Those Pearly Whites: All About Cat Dental Care

Cat dental care keeps your cat healthy

Cats are living longer now than they did 20 years ago, thanks to indoor living, better nutrition, and improved veterinary and home care. They are also considered to be fiercely independent, and we love that about them, but that may make it easier to overlook their health needs, including dental care.

By the time cats are 4 years of age, 85% of them have some form of dental disease. Not only that, but cats are susceptible to several dental problems specific to felines. So it pays to pay attention to this area, to help keep our cats comfortable and give them a healthier and happier life. Let Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital show you how to provide the best cat dental care for your feline friend.

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Winter Paw Care: How to Protect Your Dog’s Dogs

Winter paw care and pet paw care contribute to pet health

This time of year, you can find most of us bundled up before a fireplace, snuggling under the covers, or drinking something hot and steamy. However, our best canine friends still need to go outside periodically (and maybe some of us also enjoy a good romp in the snow or winter hike!). Of course, we know how to protect ourselves and keep warm during these blustery adventures, but what about our pets?

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we want to highlight how important winter paw care is this time of year. While your dog’s dogs can seem pretty resilient, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.

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Working Dog Spotlight: The Wonderful World of Sled Dogs!

Sled dogs are an incredible working team

Whether they’re providing transportation, transporting goods, or participating in a thrilling race across the arctic tundra, sled dogs are truly marvels of the canine world. In honor of winter and, of course, in honor of dogs, the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital has chosen to spotlight the remarkable achievements of these hard-working heroes of the snow and ice!

Sled Dogs 101

A sled dog is defined as any canine used to pull a sled across snow and ice in arctic climates. A sled dog needs to be large, powerful, and have a thick fur coat. They must also have high endurance and possess a high tolerance for cold. Typical breeds include:

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Green is Good: How to Plant an Indoor Garden for Your Cat

Plant an indoor garden for your cat!

Keeping your cat inside your house or apartment building is arguably the safest choice, but that doesn’t mean that indoor-only cats have it made. Sure, they aren’t exposed to possible threats like being struck by a car, but they can suffer from boredom in an environment that’s always the same. The solution? Try planting an indoor garden for your cat!

Nibbles Anyway

Many house cats tend to find any and all greenery in the home appetizing. Despite the fact that they’re obligate carnivores, felines occasionally enjoy chomping on a bit of fiber. Conscious planting is a great way to stimulate a cat’s senses. Unfortunately, many cats get sick when they eat plants that were never intended to be part of their diet.

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