How to Slow Down a Cat Who is Eating Too Fast

By Dr. Sandra Mitchell | Article Featured on PetMD

Just about every cat owner has experienced excited meowing, the rubbing against your legs and the pleading stare—let’s face it, cats have a way of getting what they want! Unfortunately, sometimes when they get that worked up for a meal or treat, moments later, we’ll . . . → Read More: How to Slow Down a Cat Who is Eating Too Fast

What You Need to Know About FHO Surgery in Dogs and Cats

By JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Dogs and cats can develop hip problems due to genetics, injury or simply old age. For example, canine hip dysplasia is a genetic disease that causes abnormal hip joint development. Legg-Perthes disease, which is a lack of blood flow to the top of . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About FHO Surgery in Dogs and Cats

5 Signs You Should Get Your Cat’s Thyroid or Dog’s Thyroid Checked

By Rebecca Desfosse | Article Featured on PetMD

The thyroid is a small but important gland in the neck. A cat’s thyroid or dog’s thyroid consists of two segments, one on each side of the windpipe. This gland produces the hormone thyroxine, along with several other important thyroid hormones. In a healthy pet, these . . . → Read More: 5 Signs You Should Get Your Cat’s Thyroid or Dog’s Thyroid Checked

How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

By John Gilpatrick | Article Featured on PetMD

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

Ever wonder what to do about your overweight cat? Overweight and actually obese cats outnumber cats of normal weight and are being seen more and more commonly by veterinarians for various disorders. In fact, obesity in cats can predispose the cat to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis and arthritis.

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The Top 10 Cat Health Problems

Turns out, cats don’t really have nine lives — so be sure to take steps to prevent these common cat health problems now.

Article by Katherine Lee | Article Featured on Everyday Health

Your kitty may look self-sufficient, but she depends on you to keep her in top cat health. That means scheduling regular . . . → Read More: The Top 10 Cat Health Problems

What to Expect When Your Kitty Becomes a Senior Cat

Original Article By PetMD

My 15-year-old cat, Lance, sits next to me as I write this piece. He is special to me because he is the oldest of my four cats and we have shared quite a bit of time together. Caring for

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How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Original Article by PetMD

By John Gilpatrick

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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How Old is Your Cat in People Years?

Original Article By Pet Health Network The health of your cat can change drastically with age. Beginning at around age 9, your cat enters senior years. At this stage, cats often begin to develop diseases common to their senior-human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease and cancer. In fact, one out . . . → Read More: How Old is Your Cat in People Years?

How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Original Article By PetMD

Can cats get along with dogs? The answer is simply yes, says Dr. Liz Bales, a Philadelphia veterinarian. As long as pet parents take their time and follow a few simple rules for introducing cats to dogs, there’s no reason why felines and canines can’t develop a harmonious relationship.

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