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Pain Management for Cats

Dr. W. Mark Cousins was recently awarded as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. This latest accomplishment by Dr. Cousins regarding his expertise in pain management for cats shows a patient commitment that is unparalleled! The Cat Practice understands the role pain management plays in feline medicine. The CVPP…

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Adult Cats in Shelters: Give Them Hope

If you have ever been to an animal shelter, you have probably seen a sad sight: dozens of adult cats desperate for homes, most of which have little chance of getting out. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals states that every year, about 5 to 7 million pets enter the animal…

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Cat Obesity in New Orleans-The Cat Practice

Dr. Cousins paid a visit to WWLTV to speak about feline obesity! Did you spot him on TV this month? Check out his TV spot here! For more on Cousins and The Cat Practice, visit

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Kitty Mom of the Year (Winner #2: Laura Owen/Mommy of Azzurri, Bella, Jolie, Koko)

Our mom is the best cat mom. I’m Jolie, the number one cat, but I’m not the oldest because my mom adopted my birth mom Azzurri and adopted sister Bella’s birth mom Koko when their owner got too sick to take care of them. She and my dad decided that Azzurri and Koko were already…

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Kitty Mom of the Year (Winner #1, HannahBelle, Mary Harrison)

I was found as a kitten in Singapore.  I am a Japanese Bobtail.  I was a tiny white kitten with a bob tail and a huge head.  I was lost so I sat and mewed at the passing Singaporeans.  She spotted me on the sidewalk as she entered her office building.  She stopped and watched. …

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To the Cat Practice: My mom, Lydia Ozenberger was the best kitty mom ever. She found me along with my litter mates under her house on Henry Clay Avenue. I was a tiny black tabby cat. My mom brought me inside and raised me like one of her own. I gained weight and my hair…

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Halloween Safety Tips

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in…

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Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Although more and more people are discovering the beneficial effects of owning a furry bundle of joy, the fact remains that roughly 15 to 20 percent of the population is allergic to animals. The result? Countless owners in unhappy, unhealthy situations—and their beloved pets are the cause! Allergen is the medical term for the actual…

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Cat Behavior

Does your cat often misbehave around guests, whether by jumping up on people, or even showing aggression? The holidays are swiftly approaching, so it is the perfect time to start pet behavior counseling or training! Ask us for our recommendations to help make your cat a well-behaved greeter of your holiday houseguests this season.

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June is National Pet Preparedness Month

When preparing for emergencies, keep every member of your family in mind, including your pets. All the information in this article comes from, your location for all the resources you need for any emergency. If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. The likelihood…

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