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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Feline 9-1-1: Identifying Signs That Your Cat Is Sick

A sick cat.

Cat owners are typically highly attuned to the needs and desires of their pet cats. After all, when they’re looking and feeling their absolute best, it’s obvious to all. When they aren’t in tip-top shape, however, they might try to hide symptoms (and they’re pretty successful at this, at least for a time). When you have the ability to know when your cat is sick, you can intervene immediately. Since time is of the essence in most feline ailments, a quick assessment and action could save a cat’s life.

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Tips for Preparing Your Cat for Summer

A cat playing in the sprinklers.

Summer is just around the corner, and whether you have a cat who stays strictly indoors or a nature-loving explorer who enjoys the great outdoors, we’ve got tips to help you keep your fabulous feline cool, safe, and comfy all summer long.

Follow these helpful hints from our compassionate team of cat-loving experts, and your cat will be well-equipped to take on the dog days of summer!

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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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Above and Beyond: Cat Dental Care and Vitality

Cat dental health.

When supported, each facet of feline wellness contributes to the larger picture of cat health. Nutrition, exercise, environmental enrichment, disease prevention, and safety are all critical, but without routine cat dental care, all other aspects of health are potentially compromised. The thing is, most cat owners don’t realize that problems are brewing inside their cat’s mouth. By the time we get even a faint whiff of kitty breath, plaque and tartar have already launched their attack.

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Purr-fectly Balanced: Cat Nutrition for Pet Owners

Cat nutrition.

We all know that what we eat can affect our overall health and well-being dramatically. Feeding our beloved pets is no different. When it comes to making good choices regarding cat nutrition, Cat Care of Vinings is proud to be your go-to resource. While we are always here for you to ask questions, read on to learn the basics of feeding your cat well. 

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Cat Poison Prevention Tips

Cat poison prevention.

In 2020, there were more than 400,000 reports of animal poisonings. It might seem like an unfathomably high number, but what many pet owners do not realize is that many of these poisonings are accidental. Knowing what is toxic to your cat can help you prevent the unthinkable. Here are some of our top cat poison prevention tips:

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How to Know When Your Cat Is Sick

Sick cat.

One of the greatest attributes of the feline species is also partly to blame when they don’t get the help they need. Indeed, cats are secretive, mysterious, and dead set against revealing any signs of weakness. It is their stealthy nature that hides the truth even from the most experienced and involved cat owners. 

Knowing the signs that your cat is sick is a great place to start, but it’s not always clear or easy. However, being able to identify symptoms can help you address illness or injury in a timely fashion.

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The Next Level in Cat Dental Care

Our cats are seemingly independent, self confident, and poised. Their natural instinct to take great care of themselves is one of the attributes we love best about them. But, make no mistake: our kitties need us for companionship as well as to ensure they get the care they need and deserve.

One place we may not think about on a regular basis is our cat’s mouth. After all, who wants to take a look inside there, with all those sharp teeth? But regular cat dental care is of one of the best ways to keep our feline friends healthy, inside, and out.

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A Spotlight On…Us! All About Cat Care Of Vinings

We care about your kitties and cats at Cat Care of ViningsAt Cat Care of Vinings, cats are our top priority! We have been serving the greater Atlanta area for over 10 years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled or passionate about providing top quality care for every single patient (and their families) that walks through our door. We are excited and honored to share more about our practice with our readers, and to discuss the many benefits of visiting our “cat only” facility.

Cat Care of Vinings Cares

When it comes to providing the best veterinary care for the cats in our community, we know that a continued focus on education and outreach is one of the keys to our success. Our efforts to maintain the following accreditations and memberships has enabled us to meet and exceed the requirements for U.S. veterinary hospitals each year: Continue…