Category Archives: The Cat’s Meow

Automatic Litter Boxes: Is the Convenience Worth the Expense?

Cats are pretty awesome for a lot of reasons, but one of them is their stalwart dedication to waste containment. You don’t see cat owners walking around the backyard looking for poop to scoop. Nope, cats visit their litter box, scratch around, relieve themselves, and then cover it up. Sure, they might have accidents occasionally, […]
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Boning Up On Senior Pet Health

If cats and dogs aged at the same rate that humans do, we’d be able to live with our best friends for much longer. Unfortunately, they age about 7 times faster than us, or approximately 7 years for every one of ours. The good news is that with routine preventive care and early screening of […]
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A Matter of Preference: Do You Allow Your Pet on the Couch?

As with most things in life, once a decision is made you have to do your best to stand by it. There’s just no room to be wishy-washy. In the case of pondering the good ‘ole pets on furniture conundrum, it’s absolutely required to either allow it – or not. To avoid confusion and potential […]
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How to Tell if You’re Ready for a Cat

Have you been thinking about adopting a cat, but you’re not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? There are plenty of things to consider, and Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital has a few ideas to get you started. Are You Ready for a Cat? Cats are wonderful, unique, and mysterious at times, but one […]
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What’s the Real Deal with Cats and Milk?

Of the myriad myths about cats, their misunderstood proclivity for cow’s milk ranks near the top. Despite modern conventional wisdom, the idea that cats love, need, and want milk remains ubiquitous among cat owners and admirers alike. Cats and milk used to go together like mice and cheese, dogs and bones, but today a different […]
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The Curious Cat: Answers to Your Most Pressing Cat Questions

Have you ever found yourself observing your cat’s behavior and wondering why they do some of the odd things they do? We’re right there with you! Cats have their idiosyncrasies – just like other animals and people – but some of these curiosities are unique to felines. At Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we receive many […]
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Spay and Neuter FAQ

Spay and neuter are surgical procedures to remove the reproductive organs. But many pet owners have concerns about whether to spay or neuter their pet and, if so, when to do it. Questions like these are par for the course in veterinary medicine, and at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we talk to clients all the […]
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The Cat’s out of the Bag! Cat Health and Preventive Care

If you already have cats as a part of your household, you likely know what wonderful and unique creatures they are. Cats are agile, intelligent, and loving, but keeping your cat healthy takes more than bringing them to the veterinarian when something is wrong. Here are the basics of cat health, from Leon Valley Veterinary […]
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Five Feline Facts You Might Not Know

We’re always amazed at how knowledgeable our clients are. During a cat’s routine wellness exam, we often find ourselves utterly immersed in soaking up all there is to know about the feline in question, and you know what? Their owners typically deliver so much fascinating detail, we know we’ve just been schooled in the most […]
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Is Holiday Cat Safety a Real Thing?

We are swiftly sliding toward year-end, a fact that many cat owners brace themselves for. Is Fluffy going to bring down the Christmas tree again this year? Burn their whiskers from getting too close to festive candles? With our holiday cat safety measures firmly in place, you won’t have to worry quite as much. And […]
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