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Why Is My Cat Drinking And Peeing SO Much?

Posted 08.24.17 by Audrey Parker

Excessive drinking, or polydipsia, and excessive urinating, or polyuria, are common presentations in any age dog or cat, but are especially prevalent in our older cat populations.  People most commonly think these are related to the urinary tract and must mean a urinary tract infection.  Sometimes that’s the case, especially because our aging pets are more prone to urinary tract...Read More

Why Can’t My Cat Pee?

Posted 07.13.17 by Audrey Parker

Urinary problems are one of the most common reasons for clients to bring their kitty into the vet. Usually I see the patient that is having litter box issues and urinating all over the house, straining to urinate, or having blood in urine. Some of these are medical problems such as cystitis (bladder inflammation), kidney disease, bladder stones or crystals,...Read More

Feline Heartworm Disease

Posted 08.03.16 by Audrey Parker

Cats can get heartworms, too!  The disease presents itself very differently from canine heartworm disease. The cat is NOT the typical host and most worms in cats do not survive the adult stage. The prevalence of heartworm disease in cats versus in dogs is much lower. Cats that do have adult worms normally only have 2-3, but many cats never end...Read More

Litter Box Issues

Posted 05.04.16 by Emily Lindsey

Litter box problems are the most common behavior issue with cats. Unfortunately, it often leads to banning the cat outdoors, abandonment, or even surrender to the shelter when their owners cannot handle it anymore. While stress is often a common cause of litter box issues, medical conditions can also lead to this problem. If your cat is having litter box...Read More

Intestinal Parasites in Kittens

Posted 08.14.15 by Emily Lindsey

Intestinal Parasites in kittens are very common. We often encounter roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, tritrichomonas, and even giardia. Some kittens will be asymptomatic or you will often see gastrointestinal signs including diarrhea and vomiting. Many of these parasites can be passed to other pets in the household as well as to human family members so having your new kitten tested and...Read More

Litter Box Training

Posted 07.30.15 by Emily Lindsey

So you are welcoming a new kitten into your home, but you don’t want them using the bathroom on your carpet? Litter box training will save your sanity! Here are our best tips:

Cat Behavior: Who are these crazy predators we call pets?

Posted 07.15.15 by Emily Lindsey

Cats are low maintenance right? Easy keepers? All you need to do is get a litter box, a food and water, and you’re all set! Your independent kitty will appear for petting and purring, maybe demonstrate some instagram-worthy hijinx, and then go entertain herself. While appealingly easy, this scenario is usually not the reality of owning a cat. There are many...Read More

Introducing a New Cat Into Your Home – Memphis Pet Health

Posted 10.03.13 by Dr. Wooden

Humans and dogs are “pack” animals where cats are territoriality independent; knowing this is important when introducing a new cat into your home. When adopting a new cat, it is important to create its own space/environment. The room that you select should have its own food bowl, water bowl, and litter box. Normally, there should be a litter box for every...Read More

Why You Should Take Your New Puppy or Kitten to the Vet

Posted 01.11.13 by Dr. Wooden

Most people know that it is important to take your new pet to the vet, but have you ever wondered why? Here are some reasons why taking your new pet to the vet should be first on your priority list.

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