How Do Cats Get Parasites?

Many cat owners often wonder how their feline friends acquire intestinal parasites, especially when they are indoor cats. According to Veterinary Partner, cats get infected with hookworms and tapeworms by hunting prey. Even if your cat lives indoors, the ingestion of one house mouse can expose your cat to GI parasites. Cats with a flea infestation can spread cat scratch fever to children, elderly...

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Affectionately Cats 20 Year Anniversary Open House

Affectionately Cats has been proudly serving the feline community here in Vermont for 20 years! Please join us for an Open House and celebrate with us! The day’s events will include: A silent auction to support the Buddy Fund. Items to be auction off will include a dental procedure, exams, boarding stays, nail trims, products, and more! Our Buddy Fund helps us provide care for...

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Planet Cat aCATemy Awards!

We are excited to share with you that we are sponsoring the first Planet Cat aCATemy Awards hosted by the Chittenden County Humane Society! PLANET CAT is a juried cat video festival featuring Internet cat videos made by YOU–Vermonters! The audience decides who wins an aCATemy Award! Submit your original cat video for a chance to have it screen at Majestic 10 Cinemas in Williston! Submit...

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What Flowers Are Poisonous To Your Cat?

Will your Valentine be sending you flowers tomorrow? If so, you may want to be careful about where you keep them in your home! In the video below Dr. Tina Wismer, a veterinary toxicologist and Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, discusses which flowers can be dangerous to pets. If you are concerned about your cat being exposed to a potentially dangerous plant, please give...

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Creative Dental Care

Spook’s owner discovered that he was taking his dental care in his own hands when she found him chewing on her toothbrush! As happy as she was to see him interested in brushing his teeth, she wasn’t interested in sharing toothbrushes with her feline friend. Spook was soon given his own toothbrush. Covered with kitty toothpaste, it was left out for him to discover. Spook has since been...

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Clinic of the Month-Affectionately Cats

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Is Anesthesia Safe for My Cat?

We recently met Emma, a 22 1/2 year old cat who had been bleeding from her mouth for several weeks.  On examination, the veterinarian saw a sore area around several teeth on her upper jaw.  However, it was impossible to know just by looking at this area if this was an abscessed tooth (an infection) or cancer.  Anesthsia would be necessary to examine this area more closely, take radiographs,...

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Hypertension

  We have recently seen 3 cats who have suddenly gone blind, due to hypertension (high blood pressure).  The owners were aware of a change in vision at home, seeing their cats suddenly bump into things and unable to make jumps, as well as noticing large dilated pupils. On exam all cats had varying stages of retinal detachment and retinal vessel bleeding, seen when the veterinarian looked...

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Natural flea control options for your cat.

An issue that is coming up more frequently for our clients is how to treat fleas effectively and safely on their cats, without using pesticides, and without having a potential impact on the environment. Are there more natural or safer products available to effectively treat fleas on cats? Is there such a thing as natural flea control? In response to this concern, we at Affectionately Cats have...

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Keeping your cat safe during the holidays.

Here are some practical tips for you to consider to help keep your cat safe this holiday season! CHRISTMAS TREES Curious cats like to climb trees, so consider anchoring the tree to the wall to prevent it from tipping over and possibly harming your cat, in the fall or in contact with the broken decorations. Cover the tree water with a cloth to prevent cats from drinking the water. ...

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