The Attack of the Killer Kittehs: Stopping Kitten Biting and Kitten Attacks

Kitten sleeping.

Kittens are pretty cute, and that might be for good reason. If you have ever experienced the wild behaviors of a pint-sized predator, you probably realize that the cute may just be a survival instinct. 

Having a kitten doesn’t mean that you need to tolerate kitten biting, scratching, or other random kitten attacks. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has some kitten training tips for you to help tame the tiny terror. 

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Fleas and Ticks and Heartworms, Oh My! Protecting Your Pet With Revolution Plus for Cats

Revolution plus for cats.

Protecting your pet from parasites is an important part of responsible pet ownership, and Animal Medical Hospital & 24-Hour Urgent Care is pleased to be able to recommend products to our clients that are safe and very effective. Revolution Plus for cats is a newer option in the pet parasite preventive arena, but a great option for many of our feline patients. 

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Can Dogs & Cats Be Friends?

Can cats and dogs be friends?

What animal lover hasn’t been mesmerized by YouTube or Insta videos of cats and dogs enjoying each other’s company? It’s the “aww” factor we’d all love to invoke if our household is home to both species. But are those who’ve found social media fame just the lucky few, or is this a balance that anyone with a few helpful pointers can strike?

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Are My Cat’s Claws Too Long?

Cat clawing the couch.

Cat’s claws help them catch prey, climb, and balance. They also help your cat defend himself against enemy combatants—sometimes real, such as dogs, cats, and other animals—sometimes imagined when your cat is being playful.

When nails are too long, they may curl and cut into your pet’s pads, elevating the risk for infection. Long nails can snag on carpet and fabrics and may tear the nail when your pet tries to free himself. Your cat’s ability to retract its claws can be affected too. Luckily, the team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help cat owners understand when their feline family member’s nails may be too long, and how to help. 

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Asking for Trouble: Should Cats Drink Milk?

Cats drink milk.

Images of kittens lapping milk from a saucer are just as ubiquitous and inaccurate as pictures of cats playing with balls of yarn. For some reason, these illustrations of feline predilections have persisted into this modern era, but both milk-drinking and yarn-playing should be viewed as the relics they are. We know that cats shouldn’t play with yarn because of the risk of swallowing it. Equally important is the understanding that when cats drink milk, they are likely to face the symptoms of lactose intolerance.

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Creepy Cat Behaviors Explained

Creepy cat.

Cats appear to be tapped into some next-level cosmic enterprise, but it’s equally possible that they’re just chilling out, living in the moment. Why humans project so much depth and mystery onto cats is not fully understood, but it’s a fact that the feline species absolutely captivate us. That being said, there are some relatively creepy cat behaviors that utterly unnerve the uninitiated and we’re here for it.

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A Closer Look at Anal Gland Problems in Cats

Cat grooming itself.

Cats are meticulous self-groomers. In fact, many of their waking hours are spent tending to the way they look, feel, and smell. That’s why it might surprise some to learn that cats can develop a tell-tale fishy smell. However, owners that frequently deal with anal gland problems in cats are all too familiar with the associated characteristics. 

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Tigers Swim, Yet Most Cats Hate Water. What Gives?

Cat hates water.

It’s inaccurate to say that all domestic felines detest getting wet, but it’s not far from the truth. Sure, there are some delightful cats out there that, we can only assume, never got the memo about hightailing it far, far away from a running faucet. But for the most part, cats experience intrinsic, and often hilarious, reactions to the elixir of life.

Just when you thought you had them all figured out, we offer some insight regarding why cats hate water.

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In a Heartbeat: All About Heart Murmurs in Pets

Dog heart murmur.

There is not much arguing about it: the heart is a pretty important part of the body, be it in an animal or a person. When something is wrong with it, the results can be pretty devastating.

Heart murmurs in pets are not uncommon, but thankfully not all of them are panic-worthy. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care hopes to help pet owners understand a little more about heart murmurs in pets and what to do about them.

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