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Remember Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention During the Winter Months

February 24, 2020 11:54 pm Published by

All too often, cat owners believe that flea, tick and heartworm preventative treatments are not required during the cold months of winter. This common misconception means humans aren’t providing their feline friends with the tick, heartworm and flea prevention in Alexandria, VA that these animals require to stay healthy and pest free. You’d be surprised how important these preventative treatments are, even during the winter. Colder temperatures aren’t enough Yes, the weather has certainly cooled down from the high temperatures we experience during the summer. However, it has to be very cold for an extended period of time to kill... View Article

How to Improve Your Cat’s Dental Health

February 10, 2020 11:54 pm Published by

As the premier cat clinic in the local community, we regularly receive questions about the proper way to care for feline’s teeth. Dental health in cats in Alexandria, VA is just as important as your own dental care. Ignoring the dental needs of your cat can lead to expensive vet visits, treatments and possibly even surgeries. To avoid these unnecessary expenses, read on to learn how easy it is to improve your cat’s dental health. Teeth brushing It sounds hilarious, but we’re not kidding—brushing your kitty’s teeth helps remove plaque buildup, similar to the reasons you brush your teeth. Don’t... View Article

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

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