Blogs RSS feed en How to Pill a Cat at Home Cats are notoriously stubborn when it comes to taking medication. Trying to get a feisty feline to swallow a pill is no easy task, but with a little bit of practice and patience, you can get the job done without traumatizing your cat or risking injury to you or your cat. As veterinarians, we've seen the look of concern that often crosses cat owners' faces at the mention of administering medication. We understand your concerns and are here to make things a bit easier. In this blog post, we're sharing tips on how to pill a cat using the table method or the floor method. Tue, 15 Nov 2022 21:52:23 +0000 Anonymous e5a90df2-78ab-4658-9c3a-16309af88a14 A Step-by-Step Guide to Lumps and Bumps You’re petting your cat or bathing your dog when—wait, what’s that? Finding a lump or bump on your pet can be a worrisome experience, but don’t panic. Masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are fairly common. While most are benign, it’s always better to err on the side of caution by following these steps. Sat, 02 Feb 2019 05:05:16 +0000 Anonymous ab7846c8-503c-403e-8796-48346101d5e9 How to Know When to Take Your Sneezing Cat to the Vet Cats sneeze a lot. 99% of the time, when your cat randomly sneezes, it's because they got a bit of fluff up their nose, just like when we sneeze. It's not a big deal. Unless, of course, the sneezing is repetitive, has a sudden onset, and is associated with other symptoms like nasal or eye discharge (either clear or colored). In the following blog post, we'll look at why cats sneeze, the connection between cats' sneezes and Herpes, and how to know when it's time to get your feline friend to the veterinarian. Tue, 30 Aug 2022 17:58:06 +0000 Anonymous e3ca9327-19c4-4498-b08f-ef36eb1f0ccf 7 Types of Dog Aggression and How to Nip Them in the Bud A common myth about dogs is that barking, growling, lunging, biting, and baring their teeth means the dog has an aggressive demeanor. Presenting any combination of these behaviors often leads to a dog permanently labeled as aggressive and needing supervision around other pets and children. Even worse, this increases the dog’s chance of being euthanized at shelters. Tue, 31 May 2022 16:43:25 +0000 Anonymous ede9f12e-7c44-443a-963a-7f09aee77b9f 5 Reasons to Not Delay Treating Your Dog's Eye Problems If you're a dog owner, chances are you've been to your veterinarian concerned about your dog's eyes. Eye issues are extremely common in dogs, ranging from simple irritants to serious conditions. With vision deterioration common in senior dogs, dog owners must take care of their canine companion's eyes through the years. Delaying or ignoring treatment could mean a lesser quality of life as your dog struggles to navigate the world around them. Mon, 28 Nov 2022 14:46:14 +0000 Anonymous 3462ccf5-120b-4986-ba5c-08901981e429 Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Cat Urine Cats are glorious creatures. Motion optimized, aesthetically pleasing, low maintenance, warm, fuzzy, furry, cute, and they purr. I mean, come on, could you ask for a more perfect pet? In this cat lover's opinion, cats have only one major design flaw: kitties were designed with a poorly functioning elimination system. Specifically, their kidneys are weak, they don't drink enough water, and the cat urinary tract suffers frequently from disease. Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:07:31 +0000 Anonymous 59eb6a6e-86d1-4a7c-bffa-25600867c90e The Basics of Horse Care Owning horses is a wonderful experience. Sharing your life with a horse (or an entire herd!) is very rewarding, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Simply having a deep love for these majestic creatures isn't enough. You must also understand their needs and have the financial means to keep up with those needs. And, of course, you'll need to have the time and energy to dedicate to caring for your equine companion. Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:00:14 +0000 Anonymous 6fa51894-fc57-41f9-b51c-9330f1c4f33d National Cat Day Debunking 6 Common Cat Myths Cats are mysterious creatures, so it comes as no surprise that many myths exist in an attempt to explain their habits and personalities. However, cat owners must be able to distinguish fact from fiction so they dont put their cats in harms way. In honor of National Cat Day on Saturday, October 29, the following are the six most common myths about cats and the truth behind them. Thu, 27 Oct 2022 13:02:21 +0000 Anonymous ea6827f7-b027-4f68-bf3a-449ad3048195 A Veterinary Guide to Treating Itchy Skin in Pets - Parasites Itchy skin is one of the most common presenting symptoms at our animal hospitals around the county. Treating itchy skin in dogs and cats, eliminate skin parasites FLEAS: If your dog is suffering from allergies, adding fleas or mange mites to his misery will make him doubly miserable. Save your poor, beloved pooch that agony, and buy some awesome flea stuff from your veterinarian (nothing over the counter or natural remedy will truly help a dog or cat with a flea allergy). Fri, 04 Nov 2022 16:56:24 +0000 Anonymous 6739a1aa-18d3-4e11-a098-8b248a4427b8 How to Help Your Introverted Cat When You Have Guests Over Much like people, cats have individual personalities. Some love spending time with people, and others would prefer hanging out in their favorite hiding spot when you have guests over. Sharing your home with a shy or introverted cat can be tricky if you are someone with an active social life. You don't want to stress your favorite feline out, but you also don't want to avoid hosting gatherings in your home. The good news? Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:22:40 +0000 Anonymous 86afa79d-b162-40d7-be2f-3eca815823bf