Posts in Category: The Cat’s Meow
Cats are incredible for so many reasons. Take, for instance, their quiet, steady companionship. They use their eyes to slowly blink “I love you”, and purr to show how happy you make them.
But just because they don’t wag their tail like a dog doesn’t mean cats don’t express themselves with this communicative appendage. Instead, they use their tail to speak volumes. By closely observing distinct feline behavior patterns, you can understand (and appreciate) your cat more than ever before.
The Forthcoming Feline
Despite their reputations for being self-sufficient and low maintenance, pet cats benefit from significant amounts of affection and attention. They know exactly what they want and how to get it.Continue…
With the advent of spring comes wildflowers, longer days, and more time outside with our best friends. While all of these things are welcome, something else that comes with warm weather is not: mosquitos and their bites.
Over 30 species of mosquitoes can now transmit deadly and serious disease to our pets – dogs and cats alike. You may have heard of heartworm disease, and although this was once thought of as a problem only in southern states, the truth is that the incidence of heartworm disease is growing in all 50 states and in Canada. Once infected, your pet faces permanent organ damage and even death.
Learning the facts about heartworm disease and how you can prevent it is the first step towards keeping your furry loved ones safe.Continue…
Tiger is an old but seemingly still very healthy cat. You might have noticed that the litter box has been more full over the last several months, and maybe you see him at the water bowl several times a day. He is still eating well, cuddling at night, and attacking his favorite toys, though, so you just overlook these new habits.
Then you decide to go on vacation. Tiger does fine during boarding (at a reputable location of course), but from almost the moment you bring him home, he is sick. He doesn’t want to eat, he’s vomiting, and he seems lethargic. Time for a trip to see us at Huntington Veterinary Hospital where the news is disheartening – it’s his kidneys.
Kidney disease in cats is an unfortunately common condition that all feline fanatics need to be educated regarding. After all, knowledge can be a powerful weapon.Continue…
As a pet owner, the only thing scarier than the thought of losing your pet is the fear that you’ll never find them. This fear is based in reality. Of the estimated 8 million pets who wind up in shelters each year, less than 30% of dogs and 5% of cats are ever reunited with their original families.
Fortunately, there is something you can do to improve the odds of a happy reunion: pet microchipping! Having your pet microchipped is the best insurance against a broken heart. The team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital is excited to share more about the benefits of this wonderful technology!
Whether you’re a past, present, or future cat owner, we can all agree that cats are special creatures. Their wild and wonderful personalities never fail to warm our hearts and make us laugh. However, behind their mysterious nature is a little known fact: cats don’t always warn us when something is wrong with their health.
From their graceful movements and soulful eyes to their almost mystical nature, there’s just something special about cats. For those of us fortunate enough to share our homes and lives with one or more of these unique creatures, it only makes sense that we would do our best to give them the gift of long-lasting health and wellness.
At Huntington Veterinary Hospital, we strive to provide the very best cat care that modern veterinary medicine has to offer. Each of our staff members shares our deep appreciation for cats, and we’re honored to extend that level of compassion and care to your own precious kitty!