Happy Best Friends Day! Lets see those photos of your best freind.
We are a feline only veterinary hospital. Offering medical care and boarding for cats only. We are a team of feline health advocates, caring for cats and the people who love them!
We are a cats-only veterinary hospital.
Happy Best Friends Day! Lets see those photos of your best freind.
"Sprinkles" the Hospital kitty said "Happy Monday to you all!"
IT'S NATIONAL "HUG YOUR CAT DAY!" Post your photo below of you and your cat hugging. A $25.00 credit on your Cat Doctor account goes to the first 4 photos.
Hug your cat day is right around the corner!
Yes sometimes we will take your carrier apart to do an exam. By doing this, your cat will be less anxious and have an overall better experience at the Vet's office.
In observance of Memorial Day.
Caring for cats and the people who love them!
We feel it is important to rescue any pet. Today we recognize all of our clients and team members who have a rescued pet.
Oral health care for cats starts in kittenhood.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's out there.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
I hope you guys are getting ready for KITTENS! Kitten season is here and we have a few Mommas (human) that are raising some babies. They will be ready to go in a couple weeks. There are tuxedos, gray tabbies, all gray, siamese, and all black. I will post some photos soon. Let us know if you are looking and what you are looking for. Because these tiny babies came to us after their mother was killed by a dog and they needed around the clock care, adoptions can be based on applications, fees, and home inspection. There is a huge personal commitment of time, money, and love into these little ones. They have had excellent care.
May the 4th be with you!
Happy World Veterinary Day! It is also National Tabby Day. Veterinary medicine has seen some very dramatic changes in the past couple years. Changes no one would have expected or predicted. Despite these changes that have taken us from our families, finding creative solutions to tricky problems or managing compassion fatigue, our love for this field has not wavered. We recognize all our fellow Veterinary Colleagues and all our Team Members on this day. Thank you for your hard work! Since it is Tabby Day, we would love to see a picture of your favorite Tabby below.
Who would be interested in Kitten Classes?
Pet expert Steve Dale notes that organized kitten classes and happy kitten visits prepare kittens for positive experiences at the vet office
Heart disease can be divided into two categories, congenital or adult onset. Usually the congenital starts at a very young age as a malformation. The adult onset is a result of damage to the heart at some point in their life. The most common adult onset is cardiomyopathy, affecting the heart muscle. The exact cause is unknown but lifestyle and genetics may play a role. In some cases, it can be a secondary problem with the primary problem being some other area in the body such as the thyroid gland. It is important to monitor the heart in patients that are seniors, geriatric, or have other disease processes like hyperthyroidism.
In keeping with our kitten theme during the month of April, we wanted to share our link to the free and downloadable version of The Kitten Checklist!
This fabulous checklist was created by The Cat Group and has been widely endorsed by many organisations such as the RSPCA, Blue Cross, Cats Protection and of course us here at iCatCare
If you are thinking about getting a kitten or you know someone who is thinking about getting a kitten, we would love for you to download The Kitten Checklist today
Anyone else here have a kitty with 2 different eye colors? The condition is called heterochromia. It is very rare and special indeed.
USE PAPER GRASS, NOT PLASTIC IN YOUR EASTER BASKET!
Plastic grass is potentially dangerous for your cat or dog if he happens to eat it. When ingested, Easter grass has a high likelihood of causing irritation or obstruction of your pet’s intestines. While the irritation may resolve with at-home care, it just might require several days in the vet hospital, too. Any obstruction, on the other hand, will most certainly require surgery to correct. If you see Easter grass poking out of your kitty's mouth or behind, do NOT try to pull it out. Doing so could cause serious internal damage. Instead, call your veterinarian or local animal hospital for instructions.
Initial symptoms of an abdominal or intestinal obstruction can include: vomiting, diarrhea or straining to have a bowel movement, abdominal pain, drooling, and lack of appetite. Your kitty may also exhibit some behavior changes if he has an obstruction, such as growling or hissing when you try to pick him up or touch his stomach. VCA Animal Hospitals also warns that he may paw at his face or mouth if the Easter grass gets wrapped around the base of his tongue.
Artist - Amylyn B
Today, iCatCare Feline Wellbeing Panel member, Dr. Mikel Delgado, is sharing some great insights on play in kittens!
"Kittens are extremely playful – and will engage in loads of both object and social play through the first several months of their lives.
Play allows kittens to explore their environments, practice hunting skills, and learn about social interactions. When kittens are young, they are actively playing for up to two hours a day!
When kittens don’t get enough play, they can engage in attention-seeking behaviour, or start pouncing on anything that moves – like our hands and feet.
We can help kittens learn about appropriate play in several ways:
-Adopting them with a companion kitten they are well bonded to and can thus play with
-Not using hands or other body parts for play – that teaches kittens that it’s okay to bite and scratch
-Giving kittens plenty of safe, solo play toys (such as ping pong balls, wine corks, and fuzzy mice)
-Giving kittens lots of interactive playtime with wand toys!
Interactive playtime allows kittens to get lost in the hunting experience while you move the “prey” for them. It’s a great way to bond with your kitten, help them sleep through the night, and can prevent issues with biting and scratching. Because interactive toys (usually wands with a string and lure at the end) can be a choking hazard, they should always be locked away securely when you are not supervising."
You can learn more about interactive play with this handout by Dr. Mikel Delgado and artist Lili Chin.
What are your kitten’s or cat’s favourite toys (store bought or homemade)?”
Photos from Scott Metzger Cartoons's post
Happy National Pet Day 💜😸 Share your favourite pet pawtrait...
Information regarding Bats in our area.
Rattlesnakes are here, saw one in our local park last evening. If you can't keep kitty indoors, at least supervise while outdoors. Bites in cats are more fatal than in dogs. Whether it is a dog, cat or even human, it is a very expensive treatment and very painful. If anyone has snake fencing can you let us know your experience.
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Hope you are inside warm and toasty with your Fur Baby on this rainy Monday.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Most Thursdays are Cardiac Ultrasound Day. Today we have Dr. D'Urso, a board certified Cardiologist, to diagnose heart problems. She is a wonderful addition to our Veterinary Team. So unlike this photo, in general your cat will be in v-shaped foam pillow like bed with the lights off for the scan. As long as the patient can relax, it's really a comfortable experience.
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26055 Bouquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA
We specialize in dental, surgical, and diagnostic care for all ages of cats. We offer the latest in digital radiography & digital dental radiography, laboratory diagnostics, and ultrasounds. Our team of experienced pet professionals is here to help you!
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We are a cats-only veterinary hospital and boarding facility. For the past 25 years The Cat Doctor has been a award winning veterinary hospital in the Santa Clarita Valley. We specialize in cat only veterinary medicine. Our gentle touch and calm facility helps your kitty feel at ease when having to visit the veterinarian. Our quiet and clean boarding area will take the stress out of having to leave your cat for any length of time. We are a team of feline health advocates, caring for cats and the people who love them!