Health

  • Medical Procedure Creates A Cat-Dog?

    Medical Procedure Creates A Cat-Dog?

    An orange tabby cat named Buttercup was lethargic and suffering from a low red blood cell count; fortunately, a veterinarian in South Keys, Florida, knew of a potential cure.

  • Beware: Easter Lilies Are Toxic To Cats

    Beware: Easter Lilies Are Toxic To Cats

    While they're beautiful and add a sweet fragrance to the Easter Sunday festivities, lilies are dangerous and can be fatal if consumed by pets; here's what to look for.

  • 7 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore In Your Cat

    7 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore In Your Cat

    When tough economic times arise, pet owners look for ways to save money on their four-legged friends; here are seven symptoms of potentially more troubling dog health issues.

  • Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse

    Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse

    Just because an animal is timid or aggressive, doesn’t mean it’s being abused. But there are signs to look for that may indicate pet neglect or abuse, which include:

  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week 2016

    National Animal Poison Prevention Week 2016

    Do you know what to do if you suspect your pet has been poisoned? Are you aware of plants, foods and other toxins in your home? It's time to get educated.

  • Stress At The Veterinary ER Goes Both Ways

    Stress At The Veterinary ER Goes Both Ways

    Vets at the emergency room often see the worst dogs and cats infected with deadly diseases and suffering from devastating injuries; here's how they cope.

  • Cats And Hyperthyroidism

    Cats And Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is a disease caused by overproduction of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone that increases metabolism in the body.

  • How To: Cat Food And Nutrition

    How To: Cat Food And Nutrition

    Cat food has come a long way, baby. The choices used to be limited to kibble or canned. Now cat owners can find foods that are labeled “natural,” “organic” or “human-grade.”

  • Awesome Cat Health Tips For National Pet Wellness Month

    Awesome Cat Health Tips For National Pet Wellness Month

    Here are some great ways to take care of your cat's health needs during National Pet Wellness month. Cats may be independent, but they need your help to stay healthy.

  • Cat Wellness: Cats And Cavities

    Cat Wellness: Cats And Cavities

    Dental caries is a condition in which the dental hard tissues decay as the result of oral bacteria on the tooth surface. While dental caries are not common in cats, it does occur and should be watched for.

  • Anti-Vaccine Fears Spreading To Parents Of Pets

    Anti-Vaccine Fears Spreading To Parents Of Pets

    As the human debate rages on over vaccines, a startling number of pets are also going unvaccinated, leading to animals being vulnerable to fatal diseases.

  • Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Your Pet’s Food

    Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Your Pet’s Food

    Commercial pet food has been around 150 years and a majority of dog and cat owners have major misconceptions when it comes to food and feeding their pet, did you know...

  • Cats And Catnip: What You Should Know

    Cats And Catnip: What You Should Know

    If you’ve ever seen your furry friend playing with it, you already know that catnip isn’t just a clever name. The plant’s effects on cats have been known for centuries, evidenced by its scientific name, Nepeta cataria — the Latin “catari” means “of a cat.” But there’s plenty to this feel-good herb that you might […]

  • Squeaky Cat: Adopting A Neighborhood Stray

    Squeaky Cat: Adopting A Neighborhood Stray

    If you are considering helping out a stray cat in your neighborhood read this first. You need to be careful and take precations so that everyone can have a happy ending.

  • Cats and Cat Scratch Disease

    Cats and Cat Scratch Disease

    Bartonellosis in Cats Bartonellosis is an infectious bacterial disease, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella henselae. It is also commonly known as cat scratch disease (CSD), or “cat scratch fever.” This is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and humans. In cats, the disease is generally transmitted through contact with […]

  • Cat obesity

    Cat obesity

    Obesity in cats can lead to a host of diseases and other problems, but what's more startling is that owners may not even recognize that their feline may be overweight.

  • Raw food diet for cats: recommended or ridiculous?

    Raw food diet for cats: recommended or ridiculous?

    Less litter-box odor, and easier weight control are two of the benefits of feeding your cat raw food, as such food mimics what a cat would eat in nature.

  • The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    The Tooth Fairy helps homeless dogs and cats

    Did you know dental disease is the most common problem that affects dogs and cats? Professional animal dentists have donated their time to help pets in need at Best Friends.

  • VetPronto: A new way for your cat to see the vet

    VetPronto: A new way for your cat to see the vet

    Akin to the days of house calls, VetPronto offers in-home visits for your pet cat without office visits, overbooking, 15-minute appointments, and other inconveniences.

  • Veterinarians issue reminder about Lyme Disease

    Veterinarians issue reminder about Lyme Disease

    It’s the end of summer: Beware of Lyme Disease, which is spread by the black-legged tick that lives in forests or grassy, wooded, marshy areas near rivers, lakes, or oceans.

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