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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jun 28, 2019

If you’re concerned that your cat has (or might get) fleas, you are probably in the market for a flea preventative medicine. However, safety is a big concern when it comes to treating pets for fleas—especially with cats. And many flea treatments that are made for dogs can… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Jun 27, 2019

Your cat’s vaccination reminder comes in the mail with a confusing array of letters—what the heck is an FVRCP vaccine? My cat doesn’t go outside, so why does she need it? You toss it aside as you sort through the rest of the mail, but it still nags at you. Is this something… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
May 31, 2019

The dreaded postcard just showed up in the mail—you know, the one from your veterinarian with all of the abbreviations of shots that your cat is due for. It’s telling you that it’s time to load your cat up in the carrier, listen to 20 minutes of meowing in the car, endure… Read More

Katie Grzyb, DVM
May 24, 2019

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on May 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM When it comes to medicine, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. And preventive care recommendations for our cats are no exception. Cat vaccination recommendations are among the most contentious… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 22, 2019

If your cat is itchy, he could have an allergy to something in his environment. Molds, pollen and dust mites are common allergens, but can cats be allergic to dogs? While it’s not something you hear about very often, it’s possible. Can Cats Be Allergic to Dogs? Although… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 09, 2019

If your cat is not used to regular grooming sessions, then she may not react so positively when you first try to brush her. Never try to force your cat to be brushed if she resists. If immediate grooming is vital, make an appointment with a professional groomer or… Read More