A Cat Owner’s Guide to Feline Leukemia and FIV

Cats are pretty self-sufficient, but they still need our help in many ways. When it comes to protecting them against infectious diseases, there is plenty a proactive cat owner can do to help their feline family member stay healthy. 

In particular, serious retroviruses such as those that cause feline leukemia and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) are a concern. Maywood Veterinary Clinic knows how important your cat is to you and wants to be sure that your knowledge is up to par on these potentially fatal diseases.

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Vaccines for Indoor Pets: Is My Pet At Risk?

“Why does my pet need vaccines if she’s indoors all the time?” This is a common question asked by pet owners to their veterinarians. It may seem like a waste of money, but in reality there are some very good reasons to make sure your indoor pets are protected from infectious diseases. And keeping them indoors does not necessarily eliminate your pet’s risk of disease.

Unfortunately, many pets don’t see their veterinarian on an annual basis. A vaccination program coupled with annual wellness visits is critical to their overall health and well-being. And because some infectious diseases can be spread to humans, Maywood Veterinary Clinic is certain that vaccinating your indoor pet is the best way to not only protect them, but your entire family as well.

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Understanding a Cat’s Nemesis: Feline Kidney Disease

Cats are pretty hardy, what with their nine lives and all, but they aren’t invincible. At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic one of the most common problems that we see in cats is chronic kidney disease.

Feline kidney disease is a common and potentially life-threatening problem that cat owners should understand – after all, knowledge is power.

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