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The Happy, Healthy Cat (Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)

I have seen it written that a healthy cat is a happy cat, but the converse is also true: a happy cat is a healthy cat. Just like humans, cats need stability in their life. It has recently been shown that animals can suffer from PTSD and that chronic stress can affect their immune system [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:21:58+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spaying

This month, we will look at the last of the “routine” surgeries that we commonly perform on cats: spaying.  For those who might not know, spaying is the removal of both the uterus and ovaries in a female cat. It is recommended that all female cats (that are not specifically going to be used for [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:28:58+00:00December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neutering

Most people have heard that they should spay and neuter their pets. Neutering is recommended for all male cats that will not be used for breeding (note: intentional breeding should only be done for improvement of a particular breed), but why is it so important? Neutering has many benefits for both you and your cat. [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:29:41+00:00November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Declawing – A Necessary Evil?

In recent cat news, the American Association of Feline Practitioners has taken a strong stance against declawing. While declawing does seem to be on the way out, we still get several inquiries a week from people asking about declawing their cat or kitten. While we are happy to say that we DO NOT perform declaws [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:30:02+00:00October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Abscesses – The Unofficial Start of Spring

Now that spring is here, many cats will be spending more time outside. Thus, it is the unofficial start of abscess season. Cats most often develop an abscess due to fighting with (or running away from) another cat; although, any small puncture can potentially lead to an abscess. This means indoor cats can still develop [...]

By |2018-12-13T00:32:40+00:00April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments