopting a dog? Congratulations! Of course, if you have a cat, your kitty probably won’t be as enthusiastic as we are. First impressions are a very big deal to pets, so it’s important to handle introductions properly. Here, a vet discusses getting Fido and Fluffy started out on the right paw. Sniff Before bringing Fido in, put Fluffy in a quiet back room with kitty essentials. After your pup has sniffed everything, let … Read More »

Meet the Persian

May 15, 2021

Do you have a Persian? Persians are one of the most popular breeds in the world. These adorable kitties really are very sweet and lovable pets! A vet discusses the Persian below. Temperament Persians are usually quite relaxed and laid back. They’re also very affectionate, and love to snuggle. In one study, the Persian scored higher than non-pedigreed kitties in many categories, including vocalization, cleanliness, and how affectionate they are. However, they can be choosy … Read More »

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