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Cat Preventive Care

This collection of Cat Preventive Care 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.

How to Create a Cat-Friendly Home

Creating a cat-friendly home requires an understanding of normal cat behavior and how humans may inadvertently create stress for feline companions. This is important not only because it is nice to keep our pets happy, but also because multiple studies now show that stress can lead to a variety of chronic medical conditions. Ensuring that our pets are well adapted to an indoor environment is a vital part of preventative medicine.

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5 Exercises for Sedentary Cats

If you laugh at the idea of getting your couch potato kitty into an exercise routine, consider this: an overweight kitty is at risk for serious health issues. In fact, excess weight increases your kitty’s propensity toward diabetes, joint disease, and even urinary tract problems.

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Lumps and Bumps? Get Them Checked!

Are you seeing lumps, bumps or growths on your pet? No matter what you call them, masses of all kinds, from harmless skin growths to malignant tumors, are actually fairly common in our furry friends.

How Does Your Veterinarian Examine Lumps and Bumps?

While most masses are benign, we recommend examinations and fine needle aspirates for most new growths. This simple procedure allows the veterinarian to determine the nature of the growth by collecting a sample of cells and viewing them under a microscope.

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Integrative New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Pet

Most personal New Year’s resolutions are centered on health and relationships. You may promise yourself that you'll work out regularly, eat healthier or call your family more often. But what if you broadened your resolutions to include your pets? What would that look like? Could you find resolutions that would truly benefit both you AND your pets?

These resolutions are integrative in nature as they address various aspects of the pet’s well-being, such as diet, exercise and social and emotional needs.

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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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3 Important Facts About Heartworm

North Carolina is a high heartworm rate state. Here are some basics you should know.

Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos.

Heartworms are long, spaghetti-like parasites that live in the heart or pulmonary arteries. These worms cause disease by clogging the heart and major blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood supply to other organs, such as the liver, kidney and lungs.

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