Unleash Their Inner Lion: Exercising Your Kitten

Although your new kitten may spend much of their day catnapping, they will likely be up for a few play sessions a day, too. Through regular play cats receive much of the exercise they need, which is not only great for your new kitten’s physical well being but for...

Thinking Inside The Box

Cats tend to have a strong instinctual drive to bury their feces, and find litter boxes an attractive place in which to do this. Most cats are trained at three to four weeks of age by their mothers to properly eliminate in a litter box. Soon, they follow her lead and...

Fractured Teeth Always Merit A Trip To The Veterinarian

Teeth are amazingly strong! Nevertheless, when you consider that teeth are essential tools for your cat or dog, used not only for eating but for playing and picking things up, it’s not surprising that veterinarians routinely see broken teeth in their patients. “All...

Cats Are Carnivores, So They Should Eat Like One

Diet can have a big impact on health. Just like humans, cats have special dietary needs to help them stay healthy. However, feline diets are a lot different than human diets. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they require meat in their diet and need little...

Heart Disease In Cats

Heart disease is a common cause of illness in domestic cats. It is frequently called a “silent killer.” This is especially true in feline medicine due to the lack of early signs of disease and the tendency for cats to hide illness. While other species may exhibit...

Praising The Annual Checkup

As a veterinarian, one of the most common things I hear people say is that they do not need to bring their cat to the vet because their cat does not go outside. The American Veterinary Medical Association published a report listing some shocking, related statistics —...

Ticks And Lyme Disease: Keeping Pets Safe And Healthy

The longer days and mild conditions of spring make long walks and outdoor exploration a favourite activity for many pet owners, especially in areas like Southwestern Ontario, which has lots of forests, trails and parks. Dr. Gwen Jeun is no stranger to the perks of...

The Backyard Hazards Series Are You In The Loop On Ringworm

The Backyard Hazards series of articles focuses on the diseases that you or your pet may be at risk of contracting, right in your own backyard. Don’t let the name fool you: this condition is not caused by a worm at all. Ringworm is a fungal infection that gets its...

Unleash Their Inner Lion: Exercising Your Kitten

Although your new kitten may spend much of their day catnapping, they will likely be up for a few play sessions a day, too. Through regular play cats receive much of the exercise they need, which is not only great for your new kitten’s physical well being but for...

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Thinking Inside The Box

Cats tend to have a strong instinctual drive to bury their feces, and find litter boxes an attractive place in which to do this. Most cats are trained at three to four weeks of age by their mothers to properly eliminate in a litter box. Soon, they follow her lead and...

read more

Fractured Teeth Always Merit A Trip To The Veterinarian

Teeth are amazingly strong! Nevertheless, when you consider that teeth are essential tools for your cat or dog, used not only for eating but for playing and picking things up, it’s not surprising that veterinarians routinely see broken teeth in their patients. “All...

read more

Cats Are Carnivores, So They Should Eat Like One

Diet can have a big impact on health. Just like humans, cats have special dietary needs to help them stay healthy. However, feline diets are a lot different than human diets. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they require meat in their diet and need little...

read more

Heart Disease In Cats

Heart disease is a common cause of illness in domestic cats. It is frequently called a “silent killer.” This is especially true in feline medicine due to the lack of early signs of disease and the tendency for cats to hide illness. While other species may exhibit...

read more

Praising The Annual Checkup

As a veterinarian, one of the most common things I hear people say is that they do not need to bring their cat to the vet because their cat does not go outside. The American Veterinary Medical Association published a report listing some shocking, related statistics —...

read more

Ticks And Lyme Disease: Keeping Pets Safe And Healthy

The longer days and mild conditions of spring make long walks and outdoor exploration a favourite activity for many pet owners, especially in areas like Southwestern Ontario, which has lots of forests, trails and parks. Dr. Gwen Jeun is no stranger to the perks of...

read more