Why You Should NEVER Declaw Your Cat & How To Get It To Stop Scratching

Declawing cats used to be a standard practice, but it's not done as often these days. Cat owners are becoming more wary about declawing and feeling conflicted about whether they should do it or not. If you are trying to decide whether declawing your indoor cat is a good idea, here are some reasons why you should never declaw your cats, and some alternative ideas to stop them from scratching. Read More 

Troublesome Trachea: What You Should Know About Tracheal Collapse In Toy Breeds

If you already know that the trachea is also called the windpipe and is the tube through which air travels en route to your dog's lungs during the inhalation stage of respiration, the term collapsing trachea sounds like a frightening occurrence. By understanding how tracheal collapse happens and what you can do about it, you and your veterinarian can work together to improve your furry friend's vital respiratory airflow. Tracheal Anatomy Read More 

Four Ways to Make an Arthritic Cat More Comfortable

Humans are not the only ones who can develop arthritis. If your older cat has begun to appear a bit stiff and cannot jump up to high places as easily anymore, they are probably developing some arthritis, too. Take your cat to the vet to ensure there's nothing more sinister to blame. Then, use one or more of these strategies to help keep your cat more comfortable. Treat your cat with firocoxib. Read More 

Make Sure To Get Your Cat Vaccinated

Just like your children, your pet also needs to get vaccinations. These vaccinations make sure that your cat is protected from a multitude of illnesses, including things like rabies and feline leukemia virus. Some vaccinations you only have to get once, while others, like the rabies shot, will have to be done regularly, generally annually. One important vaccine to make sure that your pet gets is the vaccine against feline viral rhinotracheitis, AKA feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus. Read More 

Steps To Take When Taking In A Stray Cat

If you have had a cat hanging around outside your home for several weeks, you may have considered keeping it as a pet. A stray animal can make great companion if there are steps taken beforehand to make sure they do not belong to anyone else. You will also want to make sure the cat is free of disease and illness. Here are some steps to follow after you make the decision you would like to keep a stray cat. Read More