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By popular demand….we’re expanding East!


The cat is out of the bag: After 31 years serving Madison’s West side cats, the Cat Care Clinic expanded East. We settled into the new Lyric building on East Washington Avenue to make visits easier for our East-side cat people. Our doors are open, and appointments are booking up. Call (608) 833-9750 today to schedule […]



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Feline Friendly Acupuncture


The Cat Care Clinic is proud to introduce another way to help your beloved fuzzy companion – acupuncture!  Often thought of as an adjunctive treatment to human disease and injury, veterinary acupuncture is a flourishing field.  Our very own Dr. Anna Kelton has completed her certification in veterinary medical acupuncture through CuraCore, an organization that […]



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Now Open! The CCC Online Shop and Pharmacy


Why shop the Cat Care Clinic Online Shop and Pharmacy? Although we love seeing you in the clinic and catching up on your recent cat stories, family stories, and seeing cat pictures (never hesitate to share those!)….we realize you are busy and convenience to our clients is important. Here’s why we’ve opened our online shop: […]



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Cat travels? Get your Pawsport ready!


Planning to travel with your cat? There is a lot to consider when removing your cat from the safety and security of their home. The majority of cats would definitely prefer to stay home and hear about your trip when you return, however we know there are cats that love to tag along and there […]



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This Post is for Scratching:


Natural, drug-free and surgery-free methods of reducing unwanted scratching behavior in cats are preferred. Cats love to scratch! It’s only natural. Many live for it. It’s their method of leaving “territory messages”. Scratch marks provide a visual message and the pheromones left along the scratch areas leave a natural message that warns other cats to […]



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What happens during your cat’s dental procedure day at CCC?


Some of you like lots of information, some of you like less. For those of you who like lots, this blog is for you! (and we’re always happy to give you even more, just ask) You drop off your cat in the morning and pick them up in the evening looking pretty much the same. […]



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KEEP CALM…but know about feline heart disease


“I’m hearing a heart murmur” is not something you ever expect to hear from us during a “routine” wellness exam for your cat. However, some studies report the incidence of heart murmurs in cats up to 50%. This can be scary to hear, but the majority of these cats with murmurs never develop heart disease. […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats Part 4/4 : Play Time


As with people, chronic stress in your kitty over time leads to problems. Part 1 of this series explained how and why our domestic cats get stressed due to the “unnatural” lives they live indoors, compared to their very closely related wild cats. Often in cats, stress first shows up as unwanted behaviors (scratching, urinating out […]



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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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Environmental Needs of Cats Part 2/4: Safety Zones


Enjoy this second of four posts that focus on de-stressing your cat’s life. A cat with less stress has fewer behavior problems and better overall health! Safety Zones You may think you have the coziest, safest home for your cat…but don’t forget cats think differently. Like wildcats, the domestic cat brain is programmed to want […]



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Environmental Needs of Cats: Part 1/4 Feeding Time


Meeting the needs of indoor cats can be more challenging than many people realize when they adopt a cat. Cats are often chosen over dogs for pets due to the perception that they are “easier”. Yes, they don’t need to go outside to be walked (nor do the majority want to!) BUT they still have […]



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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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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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