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Keep Your Cat Safe in a Heat Wave

The temperature is soaring, and it’s only going to get hotter. Make sure you know how to keep your cat safe in the summer heat. Watch out for heatstroke. Symptoms include panting, lethargy, drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. If you think your cat may have heatstroke, get the vet ASAP — the condition can cause…

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Feeding Older Cats

Cats begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes, too. Some of these are unavoidable. Others can be managed with diet. Start your cat on a senior diet at about seven years of age. The main objectives in the feeding an…

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Is Your Cat Missing the Litter Box?

You have a problem. Your cat is thinking outside the box, and not in a good way. You may be wondering what you did to inspire so much “creative expression.” Is your cat punishing you? Is Fluffy just “bad”? No, and no. House soiling and missing the litter box is a sign that your cat…

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Hurricane Season Checklist for Your Cat

Let The Cat Practice help you prepare your cat for a safe and smooth evacuation. Is your cat current on his/her vaccinations?  Is your cat microchipped and have current photo identification? Do you have medication for travel? Do you have enough medication and special food for extended evacuation? Do you have heart worm and flea…

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Caring for pets during emergencies

Nothing says it better than the horror story from Hurricane Floyd: A man was leaving his flooded home when he noticed a neighbor’s dogs swimming in circles around the yard. Wondering why the dogs didn’t simply swim to safety, the man swam over to investigate. To his horror, he found that the dogs had been…

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Funny Cat Compilation 2014

Does your cat hang out in a fish bowl? Check out this video of the “best funny and cute cat videos compilation 2014” to see how adorable cats can be! Funny Cat Compilation 2014

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Disaster Preparedness Tips

You may have heard about, if you were not part of, the natural disasters that have happened around the world.  One thing we know for sure is that hey can happen at any moment, so it is important to be well prepared. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief…

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Cat Friendly Practice: How Can I Benefit?

Veterinary clinics are now becoming Cat Friendly Practices by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.(AAFP). This means that they have made changes to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment such as feline-only waiting areas and examination rooms. Their staff has also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to…

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Cleaning Cat Ears

Cleaning Cat Ears Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you.” Or maybe your cats won’t come when they are called because they can’t hear you. It is probably time to learn how to clean your cat’s ears. Ear cleaning is an important part of your cat’s grooming and overall health care. You can avoid…

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Kitty Mom of the Year (Winner #3, Leslie Perrin, Sergeants Rocky & Sake)

Meow, meow, meow, purr, purr, meow, meow… Wait!  We better translate this so you human’s can understand what we’re writing. We would like to nominate our Mommy, Leslie Perrin, for the best Mommy ever.  The two of us, Rocky & Sake, have been her kids our whole lives of 15 months (except the first 5…

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