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Cats Veterinary Care

Cat Behavior, Health Benefit from Early Spay/Neuter Surgery

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When young kittens reach sexual maturity, often at 5 months or younger, the yowling, spraying, and escape attempts can overwhelm cat parents, but there’s a solution.

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When We’re Stressed, Vets Are There for Us: How to Give Back

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Thank-you notes, gift cards, and flowers are just a few of the ways you can show appreciation for your veterinarian.

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Veterinary Care

Taking Veterinary Care on the Road

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Daphne Tanouye, VMD, had a successful house call practice in Maryland. Then the pandemic came. “Over the summer we started seeing patients outside. For dogs, it worked out fine, they did well, but for cats it didn’t really work,” she says. “We did that for a few months, and I realized that the pandemic probably […]

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Kitten Caboodle: Play Dates Are Fun and Educational

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Nothing is sweeter than an 8-week-old kitten. Those tiny paw pads, curious eyes, and that wiggly body practicing “big cat” pounces. Adorbs, right? Adding a kitten to your family is easy in this charming, playful, and easy-care stage. Alas, within a few months, cute kittens become adolescents, with the potential for behavioral issues caused by […]

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Giving Medication to Birds Without Fear and Stress – for Birds or Humans!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Administering medications to birds can be challenging and stressful to everyone involved. For many bird owners, the thought of administering medications brings up images of capturing their frightened or aggressive bird who is rarely handled, wrapping him in a towel, forcing foul-tasting medications into their beak, and possibly getting bitten for their efforts. Rough handling […]

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Cats Veterinary Care

It’s Not a Hairball: Fear Free Management of Feline Asthma

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Cats can be notorious for hiding illness from their owners, but if your cat is affected with asthma (also known as feline allergic bronchitis), their coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing will soon become apparent. This inflammatory disease of the lungs is thought to arise from an increased sensitivity to inhaled allergens such as dust, pollen, […]

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How to Become an Exceptional Veterinary Client

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Earlier this year, my 15-year-old cat, Ivan, had a behavioral upheaval that required several veterinary visits, tests, medication, and weekly follow-up calls to his veterinary team. Because Ivan’s condition required tweaking until we found just-the-right remedy, I felt like a nuisance until my trusted veterinarian gave me the highest compliment. She said I am a […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

9 Ways to Help Pets With Fireworks Fears

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Many pets are petrified of fireworks. And no wonder: no one tells our best friends that these incredibly loud and sudden and unexplained bangs are supposed to be a celebration, not an attack. For dogs and cats, becoming startled at sudden loud sounds can be a protective response. Who knows what could be making that […]

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Dogs Life at Home Veterinary Care

Poop: The Inside Scoop on Your Dog’s Output

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone who shares a home with a dog deals with poop on a daily basis. While it may not be the most appealing topic, learning about your dog’s “output” offers important insight into his health. Not only his food, but also your dog’s environment and emotional state, affects how his body works. Fear, anxiety, and […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

How to Help Your Dog Love Vet Care

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Hand of a veterinarian in a protective glove holding a paw of his patient during while working at veterinary clinic

Reading Time: 4 minutes More and more veterinarians are taking low-stress and Fear Free approaches to care. But as pet owners, we can’t leave it all to them. It’s equally important to do our part to make health care less stressful for our dogs. That starts at home – and it’s really not hard. You may think your dog […]