Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rolling over in felines

Have this ever happened to you: You approach your kitten in the hallway to say hello, and she immediately throws herself on the ground, rolls onto her back and exposes her tummy to you? If it’s a familiar scenario, be happy. Cats who roll over and expose their stomachs are actually relaxed and comfortable, calm […]

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Face rubbing in your feline!

Your cat’s cheeks contain glands that he uses to deposit his own unique scent. By rubbing his furry little cheeks on everything he sees, your cat is actually being quite territorial, marking off what he considers to be “his” in your home. Cats have multiple scent glands on their heads. They have glands located around […]

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Help, my cat keeps bringing me dead critters!

Cats are natural hunters, which we already know, and so it only makes sense that if you have an outdoor cat she will, from time-to-time, be stalking some prey. And you know how you like to bring your furry best friend home a treat every now and then to let her know how much you […]

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Chewing on plants

Dangling leaves aside (which, let’s be honest, are just fun for your cat to chomp at), some cats chew plants because they find comfort in the act, or as a way to get your attention. Of course too much of a good thing can be … well … bad. Cats who eat excessive grass or […]

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Why does my cat knead on me?

From time to time you may catch your cat doing something a little strange: kneading. This occurs when your kitten rhythmically alternates her paws, pushing in and out, usually against something soft. While no one is 100% sure why cats take on this behavior, there are a few theories. For starters, baby kittens will knead […]

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A few facts on senior dogs.

In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A Great Dane is considered to be senior by 5-6 years old whereas a Chihuahua would likely only be middle-aged then, and not considered a senior until 10-11 years. Large breed dogs fall somewhere in the middle. A Golden Retriever might be considered senior […]

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Have a wonderful Sunday

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Happy Saturday

The weather forecast for Hamilton County is a high of 76 with sun and clouds.  This is awesome pet weather!  Enjoy your Saturday with your pet! Indiana State Fair is going on right now. It’s a great day to take your dog on a walk/hike/or trail.  Koteewi has great trails your dog is welcome on […]

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West Nile Virus is in Hamilton County

Friday, August 5, 2017, it was reported by the State Department of Health that mosquito testing in Hamilton County tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Now more than ever it is important for your pet to have a repellent on board.  We carry a topical called Vectra 3D that will repel against mosquitos. Your […]

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Senior Pets Month: Part two

So what are some keys to making sure my senior pet has the best care possible? Weight reduction or normal weight.  Just like in humans, most pets are carrying extra weight.  For your pets this can lead to joint damage, premature arthritis, organ damage and diabetes and thyroid issues. Annual blood testing.  Dr. Flanders is […]

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