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Cat Wellness Checkups

This collection of Cat Wellness Checkups articles has been curated for you by North Elm Animal Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (336) 505-4435.

The Truth Behind 3 Common Kitty Myths

When was the last time we saw your cat?

A new study by the American Association of Feline Practitioners says that fewer than 48 percent of cats receive regular veterinary care. Why? Check out these common kitty myths. According to a recent survey…

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Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

Does Your Senior Cat Have These Common Health Problems?

Cats are good at hiding their pain. As natural predators, they know the weak and ill become prey, so their instincts are to cover up any signs of weakness. Because of this tendency, it can be tough to know when your cat isn’t feeling well.

Yet, with cats living up to 20 years old and beyond, chronic health conditions are common. Kidney problems and cancer are among the chronic health concerns facing the feline population. Your cat may also be at risk for hyperthyroidism and arthritis.

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A Pet's Guide to Weight Loss

Sometimes it may be hard to notice if your pet is putting on a few pounds.  You see them everyday and it may creep up on you!  Pet obesity is defined as an accumulation of excessive energy stored by adipose (fatty) tissue sufficient enough to contribute to disease. It is the most common form of malnutrition in our companion animals and it is growing in frequency due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle coupled with highly-palatable, energy-dense food sources.

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Diagnosing and Treating Your Pet Alone: The Dangers of the Internet

The internet is an amazing resource, one that has completely transformed our lives. It answers an infinite amount of questions for us, at the press of a button, anywhere we are at anytime.

The problem is, maybe we have too many answers, and from some unreliable sources to boot. If you were to Google “sick pet symptoms”, you would have 1.36 million results at your fingertips in 0.67 seconds. So where do you even begin?

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