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Brushing Up on Oral Care for Cats

Did you know that cats are North America’s most popular pets? Over 30% of households in North America own a cat. (A). Did you also know that only 8% of cat parents currently own a dental product for their furry feline? (B) Despite cats reigning in popularity among pet parents, we lack the responsibility of taking care of their oral care. Cats, unlike dogs, groom themselves and at times can be finicky to deal with when it comes to...

Helping The Geriatric Cat Reclaim Interest In Self and Life

We hope you enjoyed the first tip from Dr. Ava Frick during Pet Wellness Month. In this week’s post, Dr. Frick sheds light on how to help give your senior cat a better life. We hope you enjoy! Helping The Geriatric Cat Reclaim Interest In Self and Life Cats, one of nature’s most fastidious animals, suffer from dandruff, dirty skin, and matting fur as they age.  This condition ia very annoying to this once neat and clean creature.  Petting...

Ten Facts of the Feline Kind

August 8th is International Cat Day. To celebrate our furry felines, check out these 10 feline facts you might not have known. 1. A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound. (A) 2. Cats hate the water because their fur does not insulate well when it’s wet. The Turkish Van, however, is one cat that likes swimming. Bred in central Asia, its coat has a unique texture that makes it water resistant....

Pet Fire Safety

Did you know that an analysis conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2010, determined that dogs and other pets start 1,000 house fires annually?  Many pet parents let their pets roam the house while they’re away (which there’s nothing wrong with), but as parents, you have to be prepared and aware of the dangers. American Kennel Club and ADT Security Systems offer the following tips to educate pet parents on how to prevent your beloved pet...

How to Soothe Your Pet’s Dry Skin

As you may know, once winter sets in, we turn on our furnaces and not only does our skin begin to get dry and flaky, but so can our pet’s skin! When you get dry skin, you reach for the moisturizing lotion. When your pet’s skin dries out, you may see flakes, notice him/her itching more often, and in some cases shedding increases because dry hair can break off easier when it is brittle. Since it is not advisable...

How to Bathe a Cat

Have you ever thought that bathing your cat was an impossible task? For a moment, the idea that you might be taking your life into your own hands could have flashed through your mind. Here Dr. Ava Frick tells us some easy steps to help make bathing our cats easier and how it can help provide them with a healthier and happier life. Bathing a cat can be simple but there are several points that should be in place...

National Pet Month

What is National Pet Month anyway? Well we looked it up and found a very simple, but profound answer to this question. National Pet Month is defined as a celebration of benefits that pets bring to people’s lives, and vice versa. So why do we consider this to be profound? Keying in on a couple specific words in this definition, there are some that really jump to the forefront. Celebration When we think of celebrations, we typically think about...