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  • Oral Health Checks

    Filed in Cats, Health

    From time to time you should inspect your cat's mouth for signs of tooth problems, gum disease or other dental problems. Some of the symptoms associated with mouth problems are excessive salivating, pawing at the mouth, tentative or exaggerated chewing,… Read more

     
  • Getting a Cat: Before or After the Baby?

    Filed in Cats, Getting a New Kitten/Cat

    If you're thinking of adding a kitten or a cat to your family mix -- along with a new baby -- it's important to understand that there are many responsibilities in getting a new cat besides just buying it food… Read more

     
  • Exams

    Filed in Cats, Dogs, Health

    A thorough physical examination at least once each year is a very important part of preventive health care for both dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens should be checked as soon as possible after they are born and should begin… Read more

     
  • A New Owner Guide: Mouse Basics

    Filed in Small Animals, Mice

    So you've decided to get a mouse. Congratulations! All you have to do now is go to the pet store and pick one out, right? Not quite. Domestically raised mice have become popular pets in the United States and Europe.… Read more

     
  • Weight Management

    Filed in Cats, Nutrition

    Don't you wish there were a 24-Hour Nautilus for kitties? A place where they could go to do little kitty pull-ups, have kitty-crowded step-classes and workout on row machines with Internet access? Well thankfully there isn't anything like that -… Read more

     
  • Weepy Eyes

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Does your cat cry? If you notice a watery discharge from your cat's eyes, the cause of this "crying" could come from several sources, such as scratches on the cornea, to conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the membrane inside the eyelid),… Read more

     
  • Climate Control

    Filed in Small Animals, Bunny

    Climate plays a huge factor in your rabbit's health. Rabbits cannot tolerate large fluctuations in temperature. This is one of the reasons why many families house their bunnies inside. Let's take a look at the issue of climate from the… Read more

     
  • Scratching (You or the Furniture)

    Filed in Cats, Behavior and Training

    Cats have a natural desire to scratch, whether it is on trees, walls or furniture, which is bad news for your furniture. This necessary function not only sharpens their nails, but also marks their territory. Marking territory is important for… Read more

     
  • Eyes

    Filed in Cats, Health

    Weepy Eyes Your cat's eyes are very prone to infection and irritation. The most common symptom that something is wrong is a "weepy" eye. The eyeball will appear irritated and watery, may have a white or blue area, or the… Read more

     
  • Toxoplasmosis

    Filed in Cats, Health, Safety

    Toxoplasmosis is a highly infectious disease, sometimes carried by cats, which presents a problem for pregnant women because it can cause birth defects, spontaneous abortion, or still birth. Toxoplasmosis is caused be a microscopic intestinal parasite. Cats get the disease… Read more

     
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