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Articles tagged: cats

A Better Way to Screen Cats for Heart Disease

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Training local veterinarians to use ultrasound to screen cats for heart disease could lead to earlier detection, veterinary cardiologists at Cummings School find

Is scruffing the best way to handle an upset cat?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Veterinary behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, and emergency/critical care veterinary technician Michelle Damon from the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, respond Many of us were taught that “scruffing” a cat—or grabbing the animal by the loose… Read More

A Lot to Chew On

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Dental Week helps prepare veterinary students to meet the needs of future patients.

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Paradise Burning

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California

kitten laying in a pet hammock with paws hanging over the side and looking out

Purring Has More Than One Meaning

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Many cat lovers assume felines purr only when they’re content. And while it’s certainly true that a cat basking in the sun, half on her back, might purr as an expression of contentment, she might… Read More

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Anxious Cat? Try Music

Friday, February 1st, 2019

For fearful or generally anxious cats, calming music may work wonders.

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Cats are not Small Dogs: Unique Nutritional Needs of Cats

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Different from dogs, who are omnivores (meaning they are designed to eat a combination of animal and plant foods), cats are carnivores and have unique metabolism compared to many other domestic animals.

On the Front Lines of Cancer Care

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Go behind the scenes at our small-animal hospital to meet the clinicians, clients, and pets helping advance how we treat the disease.