Health Tips

…and Nothing but the Tooth.


The story of Arthur is yet another example of the importance of dental care in our feline friends of all ages. Arthur is a confident orange tabby senior gentleman who we’ve been lucky to know for many years. His parents enjoy traveling near and far, and when they do, we have the honor of caring […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats Part 3/4: Smell!


The third of four posts in this series follows, to discuss top needs of our domestic (but “wild”) feline friends. Keeping cats satisfied both mentally and physically, as a cat in the jungle would be, is proven to be imperative to their long-term mental and physical health. Hence, the focus here is on helping you […]



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Mystery Solved: The Sparkle Ball


It’s not an uncommon question for a veterinarian to ask an owner “Is there anything he may have gotten into or eaten that he is not supposed to?” when a cat comes in with a sudden onset of vomiting, not eating well, and lethargy.  This especially holds true with a normally rambunctious, curious, young healthy […]



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The Simple Tooth about Dental Disease


In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month: Tooth or False? Bad breath is normal for cats.  They’re animals…we just need to deal with it. False!  Bad breath = bacteria and bacteria = disease.  This bacteria builds up on teeth over time and causes inflammation, which in turn causes bleeding of the gums.  This is […]



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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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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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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 with […]



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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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Oh, no! Fleas!


Though I really love warm weather, I feel a bit of foreboding associated with consistently warm weather because inevitably, a caring cat owner wanting to provide parasite prevention will apply a flea control product meant for dogs on their cat, not realizing how dangerous this can be. Because cats and dogs metabolize medications differently, an […]



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