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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the … Continue reading

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Stress Free Veterinary Visits For Your Cat

A stress free cat is a happy cat. Many cats do not enjoy visiting the veterinarian. Fear is the primary cause of misbehavior. Knowing this can help prevent problematic veterinary visits. GETTING THE CAT INTO THE CARRIER Keep the carrier … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Cat

Cats have gotten a bad rap over the years: as bird-killers, standoffish snobs, fearful under-bed-hiders—and let’s not even talk about the crazy cat lady. But the fortunes of the cat are changing, thanks in no small part to the Internet, … Continue reading

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June is Adopt a Cat Month!

Happy Adopt a Cat Month! Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? Voice recognition: Does your cat know it’s you?

Courtesy of Veterinary Medicine Numerous studies have demonstrated that dogs recognize and communicate with their owners. But the responses of cats to their owners and their ability to discriminate between their owners and strangers is still poorly understood. Can a … Continue reading

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Prevent Lyme Disease in Your Pet

Some info courtesy of VetStreet April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Pets Month. As the weather gets warmer and our pets spend more time outdoors, including beachy and wooded areas, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions about … Continue reading

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Myth: It is normal for a cat to vomit

Vomiting in cats is NOT normal. It is a sign that there may be a problem, such as: Poor or low quality diet or treats Allergy to an ingredient in their food Eating too fast or on a strict schedule … Continue reading

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Top 5 Common Household Items that Pose a Poisoning Risk to Cats

The CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, is reminding cat owners of the following common household items that pose a poisoning risk to their pets. 1. Household plants. Cats … Continue reading

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Why Trupanion Pet Insurance?

With pet insurance, you’ll be able to provide your puppy, kitten, dog, or cat the best medical care possible. Continue reading

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Debunking the myths about spaying and neutering

There are many reasons why it is important to spay or neuter your pet – including the over-population of domesticated cats and dogs.  In 2011, over 13,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County alone (that’s over 250 pets per week!). … Continue reading

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