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Intestinal Parasites and Worms Common to Cats

Intestinal Parasites and Worms Common to Cats

A cat’s digestive tract can host a number of intestinal parasites.  All cats will have acquired intestinal worms at some point. In fact, it is more unusual to have a cat that hasn’t been exposed to worms at all. How do cats get worms? Cats get worms by coming into contact with eggs or infected feces.  They step on feces and ingest them while grooming themselves.  Outdoor cats pr...

Cat Flu – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Cat Flu – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Did You Know that Cats Can Get the Flu Too? Influenza (Flu) is not just about people. Your cat may also get this viral infection. Although most cats recover completely from influenza(Cat Flu), it can be particularly difficult in young, older or immune-deficient cats. Causes of Cat Flu The symptoms of influenza are often caused by exposure to “Feline Calicivirus” (FCV) or feline viral rhinotra...

Common Cat Diseases That Can Affect Your Furry Friend

Common Cat Diseases That Can Affect Your Furry Friend

As a responsible cat owner in Naples, it is important to have an idea of what cat diseases may affect your pet. Cats can be affected by many common diseases—infectious and non-infectious. Although there are certain cat diseases that cannot be prevented, most common diseases in cats can be prevented by vaccination, proper nutrition, regular grooming and health check-ups. Common Cat Diseases Felin...

Proper Cat Care – Tips from Your Naples Animal Hospital

Proper Cat Care – Tips from Your Naples Animal Hospital

Cats are very interesting animals and you will love yours right away if you decide to adopt one. If you own a cat, you must learn as much as possible about caring for your pet so that it can lead a long and happy life. The following article will help you learn the answers to the most important questions new pet owners have about cat care. Be sure to have your cat spayed or neutered by the time it...

Cat Healthcare: Conditions Often Found in Kittens

Cat Healthcare: Conditions Often Found in Kittens

Preferably when you adopt a new kitten, the kitty cat will certainly be healthy and without any medical issues. Nevertheless, that’s not always the case. There are a few problems that seem to accompany relative frequency in young kittens. These are the conditions that we see most typically in our practice. From PetMD.com The 5 Most Common Conditions in Kittens Upper respiratory infecti...

(FIV) or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in Cats

(FIV) or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in Cats

A disease that all cat owners in Naples, FL should be concerned with is Feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV.  It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Feline AIDS. The complex retrovirus found in domestic cats is an infectious disease known as feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV for short. When the body has the inability to develop a normal immune response, immunodeficiency is the medical t...

August 22nd is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day – Cat Exams

August 22nd is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day – Cat Exams

Why the Need for Regular Cat Checkups? In the United States, cats are more popular than dogs yet they get less than half the veterinary care provided to their canine counterparts. Hence “Take Your Cat to the Vet Day” was proclaimed to remind cat owners about the significance of preventive care. We welcome your cats anytime at Town & Country Animal Hospital in Naples, FL and hi...

Cat Boarding at Your Local Veterinarian

Cat Boarding at Your Local Veterinarian

Many times people need to go on a vacation, a business trip, or have a household emergency and have to discover somebody to look after their animal(s). It is not constantly as simple as simply taking the pet to a relative’s house or having a next-door neighbor drop in. There are many other possibilities When you require someone to care for your cat while you are away consider your local vet....

Cat Dental Care – Your Cat Needs It to Stay Healthy

Cat Dental Care – Your Cat Needs It to Stay Healthy

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats age three and older have dental disease.  However, few pet owners in Naples acknowledge the importance and take action. Cat dental care is just as important as dental care is for people. Like humans, dental disease in cats, if left unchecked, can lead to life threatening conditions. Immediate problems i...

Keep Cats and Lillies Apart – High Toxicity Danger

Keep Cats and Lillies Apart – High Toxicity Danger

This may come as a surprise to you: there are many flowers and plants that are potentially toxic to our pets. There are those who are aware of the toxicity of certain plants as, for instance, during the month of December, emergency pet hospitals often receive calls from worried pet owners because their pet has been nibbling on poinsettia leaves. It is a good thing that these owners know that there...