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Arthritis: Learning to Recognize it in Your Cat

Cat arthritis is a life-long condition but can be managed with treatment and simple changes to your home.

Just like humans, cats can suffer from a debilitating disease called arthritis. You may notice that as your cat gets older they aren’t as nimble as they once were. As cats naturally disguise...Read More »

How can I get my cat to take a pill?

Every Cat Is Different, But Giving a Pill is not Impossible

by Dr. Lisa Collis, a veterinarian at Delton Veterinary Hospital, and a lover of cats.

Delton Veterinary Hospital is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has been designated a Cat Friendly Practice. We have taken specific extra...Read More »

My cat never goes outside, so why should I take her to the vet?

It is true that by keeping your cat indoors you are preventing all sorts of potential health problems. She will not have any injuries from wildlife, other cats or cars, not to mention a number of infectious diseases. Keep in mind however that millions of housecats die every year from...Read More »

How can I tell if my cat is in pain?

Cats often disguise the fact they are in pain. That may be because in the wild, cats that appear sick or injured are vulnerable to predators. You are in the best position to look for the subtle changes in behavior that may indicate your pet is suffering. It is important...Read More »

If i sense my cat is in pain, can I use painkillers like Aspirin of Tylenol that I have around the house?

No! Always contact your veterinarian before you give a pain medication to your pet. Common human pain medicines can be harmful and sometimes fatal to animals. For example, aspirin can cause stomach bleeding in dogs, and Tylenol can kill cats.

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