Is Your Cat Shedding Right Now?

A long-haired cat getting brushed.

If you are one of the 40 million cat owners in the U.S., you probably have cat hair on you right this very minute (cue the lint roller!). It’s not their fault that they shed their coats a couple of times a year. In fact, it’s something we can celebrate. Cat shedding is a normal, natural process that directly impacts how lustrous and healthy a cat’s coat appears. Cat owners typically love the furry nature of cats, but not the clean-up! Understanding the reasons behind your cat’s shedding may help you to combat (and embrace) it. 

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Room For Improvement: A Dog That Pees When Excited

Excited dog in grass looking up.

It’s not the end of the world, but it can be inconvenient or embarrassing when a dog pees where they shouldn’t. Spontaneous urination is a common occurrence in younger or newly adopted dogs. While it’s usually just a sign that they need more training, a dog that pees when excited needs patience and support. 

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Diagnosing the Stages of Pet Dental Disease

Checking a cat's teeth.

Dental disease is an extremely common problem for pets. In most instances, it is a health issue that is completely preventable. Some form of pet dental disease, also known as periodontal disease, is present in about 85% of pets by the time they reach age 4. 

Although it is a common issue, many pet owners are oblivious to the problem until the disease has progressed. When periodontal disease is visible to the eye, it is highly likely that the animal is already having pain and potentially bleeding from the gums, which indicates an infection of the mouth. At this point, a pet is much more susceptible to tooth loss and, in extreme cases, bacteria traveling through the bloodstream and negatively affecting internal organs.

At Mobile Pet, M.D., we pay special attention to the dental health of our patients to avoid serious issues before they even begin.

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How to Be Absolutely, Paws-itively Sure You Have a Happy Cat

A happy cat with grey and white fur sits on a hardwood floor, looking at the camera.

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to your cat’s health. Of course, you’ll want to be sure they’re eating the right food for their age and lifestyle, exercising every day, and standing up to year round parasites. But to truly address feline wellness, it’s crucial to look at the entire animal. In other words, a happy cat is a healthy cat.

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Reverse Sneezing and Other Things That Go Honk in the Night

A tan dog reverse sneezing.

Dogs can make some pretty crazy noises. While you may be used to your Bulldog’s snorts or your lazy Labrador’s sleepy snores, some doggy noises happen when something is amiss. It can be hard to know when to worry, but that’s where your professionals at Mobile Vet M.D. come in. 

Be it reverse sneezing, goose honking, or a myriad of other strange snorts, we are here to help.

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The Importance of Understanding Destructive Cat Behavior

A grey cat with golden eyes engages in destructive cat behavior by shredding some toilet paper

Cats can be mysterious creatures, but if we’re really paying attention their communications are loud and clear. Take scratching, for example. Instead of trying to get your goat, cats are merely answering to a feline instinct to stretch, mark their territory, and liberate the dried up outer sheaths of their claws. 

Cats aren’t trying to be destructive when they scratch, but they are clearly saying to their owner that they like that couch corner or area rug, and enjoy using it to their benefit. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to curb destructive cat behavior.

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It’s About Time! DIY Pet Treats For All Seasons

These two dogs can't wait for their DIY pet treats!
Your pets will love your do it yourself treats!

The simple act of treating a pet to something tasty feels good. We have the power to satisfy them and we are rewarded with their gratitude. Until, that is, they beg and plead for more. 

While it’s critical not to over-indulge pets, treating them to something yummy can become part of the daily routine (especially if you’re using treats in training). To eliminate some of the fillers, preservatives, and artificial flavors that can abound in commercial products, you can create your own delicious DIY pet treats to show how much you love them.

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Nutritious or Nonsense: The Facts About Fad Diets for Dogs

If you peruse the pet food aisle at your favored pet supply store, you may notice that there are a multitude of brands and diets that claim to be the healthiest diet around. But are they any better than a standard commercial diet for your dog?

Our pets are of great importance to us and, of course, we want to give them excellent nutrition with quality ingredients and all of the vitamins and minerals they need. So, it’s natural to want to feed your best friend the highest quality in dog food.

The team at Mobile Vet MD wants to help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to fad diets for dogs so we can get to the button of which food options are best for your pet.

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Lights, Camera, Action! How to Entertain Your Indoor Cat

Cats can sometimes come off like they’re a little… unimpressed? Indeed, just try to capture your cat’s attention with a string or piece of yarn, only to be greeted with a ‘meh’.

While your cat may temporarily convince you that your efforts are nothing short of miraculous, they’ll eventually yawn and simply strut away. In this way, it can feel impossible to adequately entertain your indoor cat. However, figuring out what makes them “tick” is a worthwhile endeavor that leads to the peak of feline happiness.

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The Groove That Soothes: Music Therapy for Pets

Music has long been known to affect our emotions. Whether we need energizing and happy sounds or soothing and relaxing ones, music has the power to change how we feel, emotionally and physically. This is also true for our cat and dog friends. 

Pets with separation anxiety and phobia, as well as those with behavior issues have been benefited by this noteworthy form of therapy. If you have always wanted to know how music therapy can help your four-legged pal, you have come to the right place. Mobile Vet MD is here to explain.

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