GATHER-ing Momentum: Petcurean’s Newest Product Raises the Bar with Sustainably Produced and Organic Ingredients

Putting pets first has taken on a new meaning at Petcurean. The Canadian pet food company, which is renowned for being pet-focused in everything it does, has recently been recognized with the Leadership Award for Stewardship by Food in Canada magazine. The award...
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Managing Hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder affecting cats. As it commonly affects senior cats, it is an important reason for regular wellness exams and blood testing. The thyroid gland consists of two lobes that are situated on either side of the...
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Is your cat’s behaviour

  In Canada, where more than 100,000 cats are surrendered to rescue shelters annually, an estimated 28% are given up because of behavioural problems. This amounts to tens of thousands of felines each year. Every clinical animal behaviourist,...
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Passing the sniff test

Cats are wondrous creatures of habit, with high standards and exacting preferences when it comes to hygiene. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right litter for your feline friend, and one that meets your needs, as well! That said, there are many...
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Understanding Hairballs

When cats are not sleeping or eating, they are grooming! All that hair goes down into the digestive tract, and in the stomach, can ball up into a hairball. Usually they are long and tubular when you find them on the floor since they take that...
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Cat Scratch Disease

WHAT IS CAT SCRATCH DISEASE? Cat scratch disease (CSD), also known as cat scratch fever, is a bacterial infection in humans that is can occur when a bite or scratch from a cat breaks skin and introduces a bacteria called Bartonella henselae into the...
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Feline Leukemia Virus

  Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is an agent that spreads easily between cats and has potentially lethal effects, causing a variety of secondary diseases that range from secondary infections to cancer. Dr. Stanley Rubin, a veterinarian who specializes...
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The Meat of the Matter

Nutrition is one of the most important and most frequently discussed aspects of veterinary medicine. A balanced and nutritious diet is essential to help our feline companions enjoy a long and healthy life. Cats have evolved to become obligate carnivores, which means...
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Kitty Got a Cold?

  Cats, just like their pet parents, can be susceptible to colds caused by both viruses and bacteria. Feline upper respiratory infections (URI) can cause sneezing, upper airway inflammation, congestion, runny eyes and swollen conjunctiva (inner lining...
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5 Health Benefits

We want to celebrate the special bond between humans and pets by sharing the five most lovely (and surprising!) health benefits you get from your pet. 1. Petting a dog or cat lowers your blood pressure — Studies have found that petting a furry companion...
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Managing Hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder affecting cats. As it commonly affects senior cats, it is an important reason for regular wellness exams and blood testing. The thyroid gland consists of two lobes that are situated on either side of the...

read more

Is your cat’s behaviour

  In Canada, where more than 100,000 cats are surrendered to rescue shelters annually, an estimated 28% are given up because of behavioural problems. This amounts to tens of thousands of felines each year. Every clinical animal behaviourist,...

read more

Passing the sniff test

Cats are wondrous creatures of habit, with high standards and exacting preferences when it comes to hygiene. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right litter for your feline friend, and one that meets your needs, as well! That said, there are many...

read more

Understanding Hairballs

When cats are not sleeping or eating, they are grooming! All that hair goes down into the digestive tract, and in the stomach, can ball up into a hairball. Usually they are long and tubular when you find them on the floor since they take that...

read more

Cat Scratch Disease

WHAT IS CAT SCRATCH DISEASE? Cat scratch disease (CSD), also known as cat scratch fever, is a bacterial infection in humans that is can occur when a bite or scratch from a cat breaks skin and introduces a bacteria called Bartonella henselae into the...

read more

Feline Leukemia Virus

  Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is an agent that spreads easily between cats and has potentially lethal effects, causing a variety of secondary diseases that range from secondary infections to cancer. Dr. Stanley Rubin, a veterinarian who specializes...

read more

The Meat of the Matter

Nutrition is one of the most important and most frequently discussed aspects of veterinary medicine. A balanced and nutritious diet is essential to help our feline companions enjoy a long and healthy life. Cats have evolved to become obligate carnivores, which means...

read more

Kitty Got a Cold?

  Cats, just like their pet parents, can be susceptible to colds caused by both viruses and bacteria. Feline upper respiratory infections (URI) can cause sneezing, upper airway inflammation, congestion, runny eyes and swollen conjunctiva (inner lining...

read more

5 Health Benefits

We want to celebrate the special bond between humans and pets by sharing the five most lovely (and surprising!) health benefits you get from your pet. 1. Petting a dog or cat lowers your blood pressure — Studies have found that petting a furry companion...

read more