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Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Jun 27, 2019

Your cat’s vaccination reminder comes in the mail with a confusing array of letters—what the heck is an FVRCP vaccine? My cat doesn’t go outside, so why does she need it? You toss it aside as you sort through the rest of the mail, but it still nags at you. Is this something… Read More

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Jun 21, 2019

If you have cats, you may have heard of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). FIV is a retrovirus (similar to HIV) that is transmitted directly from cat to cat through close contact—usually through bite wounds and scratches. FIV is most commonly diagnosed in outdoor cats,… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jun 19, 2019

Cats with hyperthyroidism have happier, healthier lives when their caregivers are knowledgeable about the disease and its dietary management. Here are some hyperthyroidism management tips about what should be included in a diet for cats with hyperthyroidism and why it’s… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jun 12, 2019

Cats will chew on plants. And because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. If you want to keep plants in your house, or if you let your cat out into your yard, you need to be able to accurately identify plants and flowers that… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Jun 06, 2019

Rabies is a viral disease typically found in wild animals—most commonly raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. However, any mammal can become infected if they are exposed. That is why it is essential that we keep our pets protected with consistent rabies vaccines. Both indoor… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
May 31, 2019

The dreaded postcard just showed up in the mail—you know, the one from your veterinarian with all of the abbreviations of shots that your cat is due for. It’s telling you that it’s time to load your cat up in the carrier, listen to 20 minutes of meowing in the car, endure… Read More

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