Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

Five facts your cat wants you to know…..

Cats like countdowns, its more exciting! #5.  I need a check up.  Yeah, I know, it seems like every time you get out that dusty carrier and stuff me into it, I hate going more.  But can’t you try to make it a little more fun?  How about getting me a nice cosy soft carrier that you keep clean?  And maybe some of that Feliway spray in it? If you left it out for a

Read more

The Best Dog and Cat Food

The Best Dog and Cat Food

We know you love your pet, and we know you have a tight budget.  So what is the best pet food? An ideal pet food is one that my pet loves to eat, cleans her teeth, and makes her coat shiny.  This dream diet would support her immune system,  be gentle on her stomach, and make picking up after her a breeze. For me as a veterinarian, this mythical food has been tested in a research

Read more

#3. What is a distemper vaccine, and why does my dog and cat need it?

#3. What is a distemper vaccine, and why does my dog and cat need it?

From the series “Top Twenty Questions Veterinary Clients Ask” Distemper vaccines are multivalent. This means a distemper vaccine protects your pet against 3-4 of the common viruses that can cause illness or death in cats and dogs.  Most canine distemper vaccines are comprised of modified distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and parainfluenza virus.  Most feline distemper vaccines are modified panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus.  Canine viruses can be carried by foxes, coyotes, and other animals.  Feline viruses are

Read more

Pet Acupuncture and Herbal Medication

Pet Acupuncture and Herbal Medication

Dr. Kimberley Suh DVM,CVA | kim@marionanimalhospital.com What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a method of health care with roots in ancient China. Its techniques have been developed and refined through at least 3000 years of continuous use. Acupuncture today is recognized throughout the world as a safe and effective form of medicine when practiced by certified veterinarians. How Acupuncture Works Science has learned much about how and why acupuncture works. Research has proven the effectiveness of

Read more

Fisher Cats

Fisher Cats

Written by Tabetha A Fisher CatFisher Cats are very secretive animals and are rarely seen, but can be found throughout Massachusetts including most recently – Cape Cod. These predators prey on small mammals and poultry, including domestic cats, rabbits and chickens. They can be seen all year round and hunt day or night. For safety reasons, you domestic cats should be kept indoors. All outside animals should have secure pens or cages. Do not leave

Read more

Cat Behavior From Wild Ancestors

Cat Behavior From Wild Ancestors

Written by Dr. Nicole Cummings Ever wonder how your docile furry feline could be related to the vicious cats in the wild? A recent genetic analysis done by Carlos Driscoll of the National Cancer Institute in Maryland claims to trace the transformation back to a single wild ancestor about 10,000 years ago, and who still lives in the remote deserts of Israel and Saudi Arabia! Check it out the original article: https://www.livescience.com/animals/070628_cat_family.html Check out also

Read more