What Are My Pet’s Vaccines Preventing?

By |2023-01-19T04:42:51+00:00January 19th, 2023|News, Vaccinations, Vaccinations|

Vaccines are the mainstay of your pet’s preventive care program, which is the best way to help keep them healthy. Vaccines contain non-infectious pathogen versions that stimulate the immune system to fight off disease should your pet become infected with the real thing. Most pet owners acknowledge the need for vaccines, but may be unfamiliar [...]

Humans Foods Cats Can & Cannot Eat

By |2023-05-27T05:04:00+00:00November 16th, 2022|Feeding Do's & Don'ts, Kitten|

YESApplesRiceBananasCooked SalmonBell Pepper’sCooked SardinesSteamed BroccoliSpinachBlueberriesStrawberriesCantaloupeSweet PotatoCarrotsYogurtCheese (In Moderation*) Chicken Eggs Green Beans Kale Peaches Peanut Butter Pineapple  NO Alcohol Rhubarb Avocado Raisins Caffeine Salty Foods (in large amounts) Chocolate Tea Coffee Xylitol (present in gum, candies, some peanut butters and other foods) Fat Trimmings Yeast and Dough Garlic Gum Grapes Macadamia Nuts Milk Wild Mushrooms Onions Pits and Seeds from Fruit [...]

Plants & Your Cat

By |2023-05-16T10:01:26+00:00November 16th, 2022|Feeding Do's & Don'ts, Kitten|

Some houseplants, flowers, and other plants can make you cat very ill or even be deadly. Here’s a list of the ones to avoid, and the ones that are ok if you have a feline in the family. Toxic to Cats: Alocasia Elephant Ears Mum Aloe Eucalyptus Narcissus Amaryllis Fiddle Leaf Fig Nasturtium Apple plant [...]

New Advice on Spay/Neuter of Kittens: Earlier Is Better

By |2023-05-16T10:01:27+00:00November 16th, 2022|Kitten, Spay & Neuter|

Kim Campbell Thornton American Veterinarian, Volume 2, Issue 3 New recommendations support kitten spay/neuter by 5 months of age. Here’s why. Conventional wisdom previously recommended that kittens be spayed or neutered no earlier than 6 months of age, but feline medicine specialists now say that an earlier age for the surgery benefits cats, owners, and [...]

New Kitten Introductions

By |2023-05-16T10:01:28+00:00November 16th, 2022|Kitten, Socialization|

By Heather Jelks| Animal Care Center Castle Pines, CO Follow these general rules for any type of new pet introductions: Always make new pet introductions in a controlled setting. Plan the introduction for a time when you can all spend at least an entire day together. Be patient, speak encouragingly in a calm voice, [...]

Starting Out Right With Your New Cat And The Litterbox

By |2023-05-16T10:01:29+00:00November 16th, 2022|Kitten, Litterbox 101|

© Seattle Humane Society Resource Library Most cats have a specific preference about where they want to eliminate. By following the suggestions outlined in this handout, you’ll be able to start off on the right foot with your new cat. Location Most people are inclined to place the litterbox in an out-of-the-way spot in order [...]

Vaccines for Kittens and Cats

By |2023-05-27T04:48:09+00:00November 16th, 2022|Kitten, Vaccinations|

Keep in mind that all cats are unique. Your Madison Street Animal Hospital vet will discuss your dog’s planned lifestyle and risks, and then make recommendations and customize vaccines for your pet. A word about vaccine safety: Any type of medical treatment has associated risks, but the risk should be weighed against the benefits of [...]

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