Tag: cats

Susan Shaw, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline Cats. Online, in real life, and on social media, there is certainly no shortage of them. They’re known far and wide for their odd behaviors, fear of cucumbers, adorable toe beans, and insatiable curiosity (and appetite). Sometimes, however, that curiosity can get our feline friends into…

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology Pet Poison Helpline Many flowering plants found in bouquets or grown as beautiful ornamentals may contain the word “Lily” in their name. You may even have heard that “Lilies” are toxic. When you consider all the shapes and sizes that “Lilies” come in, plus regional variations of names,…

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 Veterinary Information Specialist Pet Poison Helpline 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…