Cats, houseplants and grass – why does my cat get the munchies?

Cats, houseplants and grass – why does my cat get the munchies?

Cats always seem to want what they are not supposed to have – and houseplants are no exception. Cats are carnivores- why would they want to nibble on your spider plant or the lovely flowers your significant other just gave you? [...]

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Kittens, in their “formative weeks”

Kittens, in their “formative weeks”

Kittens are born with their eyes closed and just basically sleep and nurse, and sometimes meow loudly. The queen stimulates their elimination, and they are completely dependent upon her for their first few weeks. They will communicate [...]

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Why are My Cat’s Eyes Different Sizes?

Why are My Cat’s Eyes Different Sizes?

We received a call the other day because the owner was concerned that her cat’s pupils were different sizes. [...]

Mar 26, 2014
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Why do Cats Purr? (Part 2 of 2)

Why do Cats Purr? (Part 2 of 2)

Last time I wrote about purring and what it is for and why it is a wonderful evolutionary capability. I missed som [...]

Mar 9, 2014
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My Cat is Healthy – Or is it?

My Cat is Healthy – Or is it?

Cat owners know their cats better than anyone, and as a cat owner, you are in a position to hugely impact the heal [...]

Feb 21, 2014
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Yikes! My Dog Attacked My Cat!

Yikes! My Dog Attacked My Cat!

You might find it surprising that many Feline Docs like and have dogs! After all, we are Feline Docs and have chos [...]

Feb 16, 2014
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Some Treatment Options for Cat Arthritis

Some Treatment Options for Cat Arthritis

As Dr. Sundahl’s recent blog on ways to recognize arthritis pointed out, this is a poorly understood condition i [...]

Feb 9, 2014
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What should I feed my Cat?

What should I feed my Cat?

We always get dietary questions. One of the most common is “Does dry food make cats fat?” “Is ca [...]

Jan 26, 2014
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What to do for a Happy Healthy Cat

What to do for a Happy Healthy Cat

Acclimate, my favorite word. How to accomplish more with your cat. Do you panic at the idea of having to give your [...]

Jan 15, 2014
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Does Your Cat Have FIP?

Does Your Cat Have FIP?

FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) is one of the most frustrating and sad diseases we see. Sad, because it usuall [...]

Jan 9, 2014
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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along

All of us want our cats to get along with one another. If nothing happens, no one is fighting, we think that all i [...]

Jan 3, 2014
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Cats and the Holidays

Cats and the Holidays

Last year, I wrote a long list of holiday tips for cats: On the First Day of Christmas, On the Second Day, On t [...]

Dec 24, 2013
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Did my Cat Eat THAT??? REALLY?

Did my Cat Eat THAT??? REALLY?

This story is one that I love to tell because it fortunately has a happy ending. It could just as easily have resu [...]

Dec 16, 2013
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Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest With You? 20/20 Report

Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest With You? 20/20 Report

Of course it is true that when a pet owner is going to a veterinary clinic, they are going to a place of business. [...]

Dec 5, 2013
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Could My Cat be Allergic to His Food??

Could My Cat be Allergic to His Food??

Recently one of our clinic kitties, “O’Malley”, began vomiting and losing weight. In addition to [...]

Nov 15, 2013
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Your Cat’s Holiday Wish List

Your Cat’s Holiday Wish List

Satisfying the inner Grumpy Cat: Holiday parties – Grumpy Cat says “Bah, humbug”! Many cats find visito [...]

Nov 7, 2013
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Why do Cats Purr?

Why do Cats Purr?

Lions can’t purr. If you can roar, you can’t purr. But if you are another wild cat, like a civet, moun [...]

Oct 31, 2013
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