Stranger Than Fiction, These Fun Cat Facts Are Always On Point

There’s a reason we love cats… 

Who are we kidding?  There are dozens of reasons that explain our die-hard affection for felines! They’re cute, of course, but the general drive to provide for cats goes much deeper. Petting and snuggling them can decrease the risk of heart attack and other health calamities, for example. Furthermore, cat ownership triggers the release of oxytocin, the love hormone, a truth that strengthens our bond. 

Of all the other fun cat facts out there, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital hopes the following points reinforce your love of cats, or spur you closer to adoption.

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Is a Veterinary House Call Right For You and Your Pet?

In the not-so-distant past, doctors routinely visited their patient’s homes to perform examinations, treat a variety of injuries and maladies, deliver babies, and more. As hospitals began popping up in more and more communities over the past 50 years or so, the number of doctors who perform house calls has steadily declined. 

Veterinary house calls, on the other hand, are rising in popularity. Our own Dr. Gibson has been visiting pet patients in their homes since 1990, and continues it to this day for those patients who need to be seen at home. 

Would your pet benefit from being seen at home? Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether or not a veterinary house call is right for you and your pet.

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Space Invader! Reduce Feline Aggression Through a Careful, Considerate Introduction

Your cat has made an indelible mark on your heart, and yet there are so many lovely cats out there that need homes. As the saying goes, one good turn deserves another, but if you like the terrific idea of adding a new kitten to the household, it may be best to slow down a bit. A resident cat is deeply attached to their territory. To mitigate their protective instincts and reduce possible feline aggression, a slow, patient introduction is the key to a lasting feline friendship. 

First Impressions

It can be shocking for a cat to suddenly share their space with an unfamiliar pet. If their first impression is negative it could take them even longer to warm up to a new roommate. A resident cat may need several months to acclimate to a perceived interloper. If their needs and preferences aren’t prioritized, feline aggression is inevitable

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Small Bites: Proper Pocket Pet Nutrition

A large part of taking good care of less traditional pets is feeding them correctly. Each species has its own unique nutritional needs and requirements, and sometimes it can be hard to know if you are doing it right.

Proper pocket pet nutrition is extremely important for your pet’s health and well-being. Thankfully, you aren’t alone when it comes to feeding these smaller critters correctly, Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here for you and your pet. 

Knowing is Half the Battle

When you choose to bring a pocket pet into your family, you take on the responsibility for learning how to properly care for that animal. Different pocket pet species have different characteristics and needs – it’s not one-size-fits-all!

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