Archives: Cat Care

  • Feline Folklore

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    Kitties are very mysterious little furballs, who have certainly gathered more than their fair share of myths and legends. In fact, for a cute, innocent-looking pet, Fluffy has amassed a rather impressive collection of urban—and rural—legends. A local vet lists a few of them below. Cat Goddesses Our feline friends have been associated with several different goddesses. The most well-known may be Egypt’s Bastet, who was often depicted in feline form. The ancient Greeks had … Read More »

  • Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

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    Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets.  Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … Read More »

  • Fourth of July Pet Safety

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    With the Fourth coming up, many people are making plans to spend time with their friends and family members. Our furry buddies count as both, as far as we are concerned! However, this can be a dangerous holiday for pets, so you’ll need to take a few precautions to keep your animal companion safe. Read on as a local Chico, CA vet offers some Independence Day pet safety tips. Protect Pets From Heat The Fourth … Read More »

  • Introducing a Dog to Your Resident Cat

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    Are you about to adopt a dog? Congratulations! Of course, if you have a cat, your feline pal probably won’t be as enthusiastic as we are. First impressions are a very big deal to pets, so it’s important to take your time with introductions. Read on as a local vet offers some advice on introducing your canine and feline friends and getting them started out on the right paw. Sniff Before bringing Fido in, put … Read More »

  • 4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

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    Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images in the mind’s eye. And because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States and many other parts of the world thanks to modern vaccination and wild animal control measures. Still, you’ll want to take the proper precautions to make sure your pet … Read More »

  • 7 Things to Consider Before Adopting an Exotic Cat

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    Have you always dreamed of having an exotic cat, such as a lion or tiger? It sounds great in theory, but in practice, it can be quite different. While you can find exotic cats for sale, you should definitely think twice before buying one. A local vet lists some things to think about below.  Price Exotic cats are quite expensive, and can cost thousands of dollars. The exact price will vary on the type of … Read More »

  • Start the Year Off Right With Pest Control Measures

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    It’s a new year, and it’s the perfect time to make sure your pets stay pest-free. There are several things you can do to ensure your animal friend doesn’t fall victim to creepy crawlies like fleas, ticks, and parasitic worms, which can sideline your pet’s health in no time at all. Keep up with these pest-control measures all year round, and your pet will have nothing to worry about.   Use Preventative Medications Veterinarians recommend keeping … Read More »

  • Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

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    If you own a cat, you’ll notice that she licks herself frequently. Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves by licking, so this behavior in and of itself isn’t abnormal. But it’s possible for a cat to lick herself too much—this is known in the veterinary world as overgrooming. Read on to find out more from your local veterinarian. What Counts as Overgrooming? Since cats spend somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of their … Read More »

  • Why Do Cats Like to Sleep So Much?

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    Cats come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and personalities, but they share one thing in common: they love sleeping. In fact, cats sleep on average around 15 hours per day, and can even sleep up to 20 hours in a single 24-hour period. That’s a lot of slumber for your feline friend! You might wonder why your cat rests so much—read on to find out more about your cat’s sleeping habits. Why Cats Sleep … Read More »

  • Summer Care for Cats

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    Summer is here! Northern California is absolutely beautiful at this time of year. While many people are enjoying day trips to the coast or the Redwood forests, our feline buddies are basically doing what they enjoy most: lounging about in the sun. While we may not get the sweltering temperatures the Southwest sees, it does get hot enough to warrant taking some precautions to keep your kitty comfortable. A Chico, CA vet discusses summer cat … Read More »