It’s That Time Of Year Again, But When Does Cat Shedding Become Too Much?

A cat sits next to a brush full of cat hair.

Cat owners far and wide know that shedding is something that simply comes with the territory. Most of the time, all you have to do is get out the good ‘ole lint roller to clean up your clothing or furniture. But certain times of the year, you might have to lug out the extreme power-matic vacuum to suck up the intense volume of cat hair. It piles up in the corners, accumulates beneath furniture, and comes off on your hand when you pet your sweet kitty’s backside. Cat shedding can get the best of many cat owners, but luckily it’s not something to worry too much about.

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Dogs on the Bed: Yay or Nay?

A white dog smiles on the bed.

Who do you snuggle up with at night? If your answer is “my dog,” you aren’t alone. A recent survey by the American Pet Products Association revealed that over half of all pet owners allow their dogs on the bed with them at night. Whether this is healthy or not is a hotly debated subject in some circles, so the veterinarians at Summeridge Animal Clinic have decided to weigh the pros and cons for our dear readers.

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Hypertension in Cats

A yellow-eyed cat stares at the camera.

By and large, most cat owners understand that their pets are prone to many of the same health conditions as people. However, you may be surprised to learn that, in addition to medical conditions such as the transmission of zoonotic diseases, cancer, and kidney disease, that hypertension – or high blood pressure – in cats is quite common as well. 

This may seem a little odd, to many; after all, what do cats have to be stressed about? What in their lives could possibly result in high blood pressure? However, hypertension in cats isn’t a result of stress. Instead, medical issues such as thyroid, kidney, and heart disease are the most common culprits. 

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