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Why Is My Cat Sneezing?

Cats may sneeze because there’s a tickle in their nose, dust or allergens in the area, or a particularly potent smell in the room. However, if your cat frequently sneezes, they could have an upper respiratory infection (URI).  Like the common cold in humans, URIs affect your kitty’s sinuses, leaving them feeling stuffy and needing rest. This article will guide you through the causes, symptoms, and potential treatment of an upper respiratory infection.   How Can Your Cat Contract an Upper Respiratory Infection? A viral infection is the most common cause (80%-90% of all cases) of URIs in cats. Different viruses

What to Do When Your Cat Hates Going to the Vet

The experience of taking your cat to the vet can be a stressful experience for both of you. Cats are attached to their home territory and are most comfortable with routine and a familiar environment. Getting into a carrier, traveling in a car, and being examined by a stranger can cause a lot of anxiety. If you struggle with your cat’s regular vet exams, here are six tips that can make your next vet visit easier for both you and your feline friend.  6 Tips to Make Taking Your Cat to the Vet Easier Taking your cat to the vet

Can Online Vets Prescribe Medication?

Veterinary care, like most things, has changed a lot in the last few years. While some vet appointments must still be done in person, there are others that can be performed just as effectively online.  Online vet appointments’ added convenience and affordability make them an excellent choice for many pet parents, but did you know that online vets can also prescribe medication?  Hello Ralphie is one of the few online platforms where veterinarians can prescribe your pet medication if you live in a state that requires no VCPR (veterinarian-client-patient-relationship), or you live in a state where a virtual VCPR is
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Veterinary Telemedicine in Michigan – How Licensed Veterinarians Can Offer Care Online

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the world views in-person healthcare. While there are still plenty of services that must be carried out face-to-face, there are some that can be performed just as effectively through online video, text messaging, or over the phone. The pandemic taught us how easily we could adapt to accessing care and other services remotely for ourselves. Many pet parents also began using online and telephone-based veterinary services to access remote care for their animals. Virtual veterinary appointments were first done out of necessity, but many people have begun recognizing the convenience