Your Cat's Dental Health

By Arden Moore | Featured on carecredit.com

A sudden boycott at mealtime might be due to dental pain.

Ever chomp down on a piece of taffy only to have it tear out a filling? This is a surprising – and painful – event. Trust me, I know.

I’ve been through this situation that prompted . . . → Read More: Your Cat’s Dental Health

5 Rare Cat Diseases

5 Rare Cat Diseases

By Dr. Jennifer Coates

When veterinarians are faced with a sick cat, the first thing they do is put together a list of the . . . → Read More: 5 Rare Cat Diseases

Cats and Pregnant Women: How to Stay Safe

By Jennifer Coates, DVM

If you’ve ever been told that cats and pregnant women do not mix, rest assured that the person who told you this wasn’t entirely correct. While it’s true that you need to put some safety measures in place, there’s no reason to get rid of your cats when pregnant. In . . . → Read More: Cats and Pregnant Women: How to Stay Safe

10 More Subtle Signs of Illness in Cats

By Steve Dale | Article Featured on PetFinder

Dogs are more than twice as likely to visit the veterinarian than cats are. Here are some reasons why.

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7 Mistakes That Could Cause Weight Gain in Dogs and Cats

By Diana Bocco | Article Featured on PetMD

Has some extra weight snuck up on your dog or cat recently? If your pup is looking a little on the plump side, it’s possible that you are the culprit.

Here are seven common pet parent mistakes that could pile the pounds on your furry one.

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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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