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A Cat’s Tail of Woe: part 2

Me-How Can It Be Easier?” Regarding the dreaded, anxiety-inducing vet visit, there are many ways to decrease the stress for both patient and owner!  Some tips include: withhold food for several hours before the car ride to help decrease motion sicknesstake...

A Cat’s Tail of Woe: part 1

Why O MeoWhy Must We Go to the Vet At MGVC, we are committed to health care for all cats, even though kitties like to fool their owners into thinking that they are “purrfectly” healthy and to use their innate phobic behaviors to discourage their owners from making vet...
Tranquility Training

Tranquility Training

TRANQUILITY TRAINING EXERCISES  Listed below are guidelines for a series of daily training exercises, taking less than 10 minutes to complete. These are the foundation work for later desensitization and counterconditioning exercises. It may be more successful to start...
Litter Box Tips

Litter Box Tips

Boxes Provide one litter box for each cat in the house, plus one additional box.Boxes should be in different locations around the house to provide multiple and different access points. In multilevel houses with multiple cats, litter boxes should be offered on each...
Dental Disease

Dental Disease

How common is dental disease in cats? Dental disease is the most frequent condition seen by veterinarians. Approximately two-thirds (68%) of cats over three years of age have some degree of dental disease. The most common problems are due to periodontal disease,...
Feline Diabetes Mellitus

Feline Diabetes Mellitus

DIABETES MELLITUS What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition resulting in an excessive amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. This is caused by a deficiency of insulin, which is a hormone secreted by the pancreas. The clinical signs seen in...