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What Is Preventative Care in Cats?

April 7, 2021 2:44 pm Published by

Many pet owners consider their animals as more than just companions. For many of us, pets are a part of the family. And as all cat owners know, cats are one of the most independent-minded family members one can have. But despite their independence, they still depend on us to keep them healthy (whether they know it or not). As we would do for any member of the family, we do our best to make sure they’re always feeling well and in top health. Part of taking care of a cat is making sure to keep on top of scheduling... View Article

Should I Be Concerned When My Cat Coughs?

March 18, 2021 12:06 am Published by

Coughing isn’t always bad. Your kitten is probably trying to get rid of a hairball or clear their throat. However, coughing isn’t exactly good, either. Coughing in kittens can be a warning sign for a slew of serious health concerns, including feline asthma and respiratory infections. Since coughing will happen from time to time, it’s important that cat owners in Alexandria, VA understand what makes their cats cough. Symptoms and their causes Sometimes cats cough because they’re hacking up a hairball. But if no hairball is produced, there’s likely a more serious issue at play. Dry, wheezing coughs are often... View Article

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

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