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An Age-Old Mystery: Why do Cats Sleep so Much?

Where is your cat right now? If you’re reading this on your tablet or laptop, there’s a good chance he or she is attempting to schedule an unplanned snuggle – right on top of the screen. If Fluffy is absent, … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritan’s Guide: How to Help Feral Cats

17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes famously described life outside society as “nasty, brutish, and short”. The same can be said for the lives of feral cats (also called “community cats”). Feral cats generally eat from trash bins and must deal … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Hairballs! Your Questions Answered

It’s a rare cat owner who gets away without cleaning up a hairball or two (or many, many more). Most feline fanciers are more than familiar with the telltale low hacking sound that accompanies a soggy, hairy, unidentifiable mess on … Continue reading

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Special Delivery: Why Cats Like Boxes

Cats know there’s nothing as fascinating as a plain old cardboard box. Almost any cat owner who has ever left an empty box lying around for more than a few minutes can attest to this feline behavior. In fact, even … Continue reading

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Born Free: Making Life Safer For Outdoor Cats

“My cat is bored.” “Cats are born to hunt.” “My cat can’t get enough exercise inside the home.” “My cat is destructive indoors.” These are just a few of the reasons typically given by owners who allow their cats to … Continue reading

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Heart Disease in Cats: What Every Feline Fanatic Should Know

Heart problems are serious business, no matter what your species. And cats are no exception. Unfortunately, heart disease in cats can be very difficult to detect. That’s where your family veterinarian may recommend a consultation with one of the veterinary … Continue reading

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Cat Conflict? Consider Our Clinical Trial

This spring, OVRS’ veterinary behaviorist, Dr. Theresa DePorter, DVM, MRCVS, DECAWBM, DACVB, will be spearheading a clinical trial of a new pheromone aimed at alleviating aggression and tension between cats in a multi-cat household. If your cats are prone to fighting … Continue reading

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Cat Problems: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Many cats suffer from Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, or FLUTD. This condition results in a myriad of symptoms including frequent and/or painful urination, blood in the urine, and straining to urinate.

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