Cats

How to clip a cat’s nails

While most cats do not like having their nails trimmed, with some patience it is a task you can complete at home. It’s best to start trimming nails in young cats so that they get used to the process. How do you safely clip a cat’s nails? Cats will likely require restraint when their nails […]

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Hyperthyroidism in cats

What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is the overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid glands. Cats have two thyroid glands located in their neck. One or, more commonly, both glands can enlarge and overproduce thyroid hormone. The average age of cats with hyperthyroidism is 13; only about 5% of hyperthyroid cats are younger than 10. What […]

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Cat and dog anatomy

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Examining and medicating a cat’s eyes

Cats aren’t fond of being restrained and having someone put medications in their eyes, however, with some patients and practice this is a task you can complete at home. How to examine a cat’s eyes Some cats will calmly sit in your lap or on a table while you medicate their eyes, but many require […]

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How do you give oral medications to a cat?

Giving a cat oral medication isn’t always the easiest task, but by remaining calm and following the guidance below, you can make sure your pet gets the medications it needs. Your veterinarian will tell you if your cat’s medication should be given with food or on an empty stomach. If the tablet or capsule can […]