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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
Jul 25, 2019

It’s normal for cats to groom on a regular basis. After all, cat self-grooming is an important behavior that helps cats remove loose hair, dirt, and parasites from their coat. Cats typically spend up to 50% of their waking hours grooming, but excessive amounts of licking,… Read More

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

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