How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick

Cat behavior is key to telling if your cat is sick.Cats are notorious for masking symptoms of pain or illness, making it quite difficult for most owners to know whether their cat is sick or not. Because cats are innately wired to act OK even when they’re ill, it’s important to know what signs to look for in order to keep your pet happy and healthy.  

The Subtle Signs of Illness in Cats

There are some obvious situations that require veterinary care, such as when your cat is struck by a vehicle, attacked by another animal, or when they exhibit serious symptoms, like collapse. However, subtle signs your cat may be in trouble include: Continue…

Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Stressful: What to Do About Pet Anxiety

Pet anxiety caused by fireworks or thunder can be a problem.Just when your pet thought they could slip into an endless routine of naps in the shade, watermelon at snack time, and flowery evening walks, they get a rude, loud awakening. While we love the fireworks, BBQs, and parades, these quintessential summer events have the power to wreak havoc on an animal’s sense of inner calm.

How can you prevent pet anxiety this summer? With our foolproof tips and tricks!

Fun in Theory

Pet anxiety is difficult for everyone. Removing or minimizing triggers can help, but sometimes pet owners don’t know the cause. If you do know what makes your pet upset, you’ll do what you can to mitigate their symptoms. Sometimes a bit of professional help is necessary. Continue…

Tips for Traveling with Pets

traveling with petsMany of us would never dream of leaving home without our pets when taking a trip. The open road or open skies, if you need to travel by air, can be a fun and enjoyable experience. All it takes is a little planning. But, what exactly do you need to do before embarking on such an excursion with your furry friend?

Your team at The Maywood Veterinary Clinic has packed up some tips for traveling with pets, to get you safely (and sanely) on the road.

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