Closing out the year and starting a new chapter can feel so inspiring. To be sure, there’s never a better time to tap into your motivation for change than when on the brink of of a new year. Your biggest and most constant supporter is, of course, your pet who will be along for the ride in 2018. A great way to reward them for their friendship? Resolutions for pet wellness in the new year!
Does your kitty hide beneath the bed when company comes over? What happens when you prepare for a trip? Do they lay inside your suitcase as you pack? Does your cat react in kind when you’re tired, grumpy, stressed out, or upset?
All cats are different, but feline anxiety is a common experience. Sure, you can chalk it up to Fluffy’s personality or mood, but left entirely alone, your cat’s anxiety could turn into a full-fledged behavioral concern.
Halloween is one of our nation’s most beloved holidays; iconic images of pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and of course black cats, adorn homes and businesses, storefronts and display cases.
Cats, and black cats in particular, have little to celebrate during this time of year, however. Their risk of injury or worse is higher around the end of October thanks to our society’s myths and legends surrounding black cats.
Black Cats And Halloween
There are plenty of stories that surface each year about black cats being kidnapped, tortured, and even killed around Halloween. Although there isn’t much evidence to substantiate these rumors, the fact remains that black cats have long been symbols of bad luck and overall evil in our culture.
Have you ever wished you could eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and still lose weight? Some cats live this dream, but for them it is often more of a nightmare. Hyperthyroidism in cats is a real and a fairly commonly diagnosed condition, to boot. Fortunately, when properly diagnosed, Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services can often manage these sickly kitties quite effectively.
All About Hyperthyroidism in Cats
The thyroid gland is an important but often forgotten organ that plays a big role in day to day function, whether you are a human, cat, or mouse. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system, the body system responsible for secreting hormones. Be it insulin, growth hormone, or cortisol, hormones are an essential part of physiology.