My back, my neck, my… Whiskers? All About Whisker Fatigue in Cats

whisker fatigueSome days you have to wonder if certain syndromes and ailments are manufactured by the media and pharmaceutical companies. From the start, products such as mouthwash can be marketed in a way to make us think that a little morning breath is an actual medical problem.

These misconceptions branch beyond the human world and into the animal realm as well. One of the newer players in the wonderful world of veterinary pseudo-problems is whisker fatigue in cats. Read on to learn whether your veterinarians as West Park Animals Hospital think this one is a real problem or really far-fetched.

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Top 5 Reasons Maine Coon Cats are Awesome

maine coon catsFriendly, furry, and intelligent are general attributes of many cat breeds, but Maine Coon cats are especially friendly, furry, and intelligent. In fact, they’re quite adaptable and seem to get along with everyone (kids, dogs, and other cats included). They also have one of the longest and most beautiful coats out there and even enjoy playing fetch and walking on a leash! For these reasons and more, Maine Coon cats are among the top three cats registered by the Cat Fanciers Association.

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Why Your Pet is Scared of the Vacuum Cleaner and What You Can Do About It

Few modern housekeeping tools are as highly valued as the vacuum cleaner, especially for pet owners dealing with fur on the carpet, floors, and furniture. However, when a pet runs in fear, barks, hides, or quivers when the trusty vacuum is pulled out, it can be upsetting, to say the least. Having a pet who’s scared of the vacuum is a perplexing problem, but fortunately, there are strategies that can help owners keep their pets calm.

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Big Life Change: Moving Your Cat to a New Home

moving your catRelocating is a major life change. Whether you’re moving across town or to another state, packing, loading up, and getting acclimated to a different neighborhood takes time – and it takes a serious toll on a cat’s attachment to territory and routine. It’s overwhelming, certainly, but moving your cat will hopefully be easier with our transition tips.

It’s Dreadfully Exciting!

Moving can be fun, but before you get caught up in visions of your new life in a new place, consider Fluffy’s point of view. Moving your cat can be deeply unsettling, and the chaos surrounding packing and loading up can have disastrous results.

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