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Category: Cats

Veterinarian: What’s In The Name?

Posted 07.20.18 by Dr. Kassie Newton, DVM

DVM. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarian. Vet. All of these terms describe any of the doctors that your pet may see. But what does it actually take to get this title? How much do we really know? We thought we would outline a few fun facts for those who have someone interested in becoming a vet or things you may...Read More

New Clinical Trial for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted 04.04.18 by Dr. Claudia Mangum, DVM

Does your cat have kidney disease? One of the most common disease processes that affects older cats is Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD. CKD happens when there has been a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Your kitty’s kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from his or her blood. These substances are then excreted in the kitty’s urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an...Read More

Should I Feed My Pet Goat’s Milk?

Posted 01.02.18 by Katie Willis

Recently goat’s milk has become one of the more popular supplements in the pet world. It has been touted to improve digestion, help with allergies, and even cure cancer. It is widely available in pet stores and online. However, is it really helpful or even safe? Goat’s milk has never been scientifically studied to prove it’s role in canine or...Read More

Fear Free Veterinary Visits

Posted 11.30.17 by Katie Willis

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of transporting a vocal, scared cat, you’ve probably wondered if there is a better way.  What about the dog who shakes and hides under your chair in the veterinary exam room…refusing to come out or even look at anyone?  Or worse, the patient who growls and bites due to stress, fear and anxiety. These...Read More

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Posted 11.17.17 by Katie Willis

It’s finally November, which means that magical holiday known as Thanksgiving (or the “Feast of Side Dishes”, as my family likes to call it), is coming up quickly. While Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that brings together family and friends to celebrate the many blessings in our lives, the day after Thanksgiving can be a very busy day for most...Read More

Annual Exams vs. Semi-Annual Exams

Posted 10.25.17 by Katie Willis

Did you know that if your pet is over 7 years of age, they are considered a “senior citizen?”  Since our pets age much faster than we do, it is important to perform twice a year exams once they reach this milestone.   Clients often ask what the difference is between a traditional annual exam and a senior exam, also called...Read More

Why Is My Cat Drinking And Peeing SO Much?

Posted 08.24.17 by Katie Willis

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

Can My Pet Watch The Solar Eclipse Safely?

Posted 08.18.17 by Katie Willis

For a few minutes on August 21, 2017, darkness will descend across the United States as a historic total solar eclipse. It is already predicted that this eclipse will be the most witnessed sky-watching event in human history. According to some biologists, humans may not be the only ones reacting to this event in the sky.  During an eclipse, the sky darkens...Read More

Why Can’t My Cat Pee?

Posted 07.13.17 by Katie Willis

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

Should Dogs Eat Grain Free Diets?

Posted 05.17.17 by Katie Willis

American pet owners are increasingly concerned with their pet’s nutrition which is wonderful news for pets. However, owners in search of the “best” diet for their pet are increasingly met with misinformation and misconceptions about diets and pet nutrition. While there are many well-meaning people giving advice about pet nutrition, most are ill-equipped and under qualified to tackle such a complex...Read More

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