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How to Select the Best Kitty Litter for Your Cat and Your Home

 

Selecting the right litter can be a challenge if you're a first-time cat owner. You want a brand that will please you and your cat.  Many pet parents prefer litters that are easy to scoop and leaves their homes smelling clean.

Dozens of cat litter products are available on the market. Which one is perfect for your feline friend to do its business? You'll learn how to choose the best kitty litter for your home in today's South Boston Animal Hospital blog.

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I’m Pregnant, Can I Still Keep My Cat?

Toxoplasmosis is a potential illness that expectant mothers face during their pregnancy. The infection can affect the health and development of their unborn child. Felines are one of the primary carriers of Toxoplasmosis. Some obstetricians tell cat-owning patients to re-home their pets to reduce the risk of infection, but is this necessary? 

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Is It Possible to Own a Cat If You’re Allergic?

You love cats and would love to have one in your home. Who doesn't?

But sadly, you're allergic to them. What's a furry pet lover to do?

Turns out, there is good news. As long as your allergy isn't severe and doesn't cause you to go into anaphylactic shock or have an asthma attack, there are some things you can do to make your pet ownership less... sneezy.

There really isn't be any reason why you can't adopt a feline. Cat and Claritin lovers rejoice! Here's what you should do before adopting a new furry friend

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12 Common Causes of Weight Loss in Cats and Dogs

Pet parents often worry that their dogs and cats will pack on the extra pounds from eating too many delicious treats. But what if your pet is losing weight and you don't know why? 

Weight loss can be a sign your pet has underlying medical or behavioral issues. Here are some common causes of unexpected weight loss in cats and dogs.

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6 Things You Need to Know About Senior Cats

Senior cats are beloved family members, and it can be disheartening to see them slow down a bit in their old age. But knowing how to care for a senior cat can make all the difference in their quality of life, and may help them stick around for many years to come.

Here are some things you need to know about caring for your senior cat.

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The Complete Guide to Spaying & Neutering Cats and Dogs

Bringing a puppy or kitten home for the first time is a joyful experience. Most pet parents want to ensure their newest family addition stays healthy and strong. Besides vaccinations, having your pet spayed or neutered is a great way to protect their lifelong health.

Here's everything you need to know about these two common procedures for cats and dogs.

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Should I Take in a Stray Cat?

Due to the tireless work of animal rescue organizations, stray cats are often brought to shelters and adopted by loving families. However, unwanted cats still roam neighborhoods. Some of these cats are feral; others are previously-owned pets. So as the animal lover you are, when you see a cat outdoors where you live, should you take it in?

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Why Does My Dog or Cat Have Diarrhea?

Furbabies can't tell their pet parents when they're not feeling well. Unfortunately, diarrhea is one noticeable sign that a four-legged companion may be ill. How can you tell if your pet has a temporary tummy issue or something more serious?

Here are some of the common causes of diarrhea in pets, and the illnesses that are typically associated with this health condition.

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6 Reasons Why Your Cat Is Meowing So Much

During the roaring twenties, "the cat's meow" was a well-known expression used to describe someone who was considered stylish, impressive or excellent in some way. When it comes to the real feline's meow, the most common reasons for continuous meowing is most likely because they are either seeking attention or are hungry.

But if they're constantly caterwauling, howling or yowling, this behavior could be the sign of another typical behavioral issue or a serious medical condition. Here are six of the most common reasons cats are meowing more than usual.

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How to Prevent and Treat 5 Common Parasites in Dogs and Cats

Parasites are something most pet owners would rather not think about. It's not pleasant to consider something living in your pet's digestive system or on their skin, and getting a diagnosis often involves the unpopular task of collecting a stool sample.

However, parasites are a common issue facing pets who go outdoors, and while they can cause serious problems if left unchecked, your vet can help treat them successfully. Here are some of the parasites your pet is most likely to encounter.

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