Rabies. Just the word alone evokes a sense of fear and unease, and for good reason. Rabies is a viral disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of mammals-including humans. Typically transmitted through a bite from saliva entering the bloodstream, the virus travels from the bite site up through the nervous system to the spinal cord and eventually to the brain, where it causes severe swelling. The virus then travels to the salivary glands, filling the newly infected host with viral saliva. Symptoms of rabies can vary greatly - from passive and lethargic to violent and out of control. The prognosis for people and animals infected with rabies is death.
As cat owners, we have all smelled THAT smell. The smell of cat urine, pungent and unpleasant to say the least. Usually, the smell just means its time to scoop the litter box, but what if it’s coming from outside of the box?
July is designated as Pet Fire Safety Month, and it is a great time to make sure you are doing everything possible to prevent a fire, as well as planning for your cat should a house fire happen. Sadly, it is estimated that half a million pets perish in house fires every year. Reading, understanding, and implementing these suggestions could keep your beloved feline (and you) safe.
Did you know that June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month? There are plenty of reasons to get a cat and plenty more reasons to adopt a cat from the shelter instead of buying one. Here are our top 5 reasons to adopt!
Happy May! We hope everyone, human and feline alike, is staying safe and healthy this month. With all the changes happening in the world due to COVID-19, we felt it was important to talk about vaccinations and why they are essential to keeping your cat protected, healthy, and happy.
Owning a cat is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but with it can come some unique challenges. If your cat constantly scratches, whether it’s you, your furniture, rugs, or walls, you may have considered declawing them.
The safety of our clients and team is of the utmost importance. As an increased safety measure, TLC Cat Clinic will be moving appointments to carside service so we can remain open to treat your companions.
At TLC Cat Clinic, the health and safety of both you and your feline friend are our top priority. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we want our clients to know that we have taken the following precautions to keep everyone safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
We discuss how important regular visits, preventatives, and dental care are to your feline friend – bloodwork is no exception. Cats don’t always show that they’re sick, so running annual blood tests (or as needed) is a critical component in veterinary care because it helps us look at the overall health of your pet.
Happy February! It’s amazing how quickly January flew by. Did you know February is National Pet Dental Health Month? Yes, even your feline friend needs dental care! The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates 70% of cats have some form of dental disease by the age of three.