Tag Archives: animals

Catnip and its Alternatives

A cat sniffing catnip

June is Adopt a [Shelter] Cat Month and every blog post in June will focus on some aspect of our furry feline friends. Today’s topic is catnip and other plants cat families can use to enrich their cat’s home environment. Catnip Those of us who have had more than a few cats in their lifetime

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Lifestyle Factors Related to Feline Obesity

Buster Brown

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month and every blog post in June will focus on some aspect of our furry feline friends. Today’s topic is obesity. I saw one of my favorite patients the other day. Okay, I admit, all my patients are my favorite. Buster Brown is a mink-coated Tonkinese cat, just a bit over one

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Canine Influenza Q&A 2018

Two veterinary professionals examine a dog

Recently the Gothamist, an online New York City-centric news site, reported on a canine influenza outbreak centered in the borough of Brooklyn; although veterinarians expect the outbreak to expand to other boroughs. Compared to diseases like rabies and distemper, canine influenza is a relatively new disease, first described in 2005. Because many dogs have never

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Housekeeping Tips to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

A dog next to a vacuum cleaner

Summer is officially here, and everyone is looking forward to the next few months of outdoor activities. For those of us with furry family members, summer is the time of year when they drag unwanted visitors, like fleas and ticks into our homes. The “yuck factor” for these critters is high, but fleas and ticks

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Summertime Travel Tips for Pets

A dog wearing sunglasses in a suitcase

Pet travel has been all over the news these past months from the changes in service animal travel regulations to the errant shipping of pets to destinations other than their planned one. Seems like there has been a new pet travel crisis reported daily. Managing pet travel from the veterinary standpoint has been challenging too.

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