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The Rules of Hugging Cats

June 01, 2021

Hug Your Cat Day is coming up June 4th. While we think kitties should be hugged every day, this is a purrfect time to show your furball some extra attention. However, there are a few things to keep in mind here … such as Fluffy’s opinion. As it turns out, cats have some pretty clear rules about cuddling. A local Seminole, FL vet lists some of them in this article. Don’t Force It Not all … Read More »

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Preventing Cat Bites

April 15, 2021

Dog Bite Prevention Week started April 11th. Of course, dogs aren’t the only pets that bite. Our feline pals also sometimes chomp on people. While serious dog bites are more common and usually more dangerous, cat bites aren’t good either. The bacteria in Fluffy’s mouth can cause painful infections. A Seminole, FL vet discusses cat bites in this article. Manners When it comes to preventing cat bites, teaching Fluffy proper manners when she is a … Read More »

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Keeping Kitty Cool

April 01, 2021

Summer isn’t far off now. Florida summers are no joke! While many of our feline pals enjoy sunbathing, the heat can be dangerous for Fluffy. After all, kitties are wearing fur coats, and they can’t cool off by sweating the way we can. A local Seminole, FL vet offers some tips on helping your cat get through our scorching summer heat in this article. Keep Kitty In The best way to keep Fluffy cool is … Read More »

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Should You Walk Your Cat?

February 15, 2021

Walk Your Dog Day is coming up February 20th. You can find lots of information on walking Fido. Plus, many of you walk your dogs every day. But what about cats? As you may have seen, more and more people are putting their kitties into harnesses and taking them for strolls. A local Seminole, FL vet offers some advice on taking your pet for a walk in this article. Benefits There are some benefits to … Read More »

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Protect Your Pet From Holiday Stress

December 15, 2020

The holiday season is upon us! Things may not be quite as festive or busy this year as usual, with the pandemic going on, but there will still be plenty of seasonal events and festivities happening. This can actually be a pretty stressful time of year for our furry friends! Travel, visitors, decorations, loud noises, and schedule disruptions can all make your pet quite uneasy. Here, a local Seminole, FL vet offers some tips on … Read More »

Holiday Hazards for Pets

December 01, 2020

WIth the holidays approaching, many people are busy cooking, shopping, and decorating. Your pet will be paying very close attention as you prepare for this year’s festivities! Just put your furry pal’s health and safety first. This can be a dangerous time of year for our animal companions. Read on as a Seminole, FL veterinarian lists some of the dangers you should be aware of. Food Food is one of the top concerns. Dogs are … Read More »

Tips for Creating a Catio

November 01, 2020

Do you keep your feline buddy indoors? If so, that’s great! We strongly suggest keeping cats inside. Fluffy may look cute chasing butterflies, but she’s actually in some very serious dangers when she goes outside. Cars, traffic, weather, gators, and stray animals are just a few of the hazards your pet faces. However, you can let your furball have the best of both worlds, by giving her a catio. A Seminole, FL veterinarian discusses creating … Read More »

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Cute Ways to Celebrate Meow Like a Pirate Day

September 15, 2020

There’s a new kitty holiday coming up that will have many of our feline patients happily yelling at their humans. September 17th is Meow Like A Pirate Day! As you probably know, here in Tampa Bay, we have a long and rather complicated history with pirates. (We may also be the only city to collectively celebrate the anniversary of being raided, but that’s another topic.) In this arrrrrticle, a Seminole, FL vet lists some fun … Read More »

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

August 15, 2020

August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! (It’s also National Tooth Fairy Day, but we’ll leave that one to the dentists.) Your feline pal probably won’t be thrilled to find herself being put into a carrier when she was planning to take another nap. However, kitties are much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet discusses bringing Fluffy to the doctor. Use A Carrier Fluffy should … Read More »

Cold Treats for Cats

July 15, 2020

Does your kitty enjoy snacks? Although cats can be finicky, many of them do have a few favorite treats. With summer here, your feline pal may enjoy something cold on occasion. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet lists a few things Fluffy may enjoy this summer. Cold Dinner It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Keep some of your kitty’s wet food in the fridge, and give it to her cold. This can also … Read More »

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