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4 Things to Do Before Boarding Your Cat for the First Time

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things to Do Before Boarding Your Cat for the First Time

If you’ll be traveling in the near future and don’t have anybody to come check on your cat while you’re gone, then you might be thinking about boarding your feline friend. Before you drop your kitty off at your local boarding facility, however, there are some things you’ll want to do. Get Updated Vaccination Records Any reputable boarding facility will require you to provide vet records showing that your cat is updated on all vaccinations, including rabies. This is done for the safety of your cat and other animals within the facility. If you’ve lost your cat’s paperwork, contact your vet and he or she should be able to e-mail or fax them to you. Find the Right Boarding Facility Keep in mind that not all boarding facilities are created equal. Some are better-suited for cats than others. You...

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Why A Once Quiet Cat Meowing All The Time Isn’t A Good Thing

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why A Once Quiet Cat Meowing All The Time Isn’t A Good Thing

If you enjoy hearing your cat meow, it could seem delightful to have a once-quiet cat suddenly begin to meow all the time. However, this is actually a matter that should concern you. Excessive meowing can be one of the first indicators that there’s something wrong with your cat’s health. If your cat rarely used to meow and does so endlessly now, read this guide to learn some possible reasons why. Illness and Age If you’ve had your cat for many years and they’ve been quiet, there’s a chance that your cat is elderly. Unfortunately, frequent meowing in old age can indicate that there’s a health problem with your cat. Elderly cats can experience a lot of health issues as they grow older, including hyperthyroidism, a loss of hearing or worsening sight, and even cognitive dysfunction, which is essentially...

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Urinary Issues In Cats: 3 Common Symptoms & What Causes Them

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Urinary Issues In Cats: 3 Common Symptoms & What Causes Them

If you’ve noticed changes in your cat’s urination habits, you may be concerned about their health. Listed below are three common symptoms associated with feline urinary conditions and what these symptoms could be telling you about your cat’s health. Frequent Urination If your cat has begun to visit their litter box on a more frequent basis, your cat could be suffering from a bladder infection or other related disorder. The most important question to ask when you notice your cat urinating more frequently is whether the volume of their urine has increased, or if they’re urinating in smaller amounts more frequently. If the volume of urine has increased along with the amount of times they’re peeing each day, your cat’s veterinarian will first look to rule out renal issues. If there is a greater frequency in urination but no...

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3 Must-Haves For Cats To Recover Quickly After Surgery

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Must-Haves For Cats To Recover Quickly After Surgery

If your cat has undergone or is about to undergo small animal surgery, it’s important to take steps to make sure that they’re comfortable and safe during their recovery. While more serious procedures may require your cat to stay at the animal hospital, even minor operations like spaying and neutering are made safer if you follow these steps once your cat comes home. Quiet Chances are, your veterinarian will suggest that you allow your pet to rest somewhere quiet once they’re home, away from other animals or people. This step is more important than you might initially realize. It’s important for your cat to have a quiet place to rest not just so that they can sleep well, but to prevent stress. Stress has been shown to slow the healing process in animals, and anxiety or stress can potentially...

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Help Seniors Adopt Pets For Holistic Health And Autonomy

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Help Seniors Adopt Pets For Holistic Health And Autonomy

There has been much research done surrounding the benefits of pet ownership and this extends to studies involving the senior population. Many social workers and therapists claim that there are some therapeutic benefits to caring for pets, and that seniors can increase their quality of life by simply adopting a pet. Caregivers, family members, and friends should support and assist seniors in caring for their pets, as the benefits of a senior pet care program can contribute to improved health, increased happiness, and greater self-esteem. Some of the advantages of assisting seniors acquire and care for pets include: Increased social engagement. Interacting with pets provides some level of social engagement that many seniors or shut-ins may not experience ordinarily. There is a sense of unconditional love that comes from caring for a pet, which could be very gratifying to...

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