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Yes, Your Indoor Cats Do Need To Be Vaccinated

You may think that your indoor cats do not need vaccines since they are not exposed to other animals or the wilderness, but that’s a common misconception. Vaccinations provide essential protections to your cats in order to prevent serious illness and disease. Here’s what you should know.

Vaccinate In Case Your Cat Escapes

Cats are stealthy creatures that have the ability to roam and flee without being noticed. If your cat somehow manages to escape out of the door as you carry in groceries, he could become exposed to strange, new, and potentially dangerous rabid animals. He could even end up in a shelter as you struggle to find him, and catching a new disease in a shelter is virtually guaranteed for an unvaccinated cat. Only proper vaccinations will keep your cat safe from these threats. Continue reading “Yes, Your Indoor Cats Do Need To Be Vaccinated”

Giving Your Pet a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

It is commonly known that obesity among Americans is a growing epidemic, but not as many people realize that pet obesity is also a significant concern in our country. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, and those numbers continue to increase each year.

Obesity is just as dangerous in animals as it is in humans. It can encourage the development of chronic diseases, exacerbate existing health conditions, and diminish your pet’s quality of life. This is why it is essential that you evaluate the dietary and exercise habits of your own pet and work with your pet’s veterinarian to determine if adjustments should be made.

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