By The Humane Society of America Many diseases common to cats can be prevented in two ways: by keeping your cat indoors, and by having your cat vaccinated according to your veterinarian's advice. CommonMore >>
By The Humane Society of America Outfitting a house for a new cat isn't nearly as complicated as it may seem. Just a little advance thought will help make the newcomer feel at home and welcome in strangeMore >>
These days, it's not unusual for our feline companions to reach their late teens or even their twenties, but they need lots of love and care from us to do so. As cats get older, their claws often become thickened, and dirt, hair, and kitty litter may become trapped underneath them. Because of both this thickening and an elderly cat's decreased activity, it is sometimes difficult for cats to shed their claws properly, and they need help from us -- their caregivers and veterinarians. It is probably a good idea to have your veterinarian check your cat's claws and trim them. Ask him or her to show you how to trim them properly, and then begin examining and trimming them every 2 to 4 weeks.
A couple of hints: Use a new sharp nail trimmer; a dull one will only split and crack an older cat's claws, causing them to bleed and exposing them to infection. Also, be especially gentle when restraining your cat and when handling his toes; older cats might be slightly stiff or arthritic. And be sure to give him some special attention after the trimming!
Monday, May 20 2013 9:33 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:33:14 GMT
When you first step foot onto Independence farm you feel like you're living in a children's book. You'll meet a lamb who spends his day snuggling with the bunnies, a blind hen who is kept company by herMore >>
When you first step foot onto Independence farm you feel like you're living in a children's book.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-05-13 13:41:23 GMT
Organizers are getting ready for the weekend festival that's gone to the dogs. Woofstock is a day-long dog festival at the Basin Harbor Club. The club says there's everything from costume parades andMore >>
Organizers are getting ready for the weekend festival that's gone to the dogs.More >>
Monday, April 29 2013 10:06 AM EDT2013-04-29 14:06:53 GMT
Jeanne Keefe recently noticed something wrong with her dog Scooter. ((Jeanne Keefe /Dog Owner "We do go for a morning walk before I leave for work. It's about a 15 minute walk, and he just wasn't up forMore >>
April is Lyme Disease Prevention Month. Vermont is among a growing number of states that are seeing huge increases in the black legged tick population.More >>
Monday, April 8 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-04-08 18:25:39 GMT
Service animals in our region can get a free eye exam next month. Registration is open for this year's National Service Dog Eye Exam event happening in May. And it isn't just for dogs -- other certifiedMore >>
Service animals in our region can get a free eye exam next month.More >>