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Why your cat is an obligate carnivore

As obligate carnivores, cats thrive on meat-based diets. Read on to learn why cats are strict obligate carnivores, how this affects their biology, and...

Guide to Crystals in Cat Urine [Causes & Treatments]

If you’ve found your cat straining to urinate, urinating around the house or crying from the litter box, you may have a case of...

AI helps your veterinarian provide optimal care for your dog or...

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a valuable tool that can help your veterinarian do her job with greater speed and precision, freeing her up to...

How to help cats lose weight

Veterinarians estimate that over 59% of pets are obese. While cats may not have the equivalent of a “bathing suit season” that motivates them...

Environmental toxins in the home — how to help your cat...

Our homes contain a range of environmental toxins that can affect your cat’s respiratory system. Here are the most common culprits, and what you...

Is your cat happy?

A happy cat is a healthy cat. Find out whether or not your kitty is happy, and how you can help her feel better. Your...

Why does your cat stare at you?

Does your feline friend constantly challenge you to staring contests? Here’s why! One of the most common behaviors cats are known for is staring at...

5 pet fire safety tips

Keeping your pets in mind when practicing fire safety with your family ensures that everyone gets out in case of a fire. May is National Pet...

Soothing your pet’s car travel anxiety

Does the thought of car travel terrify your pet? Travel anxiety can be soothed through innovative traveling bed. As exciting as car travel can be...

Why does my cat drink from the toilet?

Have you noticed your cat drinking from the toilet? Even when cats have better options, they may still prefer to drink toilet water –...

Myths about raw food diet for dogs and cats

Rumors about raw food are rampant. Let’s set the facts straight by looking at five common falsehoods about feeding dogs and cats a raw...

How dehydration can lead to kidney problems in cats

Kidney problems in cats aren’t uncommon, and a lack of water is often the culprit. Here’s how to keep your kitty hydrated and healthy....

Grieving the loss of a pet

Friends and family often try to make us feel better about the loss of a pet with advice that may hurt us rather than...

4 steps to litter-training your cat

Successfully litter-training your new cat or kitten involves several important steps, from choosing the right litter box, to making sure you keep it clean....

How to enhance the bond between you and your cat

Contrary to popular belief, cats enjoy attention and affection too. Here are some tips on enhancing the bond you share with your own kitty. Many...

Mental health benefits of adopting a pet while living alone

Do you live alone? Adopting a dog or cat is one way to keep mental health issues and loneliness at bay. Especially in today’s climate,...

How caring for a pet can teach children responsibility and compassion

The benefits of living with a dog or cat are numerous – for adults and kids alike! Here’s how caring for a pet can...

A healthy cat is a hydrated cat

Keeping your pet adequately hydrated – and communicating his water intake to your vet – can help keep her in good health! As any cat...

6 easy ways to support your cat’s mental health

Show your cat how much you appreciate them by doing everything you can to support their mental health! If you’re a cat parent, you’re well...

How natural remedies promote healthy balance in animals

A veterinarian’s insight on how natural remedies can enhance the health and well-being of dogs and cats. I have been a small animal veterinary practitioner...

Does your cat have a food allergy — or a food...

They’re not one and the same. Understanding the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance is the first step to helping your cat...

Why does my cat stare at me?

Does your feline friend constantly challenge you to staring contests? Here’s why! One of the most common cat behaviors is to stare at their humans...

The buzz about honey and propolis

Can honey and bee propolis help your dog or cat? Let's take a look! Honey is a very special healer, both inside and out. The...

DNA testing tells you a lot about your cat – and...

From her ancestry to her genetic makeup, DNA testing can reveal some fascinating facts about your cat, while helping scientists learn more about the...

De-stress with a cat coloring book!

There’s a reason we loved to color so much as children – it’s relaxing as well as fun! Add a cat coloring book to...

How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress...

Seeing the veterinarian on a regular basis is a necessary part of being an animal parent. Recognizing and managing your dog or cat’s emotional...

Social enrichment ideas for cats

If your cat responds negatively to change, she may need some social enrichment! Here are a few techniques to try. Cats are notoriously creatures of...

Seizures in cats: what pet parents need to know

Seizures in cats can be scary – especially if you don’t know what they are or why they happen. Here’s some basic info that’ll...

Supporting your cat’s kidneys with acupressure

Regarded as “The Root of Life” in Chinese medicine, the kidneys are vital to your cat’s health and survival. These acupressure sessions can help...

6 ways to calm a stressed cat

Some cats seem especially prone to getting stressed, and it can be challenging to find the cause. Cats get stressed much as we do....

How much exercise does your cat need?

The idea that cats don’t need a lot of physical activity is a common misconception. Find out how much exercise your feline friend really...

How do a cat’s five senses compare to ours?

If you suspect your cat’s senses are superior to a human’s, you’re right – for the most part. Let’s look at how his five...