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Cold Treats for Fluffy

July 01, 2020

Does your kitty rub against your legs when she wants you to feed her? Does Fluffy pay extra close attention when she notices that you’re eating something she likes? Cats are much more finicky than dogs are, but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy treats. In fact, your feline pal may also appreciate having some cold snacks when it’s really hot out. A local Roanoke, VA vet suggests a few purrfect ones below. Cold Dinner … Read More »

Adopt a Cat Month

June 01, 2020

June is Adopt A Cat Month! Of course, we think any time is a good time to adopt a cat. However, this is the purrfect time to add a new kitty to your household. Here, a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses adopting a cat. Why Adopt A Cat Now? June tends to be kitten season. At this time of year, the sudden surge of kittens being turned in leaves shelters overloaded and scrambling to care … Read More »

Adopting a Stray Cat

May 01, 2020

Have you made friends with a stray kitty? Perhaps Fluffy just showed up on your doorstep one day. Or, maybe you’ve spotted her in your yard on occasion. Chances are, it didn’t take long for your new feline friend to melt your heart. Why not give her a forever home? A Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on adopting a stray cat below. Considerations Not all strays will make good pets. Others need a lot of … Read More »

Posted in Adoptions, Cat Care

Tips for Reducing Hairballs

April 15, 2020

April 26th is Hairball Awareness Day! We know, hairballs aren’t exactly something to celebrate. It would be much more fun to talk about Cat World Domination Day or Hug Your Cat Day. While hairballs are more or less ‘purr’ for the course with kitties, they are definitely no fun for either you or Fluffy. However, sometimes they are more than an unsightly nuisance. They can occasionally cause dangerous intestinal blockages. Fortunately, there are some ways … Read More »

How To Brush Fluffy’s Teeth Without Ending Up In The ER

April 01, 2020

Did you know that many cats get dental issues, just like people? Dental problems can be very painful for kitties. One of the best things you can do to keep Fluffy’s teeth healthy is to brush them. We know, that sounds a bit dangerous. However, you can teach a cat to accept the toothbrush without ending up covered in scratches. A Roanoke, VA vet offers some pointers on this below. Start Early If your pet … Read More »

5 Purrfect Reasons to Cuddle Your Cat

March 15, 2020

Did you know that March 23rd is Cuddly Kitten Day? If there is one thing kitties excel at—aside from napping, it may very well be snuggling their humans. As it turns out, cuddling your pet is good for both of you! Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet offers tips on cuddling cats. Make Fluffy Feel Loved Cats have tried very hard to make us think of them as cold, aloof killers, but we aren’t … Read More »

Caring for an Aging Cat

March 01, 2020

Did you know that cats are officially considered seniors by the time they are 11? Our feline friends usually age slowly and gracefully, so you probably won’t’ notice major changes happening very quickly. However, as your furry buddy grows older, you will want to make some changes to her care routine. Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet offers some advice on caring for an aging kitty. Grooming Older kitties sometimes have trouble reaching their … Read More »

Creating a Catio

February 15, 2020

Do you have a screened porch or patio? If so, you’ve got a perfect spot for a catio! Our feline friends are definitely much safer staying indoors, where they are protected from hazards like weather, predators, traffic, and chemicals. However, they do enjoy getting some fresh air and watching butterflies, birds, and squirrels. Why not give Fluffy the best of both worlds? Read on as a Roanoke, VA vet offers some great tips on making … Read More »

Pet Dental Health Month

January 15, 2020

February is officially Pet Dental Health Month! Of course, your pet’s oral health is important all year long. Dental problems are very painful for pets, and can severely impact their quality of life. Read on as a local Roanoke, VA vet discusses caring for your pet’s teeth. Common Problems Some of the statistics about pet dental issues are quite staggering. For example, as many as 80 percent of adult dogs have periodontal disease. Kitties aren’t … Read More »

Fluffy’s Goals for 2020

January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions for 2020? If so, your feline buddy will no doubt monitor you closely as you strive to make your new goals. Kitties certainly do like to keep a close eye on their owners! In fact, if Fluffy could make resolutions of her own, she may very well vow to supervise you more carefully. What else do you think your pet would want to achieve? A Roanoke, VA vet … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

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