Tag: cats

Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist  Previously I went over kitten care from birth to 5 weeks of age. I will now focus on 5-6 weeks of age to 8 weeks of age and older. Needed materials: Blankets Litter box (litter non-clumping due to potential for ingestion) Towels/blankets Kitten toys Small scale/bowl for top of…

Renee DiPietro, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist, Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Did you know that a bite from your furry friend Felis domesticus (house cat), can have dire consequences? As a person who very recently spent 3 days hospitalized on IV antibiotics for a cat bite, I thought I would share a little public service warning. If your…

Renee DiPietro, LVT Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator Why? Why is it important to support our pet’s dental health? As in human healthcare, a healthy mouth has a strong link to overall wellness. Dogs, cats, and many other companion and farm animals can have dental issues arise if they are not provided with dental care from an…

Susan Holland, DVM Associate Veterinarian Every day at Pet Poison Helpline we receive calls where a medication or supplement has been accidentally dropped and a pet has ingested it. The caller is often distressed, and, rightfully so because many medications administered in correct doses for a human constitute a dangerous dose for a pet. Even…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology The ASPCA estimates that close to 900,000 cats in the United States are euthanized yearly. Many are killed because they are deemed to be “un-adoptable”. Such cats are either poorly socialized or behaviorally challenged, and may have even been feral. They cannot be or are not content to…