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Common Cat Care Mistakes

July 01, 2020

Our feline pals have a reputation for being very easy keepers. However, Fluffy isn’t quite as independent as she would like us to think. In fact, kitties need good care to really thrive. Read on as a La Mesa, CA vet lists some common cat care mistakes. Overfeeding Did you know that well over half of our feline friends are overweight or obese? Fluffy may still look adorable if she’s a bit chubby, but those … Read More »

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Tips for Adopting a Cat

June 01, 2020

June is Adopt A Cat Month! While there’s no wrong time to adopt a kitty, this is a great time to give a lucky feline a great forever home. At this time of year, shelters are overflowing with the annual influx of spring kittens. If you are planning to adopt a cat soon, read on! In this article, a LA Mesa, CA vet lists some tips for adopting a kitty. Prepare To Be Chosen Choosing … Read More »

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Hairball Awareness Day

April 15, 2020

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up. April 24th is Hairball Awareness Day! We know, this one isn’t as fun as Hug Your Cat Day or Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day. Hairballs are definitely not the best part of having a cat. However, they are quite common, so it’s important for people with cats to understand what they are and why they form. A La Mesa, CA vet discusses hairballs below. How Hairballs Form Cats … Read More »

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How to Respect Your Cat

March 15, 2020

There’s a special kitty holiday coming up. March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day! Our feline friends may be small, but they have big personalities. They also have lots of love and cuddle to give. But how do you show a cat respect? A La Mesa, CA vet offers some tips below. Offer Stimulation You wouldn’t want to sit and stare at the walls all day, would you? Fluffy doesn’t either. Your cute little pet … Read More »

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If Pets Had Thumbs Day

March 01, 2020

There are many things to love about pets, but one of the best things about them is the way they keep us laughing with their silly antics. That appreciation for Fluffy and Fido’s knacks for comedy and mischief is at the heart of a cute pet holiday that’s coming up. March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day! In this article, a Spring Valley, CA vet gives a few ‘petucated’ guesses on what some of … Read More »

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

February 01, 2020

February is Pet Dental Health Month! Kitties can also be afflicted a wide variety of dental troubles, such as abscesses, cracked or broken teeth, tooth resorption, and feline stomatitis, which is a very painful mouth infection. One of the best ways to keep your cat’s choppers healthy is to brush them. We know, that sounds a bit risky, but it can be done. A La Mesa, CA vet discusses brushing Fluffy’s teeth below. Start Slow … Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions For Cats

January 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Actually, the kitty new year starts tomorrow: January 2nd is Mew Year’s Day. While we will leave predictions about 2020’s major events to others, we can make a few educated guesses about what our feline pals will be up to this year. Read on as a Spring Valley, CA vet lists some New Year’s resolutions for cats. Get A Tan Kitties can’t really get suntans, although their fur may lighten up if … Read More »

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And Meow, A Word About Playing With Your Cat

December 15, 2019

Kitties are very playful, which is one of the many reasons they make such cute and fun pets. Watching Fluffy attack a catnip mouse or bat a ball around can be just as entertaining for you as it is for her. Actually, playing with your cat regularly is one of the best things you can do to keep her happy and healthy. A Spring Valley, CA vet discusses kitty playtime below. Exercise We probably don’t … Read More »

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Teaching Your Cat Better Scratching Petiquette

November 15, 2019

Do you often find your feline buddy using your sofa or carpet as a manicure station? Fluffy is adorable, but she has certainly ruined her share of furniture. We can help! Read on as a local Spring Valley, CA vet discusses teaching your kitty better nail-care habits. Scratching Post First and foremost, you’ll need to give your feline pal a good scratching post. Make sure that your pet’s manicure station is sturdy, and doesn’t wobble. … Read More »

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Creating A Kitty Garden

October 01, 2019

Do you keep your cat indoors? If so, that’s great! Kitties are very small, and are quite vulnerable to the dangers posed by traffic, wild animals, stray cats, weather, fires, and other hazards. That said, our feline friends do benefit from the entertainment and stimulation they get from going outdoors. Why not give Fluffy the best of both worlds by creating a kitty garden? A local La Mesa, CA vet offers tips on how to … Read More »

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