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Everything You Want to Know About Black Cats and Halloween

  It’s Halloween, and images of black cats are everywhere. Have you ever stopped to wonder how the black cat became associated with the holiday? Keep reading to learn everything you ever needed to know about black cats and Halloween. … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Signs of Pet Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the biggest medical problems in humans; and sadly, pets are no different. While pets often experience different types of heart problems than we do, they are no less serious.

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Resolving Cat Conflicts in the Home: Study Results Prove Encouraging, New Study Recruitment

Cats share our homes and our hearts. In fact, they retain the position of #1 among common household pets in the United States. That is probably why many of us choose to share our homes with two or more cats … 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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Clinical Trial for Cat Behavioral Problems: Now Enrolling!

Do your cats fight like cats and dogs? Dr. DePorter is currently enrolling fractious felines in a clinical trial testing the effects of a new pheromone treatment on fighting amongst kitty housemates.

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The Facts About Feline Leukemia

  Feline leukemia is caused by an infectious virus which can cause a variety of diseases in cats, including leukemia.  It is usually fatal, with 80-90% of infected kitties dying within 3-4 years of diagnosis.  Because of its serious nature, … Continue reading

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Hairless Hearts

If you are a cat lover, chances are at some point you have admired the Sphynx cat.  These bald, wrinkly kitties are full of personality and spunk!  The breed is relatively new, having developed as the breed we know today … Continue reading

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Have a Cat-Friendly Halloween

Remember that many holiday traditions and practices can be hazardous for our furry friends.  Beware of the following kitty dangers this Halloween: Trick-or-treaters Frequently opening doors can lead to an indoor cat getting outside fairly quickly.  Try to ensure that … Continue reading

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