Indoor Enrichment – Cat’s Just Wanna Have Fun

Keeping a cat inside is one of the best ways to ensure a long and healthy life. Cats love to be cats, and a happy indoor life requires you add some feline friendly stimulation to enrich the indoor surroundings. The goal is to encourage activities which mimic their behavior in the wild.  It’s easy, and your cat will thank you! Provide Fun Cat Toys Every cat should have toys for chasing, to bat around, to hide inside, and to enjoy together with their people.  Dr. Shapiro has many ideas for homemade toys (see the video for one great example of
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Seven Ways to Save Money at the Veterinarian

1) Talk to Your Veterinarian: If your pet needs care and dollars are limited discuss this with your veterinarian. It is important that your vet provides you with all the health care options including the tests that are helpful for diagnosis. In some cases, like non-critical conditions, it may be possible to treat your pet based on findings from the comprehensive physical examination without running tests. Your veterinarian should discuss all your options. 2) Keep Your Pet at It’s Appropriate Weight: So many health conditions are the result of pets being overweight. Some of these include degenerative joint disease, arthritis,
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How to Help Your Pet With Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is likely to effect most animals at some time in their lives. It’s been shown that 60% of dogs and cats over the age of 6 have OA in one or more joints. As pet’s age, that percentage increases to over 82%. Much can be done to elevate pain and provide excellent quality of life for our pets with OA. 1) Manage your pets weight: This is one of the most important aspect of OA management. Your veterinarian can help you formulate a weight loss program. 2) Relieve the pain: Many safe and effective medications are available to
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