Cats


Less Adoptable Pets

In 2009, Petfinder designated the third week of September as “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week.” This annual celebration was launched to help recognize and promote those pets that are considered to have less adoptable traits, such as senior pets, FIV cats, and special needs animals. This year’s celebration week is September 16-22, 2019.


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Why Should Indoor-Only Cats be Microchipped?

While microchips can be extremely effective for identifying lost pets and reuniting them with their families, a happy reunion can’t occur if the microchip registration is incorrect – or if your pet isn’t microchipped at all! Many cat owners wonder why they should bother having their feline friends microchipped if they are indoor-only.


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Severe Weather Prep and Planning for Pets

Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires. There’s no part of the country that hasn’t been affected by weather emergencies in recent years.

This is why it’s a good idea to have an emergency plan for your entire family, including your pets. Hopefully you’ll never need it, but since summer is prime time for severe storms and flooding, why not take a few minutes to review your plan and if needed, create a “go” bag in case of emergency?


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What are Hookworms?

Hookworms are a nasty little parasite that can cause a boatload of problems for you and your pet. The good news is a yearly fecal exam will help make sure your dog or cat is healthy and parasite-free!

Let's look at the info you'll need to know to protect your pet and your family from hookworms. 


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What is Cherry Eye?

Have you ever thought about the health of your pet’s eyes? Chances are, as long as your dog or cat seems to see okay, you may not have thought much about it.

However, they can be susceptible to eye problems, and one of those eye problems is known as cherry eye.

This unsightly condition gets its name from a reddish mass in the eye. It can protrude from the eye and sits like a red bump in the corner.


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Preparing Your Pet For Moving

Moving can be a stressful experience for you and your family, so don’t forget it can also be a stressful time for your pet. Pets can get used to a routine and what’s familiar. They also sense when their family is stressed, and can pick up on your feelings. Therefore, it's vital to stay in tune with your dog or cat's demeanor and behavior during your packing, moving, and unpacking process.


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Creating a Harmonious Multi-Cat Family

As the warmer months have arrived, so has “kitten season”! Most areas of the United States experience kitten season, when cats go into heat and begin having litters of kittens, between April and October.


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