Cats

8 Facts About Flea and Tick Prevention at Home

As the weather heats up w all become aware of presence of fleas and ticks. Most of us know how important it is to protect our furry friends from these nasty creatures to keep them well. Here are 10 facts about parasites you might not be aware of. Fact #1: They Spread Disease Fleas can

June is “Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month

By Elise Hattingh, DVM The summer forecast at the ASPCA is cats, cats and more cats! Monday, June 1, kicks off Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and marks the height of kitten season, the time of year when felines breed.  This time of year, shelters across the country get a major influx of homeless and

How to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy

Even though people have kept domesticated cats for thousands of years, they remain shrouded in mystery. Hey, it's part of their allure! So, if you’ve got a feline furbaby in your home, here are some things you can do to help your kitty enjoy a long and healthy life, while keeping you and your family

December 17th, 2015|All Posts, Cats, Pet Health|

It’s National Adopt-a-Cat-Month! Find YOUR New Best Friend at a Shelter

June is Adopt a Cat Month at the American Humane Society, so if you are considering adding a furry companion to your life, celebrate by visiting your local shelter. Spring is “kitten season,” and every year animal shelters fill up with loads of adorable newborn kitties and older cats in need of loving homes. Cats are

6 Potential Causes of Skin Problems in Cats

Your cat’s skin is actually an organ, and it’s one of the largest in the cat’s body. It serves a multitude of purposes, including: protecting the other organs and joints, keeping the cat’s body temperature stable, and producing glandular secretions, hair and claws. Most skin problems in cats result in redness and itching of the

Heartworms in Dogs and Cats

Heartworm is a parasite that all dog and cat owners have to be concerned about. Heartworm infections and heartworm disease are endemic amongst dogs in North Carolina, meaning that they are a widespread and ongoing health concern. Though cats are infected less often than dogs, when they are infected it is most often fatal, so

Viewing a Pet As More Than a Family Member

Your pets are family, no doubt about that! And as such, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to keep them happy, safe and healthy. Your pet is more than that, though; s/he is an investment, too, in terms of the time, love and yes, even the money you’ve put into choosing, training and assimilating her into

Keeping Your Pets Safe in Cold Weather

With NC temperatures slated to drop into single digits in the coming week, it’s essential for you to know what is reasonable for your pet to handle and what isn’t. These cold weather pet safety tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will help you keep your furbaby warm and snug indoors and out, regardless

January 9th, 2015|All Posts, Cats, Dogs, Pet Safety|

How to Spot Signs of Pyometra in Dogs or Cats

Spaying and neutering of dogs and cats has multiple advantages, not just because it helps to keep the population down and relieve the crowding in animal shelters. It also prevents the development of pyometra, which is a uterine infection common in older, unspayed female dogs and cats. It’s a particularly serious condition in dogs, and

December 19th, 2014|All Posts, Cats, Dogs, Pyometra|