Tag Archives: feline

Parasites

Parasites effect dogs and cats and some of them effect people!   Internal parasites left untreated can cause weight loss, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, and malnutrition.  In puppies and kittens, parasites can overwhelm them and lead to death if left untreated or treatment started too late.  The dewormer we use at VIP Animal Care is a […]

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A few facts about cats

Many people don’t realize that cats go into heat much younger than dogs.  A kitten can have kittens herself at 6 months of age.  They can have 3 litters a year.  So when you hear breed like rabbits, it is partially true for cats as well! You can spay or neuter as early as 8 […]

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Cat Bites

When pets are scared, their defense is scratching and biting.  The shape of the cat’s teeth makes their bite go deeper than a dog’s bite which can be harder for doctors to treat.  Bacteria goes deeper into your body which can be a longer treatment than it might seem necessary. Getting care quickly can help […]

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Would pheromones help your pet?

Pheromones have been on the market for a little over 5 years for cats and dogs.  Pheromones are formulated specifically for cats and a different formula for dogs.  Cats and dogs metabolize medicines very differently.  That’s why some medicines have strong warnings against giving to one or the other. For cats, pheromones help with aggression, […]

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October is National Pet Wellness Month

We all know many of these suggestions I am going to give for Pet Wellness month, but this is a great time to brush up on these. Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Maintenance, Proper and Regular Vet care, Vaccinations, and heartworm preventative are just a few that are at the top of the list. Fall decorations ma […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar for your pets

Apple cider vinegar has made a comeback in popularity as an at home remedy for many ailments.  But is it okay to use for your pets?  Dr. Flanders has recommended apple cider vinegar for pets.  But please remember that apple cider vinegar should never be used full strength on your pet.  If you’ve ever tried […]

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Emergency Preparedness for your pets.

Have you thought of what your pet would need in an emergency such as tornado, flood, etc?? Being prepared should a time arise will eliminate extra anxiety in an emergency.  Pets are part of our families, but they have a different set of needs than we do.  The last thing you need is to have […]

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How to have a healthy kitty!

All these things can give your kitty a long healthy life.

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Which Food is Best?

Many clients want to know if their pet needs a prescription food and if not, which brands are best? There is no perfect answer except it depends! The best Over the Counter (OTC) food can be found by comparing nutrition labels along with your pets age and health status.  That may seem like a copout, […]

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Hydration: Is it really that important?

Dr. Flanders is a firm believer in the power of proper hydration.  Electrolytes are the composed of potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium and phosphate which all regulate fluid balance, muscle contraction, energy generation and almost every major biochemical reaction in the body.  These must be maintained in a very delicate balance to keep your pet healthy. […]

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