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When the Meowing Becomes Excessive

When the Meowing Becomes Excessive

The reasons cats vocalize and how you can quiet an overly vocal pet.

November 2019 - Adult cats don’t meow at each other. A kitten will meow to let its mother know it’s hungry or cold, but once it is weaned, it will no longer meow to communicate with those of its own species.

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Laser Therapy to Reduce Pain?

Laser Therapy to Reduce Pain?

While the anecdotal evidence is compelling, the scientific proof lags. What to think?

Laser therapy to mitigate pain is very commonly found in veterinary practices these days. Some pet health insurers have even started reimbursing for laser treatments aimed at treating pain. Lasers are thought to work by reducing inflammation, relaxing muscle tissue, promoting wound healing, treating musculoskeletal problems, minimizing post-operative complications, and mediating other pain-causing problems.

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When Does Diarrhea Warrant a Vet Visit?

When Does Diarrhea Warrant a Vet Visit?

Keys to deciding whether to take your cat in.

Diarrhea is one of the most common health problems cats suffer. It’s not surprising when you consider just how many different types of illnesses and situations can cause it. Loose stools can be prompted by everything from a gastrointestinal infection to a sudden change in diet, stress, feline immunodeficiency virus, inflammatory bowel disease, and even certain types of cancer.

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