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Archive for 'Cats'

Top 5 Summertime Threats to Your Pet

May 22, 2015

May 23 is National Heat Awareness day, and with summer and the nicer weather coming just around the corner, I want you to be aware of some of the threats that heat can pose to your pets. They’re all things that I have seen and treated in my 20 years as an emergency vet. 5. Fireworks: Lovely to look at, scary for pets! Make sure pets…  

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How Do I Get Rid of Roundworms in My Cat?

May 21, 2015

Here at Pet Health Central, if there is one thing that we don’t like, it is parasites. Okay, that’s actually a lot of “things” we don’t like, as parasites include all the heavy hitters in the field: fleas, ticks, chewing lice and intestinal parasites, like roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. They all pose a threat to your beloved pet friends and, in many cases, they can…  

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Why Cats Love Catnip

May 19, 2015

Catnip, catmint, catswort, kitty crack or whatever you call the plant with the Latin name Nepeta Catania, one thing is certain: the essential oil it contains, nepetalactone, has a powerful effect on felines revving up their play skills and prey drive by instantly turning snoozing couch potatoes into ecstatic flipped out balls of fur. Yes, most cats simply can’t resist a little nip! And it goes…  

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Celebrating the First National Therapy Animal Day

May 15, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here celebrating over a million Therapy Animal visits a year with the sweetest day around! May 18 marks the very first National Therapy Animal Day, and it’s being celebrated nationwide with the first Treats and Sweets Day! Pet Partners is the leader of the pack for Therapy Animals as the nation’s largest and the original therapy animal organization. It was created…  

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