My life is likely to last only 10 to 15 years. Spend lots time with me, as I cherish every moment with you. Give me time to understand what you want from me. In return, I’ll be your best friend forever. Help me stay healthy by taking me to the vet regularly. It is crucial […]
Feline intelligence is not a matter of understanding complex human ideas, but how to get the food, attention, play and care they need and desire. Cats know how to “work the system” and use their natural survival skills, even in a domestic environment. There are no scientific tests to measure Cat Q. You can, however, […]
CONGRATULATIONS TO Dr. Bruce N. Hoskins on his recognition as one of Westchester’s Top Vets as voted by his colleagues and listed in Westchester Magazine for 2011, 2012 and 2013! Way to go Dr. Hoskins!!!
Heartworms are potentially fatal parasitic worms living in the pulmonary arteries, lungs and hearts of both cats and dogs. Wherever pets and pests (e.g. mosquitoes) are present, heartworm infection is possible. The infection in cats may be more common than previously realized. Diagnosis is much more difficult than in dogs, and treatment can be challenging. […]
Hmm Hmm Good… So why does a cat’s tongue feel like wet, rough sandpaper? Guess it’s just one of the things that make them so sweet, ahh… SPECIAL! A cat’s tongue appears to be the ultimate 24/7 grooming tool, covered in backwards-facing, hook-like structures called “papillae” that wash, smooth, and even help dry their coats […]
YOU’LL GAZE IN AWE AS THEY: Display acrobatic feats right before our eyes Turn common household items into toys Inspire poets and playwrights Teach us to land on our feet Show us how to lick our wounds and go on Attempt to break the speed of “laser” light Share with us the nirvana of purring […]
Notorious for the inordinate amount of time they spend grooming themselves with their tongues, cats ingest an excessive amount of loose hair during the process. The resulting hairballs can lead to vomiting, but the alternative—not passing them at all—can be far worse. Far from being a cat’s most glamorous attribute, hairballs pose a potential danger […]
A cat can live for 17 years or more. Even 19-21 years of longevity is not uncommon. But to achieve such ripe old ages, cats need regular veterinary care, exercise and good nutrition. Starting them on a Pet Wellness Plan when they’re young can help ensure a long, healthy, and happy life for your precious […]