How Do Vets Spay Cats – Typical Procedure (Vet Answer)

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Ovariohysterectomy, or spay, is the surgical removal of a female cats’ ovaries and uterus. It is a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia. This means that your cat isn’t just sedated but completely asleep. It is recommended to spay not only your own cat, but there are also numerous organizations that are helping to spay … Read more

How Do Vets Deworm Cats – Typical Procedure (Vet Answer)

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Over the last few years, “animal dewormer” has frequently been in the news—and not for use in your beloved pets. As veterinarians, we approach intestinal parasites from a preventative standpoint, and also a treatment standpoint after infection has been established. But what does that mean for your cat? How can you help prevent intestinal parasites … Read more

How Do Vets Neuter Cats – Typical Procedure (Vet Answer)

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Congratulations! You just adopted your first boy cat. Maybe it’s a small kitten you found outside. Maybe it’s an older cat that’s been in the shelter for years. You may have heard of getting your cat neutered but don’t quite understand the procedure. Keep reading for reasons why we recommend neutering your cat, in addition … Read more

What Do Cats Feel When They’re in Heat? Are They in Pain? (Vet Answer)

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Perhaps you’ve been sitting on your couch, enjoying your favorite show, when you’ve heard the unmistakable sound of a cat howling or “caterwauling” outside. At first you’re scared that there is an injured stray cat somewhere. The cat definitely sounds like they are in pain. But what you could be hearing is the sound of … Read more

What Is Ataxia In Cats? Causes & Treatment (Vet Answer)

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Ataxia is a term often used by veterinarians to describe the way an animal walks. We often describe it as “falling over” or “wobbly walking”. But what exactly is ataxia? What are some common causes of ataxia in your cat and should you seek treatment? Definition of Ataxia “Ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia … Read more

My Cat Threw Up – Are They Sick? (Vet Answer)

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The sound of a vomiting cat is one no pet owner wants to hear. However, after the initial dismay wears off, you may wonder—Is this concerning? Why is my cat throwing up, and what should I do? Vomiting in felines may occur with a wide range of potential health issues, some being more serious than … Read more

Diabetes in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Care (Vet Answer)

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Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes, is a medical condition that results in consistently high levels of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. This can be due to either insufficient amounts of insulin or resistance to insulin but, in either case, cells in the body are not able to take up glucose the way … Read more

Why Does Cat Pee Smell So Bad? 6 Likely Reasons

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If you own a cat, you’re intimately aware of how much their urine can smell. Dealing with a smelly litter box day in and day out isn’t exactly the best part of taking care of cats. What exactly makes their litter smell so bad? Here, we go over what makes cat urine smell so strong. … Read more

Can I Take a Stray Cat to the Vet for Free?

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Finding a stray cat that seems injured or ill can be heartbreaking, but there are a few things that you can do about it. One of the most important things that you can do for an ill or injured stray cat is to get them medical help. This doesn’t mean bringing the stray cat into … Read more

Benadryl For Cats: Safety, Dosage & Side Effects (Vet Answers)

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What Is Benadryl? “Benadryl” is the brand name of an over-the-counter, human-use antihistamine drug.  The active ingredient in Benadryl is diphenhydramine hydrochloride. Benadryl is used to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever (seasonal allergies), as well as itchy skin caused by insect bites, hives, and other causes of mild allergic reactions. Antihistamine drugs … Read more