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Day: October 12, 2020

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Why is my Cat Overgrooming?

Written by Dr. Candice Bittner, DVM Cats are tricky, secretive creatures. Even the most sociable cat will tend to do their itching or overgrooming in private. It can be hard to know your cat is itchy if you aren’t seeing them in the act, however there are patterns of symptoms, such as cat overgrooming, which suggest that your cat is uncomfortable.  Learn more about Dr. Bittner on Meet Our Vets How to Stop Cat Overgrooming When cats itch and overgroom they fall into one of three categories:  1. Head and neck pruritus – cat overgrooming of their face/ears/neck and end up with
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

How to Prevent Hairballs in Cats

Written by Dr. Leslie Brooks, DVM If you have a cat, you know about hairballs. Hairballs are common and they can be really frustrating to have to clean up all the time. In this article we will discuss why cats get hairballs, the difference between vomiting up hairballs and coughing, and what you can do to try to decrease how often your cat produces hairballs for you to clean up. Read Dr. Brooks’ biography at Meet Our Vets Why Do Cats Get Hairballs? Cats are great at grooming themselves and keeping their fur nice and clean. But oftentimes they end up