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Pampering A Senior Cat

September 01, 2021
Pampering A Senior Cat

It’s Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Kitties are very adorable pets, who somehow manage to become even cuter and more lovable as they age. And, just like people, they benefit from some extra TLC as they grow older. Proper veterinary care is of course a must, but there are also some things you can do at home. Here, a Roanoke, VA vet discusses keeping Fluffy happy, healthy, and safe in her golden years. Proper Nutrition Good … Read More »

Check The Chip Day

August 15, 2021

Today, August 15th, is Check The Chip Day! This is a pretty important topic. If your pet hasn’t been microchipped yet, we strongly urge that you get this done ASAP. A Roanoke, VA vet discusses microchips—and how to check them—below. Basics Microchips are very tiny devices that use radio waves to transmit information. Chips do not contain your contact information: instead, each chip has a unique ID number, which can be read with special scanners. … Read More »

International Cat Day

August 01, 2021

International Cat Day is coming up August 8th. Kitties around the world will be more than happy to get some extra attention, and perhaps a special gift or two. If you have kids, you may want to take full advantage of this cute holiday. International Cat Day can be both fun and educational! A Roanoke, VA vet lists a few things you can do to celebrate below. Treats No animal holiday is complete without some … Read More »

7 Signs That Your Cat is Plotting World Domination

June 15, 2021

There’s a pretty auspicious pet holiday coming up. June is Cat World Domination Day. Of course, if you have a feline overlord, it probably won’t be much of a shock to find that there’s a whole day dedicated to Fluffy’s dreams of becoming Supreme Leader. But is your cute pet planning something sinister? A local Roanoke, VA vet lists a few things to beware of below. Laptop Lounging Do you sometimes find your kitty snoozing … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Checklist for Adopting a Shelter Cat

June 01, 2021

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! If you’re ready to adopt a new feline friend, you definitely have our support! Getting a new kitty is a huge life event, and a pretty big deal for both you and Fluffy. It’s important to get things started out on the right paw with your new buddy. In this article, a local Roanoke, VA vet provides a kitty preparation checklist. Food Shelters often rely on donations, so … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions, Cat Care

Things That Are Toxic to Cats

March 01, 2021

March is Poison Prevention Month! Cats have a very inquisitive nature. Fluffy often investigates anything new she spots in her domain, and has been known to try and sample things by eating them. This can be very dangerous! A local Roanoke, VA veterinarian lists some things that are poisonous to kitties below. Essential Oils While some essential oils are more dangerous than others, it’s generally never a good idea to use these on or near … Read More »

Cat Health Month

February 01, 2021

February is a pretty important month for our feline friends: it’s Cat Health Month! Kitties are easy keepers, but they are still susceptible to illness and injury. And, contrary to that old wives’ tale, they don’t actually have nine lives! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet lists some things you can do to keep Fluffy happy and healthy. Petproofing This one is particularly a concern with kittens, as they are basically tiny, adorable balls … Read More »

New Year’s Goals for Cats

January 01, 2021

Happy New Year! Are you setting resolutions for 2021? If so, your feline pal will be right there with you, closely supervising you as you strive to meet them. In fact, Fluffy may have a few goals of her own! A Roanoke, VA vet lists some key ones in this article.  Work On The Pounce Our furry pals are cute and innocent looking, but they’re also actually quite fierce predators. Fluffy really is driven to … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Playing With Your Kitten

December 01, 2020

Has a kitten just joined your household? Congratulations! You’ve basically adopted an adorable, tiny, fluffy predator. Little Fluffy will spend the majority of the next year trying to perfect her pouncing, biting, and scratching techniques. A local pet clinic Roanoke, VA offers tips on playing with kittens below. Encourage Good Petiquette Kittens may be small, but these miniature furballs have very sharp claws and teeth. Little Fluffy is going to be very focused on learning … Read More »

Autumn Care for Cats

November 01, 2020

Fall is officially upon us! Many people are seeing to seasonal chores and tasks now, and getting ready for winter. Your cat will probably sleep through most of your autumn activities. However, you will need to keep Fluffy’s safety in mind as the seasons change. Here, a Roanoke, VA veterinarian offers some helpful tips on caring for your kitty in fall.  Bedding Did you know that Fluffy will sleep even more than usual when it’s … Read More »

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