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Latest News: Cat Care

Raleigh NC cat vet careHaving a cat in your day-to-day life can true be a benefit. Aside from the love, joy, and entertainment they offer, cats have been scientifically proven to lower your risk of heart disease, help you to heal better, and make you a better sleeper! Our veterinarians and staff here at Falls Village Vet Hospital agree that proper cat care is paramount and we are here to help. See below for helpful articles about keeping your cat happy and healthy.


 

4 Facts About Polydactyl Cats aka Thumb Cats

Polydactyl cats, thumb cats, mitten cats, Hemingway cats, Cardi cats. We’re talking about cats with extra toes, and they have many names. The origin of the word “polydactyl” is...

Yes, You Should Microchip Dogs & Cats

The difference between “lost” and “found” can be incredibly scary. Thanks to microchips for pets, it can also be incredibly simple. Even the most diligent pet owner can have...

Heartworm Disease in Cats

Many dog owners know the importance of giving their canine companions heartworm prevention, but relatively few cat owners follow suit. It is a common misconception that cats, especially those that...

Dog Breath Got You Down? Are Your Kitty’s Kisses Fishy?

Many pet owners are not aware that their pets need regular dental care just like people do. They may just consider bad breath to be part of living with a pet. It may be assumed that a normal part of...

4 Ways to Help Your Cat Beat Summertime Heat

Would you ever wear a fur coat in the middle of summer? Probably not! Our feline friends, however, don’t have much of a choice in the matter. Summertime can be very dangerous for cats, who can...

Feline Care 101: Chronic Kidney Disease

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the most common disease affecting cats over 7 years of age and is a major cause of suffering and death in senior cats (up to 50% of...

Posted: June 1, 2018

Indoor Cat Garden 101

Let’s face it: most trends are fleeting. All-denim suits? So 2001. But some fads stick around and if the last few years are any indication, then succulents (and lavish indoor gardens) are here...

Facts About Catnip: Effects, Safety, Silly Cats

If you’ve ever given catnip to your feline friend, you’ve probably witnessed its mysterious effects firsthand and wondered what it is about the herb that makes cats tick. In this article,...

Posted: April 15, 2018

Myths About Heartworms

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, so we'd like to take some time to address some misconceptions that we hear from pet owners regarding heartworm disease and prevention. MYTH | Heartworms are a...

Posted: April 1, 2018

Because Emergencies Don’t Have Office Hours…

Every day we work with clients that have needed to take their pet in for emergency care and realize that this can be a stressful experience – your pet may be hurt and scared and you are having...

Posted: March 1, 2018

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