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Feline Enrichment

What is Feline Enrichment and Why do I Care?

Imagine if you were confined to a small apartment with only mats on the floor, no windows, no internet, no phone, no television, no one to talk with for life. You might be a little stressed. Our indoor kitties can feel the same way.

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How To Pick A Pet Food

 

Picking a Pet Food Can Be Overwhelming

Providing good nutrition is critically important to your pet’s health, but choosing the right food can be almost impossible. There are thousands of formulas of pet food available and big box pet stores of about 20,000 square feet with most of that space dedicated to pet food. Pet food is big business and marketing has become the most important component of the pet food business. One of the most popular pet food brands was started not by a nutritionist, but by a marketing whiz kid.

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Fear Free Halloween Tips for your Pets

Fear Free Halloween Tips for your Pets 

Many in New Orleans love Halloween. What’s not to like about another chance to dress up, party, and eat? Plenty if you are a dog or a cat!! So let’s avoid the tricks for our pets and stick with the treats (healthy pet snacks, please)

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How will I know it's "time?"

When to euthanize a beloved pet is one of the most difficult decisions that we are asked to make. Most of us are not prepared to play "the role of God" and actually choose the moment of a living thing’s death. We are overwhelmed by whether the time is right. Is it too early? Too late? Surprisingly, we frequently hear from our clients that they "wished they had done it sooner." Sometimes, looking back, owners feel that they let their pet suffer longer than they should have.

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Does your cat dread riding in the car? We here to help!

 

A low stress vet visit starts at home prior to departure. Store your cat’s carrier in an accessible area of the house, like under a bed or in a closet, so the carrier becomes a safe and comfortable resting spot instead of a symbol of doom. Give us a call, if you’d like some pointers for your specific situation. Most cats aren’t thrilled about car trips. We know how tough it can be to bring them in for appointments at our office. We’re here to help! This video provides some practice tips you can use to make things more comfortable for your cat

 

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Hairballs in Cats

My hair on the couch? Isn’t it called FURRniture

How often is it normal for a cat to cough up a hairball?

a. More often if long haired cat

b. Once a week

c. Once a month

d.Never

If you answered never, you are correct!

Why do cats get hairballs?

Excessive hair ingestion, pain or gastrointestinal problems are the major causes of hairballs.

Excessive hair ingestion can be caused by skin problems or stress.

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