Common Cat Parasites

The following is a list of parasites that are common to our area and that we routinely see on or in cats.  Protect your feline against the following: External Parasites (found on the hair and skin of cats) Fleas Found almost everywhere in the world, all cats are at risk for flea infection (even indoor cats). Fleas not [...]

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How to Keep Your Cat’s Teeth and Breath Clean

Nearly 100% of adult cats, 3 years of age or older, have some degree of dental disease. Poor oral health leads to secondary infections and has been associated with organ disease and general poor health.  Here’s how to keep your cat’s teeth clean and him out of the dental chair for as long as possible. [...]

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Feline Heartworm Disease: 3 deadly truths

Feline heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. The good news is that it can be prevented with a monthly, chewable tablet called Revolution. Spread by Mosquitos Cats become infected with heartworm disease after being bitten by a mosquito carrying the disease.  Recently heartworm disease has spiked in New York due to [...]

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Keep Your Cat Calm

Vet visits sometimes make cats anxious.  We’ll do what we can while you’re at our office to keep Kitty calm; here’s what you can do on the trip over, to keep him or her anxiety free. Stay Calm Your cat can ‘read’ your feelings. If you are calm, likely your cat will be calm. [...]

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Litter Box: What to Buy and How To Set Up

Prevent elimination problems and fights in multicat households by purchasing the right litter box and setting it up correctly in your home. What Kind of Litter Box To Buy Cats prefer litter boxes that are at least 1.5 times the length of their bodies. Many commercial litter boxes are too small for larger cats. Plastic storage [...]

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Protection against FeLV and FIV (Leukemia and Immunodeficiency Virus)

You’ve probably heard a great deal about something called FIV and FeLV from the rescue organization or breeder where you got your kitten.  We’ll explain these illnesses here and why it’s important to protect your cat against both. What is FeLV? Feline leukemia virus (feLV) is a retrovirus and cats infected with FeLV serve [...]

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Introducing Other Pets to Your Kitten

Just because you’re in love with your new kitten, doesn’t mean that the animals in your home will be welcoming with open arms. Take precautions that your little one is not injured. Go Slowly It’s important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social [...]

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