Tag Archives: cat

My dog has reactions to vaccines so I don’t do any.

Certain breeds of dogs, especially the little ones can react to vaccinations.  There are many things we can do to minimize those.  First let’s talk about what is a vaccine reaction and what to do about it. What constitutes an adverse event? An adverse event is any undesirable ocurrence associated with the use of a […]

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Feeding my cat

Many cat owners ask Dr. Flanders how much or little should I be feeding my cat.  Another question is the wet verses dry issue.  So today we will discuss those two issues.  Wet vs. Dry Cat Food Dr. Flanders always recommends dry kibble because the crunching of the kibble helps knock the tarter off their […]

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Cold weather safety tips

Now that we are experiencing cooler weather and very wet weather, it is a good time to review a few cold weather safety tips. remember that your pets paws can take a beating in this weather.  Cold and wet can be a dangerous combination.  I find that a basket at the door your pet frequents […]

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Fall grooming tips

Now that it is cooler outside, it is easy to forget about brushing and bathing.  But it is still important to continue grooming, especially long hair cats and dogs! brushing:  hair mats continue to be an issue in fall and winter just as in spring and fall.  Shredding also continues in fall and winter.   […]

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World Kindness Day

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So what is FIV and FeLV?

FeLV stands for Feline Leukemia Virus.  It is highly contagious, weakens the immune system, is spread from cat to cat when grooming and sharing food/water.  It is known as the “friendly cat” disease because of how it is spread.  It is one of the most common infectious diseases. FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.  It […]

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Welcome November

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Create a safe Halloween Holiday for your pets!

Remember these guidelines and your pets should be just fine on Halloween night. No candy for Fido!  We all know about chocolate being toxic, but sugar free candies can be deadly as well.  Sugar is also hard on your pet’s digestive system. A lot of times we light candles or have extra cords out for […]

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A few pet safety tips!

Many pet owners do not know what is normal for their pets.  We know what our pulse should be or what a normal temperature for us, but did you know the following facts?  Normal breathing rates (not breed/size specific) are 10-30 breaths per minute and up to 200 pants (breathing with mouth open and tongue […]

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Black Cat Day

Last year we talked about this day and it is appropriate to recognize again and bring attention to the lovable black cat. As a child, I always had a black cat and it was always named “Blackie”.  If it was long haired, then it was “Fuzzy”.  Imagine our surprise when “Fuzzy” had a litter full […]

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