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Hidden Cat Illnesses: What to Watch Out For

January 16, 2014

Cats are sneaky little creatures: One moment they’re curled up on your lap by the fire, dreaming of slow-moving mice with a limp, the next moment they’re planning on world domination and universal catnip. Long revered for their mysterious personalities, it is this same nature (and a bit of Mother Nature) that can make them a challenge to treat medically. Here’s why: Imagine you’re a…  

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The Proverbial Hairball Problem

November 19, 2012

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 To this day my calico, Cali (October 3, 1990 – May 11, 2009), still holds the world record for projectile hairball vomiting – 14 feet, 5.3 inches to be exact. Okay, she was in my arms and we were standing at the top of the stairs at the time, which could account for this expansive throw-up. Unfortunately, this happening was never…  

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Heartworms in Cats – They’re Not Just for Dogs!

August 16, 2012

Sylvester, Felix, Garfield, Simba, Nala, Morris, Heathcliff, Figaro, Milo, Sassy, Crookshanks, Hello Kitty, Puss In Boots, and Cat in the Hat all have something in common. They are “famous cats.” Although your cat may not be as famous as these cats they are still very important to you. That is why they need to be protected from heartworms. That’s right, heartworms in cats – they’re…  

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National Hairball Awareness Day

April 27, 2012

April is truly a busy month of the cat calendar. But purrhaps the most noteworthy event of all is National Hairball Awareness Day that is celebrated on April 27. This event actually has an interesting history. In 2009, The National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington DC initiated the event with a special hands-on hairball exhibit. Visitors…  

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