The Extraordinary World of Cat Whiskers

All mammals are equipped with facial whiskers, except for humans and monotremes (egg-laying predators that include the platypus and echidna). People have facial hair but, sadly, men cannot use their beards to detect movement and negotiate small spaces. Cats, on the other hand, use their fine, sleek whiskers to their advantage all the time. 

Undoubtedly, people love the look of cat whiskers, but aside from their aesthetic qualities, they have functions beyond compare.

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All About Tapeworms in Cats and Dogs 

Tapeworms are a common, despite gross, internal parasite that affects cats and dogs. As you may be aware, there are a host of parasites that a pet can be susceptible to when not protected from them. While they may seem relatively harmless, they can cause health issues and become a risk to the people in the household, too. 

Let’s take a closer look at this form of worm and why your pet needs to be protected from acquiring them.

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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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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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