Tag Archives: Cats

Exciting blood test for Cats to detect Heart Disease


Heart disease is the silent killer of cats. One in six cats can be born with and develop heart disease in their lifetime. There are no outward symptoms, but now there is a blood test called a proBNP test that

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Reducing cat carrier stress


Studies have shown that cats are seen by veterinarians on average far less frequently than dogs.  And why is this?  There can be many reasons, but one reason important to note may be that cats are so good at hiding

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Home pet entry safety – Protect your home from unwanted guests


There was a story published a while back of an incident in Monmouth, a town in Kennebec County, Maine.  It was rather alarming because it involved a rabid raccoon who snuck into a person’s home through a pet entry installed

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Seresto Eight Month Flea and Tick Pet Collars


Seresto eight month flea and tick pet collars are the best, easiest, and most affordable protection for outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats. I know that no one likes collars on their cats, but these are not the same collars from years

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Setting Client Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Once again, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as we adjust our protocols and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following are some things to keep in mind: 1. If you are emailing CustomerService@bmvet.com for a prescription refill, it will be

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COVID-19, Tigers, Cats and Dogs – Pet Owners Suggested Guidelines


We still have to find out more and learn more about human-to-pet transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Even if it’s small, we cannot completely ignore the role of animals. There are a lot of really professional and intelligent people investigating all

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Marijuana and Pets – What you need to know


With the growing use of Marijuana and related products across the country, it’s important for pet owners to be aware of the danger to pets. Inhalation of the smoke or ingestion of any portion of the marijuana plant (pot brownies, for example) is highly

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Feline Asthma – symptoms and treatment


Cats can suffer from respiratory distress the same as humans. A pet diagnosed with asthma is actually suffering from a recurring respiratory compromise that constricts the lung’s airways, making it difficult for your pet to breathe. What signs do I

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Kids and Pets – Advice for introducing a new pet into your home


We all know how pets can enhance our lives and bring more love and joy into any home. However, even the most docile dog or cat can bring tears to a small child’s eyes if the interaction is not supervised

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Why environmental enrichment is important for cats


We are often asked by our clients why their cat is displaying various negative behaviors. These behaviors range from inappropriate scratching, aggression toward other pets or people, excessive shyness or hiding, and urinating or defecating outside the litter box. Once

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