For Fluffy’s Sake: Does Indoor Cat Care Involve Regular Vet Visits?

cat dental carePeople who share their homes with cats are definitely a lucky bunch, but not because they have to visit the vet less. Alarmingly, however, the prevailing perception is that indoor cats require less veterinary attention. Sure, certain risk factors associated with outdoor exploration are significantly reduced, but indoor cat care should still include disease prevention on numerous fronts.

Reasons Why

We know well that cats generally dislike the travel kennel, driving in the car, and leaving their territory. It can be extremely threatening for cats to smell, hear, and see other cats and/or dogs in the waiting room. Now add to this the cost of wellness visits – especially when cats are otherwise healthy – and the draw of the internet to diagnose possible problems.

What’s the result? Fewer cats receiving the support and care necessary to sustain lifelong health and wellness.

Feline Subtleties

Cats not only age much faster than their human owners, but they’re also notoriously skilled at hiding symptoms of illness or injury. In fact, subtle shifts in feline behavior or habits commonly escape the notice of even the most involved owner. Many cats end up suffering from a problem long before they’re actually seen by a vet, but we’re determined to stop this trend.

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Heartworm Disease In Cats: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Beautiful CatHeartworm is found in all 50 states and is arguably one of the worst parasites to affect our pets. While many of us may think of heartworm disease as a “dog problem,” the truth is that cats can also become infected with heartworms. Heartworm disease in cats is especially serious because there is no effective cure.

If your sweet kitty isn’t currently on a year-round parasite prevention protocol, now is the time to start, and here’s why… Continue…

Cat Care: Crate Training and Litter Box Basics

cat care crate trainingCats tend to be highly intelligent and (believe it or not) easily trained – especially if they think an activity is their idea in the first place. Keeping that in mind, following (as opposed to fighting) your cat’s natural inclinations will make crate and litter box training easier for both of you.



Curiosity Crates the Cat

Cats have legendary curiosity and they naturally love cozy, den-like spaces. Because of this, crate training your kitty starts with providing an intriguing, cozy space to explore and hang-out in, plus plenty of verbal and culinary rewards for doing so. Continue…