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How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Stimulated

January 25, 2019 8:34 pm Published by

Traditionally, cats were predatory creatures that lived outside. They chased and hunted prey to survive, which kept them physically and mentally stimulated throughout the day. Now, many household cats are kept strictly indoors. While indoor cats are generally safer from potential threats outside, they also can get quite bored. And when cats are bored, they can start to whine or even destroy things. Many cat owners ask the team at our cat care clinic in Alexandria, VA how to keep their indoor cats stimulated. The answer is actually pretty easy. Cats are naturally curious animals, and all it takes is... View Article

Cat Sitting vs. Cat Boarding in Alexandria, VA

January 11, 2019 8:34 pm Published by

As much as you’d like to, you can’t take your cat with you everywhere. While leaving your cat at home is usually okay for errands or day trips, if you’re going out of town for a few days or more and you have to leave your cat behind, you’ll need to find a way to make sure it’s being taken care of. Two popular ways cat owners ensure their pets are healthy and happy are cat sitting and cat boarding in Alexandria, VA. Both of these options come with their own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to know which... View Article

Causes of Blood in Cat Urine

December 26, 2018 11:49 pm Published by

While it’s certainly alarming to find bloody urine in your cat’s litter box, it’s important to realize that this is a fairly common ailment affecting our feline friends. The presence of blood in a cat’s urine, however, does require immediate medical attention. If you notice any blood in your cat’s litter, you should call for the assistance of your cat veterinarian in Alexandria, VA. They can help you diagnose the source of your pet’s bloody urine and help you determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your furry friend. There are a number of potential causes that could explain... View Article

Toxic Holiday Plants to Keep Away from Your Cats

December 12, 2018 11:49 pm Published by

There are a number of plants that people use to celebrate and usher in the holiday season. Unfortunately, many of these plants are less than festive for our furry friends. Both cats and dogs are susceptible to poisoning when they consume some of our favorite holiday plants, including poinsettias and pine trees. While most people know to keep their cats away from the mistletoe, there are a number of other, more obscure holiday plants that can cause permanent damage and health problems when consumed by cats. If your pet has consumed or otherwise come into contact with a range of... View Article

How to Handle Holiday Travel with Your Cats

November 22, 2018 11:12 pm Published by

If you’re planning to make any holiday excursions this winter season, whether it’s to visit family or to get out of town for a scenic long weekend, you’re likely wondering what kind of accommodations you should make for your cat while you’re away. Cat owners face a difficult decision while traveling. Some prefer to take their cats on holiday with them, while others would rather leave the cats at home, perhaps with a sitter. Still other cat owners may choose to leave their cats in a boarding kennel. Determining the best solution for you and your cat can be a... View Article

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