Tag Archives: Felines

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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Last Chance! Kitty Gift Basket Raffle Ends June 30, 2018!


There’s still time to enter the Kitty Gift Basket Raffle! Earn tickets with the purchase of Feline Revolution, the safest, most effective way to protect cats against heartworm disease, fleas, and ticks. Revolution will also protect your cats against ear mites

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Cats Deserve Protection Too!


    Most people with dogs in this area are diligent about protecting them against parasites, which include mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  Mosquitoes spread heartworm disease and fleas and ticks can harbor just as threatening diseases. Many people are under

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Alternatives to help you avoid declawing your cat


Thankfully, owner requests for front-declaws at our practice are at all-time lows. (I say “thankfully” because as you will read below, declawing is not as benign as once presumed). However, these past few weeks we have had several calls from

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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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Flea Control and Disease Prevention for your Pets


What are Fleas?  Fleas are tiny, wingless, jumping insects that feed on the blood of your pets and your family.  The year has proven to be one of the worst flea seasons we have seen in over 20 years.  All

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Kitty Litter Box 101


How many of you feel challenged by your kitty’s litter box?  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices of litter, the types of litter boxes on the market, and even the daily maintenance of the litter box. To ensure

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Laser treatment helps bite wounds heal – Case Study


Infrared light has extraordinary healing properties, and the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy has been well documented through numerous studies. Its effect is photochemical rather than thermal, as in surgical lasers. Class IV lasers, such as the K-laser which is

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Case Study: Treating kitten with Cuterebra


Just recently a 9 week old kitten (“Mia’s Kitten #2) was seen at Belle Mead Animal Hospital, Hillsborough, N.J., for a swollen area on the side of her face. This was presumed to be wound or abscess of some sort. Upon

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Taking your cat to the vet – Tips for senior citizens


Taking your cat to the veterinarian can be a stressful experience for pet parents of any age, but can be especially tough for senior citizens who might need an extra hand in calming kitty. Here are some ways to help ease the

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