Canine Flu

Canine Flu

  Canine Flu is prevalent in Columbus, OH, this year. Some daycares and boarding facilities have shut down. Dog parks are empty. Clinicians will come out to your car to vaccinate your pet. This is not “Kennel Cough” or Bordetella. The fatality rate is listed as...
Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats

Heatstroke in Dogs and Cats

  Heatstroke is a medical emergency that occurs all too frequently in our fur-covered friends.  Cats and Dogs do not have an effective mechanism to cool themselves during warm weather. If their core body temperature rises to 105 degrees F or above, they...
Why Doesn’t My Cat Use His Litter Box?

Why Doesn’t My Cat Use His Litter Box?

  The problem is probably easily resolved and comes down to a short list: Location Type of box Type of litter Number of boxes Cleanliness of the box You may be one of the lucky few that has a cat that isn’t choosy but nearly 10% of cat surrenders are due to...
Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Kitties need their whiskers! Never cut a cat’s whiskers. Cats’ whiskers are actually sense receptors and if you clip or damage them, cats will become disoriented and confused (much like you if you were blind-folded). At the base of every whisker is a...
Breakaway Collars

Breakaway Collars

  Your cat should be wearing one. Even if your cat is microchipped, a good collar with your contact information could bring your lost pet home sooner. A neighbor may find your feline and return the cat to you right away. Without an ID tag, your pet could be...