Male cats have a tendency to develop urinary obstructions due to the small diameter of the urethra. Obstructions can be related to the body’s inflammatory response or due to urinary stones that become lodged in the urethra. A vast majority of cats that get obstructions are between the ages of 1 to 10 years [...]
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At some time or another, in all of our lives, we have seen a pet that is disabled in some way. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and many other animals now benefit from the use of wheeled carts and prosthesis to increase their mobility. Rescue organizations have been founded to specifically assist animals with “special needs” [...]
Cheyletiella mites, also known as “walking dandruff,” are an external parasite that typically affects dogs, cats, and rabbits; however, the mite is capable of living on humans for short periods of time. The term “walking dandruff” comes from the appearance that the host’s dandruff is actually moving across the skin when in fact the [...]
Fun facts for you to share with your friends to get you through the end of the week!! The average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring in a lifetime.
For several years, the first full week in June has been set aside in appreciation of the pets in our lives. This is a great time of year to pamper your pet for all that they bring into your life. We would like to encourage pet owners to take a little extra time with your [...]
Fun facts for you to share with your friends to get you through the end of the week!! A cat uses its tail for balance–over 10% of a cat’s bones are in the tail.
Let’s not forget our feline friends this summer while we are out enjoying the beautiful weather! Cats are, obviously, safer inside the home than they are roaming outdoors; however, there are ways to allow your cat to safely enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and the warmer weather. Constructing or purchasing an outdoor cat pen [...]
Fun facts for you to share with your friends to get you through the end of the week!! Unlike domestic cats, tigers do not purr.
Megaesophagus is the failure of the esophagus to propel food and/or water from the mouth to the stomach. This condition can be difficult to detect and diagnose and affords limited medical options; however, in many cases management of the condition to provide quality of life is possible. Megaesophagus is frequently reported in animals such [...]
For many, bed bugs are a creature from a bed time ritual or thought to be a myth; however, they are very real and have made a drastic come back since the late 1990’s. They have literally become a world wide epidemic and are now found in all 50 of theUnited States. Travelers and visitors [...]