What Your Cat Should Be Eating

cat eating.

As responsible cat owners, we have to be mindful of what we feed our beloved pets. Providing them with a balanced and nutritious diet helps ensure their well-being. This blog post will delve into the dietary needs of our feline friends and offer insights into what your cat should be eating. 

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Cats Are Sneaky And Noticing That They May Be In Pain is Too

cat laying down.

Cats have a way of hiding any pain they’re feeling. This ability probably stems from the fact that in the wild, felines that look sick or injured are easy targets for predators. There may not be any predators in your home, but your kitty might feel compelled to follow her instincts anyway. It’s up to you to figure out how to tell if your cat is in pain. 

But you don’t have to do it alone. The team at Cat Care of Vinings would like to share tips for identifying and treating cat pain.

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Cat Toys You Should Know About

cat laying and playing with toy.

If you’re new to the world of cats or you’re wondering, “what toys should my cat have?” you’re in the right place. There are thousands of cat toys out there. The selection can get overwhelming. But here at Cat Care of Vinings, we know cats inside and out. We thought we’d share the toys that get our cats playing more than anything else. 

Best of all, there’s no reason to break the bank on these cat toys. You can find affordable cat toys all over the place—even in your own home. 

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What It Means to Be AAHA Accredited (and Fear Free and Cat Friendly, Too!)

AAHA accredited logo with cat.

You can take your cat to a vet, or you can take your cat to Cat Care of Vinings. When you bring your pet in to see us, you can rest assured that we are providing the best and  most current care with a loving touch. With accreditations from AAHA, Fear Free, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners, you are in good hands.

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Observing National Pet Awareness Month With Your Cat

Cat in party hat.

The concept of wellness is perhaps best understood as a pursuit, especially when it comes to cats. Of course, an individual feline may be the picture of optimal health, but there’s always room for improvement. This is particularly true for a species that excels at hiding any sign that they are unwell. November is National Pet Awareness Month, and we think it’s a great time to elevate what it means to be truly aware of feline health and safety needs. That way, we can better provide for them.

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Can You Train Your Cat Not to Bite or Scratch?

A cat scratching a couch.

Just as birds fly and fish swim, there are certain cat behaviors that are highly specific to their species. Many are learned, but quite a few simply come with the territory. Cats have finely-tuned instincts that enable them to hunt with accuracy. Of those instincts, biting and scratching are common traits associated with the ways cats play. The good news is that you can train your cat to play without getting hurt, and they’ll enjoy all your attention towards that goal.

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The Big Hack: What You Need to Know About Hairballs and Cats

Orange tabby cat eating out of bowl.

If you are a cat owner, chances are you have heard that bizarre gag-hack-retch combination of sounds from your furry friend. This noise is usually accompanied by a mess to clean up, along with that strange oblong wad of fur—the dreaded hairball. Hairballs and cats seem to go hand-in-hand, but they aren’t always a normal occurrence and can signal a health problem.

The team at Cat Care of Vinings is here to explain more about hairballs, how you can help your cat pass a hairball, and when hairballs mean trouble. 

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Why the Prevention of Heartworm Disease in Cats Is So Important

A cat sits outside.

Because the focus of heartworm prevention is commonly placed onto our canine friends, owners of dogs and cats may be surprised to learn that heartworm disease affects both species. The fact is, cats are equally vulnerable to the bites of infected mosquitoes. And, to make matters worse, while dogs are able to safely receive treatment for heartworm disease, it is incurable in cats. This is why preventing heartworm disease in cats is so important. 

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Basic Kitten Training for Lifelong Health and Happiness

A kitten climbs out of its carrier.

Cats seem like they come perfectly skilled at living with humans, as if the learning curve to cohabitation doesn’t apply to them. While it’s true that cats are pretty savvy at picking up the routine of a new household, they do benefit from learning some basics from their owners. 

Luckily, kitten training is fairly straightforward. When they know what to do (and, perhaps more importantly, where to do it!), cats can enjoy lifelong health and happiness at home. 

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911: What to Do If Your Cat Has an Emergency

Like all pets, cats are prone to accidents, injuries, and illnesses. In fact, all pets, for the most part, will have at least one medical emergency in their lifetime. While we don’t want to think that something serious can happen to our beloved cat, there is every reason to be aware and prepared, should the unexpected occur. 

Do you know how to recognize a cat emergency? Are you prepared for what to do if your cat has an emergency?

The team at Cat Care of Vinings wants to give our wonderful cat lovers a better understanding of the signs of an emergency and how to quickly respond.

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