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Recognizing Pain in Aging Cats

As cats age, we generally see changes in their behavior. The wild and crazy playful activities we associate with kittens gives way to adult cats sleeping in the sun and prowling around the house. We commonly presume senior cats will… Continue Reading →

Pet Sitter Options

Are you going on vacation? Do you often work late? Does your dog need more exercise than you can muster? If so, consider hiring a pet sitter. They do much more than “sit” with your pet. What is a pet… Continue Reading →

Reducing the Stress of Veterinary Visits for Cats

Why is my cat so stressed when I take her to the veterinary clinic? Cats are very attached to their home territory, and most of our pet cats live a very sheltered life with a very predictable routine that does… Continue Reading →

Wellness Testing for Cats

What is wellness testing? Wellness testing is a program of check-ups and blood tests designed to detect early or hidden disease in pets that appear to be healthy. Why should I do wellness testing? Cats are very good at masking illness,… Continue Reading →

Vestibular Disease in Cats

What is vestibular disease in cats? Vestibular disease is a condition in which a cat suddenly develops incoordination, falling or circling to one side, involuntary darting of the eyes back and forth (called nystagmus), a head tilt, and often nausea… Continue Reading →

Bifford’s “Dental” Adventure!

Many of you have asked about Bifford’s dental procedure journey and echoed that many of you share the same questions and concerns for your own special babies that I had with Bifford! Let me assure you that by asking the… Continue Reading →

Eight Common Myths about Surgery & Cats

Dr. Phil Zeltzman, brought to you by IDEXX & Pet Health Network There are many urban legends surrounding surgery and cats. Here I take a rational look at 8 stubborn myths I encounter regularly. 1. Myth: “My cat is too old for anesthesia”You… Continue Reading →

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