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Feline Primary Hyperparathyroidism: The Other Thyroid Condition You Should Know About

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Veterinarians frequently diagnose hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid gland, in their older feline patients. A less commonly diagnosed endocrine condition involves the parathyroid glands, which neighbor the thyroid gland and play a crucial role in your cat’s health. Find out what these glands do, what happens when they malfunction, and what can be done if your cat is diagnosed with feline primary hyperparathyroidism. Thyroid and Parathyroid Form and Function Your cat’s thyroid gland, which is one gland with two lobes, is located along the sides of your cat’s trachea. Read More»

New Indoor Cat? 2 Indoor Cat Misconceptions to Forget If You Want to Keep Kitty in Good Health

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If you just adopted your first indoor cat, then you are likely looking forward to many years of affection from your new feline companion. Many people, like you, opt to keep their cats indoors to keep them safe from injury and predators. Cats can live long, healthy lives indoors. However, there are many misconceptions about indoor cat health that you need to forget if you really want your cat to live a long, healthy life. Read More»

3 Alternative Therapies for Your Arthritic Cat

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If you’re cat is suffering from arthritis, and you have exhausted all of the medical treatments, and are looking for some alternative therapies to try, then you are in luck. There are quite a few things that you can try and incorporate into your cats life to help them and ease their suffering. Here are three ideas to consider.  Switch Your Cats Diet to Grain-free Food One thing that you might want to consider is a grain free diet. Read More»

Why Does Your Cat's Skin Look Like It's Crawling?

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Are you looking at your cat’s skin or hair and seeing what looks like wiggling or crawling pieces of skin? Sometimes known as walking dandruff, this problem is also caused by a species of mites known as Cheyletiella blakei. It’s properly known as cheyletiellosis, and what you’re actually seeing is pieces of dead skin being carried by mites. Here’s what you need to know about cheyletiellosis in cats. How do cats get walking dandruff? Read More»

Love Your Pets: 3 Tips To Protect Your Furry Friends This Summer

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Now that summer is just about here, it’s time to start thinking about your pets. Summer carries with it many potential hazards for your furry friends, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors. To make sure your pets are safe this summer, here are three simple steps you should take. Provide Plenty of Shade and Water If your pets are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, you need to make sure they have plenty of shade and water. Read More»