Skip to main content
Liz Bales, VMD
Sep 05, 2019

Declawing a cat used to be considered an effective way to deter destructive scratching in cats. However, times are changing, and a movement to ban the declawing of cats has emerged. This movement to make the practice of declawing cats illegal has grown in recent years, and… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Aug 28, 2019

When gathering with loved ones to celebrate the holidays, for many of us, it seems natural to want to include our pets in our holiday traditions as well. While it’s important for our pets to be part of the family, this shouldn’t include sharing in the holiday feast. Sharing… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Jun 21, 2019

If you have cats, you may have heard of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus (similar to HIV) that is transmitted directly from cat to cat through close contact—usually through bite wounds and scratches. FIV is most commonly diagnosed in outdoor cats,… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Jun 06, 2019

Rabies is a viral disease typically found in wild animals—most commonly raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. However, any mammal can become infected if they are exposed. That is why it is essential that we keep our pets protected with consistent rabies vaccines. Both indoor… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 21, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on May21, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM When adopting a cat, the first 30 days are very important for setting up your new family member for success. These first weeks should be used to establish a strong bond between you and your cat and create healthy… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 21, 2019

It’s completely possible for cats to have curly hair. Known as “Rex” cats, these curly kitties have genetic mutations that give their fur a curly or wavy appearance. Due to their unique appearance, Rex cats are in demand. But before you decide to adopt a Rex cat, there are… Read More