Categories for Cat Safety

Taking Your Cat Outdoors? Here’s the Top Safety Tips You Need to Know

May 6, 2022 12:00 am Published by

We all love our animals, and we want them to have the best life possible. For an inside cat, it can be hard to get outside to enjoy nature. However, there are some ways that you can take your cat outside safely and help them enjoy nature without fear. Safety Precautions for Outdoor Cats The first thing you need to do when taking out cats that are not normally outdoors is to ensure that they have a safe place to be outside. You want to make sure that the cat has an area free of other pets, safe and secure... View Article

Ways to Keep Your Cat Safe This Summer

June 3, 2021 9:24 pm Published by

Extreme heat isn’t good for anyone, including your cat. During the summer months, cats can experience heatstroke, dehydration and a variety of other issues. To prevent these problems, it’s important to make sure your pet has plenty of water and shade options. They should also have a proper grooming session from time to time. It’ll be easy to keep your pet safe this summer as long as you follow the safety tips below from our cat clinic in Alexandria, VA. Keep their hair trimmed Proper grooming is especially important for long-haired cat breeds. Cats with thick fur will have a... View Article

Why Cats Love Christmas Trees

December 19, 2020 2:55 am Published by

The holiday season has finally arrived, and families have started decorating their homes for the yuletide festivities. This is much easier said than done in homes without cats, though. We regularly get questions about cats and Christmas trees in Alexandria, VA, so here’s what you need to be thinking about if you’re planning to enjoy both your cat and your Christmas tree this holiday season. Why your cat obsesses over the Christmas tree Christmas and cats in Alexandria, VA can be a lethal combination when you skip taking certain precautions. Cats are curious creatures drawn to anything new in their... View Article

Should I Allow My Cat to Go Outdoors?

September 17, 2020 8:38 pm Published by

Some cats spend all their time inside homes or apartments, while others are given the freedom to roam outside before returning home to sleep inside at night. Every household is different, and each pet has unique preferences and needs, but there are some factors related to roaming that apply to all cats, and these should be carefully considered before deciding what’s best for you and your cat. Keep reading for more information about cats and roaming behavior in Alexandria, VA. Pros and cons of outdoor play Before determining whether it’s best to keep your cat inside or outside, it’s a... View Article

What You Need to Know About Cats and COVID-19

April 16, 2020 11:29 pm Published by

As you are aware, the coronavirus pandemic is posing a worldwide health crisis. People are being ordered to stay at home, those showing signs of the virus are self-quarantining and those who have tested positive and are seriously ill are receiving medical treatment. People can catch this virus and spread it to other people, which leads us to today’s topic: companion animals and COVID-19. Before continuing on, we want all of our Kingstowne Cat Clinic visitors to know that we are practicing a new protocol until further notice (learn more here). Here’s what you need to know about cats and... View Article

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