3 Common Feline Viral Infections—What They Mean for Your Cat’s Health

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), about 25 percent of U.S. households have at least one cat. Considering the multitude of benefits they provide, it’s no wonder so many favor felines. From kittenhood to their grey whisker years, cats entertain you with their feisty antics, calm you with their gentle purring, and teach [...]

5 Rules to Successfully Raise Your Cat

While cats are generally considered more low maintenance than dogs, they still require specialized care to ensure they remain happy and healthy. Here are five rules that will help your feline friend remain in tip-top shape.  #1: Feed your cat a healthy diet More than half the United States pet population is overweight or obese, [...]

Tips on Treating and Preventing Pancreatitis in Cats

Your cat’s pancreas is a busy little organ. It produces valuable digestive enzymes and critical hormones like insulin. Unfortunately, it can become inflamed, which results in a condition known as cat pancreatitis. This inflammation can be sudden (acute) or ongoing (chronic). Acute pancreatitis comes on abruptly, but with rapid, often aggressive, treatment, acute pancreatitis can [...]

How to Teach Your Cat Tricks

Cats have a reputation for being independent, aloof, and flat-out disapproving, so it might surprise you to learn that you can teach your favorite feline a few simple tricks! Cat Training Benefits At Town & Country Animal Hospital , we know how valuable the bond is between humans and pets. Working closely with your cat [...]

How to Prevent Car Sickness in Your Pet

Many animals are able to enjoy a car ride without experiencing the sensation known as motion sickness. However, this is not the case for all animals, and traveling by car may be a necessary part of a pet’s life. So what can pet owners do to help prevent their beloved animal companion from feeling car [...]

The Itchiest Issue: Skin Problems in Pets

It is hard to watch your best furry friend chronically scratch and bite at the skin. Skin problems in pets, though, are a common occurrence often caused by untreated allergies. Other diseases contribute to skin issues in dogs and cats, as well as dehydration and diet. To uncover the conditions that cause skin problems, your [...]

Ten Things Cats Hate

All cat owners know their feline friends are…particular. While it’s not possible to cater to your cat’s every whim, working to create an environment where they feel happy and comfortable benefits everyone in the household. Not only do happy cats have less behavior problems (aggression, hiding, or eliminating outside the litter box) they make better companions overall. [...]

Feline Colonization: Do Feral Cats Need Help or Are They Self-Sufficient?

Owners of pet cats generally know enough about feral cats to be a little… concerned. They seem to congregate in certain spots, spread disease, share parasites, reproduce with abandon, and fight (among themselves and with anyone that encroaches on their turf). Owners of indoor-outdoor cats may feel that neighborhood strays or feral cat colonies threaten [...]

Feline Weight Loss Tips In Time for the New Year

An indoor cat has fewer opportunities to hunt, prowl, explore, climb and run. Add to their general sedentary lifestyle an overabundance of food, and you have a recipe for weight gain. This imbalance of calories in, but not expended, can lead to inflammation, diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, cancer, and a lower quality of life. [...]

Cat Tails: More Than Meets the Eye

The feline species comes equipped with some pretty phenomenal capabilities. They can jump up to six times their length, have the largest eyes of any mammal relative to their head size, and have two times as many neurons in the cerebral cortex than dogs. What’s more, they use their whiskers to feel their world around [...]

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