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Dental Health: Never too late!


Salamann is a charming 19 year old gentleman that we had the honor of getting to know when his usual mobile veterinarian sent him to Cat Care Clinic due to concern for extensive dental disease.  Salamann’s care had been impeccable.  His hyperthyroid disease was well in-check with medication and his Stage 2 kidney disease was stable.  His […]



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Reunited, and it feels so good!


Alaskan native, “Six”, was sadly separated from her owners for almost four years before a guardian angel reunited them, thanks to a microchip that she received as a young cat for permanent identification. This heartwarming story, told by her owner, is a pleasure to read. We are honored to know this courageous little kitty patient of ours, […]



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Experiencing a Feline Friendly Clinic


Whether it’s an awed five year old along for his cat’s routine veterinary visit, a determined pre-vet student looking for experience to put on his vet school application, or a seasoned veterinarian visiting to get more insight on how to make her own clinic more feline-friendly, I love having inquisitive, eager minds at Cat Care Clinic […]



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1 little, 2 little, …7 little bladder stones!


Let’s face it, cats often have a bad rap for doing things out of spite when things in their lives aren’t quite the way they like it. We will admit that most cats definitely let their person know when they don’t approve of something! But, on the other hand, cats are very elusive especially when […]



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Is your cat keeping you up?


No one likes to be woken every night or too early in the morning, but cats may do this either to get fed or for attention. It’s like Simon’s Cat in “cat-man-do” ! Even if a cat has never woken you, you will want to watch this one! So, you might get up to feed or pet […]



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Training your cat to love medications


One of the biggest problems cat owners have is when their cat needs medication. You’ve seen the veterinarian and technician do it and it seems easy, but when you try at home, your cat may become frightened, run away or hide, and struggle and accidentally scratch or bite you if they are very scared. You […]



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Ten things your cat wants you to know!


  I like fleece more than any other bedding material. And there is research to prove that cats prefer fleece over towels and other bedding material. Even if I hate the other cats in our home, I usually won’t get into a cat fight with them. Instead I will try to avoid them, even if […]



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Adopting in pairs


Sometimes people might look at their adult or senior cat and start thinking, ”Gee, I bet she’d have more fun if she had a playmate.”  Maybe there has been a recent loss of a fur companion and the idea of a new little feline friend warms your heart.  There’s not anything much more adorable than […]



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Why does my cat vomit?


Cats are amazing, not just because of all the warm and fuzzy stuff they bring us, like their kisses and purrs, but because they have an incredible ability to hide signs of disease.  It breaks my heart when a loving, concerned owner brings me in a cat that doesn’t look very well and the owner’s […]



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Litter Mates


A visitor to our clinic once asked the following: “I have two litter mates that are 2 years old.  They get along great.  My previous cats were also litter mates, and got along famously until they were 3.  Then the fighting started and lasted over 15 years.  Why did this happen and what can I do to […]



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Why cats don’t cry in pain


Pain is a basic sensation, an indicator of physical distress. To a small animal in the wild, the exhibition of pain can be life threatening-an indication of weakness which could make it the target of a predator. This pain-hiding survival skill remains even though most of our beloved cats have moved inside. As a result, […]



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Five myths about Feline Heartworm Disease


Myth 1: Heartworm is a dogs’ disease Cats are getting heartworm far more often than previously thought. I was a skeptic about the frequency of feline heartworm infection, so I conducted a yearlong study examining shelter cats in the Gulf Coast area. The results certainly got my attention. I found that 26 percent of the cats had been infected […]



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Are Cats Social?


Those of us that live with and love cats know that cats are different from dogs, people, and other species. We also recognize that cats can be important family members, friends, companions, and even “the love of our life”. The cat’s social structure is sufficiently different from ours that it was once thought that cats […]



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Indoor Cats still need to visit the Vet!


A cat food ad states “We know what every indoor cat needs- a big window, sunshine, healthy skin and fur” The pretty kitty sitting in a window may give the appearance of being healthy and safe; but there are dangers to his health, even if he never goes outdoors. The person who really knows what […]



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I am allergic to cats!


Every week I have cat lovers that come in to see me that confide they are allergic to their cat. I can relate- I am allergic to cats and I have been a cat only veterinarian for 25 years! Here are some tips to keep you and your favorite kitty together while reducing the sneezing […]



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