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(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...

Senior Cat Health – 9 Common Problems Older Cats Face

Senior Cat Health – 9 Common Problems Older Cats Face

BY DR. MARTY BECKER Doesn’t it seem just like just yesterday that your cat was a crazy kinetic kitten? One of the blessings of cats is that age seems to creep up on them gently — so much so that it may be difficult for us to notice that they really are getting older and have developed some of the common health problems of old age. Among the challenges of advancing age in cats are arthritis, c...

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...

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is second only to trauma as the leading cause of death in cats, killing 85% of persistently contaminated felines within three years of diagnosis. The virus frequently triggers anemia or lymphoma, but since it suppresses the body immune system, it can also predispose cats to deadly infections. It is important for all cats in Naples, whether they be indoors or outdoors t...

Kitten Vaccinations

Kitten Vaccinations

Vaccines have actually been an essential part of preventive health care programs for a number of decades. No other medical development has actually been as successful as vaccination in controlling deadly diseases in dogs and cats. The article below explains the need for vaccines whether your cat is indoors or outdoors and describe the two types for your kitten, Core cat vaccinations and  Non-cor...

Naples Veterinary Dental Care for Senior Cats

Naples Veterinary Dental Care for Senior Cats

It most likely doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that an elderly cat has needs that are different than those of a young cat. However how do you know when your cat is a senior? Naturally, cats with ages 7-10 years will be thought to be seniors. With increasing age, changes in the body take place too. Without the proper care, dental disease can present an issue, particularly for senio...

Naples Veterinary Dental Care – A Must For Your Pet

Naples Veterinary Dental Care – A Must For Your Pet

© aceshot – Fotolia Nearly 70% of all dog and cat owners are not providing necessary Naples veterinary dental care to their animals as advised by their veterinarian. The value of the oral cavity and teeth are one area of veterinary medicine and pet healthcare that is often neglected. The mouth is a significant source of condition and inadequate health. Filthy, cruddy, rotting teeth cause...