Archives: Cat Care

  • Spotlight on the Sphynx Cat

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    The Sphynx cat, with its hairless body, large ears, and wide eyes, is certainly one of the most unique feline breeds to be found anywhere. These distinctive animals also make wonderful pets—what’s not to love? Learn more about the Sphynx cat’s history, personality, and care requirements below. Origins Although there are records of hairless cats as far back as the early 1900s, the origins of the modern Sphynx cat date to 1966. It was then … Read More »

  • Considering Pet Insurance

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    You have insurance for your home, your car, your health… did you know that there is also insurance available for your pet? In this article, you’ll learn about some of the basics of pet insurance, helping you to decide if purchasing a plan is a good idea for you and your beloved companion. Why Get Pet Insurance? The benefit of pet insurance is the same as any other type of insurance: if something happens that … Read More »

  • Tips for Teaching Your Cat Not to Bite

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    Watching a cat play can be very cute and fun. Our feline friends are definitely quite frisky! Fluffy’s idea of play doesn’t always sync up with ours, however. Cats are predators, and play fighting stimulates their natural hunting instincts. This often translates into kitties that equate biting with fun! If your kitty has a habit of chomping on you when she’s feeling frisky, you’ll want to take steps to correct her behavior. After all, those … Read More »

  • Tips for Introducing Cats and Dogs

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    You’re ready to turn your home into a multi-species household. Tomorrow, you’ll bring home Lucy, a friendly four-year-old retriever mix who charmed your socks off at the animal shelter. You know your human family members will gravitate to this easygoing girl who seems to love everybody. However, your eight-year-old cat Duke might need some convincing. Although your veterinarian has provided specific advice for introducing the two pets, here are some general guidelines. Start With Separate … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Senior Cat Care

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    Is your kitty aged seven or older? If the answer to that question is yes, your pet may be approaching—or already in—her golden years. Cats tend to age slowly and gracefully, so you may not notice any drastic changes in Fluffy’s appearance or behavior right away. However, there are some things you can do to keep your feline buddy more comfortable as she grows older. A local Cedar Park, TX vet discusses caring for a … Read More »

  • How Playing Benefits Your Cat

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    Do you play with your cat regularly? If so, that’s wonderful! Playing is not only fun for our feline friends: it’s actually great for them! Below, a Cedar Park, TX vet discusses some of the ways that playing is good for kitties. Activity Cats are super playful when they’re kittens, but they tend to slow down a bit as they age. (Actually, that’s an understatement: kitties can sleep up to 20 hours a day!) Running, … Read More »

  • Warning Signs of Heat Stroke in Cats

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    Many of us look forward to summer and all the fun activities it offers, such as swimming, grilling, and camping. Kitties certainly enjoy napping in sunbeams, but summer’s heat can be very dangerous for our feline friends. Cats don’t have many options when it comes to cooling themselves off. They can only sweat through their paw pads, and panting isn’t as effective for them as it is for dogs. Heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke, … Read More »

  • Fluffy’s First Trip to the Vet

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    Are you going to be bringing a new kitten into your home soon? Congratulations! You are certainly in for plenty of adorable moments as your furry new friend learns the do’s and don’ts of being a housecat. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll need to be sure that your furball gets proper veterinary care. One of the first things you’ll want to do is to set up the little one’s initial vet appointment. A local … Read More »

  • Why Your Cat Keeps Play Fighting

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    Your two male cats look like prize fighters lately. Four-year-old Buster has been battling it out with five-year-old Rocky — and you haven’t seen a clear winner. They regularly thrash on the floor, rolling and spinning until one gets up and walks away. You know many cats engage in this play fighting behavior. You haven’t noticed any real aggression, so you haven’t broken up the warriors. When your scrappy feline housemates get annual physical checkups, … Read More »

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