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Cute Ways to Celebrate Meow Like a Pirate Day

September 15, 2020

There’s a new kitty holiday coming up that will have many of our feline patients happily yelling at their humans. September 17th is Meow Like A Pirate Day! As you probably know, here in Tampa Bay, we have a long and rather complicated history with pirates. (We may also be the only city to collectively celebrate the anniversary of being raided, but that’s another topic.) In this arrrrrticle, a Seminole, FL vet lists some fun … Read More »

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

August 15, 2020

August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! (It’s also National Tooth Fairy Day, but we’ll leave that one to the dentists.) Your feline pal probably won’t be thrilled to find herself being put into a carrier when she was planning to take another nap. However, kitties are much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet discusses bringing Fluffy to the doctor. Use A Carrier Fluffy should … Read More »

Cold Treats for Cats

July 15, 2020

Does your kitty enjoy snacks? Although cats can be finicky, many of them do have a few favorite treats. With summer here, your feline pal may enjoy something cold on occasion. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet lists a few things Fluffy may enjoy this summer. Cold Dinner It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Keep some of your kitty’s wet food in the fridge, and give it to her cold. This can also … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Cat World Domination Day

June 15, 2020

There’s a pretty austere occasion coming up. June 24th is Cat World Domination Day! Is Fluffy plotting to take over the world? What would happen if she did? A Seminole, FL veterinarian offers some ‘petucated’ guesses below. The Proof There actually is some evidence that Fluffy has been meowpulating us all along. Exhibit A, of course, would be the Sphynx. Kitties somehow managed to convince the ancient Egyptians to treat them as sacred deities! They … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Things That Annoy Cats

May 15, 2020

Cats are small in size, but they certainly have big personalities. They’re not only cute, cuddly, and amusing, they’re also a bit opinionated. In fact, kitties have some very strong sentiments about certain things. Read on as a local Seminole, FL vet lists a few of Fluffy’s pet peeves. Loud Noises Does your furry buddy make a beeline for her favorite hiding spot every time she hears the clatter of a kitchen pan? Kitties prefer … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Hairball Awareness Day

April 15, 2020

Did you know that April 24th is Hairball Awareness Day? We’re guessing probably not. It definitely isn’t the cutest kitty holiday on your calendar. Hairballs are, unfortunately, a pretty common experience with our feline pals. However, that doesn’t mean they are always harmless. In this article, a Seminole, FL vet discusses—you guessed it—hairballs. Hairball Formation We all know that cats are very clean: it’s one of their best qualities. In fact, some studies show that … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Tips For Working From Home With Cats

April 13, 2020

Tips For Working From Home With Cats Have you suddenly found yourself working from home due to the coronavirus? If you have a kitty, it’s probably safe to say that your pet won’t mind having his or her human around more than usual. Of course, finding yourself with a feline coworker can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips from your local vet on working with a kitty. Adjust Your Screen Lock Time Cats … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, COVID19

Clever Ways to Hide a Litterbox

April 01, 2020

Did you know that cats have overtaken dogs as America’s most popular pet? Fluffy certainly does have some wonderful qualities. She’s cute, clean, and quite independent. Plus, you won’t have to walk your feline pal: kitties use litterboxes to see to their needs. Of course, litterboxes aren’t very attractive, and they won’t do much for your décor. Read on as a local Seminole, FL vet lists some clever ways to hide your pet’s purrsonal powder … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Odd But Adorable Ways Cats Show Affection

March 01, 2020

Kitties are full of amusing quirks. These cuddly little furballs are actually quite capable predators, who decided they prefer being pampered over actually working for their dinner. Although Fluffy is independent, she still does need good care to thrive. However, your cat may show her appreciation and affection for the love, care, and catnip you provide in some rather unusual ways. A Seminole, FL vet lists some of them below. Purrs The purr is one … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Signs That Your Cat is Healthy

February 01, 2020
cat with doctor

February is National Cat Health Month! While we are dedicated to keeping kitties healthy all year long, this is a great time to talk about Fluffy’s health. Your pet can’t really tell how she feels, so it’s up to you to monitor her health. Here, a Seminole, FL vet lists some signs that your feline friend is doing well. Good Checkup Results First and foremost, the best way to know if your furball is healthy … Read More »