Outdoor Wildlife Threats to Your Pets

Texas wildlife has many threats to your outdoor pets.  Obviously, if you live in an inner-city area, the threats are minimal; however, if you live in the less populated areas of a suburb bordering on the country side, or if you live out of the city limits, you should be cognizant of the dangers that […]

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Dogs Airborne Out the Car Window

  For most dogs, the best part of a car ride is feeling the breeze in their furry faces as they stick their head out the window. Despite the exhilaration of this pleasurable experience, it’s a very dangerous habit. In the early days of automobiles, most cars did not have windshields and their top speed […]

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Why Do Cats Purr

Cats are evolutionary masterpieces of design. They have evolved in such a way that many of their characteristics, including behaviors, are multifunctional, helping to increase the odds of survival. Scratching marks territories, it communicates conflicted feelings and it maintains nail health. Whiskers feel wind directions, broadcast moods and help cats navigate. Cats purr to survive when […]

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How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick

  It happens all too often, by the time an owner realizes their cat is sick, it is very sick. Cats tend to disguise their illnesses, and they even hide themselves when they’re ill. But many problems are best treated when they’re caught early, which means you are your cat’s most important health care provider. You’re the one […]

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Dog on Dog Aggression

Dog aggression can be a major dog problem for owners. Dog aggression stems from either a dog’s frustration level or its dominance tendencies. A dog’s frustration comes from a lack of dog exercise, and the dog’s dominance comes from a lack of calm-assertive leadership. I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed for dog aggression. […]

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How to Prevent Your Cat from Getting Diabetes

Approximately 1 in 400 cats is diagnosed with feline diabetes every year, making this disease a growing concern among veterinarians and pet owners alike.  Like diabetes in humans, feline diabetes is preventable and treatable; you can manage it through proper care and medical attention. Feline diabetes is essentially the cat version of sugar diabetes. Not […]

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Why Is My Cat Missing the Litter Box? Part Three

Social Issues In this last segment of why cats miss the litter box blogs, we will look at the causes resulting from social issues. Social issues tend to occur more rarely than other causes.  It is normal for cats to mark.  Cats do head and cheek rubbing, for example, on doorways and even on owners […]

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Why Is My Cat Missing the Litter Box? Part Two

Litter Box and Management Issues In this series of blogs, we will look at the causes resulting in your cat missing the litter box as it relates to the management of the litter box itself. This second group of reasons cats miss the litter box includes the box, the type of litter used, and location of […]

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Why Is My Cat Missing the Litter Box?

Medical Issues In this series of blogs, we will look at the causes resulting in your cat missing the litter pan. Possible causes include medical issues, litter pan and management issues, and social or behavioral issues. In this segment, we will focus on medical issues and address the other issues in subsequent blogs. If you […]

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