Tag Archives: cats

New Information on COVID-19 and Animals: Dogs, Cats and White-Tailed Deer

A white-tailed deer

A note on the omicron variant: as of the publication of this blog post, there is no information about the effect of the omicron variant on animals. We will provide updated guidance to pet owners when and if necessary. A note on terminology: COVID-19 is the name of the disease state in humans. SARS-CoV-2 is

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How to Raise a Child with a Cat Safely

A toddler pets a cat outside

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are over 58 million pet cats in the United States. Undoubtedly, many of these cats live in households with children, and the benefit of a pet for a child’s development has been well documented. Pets teach children responsibility and kindness. The presence of a cat in the

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Prepurchase Exams for Cats: What You Need to Know

A cat being examined

In equine medicine, a prepurchase examination is a common veterinarian task. It’s designed to help the buyer of the horse determine the health and fitness of the horse for sale. Is it a horse for a beginner rider, for family trail riding or for competitive jumping? Recently, a friend of mine called with an unusual

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