Differences in Feline Stomatitis and Gingivitis in Cats

Cat Dental Health.

Cats value their autonomy and look down on anyone reckless enough to get a good look inside any of their body parts. In particular, cats have rather strong opinions about any attention to their mouths. Full of sharp, pointy teeth they’re not afraid to use, cat’s mouths can actually provide a full picture of their overall health. Tooth decay in cats is a real threat to feline vitality and longevity, but it’s entirely preventable with the right approach.

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The Far-Reaching Effects of Spaying or Neutering Cats

Woman holding Devon rex cat.

There are few things in this world better than kittens. But kitten overpopulation leads to overcrowded shelters and unnecessary euthanasia. Most feline mating occurs without cat owners recognizing the signs. Unfortunately, a cat’s freedom and capacity to reproduce creates a perfect storm for cat owners and communities struggling to control the homeless pet population. The best strategy is to ensure that spaying or neutering cats is a priority. The obvious benefit is to prevent unwanted litters, but the procedure has long-term health benefits, too! 

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Training a Pet Not to Beg? Possible (and Easier Than You Might Think)

dog wearing snack sign

When a pet figures out the link between begging and a food reward, you have reached a point of no return. From then on, pets might resort to begging to get what they want, despite owner exasperation and impatience. It works because they look so cute doing it (and all we want is to make them happy), but there are many reasons why owners should discourage begging. In fact, training a pet not to beg is actually better for their overall health and well-being.  

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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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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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The Telling Signs of Cat Anxiety

An anxious cat.

Cats are known to feel and exhibit a wide array of emotions, and their behaviors definitely mirror how they feel. For example, a happy, confident cat will simply appear content and satisfied. Likewise, a stressed-out, scared, or anxious cat will conduct themselves in ways that aim for self-preservation and protection. Cat anxiety occurs for many reasons, but with support and understanding, symptoms can be supplanted by happy kitty vibes

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Fat Cat Facts: What You Need to Know About Overweight Cats

Grey and white over weight cat sitting on floor.

Even though the site of a portly cat might make us say “aww,” obesity in pets takes a serious toll on their health and longevity. You may like to think your cat is just a little fluffy, but there are repercussions to cats carrying too much weight that you need to know about. Since obesity in cats is alarmingly common, the team at Mobile Vet MD is here with the facts about the risks associated with having a little too much cat to love:

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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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