Category Archives: Cats

Articles about cats only

Dr. Emily Andersen Bio

An avid explorer, Dr. Emily has been fortunate to enjoy a wide breadth of experiences with animals abroad and stateside.

An Ounce of Prevention

Preparing to be a pet parent should be done with just as much forethought as we should put into starting our human families.

Yes, Cats Really Do Love You

June is Adopt-a-Cat or Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.  A lot of people think of cats as the "step-pets" of companion animals--sort of like how Cinderella was viewed by her family. 

Dr. Kathryn Jones Bio

As Kathryn Jones was winding down her career with the U.S. Postal Service, she began thinking about what was next. One thing was clear: she wanted to touch the lives of companion animals.

Dr. Kristina Baltutis Bio

Dr. Kristina Baltutis graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Kristina is particularly interested in theriogenology...

Dr. Regina Watters Bio

When Regina Watters was a child, she already knew she wanted to work with animals.

Dr. Suzie Gough Bio

Dr. Suzie Gough graduated from CSU with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She grew up in the outskirts of the Jersey shore and the Philadelphia suburbs...

Dr. April Ward Bio

A high school teacher dampened Dr. Ward's dream of being a veterinarian... Finally, she decided to follow her dream, and after several years of hard work, she graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

I “Heart” Worms?

April also is Heartworm Awareness Month, and every pet parent needs to hear about heartworms and be familiar with the reasons to prevent their invasion into their baby's bodies. 

Love The Animals

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and in this time of added stress and anxiety over our own lives and the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, this topic offers us an opportunity to look beyond ourselves to those creatures who are at our mercy all the time. 

Don’t, Spot, Don’t (Eat That)!

Taste definitely relies on the tongue and taste buds, so it surprises us when our pets eat things like fertilizer or pennies or potpourri. Luckily that stuff isn't toxic (except to our imaginations), but there are so many things that are poisonous to our furry babies that we need to educate ourselves about...

The Prescription for Sweet Kisses

February is not just for Valentine's Day. It's also a month set aside by the veterinary profession to exalt the benefits of dental health for our pets. 

Dr. Melissa Kerns Bio

Dr. Kerns chose to pursue veterinary medicine because she is amazed at the impact animals can have on individuals and families. She believes that people can learn so much from pets, such as how to live in the moment and how to forgive and love unconditionally.

First aid for pet poisoning

Accidental poisonings are threats to pets. Learn how to avoid and prepare for this danger.

Taking a cat’s temperature

Cats can run fevers for a variety of reasons. Signs include loss of appetite, lethargy, shivering, rapid respiration or symptoms of an illness.

Are you too good to your pet?

Obesity in pets, both dogs and cats, is rampant. In fact, the percentage of overweight and obese cats is higher at 57.6%, than dogs at 52.6%.  How do you know how much to feed your pet?

Getting in touch with your pets

Pets don't always like to be examined, so it's a good idea to get them used to having their ears and paws touched and their mouths checked out. It will give you a baseline to refer to when something is amiss.