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Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Sep 04,2018

Experienced cat owners have long known the power of catnip. Even first-time cat owners are aware of the power that catnip has over cats. There are plenty of catnip products available, ranging from cat toys filled with catnip, live catnip plants, dried catnip, catnip oil and even catnip sprays.… Read More

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Jul 26,2018

  Cat urine is produced by the kidneys and has several important functions. It carries waste out of the body so that toxins, like ammonia, don’t accumulate in the blood, and it also helps regulate the body’s pH.   The pH of cat urine measures the acidity level and is an indication of urinary tract… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Jul 24,2018

Our feline companions live longer compared to our canine companions. The average lifespan for an indoor cat is about 13 years. Of course, there are many cats that exceed the expectations, and it’s not unusual to hear of cats living into their late teens or early twenties. So what can cat owners do… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 02,2018

A more recent trend in the pet food industry is the formulation of grain-free dog foods and grain-free cat foods that exclude foods like corn, wheat and soy from their ingredient list. This mirrors the latest “get healthy” human nutrition trend toward eliminating grains from the diet and unhealthy… Read More

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Jun 18,2018

  Taking care of our pets, especially their health, is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Understanding the basics of some common problems affecting dog health and cat health can help you take even better care of your pets, helping them lead happy and healthy lives. Here are the top… Read More

Sarah Wooten, DVM
Jun 07,2018

When actress Lena Dunham rehomed her pet dog, Lamby, there was an uproar about her decision. Surrendering a pet is an all-around heartbreaking experience. Under what circumstances should a pet be surrendered, and how exactly is the process done safely and responsibly? University of Tennessee… Read More

Sarah Wooten, DVM
Jun 07,2018

I’m going to risk going against popular opinion here, but I have something to say. *Braces self for online trolls* I think National Hug Your Cat Day is a terrible idea, because in general, cats do not like to be hugged. Oh sure—you’ve got the oddball cat that will tolerate just about anything (it’s… Read More