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Environmental Enrichment For Your Cat

Environmental Enrichment For Your Cat

Cats are creatures of habit. They like things to be just so and can often be found napping in the same spot to catch the sun or curled up on their favourite pillow. While this predictable behaviour might be comforting for us as pet owners, it’s important to remember...

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Cats and Quality of Life Exams

Cats and Quality of Life Exams

Being a cat parent is a wonderful adventure. Unfortunately, it also comes with a lot of tough decisions. This is why, as cats age, it becomes even more important to take them in for regular checkups and quality of life exams, if needed. For us, the most important exam...

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If you don’t talk to your cat about catnip, who will?

If you don’t talk to your cat about catnip, who will?

Why do cats love catnip?Have you ever found your cat lying in your mint patch in the back garden? There’s a reason for that. Catnip is in the mint family, and numerous studies have shown that catnip (Nepeta cataria) has a strong effect on cats. When they smell catnip,...

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The BIG Emergencies

The BIG Emergencies

Cats are notoriously independent, and they often try to hide when they are not feeling well. This makes it challenging for cat owners to know when they need to see a veterinarian. Some injuries are obvious, such as an open wound. However, other injuries may have more...

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Why Choose Sedation

Why Choose Sedation

Sedation is no longer just for surgery. Vets across Canada are now using sedation to improve the quality of your veterinary visit. This means that cats with differing levels of anxiety, fear, and aggression can be examined with little to no problem.It starts at home....

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Fatty Liver Disease in Cats, Causes and Treatment

Fatty Liver Disease in Cats, Causes and Treatment

Fatty liver disease is part of why it’s important that your cat eats every day. Fatty liver occurs when there is an accumulation of fat in the liver which replaces healthy liver tissue. This is usually concurrent with other diseases. This can be caused by a number of...

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Lion Shaves and Matts

Lion Shaves and Matts

Long haired cats are absolutely gorgeous, but they do require a bit more grooming than their short haired counterparts. If you're thinking of adding a long-haired cat to your family, be prepared to spend a few extra minutes each week brushing and combing their coat....

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Feline Declawing FAQ

Feline Declawing FAQ

Q: Why do Kamloops pet owners get their cats declawed? A: The only reason veterinarians in British Columbia will perform a declawing is to treat disease or illness. It is considered inhumane to declaw for behavioural reasons and often results in a more aggressive cat. Q: What is the procedure for feline declawing?
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Travel Tips For Taking Your Cat On the Road

Travel Tips For Taking Your Cat On the Road

Make sure your cat is comfortable, but safe in their cat carrier. Keep your cat restrained in the car to avoid accidents. Although you might be tempted to let your cat roam free; your cat will be more comfortable confined to a carrier and driving will be safer.
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Feline Arthritis – Symptoms and Pain Relief

Feline Arthritis – Symptoms and Pain Relief

Feline osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease (the cartilage in knees and joints starts to break down) that can cause pain and mobility problems in 40% of cats at any age. This condition may negatively impact their quality of life.
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Choosing the Right Cat Carrier

Choosing the Right Cat Carrier

The process is easier if you familiarize your cat with their carrier before locking them inside for a trip to the Cat Hospital. Leave your new carrier in a location where your cat feels safe, and remove or open the front gate, securing it so it won’t close on them unexpectedly.
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Identification for your Cat: Why?

Identification for your Cat: Why?

Pet identification will keep your cat safe if they are outdoors and become injured. Usually when found, lost and injured cats are turned into the local SPCA. Their tags or other types of ID help to locate the much-relieved owner. Did you know that pet thefts are on...

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