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How to Keep Your Cat Safe Outdoors

October 28th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

This family let their cat outside to play with their daughter.

“The backyard is calling, and I must go.” – Cat mantra

The best way to keep your cat safe… is to keep your cat indoors.

But that’s not always possible or desired. (We get it!)

Here are 10 tips from our veterinarians on how to keep your cat safe outdoors.

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How to Introduce a Second Cat or Kitten (With as Little Drama as Possible)

October 2nd, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jasmine is not excited to learn that her family is getting a second cat.

So, you’re getting ready to bring a second cat or kitten into your home…

Everyone is delighted about the new addition to your family… except your cat that already lives there.

Hiss, hiss, me-ooooow!

We know that feline World War III is not your idea of a good time. That’s why we’ve asked Dr. Ivy, one of our cat veterinarians, for guidance.

Here are her tips to help you bring a second cat or kitten into your home, so you can introduce your cats with as little drama as possible.

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Cat Lymphoma: What You Need to Know About This Feline Cancer

April 25th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Madeline, a young girl, hugs on Maisie, her beloved cat with lymphoma.

Cat lymphoma is one of the most common types of feline cancers.

In our Castle Rock veterinary clinic, we see a handful of cases every year.

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How to Slow – or Help Prevent – Arthritis in Cats

April 5th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A cute cat pauses from playing. Staying active is a good way to slow down arthritis in cats.

While you can’t cure arthritis in cats, you can slow its progression

Our veterinarians are often asked: “Can my cat recover from arthritis?”

At this time, there is no cure for arthritis in cats. However, there are things you can do to reduce pain and inflammation, so your furry friend feels better.

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“My Cat Has Arthritis, and I Didn’t Even Know It”

March 7th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Simone, a ginger cat, cuddles under blankets. She hasn't been as active jumping on her favorite spots lately -- a sign of cat arthritis.

We often see surprised looks when people learn their cats have feline arthritis.

Take heart, cats are masters at hiding pain and discomfort.

Sometimes, they don’t show clear signs they have arthritis — a degenerative joint disease.

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Intestinal Parasites in Colorado Cats: What You Need to Know

February 27th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Cinnamon, the cat, carefully watches a mouse. Cats that eat mice can get intestinal parasites.

If you’re wondering whether your cat has intestinal parasites, it’s best to start with two questions:

  • Is your cat a kitten or an adult?
  • What’s his or her lifestyle? (Does your cat spend time outdoors?)

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Diarrhea in Cats: How to Help Your Cat Feel Better

January 9th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A man cuddles with his cat, Sam, who's been struggling with cat diarrhea.

So, your cat has the runs…

And unfortunately, we don’t mean the frisky, race-around-the-room kind.

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Bringing Home a Shelter Cat: 8 Tips to Make the Transition Easier

September 12th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Allie lounges with the cat she recently brought home from the shelter.

So, you’re thinking about bringing home a shelter cat or kitten…

Congratulations! We hope your new kitty will make a wonderful addition to your family.

Here are 8 tips to make the transition easier for you and your feline friend.

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats: A Reason for the Munchies

June 26th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Sophie has been drinking a lot of water lately -- one symptom of hyperthyroidism in cats.

Your cat has been acting strange lately…

Eating a lot. Drinking a lot. Losing weight. Crying more than usual. And making a lot of trips to the litter box.

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Ear Mites in Cats: The Good, the Bad and the Itchy

May 2nd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Simba, the cat, eyes the camera warily after scratching her ear.

First, the good news! Ear mites in cats are not as common in Colorado as in other parts of the country.

But, yes, your cat can still get them in the Castle Rock area.

We’ve put together some helpful information to introduce you to the wonderful world of ear mites in cats. And if you live in Castle Rock or Denver, you’re always welcome to give our veterinarians a call: (303) 688-3757.

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