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Why Feline Veterinary Visits Are Crucial

1 month ago   |   By Rivertown Animal Hospital

Cats need and deserve the same level of veterinary care as other animals, yet they are less likely to receive it. Cats seem strong, independent, and like they can take on the world. But the reality is, even the toughest cats need preventative care and regular exams in order to live their best and healthiest lives.
Why Do Many Cat Owners Skip Annual Exams for Their Cats?
There isn't one reason that cat parents put off making vet appointments. Many cats have independent and self-sufficient personalities. This can make it seem like they can take care of themselves and that they're healthy...
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4 Special Needs of Feline Friends That You Need to Know

1 month ago   |   By Rivertown Animal Hospital

1. Don't Let Your Kitty Become a Fat Cat
Cats can be prone to weight gain. Excess weight can take a long-term toll on your cat's health. From increased risk for cancer, diabetes, joint issues, and dermatological problems to trouble enjoying play and fun, excess pounds will weigh your cat down.
While overfeeding and lack of exercise are often the causes of weight gain, there are other contributing factors. As animals get older, their metabolisms tend to slow. That, combined with less energy and being less active, can lead to a fat feline.
What can you do to help your cat lose weight? Make...
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