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Sep 23
Common Health Problems of Senior Cats
23 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
One major blessing of owning a cat is that old age seems to come along gently. Cats tend to age gracefully and slowly. However, this can sometimes make age related issues difficult to notice or diagnose. Even though some conditions are going to be inevitable with old age, there are still ways that you can ensure your cat remains comfortable and content for as long as possible. Here, we will take a look at some feline age related issues you may encounter as your furbaby ages over the years. Hearing or Vision Issues As with many aging creatures, elderly cats…
Sep 16
Cat Catastrophes
16 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Owning a cat can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the history of owning pets. However, there are a few common mistakes that a cat owner can make that can lead to some minor mishaps in cat parenting. It is important to recognize that cats have specific needs. Here, we will be taking a look at some common- but avoidable- cat catastrophes. Providing Water. This seems like a simple enough task for cat owners to accomplish. However, cats have a tendency to not get enough water intake. Cats prefer fresh and clean running water. Some felines have a…
Sep 9
De-Stress Your Pet Before the Vet
9 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
No matter how amazing your veterinarian may be, a visit to the vet clinic can be stressful to your pet. Whether it be for a routine exam or for an illness or ailment, our pets may not always understand that visiting the vet is in their best interest. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t help to soothe their nerves along the way. Here, we would like to discuss some ways to help your pet de-stress for their vet visit. The car ride... Depending on your pet, the car ride over can either be enjoyable or stressful. For dogs, car…
Sep 2
Common Questions About Having a New Kitten
If you are the happy owner of a new kitten, congratulations! You are about to experience an amazing and entertaining first year with your new furbaby. Even though they are adorable and so much fun to have around, it is common to have a few questions about what to do or how to care for your new baby. Here, we will discuss a few common, but very important questions you may have as a new cat parent. When can they eat solid food? A momma cat tends to start leaving her babies more frequently around the age of five weeks.…
Aug 26
Dog Tooth Infection: Signs and Treatment
26 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
Much like humans, canines can experience toothaches and tooth infections. A major cause for a canine tooth infection is a tooth abscess. An abscess is an enclosed pocket of infection that can become very painful, uncomfortable and dangerous for our furry pals. They take place when harmful bacteria get caught in the root of a tooth. Abscesses can stem from gum disease (periodontal disease) or even if your dog breaks or chips a tooth. A broken tooth can happen without you even knowing it. Broken teeth are commonly caused by chewing an object that may be too rough or hard…
Aug 12
Why does my cat bite me?
12 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
It has probably happened to every cat owner at some point in their relationship with their beloved kitty. One moment your cat is enjoying the chin rubs and belly tickles, then the next moment your staring at teeth marks in your arm. It can leave you wondering what it is you did wrong to provoke such a reaction from your cat. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most cat lovers experience the same type of reaction and it is commonly referred to as “love biting.” However, feline behaviorists have determined a more formal name for this particular reaction: Petting-induced aggression. Usually…
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