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Leslie Gillette, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

Discovering that your cat has worms can be an unpleasant experience for any pet owner. Not only can finding the worms be frightful (and gross), but their presence can also raise some serious concerns about the health of your cat. However, there are a number of safe and… Read More

Krista Seraydar, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

If you have ever been to an animal shelter or rescue, you have probably seen an adoptable cat labeled as FIV-positive. These cats are typically isolated from the other cats and need to go to homes with other FIV-positive cats or with no other cats. So, what does FIV mean?… Read More

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Sep 01, 2020

Many people consider cats to be self-sufficient, independent pets. But you might be surprised to know that cat health care requires just as much effort as dog health care. Because many cats are indoor-only, and they’re difficult to get into a cat carrier, some pet parents… Read More

Jennifer Grota, DVM
Jul 31, 2020

You should always pay attention to your cat’s eating habits, as they can give you some insight into how your cat is feeling. If you notice your cat’s eating behaviors change, you can get in touch with your veterinarian right away to figure out what the problem is. And if… Read More

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Jul 30, 2020

Do cats have moods? Of course they do! From excited and happy to stressed and upset, cats can display a range of moods. Maybe someday there will be a device that can easily translate cat behavioral cues so that we’ll know exactly what our cats are feeling. But until we have… Read More

Alison Gerken, DVM (Clinical Behavior Resident)
Jul 30, 2020

A familiar phrase claims that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in cats, it’s their tail position that provides the greatest insight into what a cat is feeling. Cats use their tail movements, along with their eyes, ears, and body postures, to communicate.… Read More