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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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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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Twice a Year… For Life!

How much do you know about the pet aging process? Because pets age much faster than people, only having an annual exam means that more than a calendar year has passed in the pet’s life between veterinary visits. “A visit … Continue reading

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Breed Specific Screening Guidelines

Early detection is important to a happy and healthy life for your pet.  We provide individualized care based on each pet’s unique needs, such as age, breed, weight, and lifestyle. Certain breeds have genetic predisposition to certain diseases, and we … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things Your Cat Is Thankful For

Courtesy of the CATalyst Council (http://www.catalystcouncil.org) It’s the Holiday Season, and while we cats know how thankful you are to have us in your lives, you might not know what we are thankful for. I think I speak for all … Continue reading

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Destructive Cats – Solving Scratching & Chewing Problems

Most cats, especially young kittens, have a strong, natural desire to play and explore. But this desire can lead to major problems when your cat claws sofa or destroys your houseplants. The best way to prevent destructive scratching is by … Continue reading

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Taking The Hassle Out of Housetraining Your Kitty

While most cats can be trained to use a litter box, it’s important that you help your kitten get off to a good start. If possible, you should obtain a kitten that already has been litter box trained in his … Continue reading

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Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet’s Microchip

By Jenny Ivy Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found? It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as … Continue reading

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Rabies Case In Northdale Confirmed; Hillsborough Animal Services To Conduct Limited Trapping

URGENT ALERT! Hillsborough County News August 2, 2013 Contact: Willie Puz, Communications and Digital Media Services, 813-307-8379 (o); 813-546-2086 (c) Based on communications with the state veterinarian from the Florida Department of Health today (Aug. 2) regarding a positive rabies … Continue reading

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