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Household Hazards for Birds

Household Hazards for Birds

September 15, 2020

September 17th is National Pet Bird Day! Birds are cute, fun, and affectionate, and they form very strong bonds with their humans. However, they do have some very specific care needs. One thing that is very important for new bird owners to realize is that our feathered friends have some very unique safety concerns. A Pasadena, MD veterinarian lists some key ones below.  Fans Fans are extremely hazardous to our feathered pals. Before letting Polly … Read More »

Hug Your Cat Day

May 15, 2020

May 30th is International Hug Your Cat Day! Our feline friends are definitely very huggable. Fluffy fits perfectly into your arms or on your lap, and often starts purring as soon as you touch her. A local Pasadena, MD vet discusses some of the do’s and don’ts of hugging cats below. Benefits of Hugging Cats Did you know that cuddling your feline pal is very good for you? Hugging a purring kitty can be very … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, General

Teaching Your Cat Not To Bite

January 15, 2020

Does your kitty sometimes like to play rough? Is Fluffy trying to practice her attack skills on you? This may be cute, but it can also be dangerous. Read on as a local Pasadena, MD vet offers some tips on teaching Fluffy to play nice. Just Say No When your cat bites you, tell her ‘No’ in a firm, disapproving tone. You can use another phrase, such as ‘Don’t bite’ or ‘No teeth.’ Just be … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Birdproofing Your Home

September 15, 2019

Birds are naturally curious and playful. Unfortunately, they don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them. Therefore, it’s very important for people with birds to make their homes safe for their feathered friends. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet discusses birdproofing your home. Windows/Mirrors Many pet birds have seriously injured themselves by flying into windows or mirrors, as they don’t recognize glass surfaces as barriers. Drapes or shades will help keep Polly from doing this. … Read More »

8 Purrfect Reasons To Play With Your Cat

May 15, 2019

Do you take time to play with your cat? If so, you’re a great pet owner! Playing with your cat regularly is actually one of the best things you can do for her. A Pasadena, MD vet lists some reasons why below. Exercise You’ve probably noticed that our feline friends are very tired. Fluffy can spend up to 20 hours a day napping! Playing is a great way to get your pet up and moving. … Read More »

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Things Cats Don’t Understand

January 15, 2019

Did you know that January 22nd is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day? Our feline pals are very inquisitive by nature, so it’s not really surprising that there’s a day devoted to their curious streak. If your kitty could actually voice her most pressing questions, what do you think she would want to know about? Read on as a Pasadena, MD vet lists some things that Fluffy hasn’t quite figured out yet. Boundaries Our feline friends … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

5 Ways to Keep Your Cat From Becoming Obese

September 15, 2018

Is your feline pal beginning to look a bit pudgy? Cats are very active when they are little, but as they get older, they tend to become more interested in catching Z’s than in catching mice. This makes it pretty easy for Fluffy to pack on pounds. This can be very bad for her health! Read on as a Pasadena, MD vet offers tips on keeping your kitty at or near her ideal weight. Don’t … Read More »

How to Win the War Against Fleas

May 15, 2018

As summer approaches, ticks, and other parasites will be coming out in droves. These disgusting parasites can make your beloved pet miserably itchy! They can also transmit other parasites as well as diseases. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet discusses fighting fleas. Parasite Control First and foremost, be sure to keep up with your furry pal’s parasite control products. There are many options to choose from, including collars, shampoos, and topical drops. Ask your vet for … Read More »

5 Cute Ways to Keep Your Cat Entertained

January 15, 2018

Did you know that cats can get uneasy and anxious if they get bored? Although kitties can be a bit lazy, they do still need entertainment options. Fluffy can’t spend all of her time sleeping! Here, a Glen Burnie, MD vet lists some great ways to prevent kitty boredom. Toys First things first: make sure your kitty has lots of fun toys to play with. Classic cat toys, like catnip mice, are great, but you … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

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