Behavior – Cats

Behavior A few fundamentals Cats were once described as asocial animals, but this is no longer regarded as true. Although very different from dogs, cats also need interaction and most importantly, your loving attention! When you bring a new kitten or cat into your home you’ll have to decide whether your pet will live strictly […]

Your Senior Cat

Your Senior Cat Old age is not a disease As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, cats are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky feline seems to […]

Allergies in Cats

Allergies in Cats Like people, cats can suffer from allergies. As in the human population, the incidence of allergies in pets seems to be increasing. While allergic humans may often sneeze, wheeze or even have serious respiratory difficulties, allergic reactions in pets are characterized by skin problems, exacerbated by their primary symptom – itching and […]

Osteoarthritis – Cats

Osteoarthritis If your cat no longer appears interested in playing with his or her favourite mouse toy for hours on end, there may be a good reason – osteoarthritis. A chronic, degenerative joint disease that makes movement difficult and painful, osteoarthritis mainly strikes pets in their middle and senior years. However, younger animals can also […]

Travelling with your Pet

Travelling with your Pet Before you go Ask yourself: will my cat or dog be comfortable and happy on a trip? Some animals simply prefer to stay at home and a “homesick”, possibly motion-sick pet will ruin everyone’s trip. In such a case it’s probably wiser to leave your pet with a friend, relative or […]

Heartworm and Intestinal Parasites

Heartworm & Intestinal Parasites   Heartworm disease Heartworm is a parasitic disease that can affect any dog regardless of age, sex or habitat. It is found in all parts of New Jersey, including Marlton, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Medford and everywhere else. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, and tends to have a higher incidence in areas […]