Cats

  1. Why Your Cat Meows and What it Might Mean
    July 12, 2021

    Why Your Cat Meows and What it Might Mean

    Cats are one of the most vocal species of domestic pets aside from birds, and scientists have been studying feline behavior so we can better understand what our cats are trying to say. You can implement some of their findings at home to help you better communicate with your feline friend and improve their quality of life.
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  2. 6 Flea Finding Tips!
    May 17, 2021

    6 Flea Finding Tips!

    Learn how to detect fleas with these 6 flea finding tips and avoid a flea infestation as well as your pet's life becoming one big itch!

     

    1. Check your pet regularly
    Fleas are small, wingless insects with six legs. Their hind legs are long and powerful making them very proficient at jumping. They are usually dark, reddish brown in color and less than 1/8 of an inch long. Be sure to regularly check your pet for any signs of fleas by parting the fur and searching all over your pets body. It is a great habit to get into and can allow you to spot flea problems and also other threats such as ticks. Focus especially on areas such as the belly, neck and base of the tail as these are favorite spots for fleas to live on your pet.

    2. Comb them out
    If you suspect your pet may have fleas try using a flea comb to help pick up fleas and eggs that are on your pet. The flea comb is a very

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  3. Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment
    May 04, 2021

    Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

     

    “I’m sorry, it’s cancer”

     

    A man and a brown dog walk on the beach in the distance
     


    Those four little words are among the most devastating a pet owner can ever hear. Many of us love our pets like children and we don’t want to see them suffer or live in pain. The rates of cancer in dogs are similar to the rates of cancer in humans and it has been estimated that between 800-900 out of every 100,000 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime. The rate of cancer in cats is slightly less than this, but cancer is still responsible for 32% of all causes of death in

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  4. Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth
    August 17, 2020

    Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

     

     

    The mere suggestion of attempting to clean your cat’s teeth may conjure up images of bone-deep scratches and a visit to the emergency room, but it doesn’t have to end that way! Follow our top ten tips for cleaning your cat’s teeth to avoid a bloodbath and ensure you and your cat remain on good terms.


    Did you know eight in ten cats over the age of three suffer from teeth and gum problems? Left untreated, plaque and tartar build up in your cat’s mouth which can lead to more severe dental disease and often results in the extraction of teeth. 


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  5. Why You Should Switch Your Cat to Revolution Plus
    June 17, 2020

    Why You Should Switch Your Cat to Revolution Plus

    If you haven’t already heard, there is a new 6-in-one preventative on the market for cats. Revolution Plus, released in America in 2019, builds on the trusted legacy of Revolution for Cats and contains two active ingredients - selamectin and sarolaner. These ingredients combine to deliver double the flea killing power and gives your cat the parasite protection it needs.

     

    A picture of a family with their cat and Revolution Plus

     

    What Does Revolution Plus Protect My Cat Against?

    Revolution Plus takes care of everything that your cat was protected against with Revolution, but with the addition of sarolaner, now protects your cat against deadly paralysis ticks as well. A single tick is enough to cause life threatening paralysis in cats.

    Revolution Plus wit

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  6. Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets
    June 07, 2020

    Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets

    What is Separation Anxiety


    Separation anxiety is when a pet experiences severe distress while separated from their owner. The owner can often be completely unaware that their pet is suffering while they are gone as the pet can act completely normal when they are around. It might only be bad behavior by a pet that can tip the owner off.

    A pet that has separation anxiety can have a variety of symptoms including:

     

    For Dogs

    • Inappropriate urination or defecation (going bathroom inside the house but not in a designated area)
    • Barking or howling
    • Chewing, digging or destructive behavior
    • Attempting to escape or escaping your house or yard
    • Pacing in a particular spot - often up a down a fence or in front of a window
    • Coprophagia
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  7. May 20, 2020

    My Pet's Nose Is Dry - What Does That Really Mean?

    Aside from being incredibly adorable, our pet’s noses are pretty amazing things. A dog’s nose has up to 100 million more receptors than our humble human noses and the part of a dog's brain that processes scent is 40 times bigger than ours! Cats have even more receptors than dogs with up to 200 million in those cute little schnozzes.

    A close up image of a cat's nose

    Dogs have been trained to use their super nose to sniff out cancer, detect low blood sugar levels, and there was even a study completed in 2020 that wanted to see if dogs could sniff out

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  8. 7 Signs it Might be Time to Take Your Pet to the Vet
    May 20, 2020

    7 Signs it Might be Time to Take Your Pet to the Vet

    It can be hard to know when you should take your pet to see their vet, or if you should wait and see how they are in the morning. This article will explore some conditions or symptoms that, if present in your pet, may require a trip to the vet. We've also listed some conditions or symptoms that require immediate veterinary attention should your pet be affected by them.

     

    1. Change in Eating or Drinking Habits

    While any short-term change in eating habits could just be your pet being a fussy eater, if they refuse to eat for 2 days or longer, or suddenly wish to consume anything that could be considered a food, it is time for a trip to the vet. Pets that have underlying health conditions such as diabetes should see their vet as soon as any changes in their appetite are noticed as they may require a change to their insulin dosage to manage the change in food intake.

    Excessive thirst can be a sign of a serious illness such as diabetes or kidney disease and

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