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How to Spot Urinary Blockage in Cats

January 24, 2020 1:47 am Published by

Urinary blockage is a painful and potentially fatal condition for felines. This disproportionately affects male cats, who have a very narrow urethra. Tiny crystals and mucus can plug the urinary tract, causing pain, suffering, dehydration and even death. Here’s how to recognize feline urinary blockage, and be sure to take your pet to their cat veterinarian in Alexandria, VA as soon as possible to maximize their comfort and chances of survival. What is urinary blockage? Feline urinary blockage happens primarily to male cats between the ages of one and eight years old. The reason is because neutered male cats have... View Article

How to Spot Intestinal Obstruction in Cats

January 10, 2020 1:46 am Published by

With the holidays just passed and the Super Bowl looming, there are all sorts of new and exciting foods for your cats to get into. Aside from being unhealthy, they can actually be downright dangerous—especially if you love to eat wings, drumsticks and other food with tempting bones that your cats might want to gnaw on. If your cat gets a hold of cooked animal bones, they can splinter and cause intestinal blockage. Not only is it painful for your cat, but it could be potentially fatal. Avoid these dangers by keeping your cat away from human food, and learn... View Article

When Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

December 25, 2019 12:02 am Published by

We all hope that our cats will live to an old age in relative health and comfort, but for a lot of cats, this is not the case. Many cats become seriously ill or injured, sometimes due to old age, and sometimes due to other complications. When this happens, your cat may be unduly suffering, and it’s time for you to make a very hard decision: whether or not to euthanize your cat. Is it time to say goodbye? It’s important that you remember that you are making this decision in the best interest of your cat—not yourself. But how... View Article

Bringing a New Cat Into a Home with an Existing Pet

December 11, 2019 12:02 am Published by

Many people choose to celebrate the holidays or new year by opening up their home and hearts to a new pet. The holidays in Alexandria, VA are a wonderful time to add to the family, but bringing new pets into the home can be tricky. If you are planning to celebrate by bringing home a new pet this season, here are some things you should know. Create a safe space If you are bringing a pet home from a shelter, or even a pet store, chances are they’ve spent the last few weeks or months in a rather small space... View Article

Plants That Are Toxic to Cats

November 21, 2019 11:28 pm Published by

Everyone knows cats are curious. They love to climb, explore, sniff… and nibble. If you have plants in the home, you’ve probably learned that no beautiful bloom is safe with Fluffy around. But the danger isn’t always just to your pretty petals. Some plants may harm your kitty. Many toxic plants for cats in Alexandria, VA are found in or around the home, so it’s important to be aware of this danger. You might be surprised at the number of poisonous plants for cats in Alexandria, VA. Bookmark the following list for quick reference when you’re shopping for home and... View Article

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