10 Cat Exercises Your Pet Will Enjoy

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A workout for cats? Veterinary experts say a little exercise will help your feline friend stay in shape. Enticing your dog to get active with a walk around the block or a game of fetch is a no-brainer and a fairly common pet health practice. But when it comes to cats, many people don’t realize the value of exercise.

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Aggression Between Cats in Your Household

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Do you have two cats in your home that just can’t seem to get along? There are various reasons why your kitties won’t play nice. Learn more about reasons behind feline aggression, and find out ways you can create peace between your cats.
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MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Article by Jon Hardy | Featured on Veterinary Expert

Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals ‘pick up’ these bacteria at the time of infection. In dogs, the bacterium Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is the cause of most skin infections, and these are usually treated uneventfully with routine antibiotics.

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Article Featured on Veterinary Expert | By Elise Robertson

‘Chronic kidney disease’ is a term used to refer to cats with kidney insufficiency or failure. ‘Chronic’ simply means long term. ‘Insufficiency’ or ‘failure’ means that the kidneys are no longer able to adequately perform their normal tasks. ‘Chronic kidney failure’ refers to the situation where the kidneys have not been able to perform one or more of their normal tasks adequately for a period of time (months to even years). Because the word ‘failure’ evokes such a sense of doom, we often opt for the term ‘chronic renal insufficiency’ or ‘chronic kidney disease’ instead, as many cases can be treated successfully and can look forward to months or often years of quality life.

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How to Socialize Your Pet

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Is your pet shy or a social butterfly? Many experts say that they key to having a well-behaved dog or cat is socialization — here’s how to get started.

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Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here's How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

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Remember when you would feel sick and your mom would place her hand on your forehead to see if you had a fever? It’s not as easy to do that with pets, thanks to their fur coats. But knowing if your pet has a fever can help ensure that he gets needed veterinary care. A high temperature can be a sign of serious illness. Here’s what you should know about fevers in dogs and cats.

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What Vaccines Does My Outdoor Cat Need?

The dreaded postcard just showed up in the mail—you know, the one from your veterinarian with all of the abbreviations of shots that your cat is due for.

It’s telling you that it’s time to load your cat up in the carrier, listen to 20 minutes of meowing in the car, endure waiting in the lobby with a large, panting German Shepard, and finally, be asked by the receptionist which vaccines your cat is here for today!

Veterinary visits don’t have to be that hard. There isn’t much I can do to help you with the meowing in the car, but I can demystify the abbreviations on the postcard and let you know which vaccines your outdoor kitty should be getting.

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The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

Sure, brushing your pet’s hair and cleaning his teeth regularly will help him look his best, but it’s also important for his health. Here, a guide to help you get started. A good brushing and teeth cleaning can do your pet a world of good! Grooming provides you a chance to go over your pet’s coat with a fine-tooth comb—or brush—to help you keep track of subtle changes in your pet’s skin. What’s more, regular nail clippings and teeth cleanings can prevent a number of unpleasant health problems.

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Cat Vaccine Recommendations

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“What vaccines should my cat get?” This is a question veterinarians hear on a fairly regular basis. Because of advances in science and vaccine technology, and a growing body of information about infectious diseases, the answer you may have gotten 15 years ago is different from the answer you will get today.

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Foreign Body Surgery

  • A foreign body surgery is a procedure to remove an object from a pet’s digestive tract that will not pass through on its own. Diagnosis of a foreign body is usually made by physical examination and radiographs (X-rays).
  • This is typically an emergency procedure that must be performed before injury occurs to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines.

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