Understand and Appreciate the Wackiest Cat Behavior

Kitten playing on laptop screen.

It’s not just the alliteration that makes the term “crazy cat” ring true. Cats are, or at least have the daily potential to be, in a word, crazy. That’s why we love them! Whether they’re climbing the curtains or waiting to ambush you when you least expect it, cats can be unpredictable and a tad zany. Of their incredible physical skills, the zoomies, or sudden bursts of energetic, wild-eyed zipping about, are either misunderstood or marginally tolerated. Because the zoomies come with territory, we’d like to explain this crazy cat behavior in order to help you better appreciate it. 

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No Regrets: Why Microchipping Your Pet Is So Important

Black cat with a veterinarian holding the microchip device.

No matter the situation, it’s almost always better to have something and not need it, than need something and not have it. This is particularly true in the case of microchipping your pet. The chances of ever having to rely on their chip might not be huge, but if they do get lost or separated, a microchip is incredibly valuable. 

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Maximizing Pet Care: Communicating with Your Veterinarian

dog owner talking with a veterinarian about pet health

Caring for your pet is a two-way street, and when it comes to maximizing your pet care experience, Mobile Vet M.D. wants our clients to know all the tips and tricks of making the most of a vet visit. Communicating with your veterinarian doesn’t have to be hard. Read on to learn how to do it well. 

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Facing Pet Cancer, Together

A senior cat.

Your pet’s routine wellness exam plays an important role against the development of disease. The chance to detect an illness as early as possible increases the odds that treatment will be effective and long-lasting. In the case of a pet cancer diagnosis, there’s a great deal to consider and worry about. Unfortunately, pet cancer is not uncommon. The good news is that many types can be treated successfully. We are here to help you navigate the choppy waters so you can help your pet through.

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What Every Owner Should Know About Heartworm Disease in Cats

Petting a sad cat.

Picturing a mosquito landing on a seriously furry cat might appear like the ultimate exercise in futility, and yet, they somehow get beyond all the hair to feast on feline blood. This can lead to minor skin irritation, but the effects of mosquito bites can be far more nefarious than owners might think. Transmitted by mosquitoes, heartworm disease in cats is a very real threat. While it is 100% preventable, if a cat contracts the disease through an infected mosquito, there is no available treatment. 

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Golden Years: The Best Pets for Retirees

Best pets for retirees.

Planning for retirement can include preparing for pets in your life. Once you’re free from a daily work schedule, your lifestyle and priorities may change. You may want to bring a new pet into your life. Before adopting a new pet, there are many factors to consider. At Mobile Vet M.D., Dr. Mary Kwacz wants to help you choose the best companion pet for your retirement years.  

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The Ultimate Pet Owner’s Guide to Puppy Potty Training

Puppy potty training.

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time. This time comes with lots of getting to know one another and setting some expectations for living together. Puppy potty training can be an intimidating part of this new journey, but Mobile Vet M.D. hopes our pro tips will make it a little less overwhelming for both of you. 

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Your Senior Cat and Their Health

Senior cat lying down in the sun.

With excellent care from you and dedicated veterinary professionals like those at Mobile Vet M.D., our feline patients are living longer lives than ever before. This means, though, that we care for more cats in their golden years than ever before. Understanding senior cat health and potential diseases that affect aged felines is an important part of caring for them successfully, and we are here to help. 

Common Conditions in Older Kitties

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5 Facts and Myths About Pet’s Weight

Dog on a scale.

Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is the cornerstone of a healthy and prolonged life. It can be easy to accidentally overfeed your pet or let them indulge in one too many treats. Since each breed has a different “healthy” weight, it can be difficult to know the sweet spot for your pet. The team at Mobile Vet M.D. has put together this list of five facts and myths about your pet’s weight to help you keep your furry friend healthy.

Pet Weight Myth: My Pet is Supposed to Be “Naturally Chubby” 

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No Mixed Messages: Essential Dog Training Commands

Dog holding keys in his mouth.

It’s well known that canine obedience training helps dogs and their people understand each other. When dogs know what’s expected of them, their eager-to-please approach goes into overdrive. In this way, dog training contributes to their overall happiness and well-being. However, when dogs demonstrate mastery over even the most basic commands, their owners can have confidence that their pup’s health and safety also stays within reach.

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