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Are Spider Plants Toxic To Cats? A Veterinarian Answers

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by Dr. WL Wilkins, DVM, PhD. Spider plants, scientifically known as Chlorophytum comosum, are among the most popular houseplants due to their low maintenance and ability to thrive in indirect light. With their long leaves and pattern of growth, they make a great addition to any room’s aesthetic, whether perched on a high shelf or

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What Causes A Cat To Sneeze | A Veterinarian Explains

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Did you know that cats can get allergies just like people do? This may be surprising to some, but it’s true. Allergies in cats can lead to sneezing, just like in humans. But that’s just one reason for cat sneezing.  Cats sneeze for various reasons, ranging from minor allergies to more complex medical conditions. Understanding

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Is Lavender and Chamomile Safe for Cats? The Essential Facts

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In the realm of holistic health and natural wellness, essential oils have long been celebrated for their soothing and therapeutic properties. However, as pet owners increasingly incorporate these natural remedies into their own lives, it becomes important to question their safety and suitability for our pets. Lavender and chamomile are two of the most popular

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When To Go To The ER For A Cat Bite: A Guide to Emergency Care

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by Dr. WL Wilkins, DVM, PhD. Cat bites are often shrugged off as minor injuries, the kind that a few antiseptic wipes and a bandage might seem to fix. After all, cats are members of our families, and their gentle nips and scratches during play are almost expected.  However, there are moments when that unsuspecting

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Are Essential Oils Safe For Cats? What  Cat Owners Need To Know

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by Dr. WL Wilkins, DVM, PhD. The popularity of essential oils in households worldwide is undeniable.  Popular for their therapeutic health benefits and pleasant scents, these oils have become a part of the everyday lives of many people. However, are essential oils safe for cats?  Although your cat may argue differently, cats are not just

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How Long Does It Take To Spay A Cat? A Veterinarian Answers

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by Dr. WL Wilkins, DVM, PhD If you’ve ever wondered, “How long does it take to spay a cat?” you’re not alone. Spaying is a routine surgical procedure performed to prevent female cats from reproducing. It is a common and essential practice in feline healthcare and population control.  A routine, uncomplicated spaying procedure in a

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