Did you adopt a cat before the holidays? Get a kitten for Christmas? Make a New Year’s resolution to save a senior in 2021? Whatever your situation, we are here to help with a comprehensive guide of what to do now that your new friend has joined the family!
Happy ‘pawlidays’, everyone! We are ‘whiskering’ you a Happy Hannukah and very ‘meowy’ Christmas! All cat puns aside, the month of December is here, and it is a great time to talk about holiday safety for your cat. After Thanksgiving, the trees start to go up, the menorah gets shined, and holiday lights get untangled. What you might not be thinking of, however, is the safety of your feline friends!
While scrolling the internet for funny cat photos, it isn’t uncommon to come across an adorable fat cat. Lovingly referred to as “Chonks” on the internet, a lot of people just think fat cats have more to love. Unfortunately, just as with humans, if your loving feline family member is overweight, they face future complications such as a shortened lifespan, medical complications, and an uphill battle against the bulge should their owners choose to correct their bad habits. Most of the time extra weight is packed on by well-meaning owners.
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.