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Understanding the Vet Tech’s Role

Understanding the Vet Tech’s Role

Here is some information about the important members of your cat's healthcare team you'll meet when you're at the veterinarian's office.

January 2018 - Officially, there’s no such thing as a veterinary nurse. The people who act in that capacity are termed veterinary technicians. But it’s confusing. Why aren’t veterinary technicians just called veterinary nurses in the first place?

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Cat Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

While the disease's effects and prognosis vary considerably, proper diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve a cat's quality of life. Here's why.

Compared with its human counterpart, the feline heart is quite tiny — only two inches or so in diameter, about the size of a golf ball. This hollow, muscular organ, however, is structured almost exactly like the human heart and plays the same powerful life-sustaining role.

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The Primordial Pouch

There's always something new and interesting to learn about cats if you watch their behavior.

This month’s ‘Short Takes’ makes me particularly happy, and I really hope it sparks a trend in the animal welfare community. Researchers at the University of Georgia are matching senior citizens who live alone with shelter cats — to see if the relationship is helpful at making the person feel less lonely and with more purpose.

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How to Choose the Best Cat Litter

How to Choose the Best Cat Litter

The most important thing to remember is that your cat's preference always comes first. Luckily, there is a wide variety from which to choose.

When we invite cats to live with us in our homes, it’s our responsibility to align their basic needs as closely as possible to Mother Nature’s provisions. The natural substrate that cats use outdoors for elimination is dirt or sand.

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