ASK THE VET

My cat peed on my bed...why does he hate me?

By Jessica Taylor, DVM

 

Felines are known for being fickle. One day they love you, the next day they are stand-offish and seem spiteful! Cats love to knock your priceless treasures off of tall shelves, then deny it ever happened or blame the dog. Unfortunately, many pet cats get surrendered or euthanized for house-soiling that pet owners cannot tolerate or remedy. The good news is that there are many steps we can take to help prevent this from happening and ensure a long, healthy relationship for you and your cat.

 

 

 

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February 2017 - Nutrition and Your Pet

February 2017 - Lyme Disease

January 2017 - Anxiety in Dogs

January 2017 - Lumps, Masses and Bumps, Oh My!

December 2016 - Pet Insurance Myths Debunked!

November 2016 - The Litterbox

November 2016 - The Coughing Dog

October 2016 - Puppy Love, Kitten Love

October 2016 - What's the Itch?

September 2016 - The Urban Chicken

September 2016 - Feline Heartworm

August 2016 - Obesity in Dogs

August 2016 - Benefits of Surgical CO2 Laser in Veterinary Dermatology

July 2016 - Ferret Adrenal Gland Disease

July 2016 - Help for the Healers

June 2016 - SENIOR PETS

June 2016 - Top 5 Things You Don't Want to Tell Your Vet (but Should!)

May 2016 - PHYSICAL REHABILITATION: Let's Keep Your Pet Moving

May 2016 - Summer! What a Wonderful Time of Year, But Be Aware of the Hazards

April 2016 - Spring Brings "Tick Season"!

April 2016 - VETERINARY HOSPICE: Caring Beyond a Cure

March 2016 - What Does the Term 'Regenerative Medicine' mean?

March 2016 - Dental Disease: The good, the bad and the preventable...

February 2016 - Chronic Inflammation

February 2016 - Canine GI Upset

January 2016 - Feline Inappropriate Urination

January 2016 - Arthritis in Veterinary Medicine

December 2015 - Make the Holidays Happy, Not Hazardous!

December 2015 - Ear Health: What's Going on in There?

November 2015 - Hip Dysplasia, PennHip Testing and the Eradication of Hip Dysplasia

November 2015 - Feline Cardiac Disease

October 2015 - What's Up With My Pet's Bottom?

October 2015 - Why Every Pet Needs a Veterinarian

September 2015 - Even Our House Pets Can Pick Up Intestinal Parasites

September 2015 - "MY CAT ATE WHAT?!?!?

August 2015 - Heat Stroke

August 2015 - Bite Wounds - Dogs, Cats & Snakes. . .Oh My!

July 2015 - Therapeutic Laser for Your Pet

July 2015 - Would You Like an All Natural Way to Manage Your Pet's Allergies?

June 2015 - The Skin-ny on Your Pet's Skin

June 2015 - Complementary & Alternative Therapy for Pets

May 2015 - The Importance of Blood Work!

May 2015 - Ticks and Your Pet

April 2015 - Benefits of "At Home" Veterinary Care
March 2015 - The Newest Techniques for Managing Musculoskeletal Diseases

March 2015 - Anticipatory Grief

February 2015 - Canine GI Upset - When to Seek Medical Attention

February 2015 - The Shocking Truth. . .Normal, Healthy Cats Do Not Vomit

January 2015 - Preventive Care: Changing Roles and Setting Goals

January 2015 - Laparoscopic Surgery in Veterinary Medicine

December 2014 - Obesity in Dogs

December 2014 - Dental Do's & Dont's for the Holidays

November 2014 - Correcting Your Cat's Litterbox Habits

November 2014 - PARVO: A Deadly Disease Everyone Needs to Know About

October 2014 - Old Age is Not a Disease

October 2014 - Osteoarthritis

September 2014 - Reparing CCL Tears with Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
September 2014 - Feline Asthma
August 2014 - Ticks! You, Your Pet and Ticks - What You Need to Know
August 2014 - Rabbit Nutrition
July 2014 - Nutrition Basics: What Does a Pet Food Label Mean?
July 2014 - Pet Insurance Myths Debunked!
June 2014 Summertime. . .let's help make the living easy
June 2014 - Investigating Wet Floors
May 2014 - Is It 'Just" Old Age?
May 2014 - Benefits of "At Home" Veterinary Care
April 2014 - The Newest Techniques for Managing Musculoskeletal Diseases

April 2014 - Why Does My Dog or Cat Lick, Chew, Scratch or Pull Hair Out???

March 2014 - Have fun outside. . .the safe way

March 2014 - The Value of Loving Your Pet Through Preventative Care

February 2014 - Laser Therapy for Your Pet
February 2014 - Management of Aging Companion Animals

January 2014 - Evaluating Your Pet's Quality of Life: How will I know it's the right time to say goodbye?

December 2013 - Diarrhea in Cats Needs Early Treatment

November 2013 - Heartworm Disease:  Prevention is the Key!

October 2013 - Planning for a New Puppy

September 2013 - Hypertension in Cats

August 2013 - Your Aging Pet and the Importance of Geriatric Screening

July 2013 - Hot Topics Discussed By Pet Owners in the Veterinary ER

June 2013 - Leptospirosis

May 2013 - Heat Stroke in Dogs

April 2013 - Keeping Pets Healthy AND Saving Money

March 2013 - Caring for Nontraditional Pets

February 2013 - Ultrasound and Its Use in Veterinary Medicine

January 2013 - Feline Dental Health

December 2012 - Animal Hospice

November 2012 - Relieving Feline Stress

October 2012 - What are Some Common Products That can Poison Your Dog or Cat?

September 2012 - Attack of the FLEAS!!!

August 2012 - Chronic Kidney Disease

June 2012 - How Important is Good Dental Health?

May 2012 - Wildlife in Trouble

April 2012 - Why All the Fuss About Bloodwork?

March 2012 - Itchy Pets - Diagnosing & Treating

February 2012 - Food Allergies in Dogs & Cats

January 2012 - Adult Stem Cell & PRP Therapy - the Newest Treatments for Arthritis

December 2011 - Holiday Hazards & Travel Tips

November 2011 - Feline Arthritis Pain

October 2011 - Feline Obesity

September 2011 - What is the Proper Vaccination Protocol for My Pet?

August 2011 - Fleas & Ticks

July 2011 - Pet Insurance

June 2011 - Caring for Exotic Pets

May 2011 - Animal Chiropractic Care

April 2011 - Veterinary Acupuncture

March 2011 - Seizures in Dogs

February 2011 - February is National Pet Dental Month

January 2011 - What Should I Watch for as My Cat Gets Older?

December 2010 - Diabetes in Cats

November 2010 - Canine Influenza

October 2010 - Bringing Home a New Cat

September 2010 - Your questions answered by Dr. Brooke Schwabenton, DVM

August 2010 - Caring for your pet's teeth

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