Spotlight on Feline Dental Care

To a certain extent, a bit of “tuna breath” is an expected part of cat ownership. That doesn’t mean, however, that caring for your cat’s teeth isn’t important. Feline dental care is a vital component of responsible pet ownership, and the team at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital is here to get you off to a good start.

Feline Dental Foes

In some ways cats have it a little more difficult than their canine counterparts when it comes to oral health. Many cats and dogs alike are affected by periodontal disease, but feline patients are prone to other oral conditions as well.

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Looking to Adopt a Cat? Now Is a Great Time!

Looking to adopt a cat? Pet rescue shelters have plenty!What’s not to love about cats? They’re sweet, affectionate, independent, and entertaining. Just as the old saying goes, “a house is not a home without a cat”. The good news is that there’s never been a better time to adopt a cat. June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month, and we’re pleased to bring more attention to the goal of finding homes for felines in need.

Make a Difference

Aside from giving a deserving cat a home, when you adopt a cat you make a huge difference in the shelter crisis. Around the country, numbers of homeless animals are skyrocketing, but when you bring one home, provide great care, and spay/neuter them, you are contributing to the system’s success (and freeing up one more bed for another cat). Continue…

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Feline Feud: Aggression Between Cats

Fighting catsDisputes between cats are not so uncommon. Our feline companions still possess the cat-like need for established territories, not unlike their wild cat cousins. Combine this fact with a myriad of socialization and personality challenges, and aggression between cats becomes a matter of concern.

If your feline friends aren’t being so friendly with each other, there are ways to alleviate some of the friction and encourage a more civil cat cohabitation.

Triggers that Prompt Aggression Between Cats

Fighting among cats in a shared household is not only stressful, it can be dangerous and leave your pets vulnerable to serious wounds and infections when there is no intervention. Continue…

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