Feline Dental Health

Feline Dental Health

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles
 Feline dental health is a very important and sometimes overlooked part of a cat's life. All cats should have their teeth examined as part of a regular physical every year and a dental exam done as needed. Cats have some dental issues that require intervention: resorption lesions and full mouth stomatitis.  Although dogs can get these diseases, they are more prevalent in cats. Resorption lesions cause tooth loss and affect 28-68% of adult cats (based on studies).  This disease leads to dental pain, tooth loss, decreased eating, salivation and head shaking.  The treatment for this disease is either tooth removal or crown removal.  Full mouth stomatitis is a painful disease where the entire mouth becomes inflamed  and raw; it is easily diagnosed by looking into the cat's mouth.  Although Felv…
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Introducing The South Bay Kitten Project

Introducing The South Bay Kitten Project

Cat Blog Articles, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
The South Bay Kitten Project: A collaboration of Town Cats and San Jose Animal Care Services We are pleased to introduce our new collaboration with San Jose Animal Care Services- The South Bay Kitten Project. This year, Town Cats is collaborating with San Jose to save more kittens!  We anticipate over 1500 kittens to pass through the South Bay Kitten Project this year, five times more than Town Cats did in 2017.  As we strive to be the cat experts of Santa Clara County, we realize we can make an even bigger impact on the cats and kittens in the community if we work together, supporting each other and sharing our valuable talent and resources.  We are so excited for this partnership!  So far, we have over 200 kittens in…
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Litter box Problems 101

Litter box Problems 101

Cat Blog Articles
Vet's Corner with Dr. Tiva Litter box Problems 101 Accidents happen, but some cats like to make it a habit of going outside the litter box. This is most often due to a behavioral problem, not a medical one. Many cats are sensitive to either the social climate of the house or have an issue with the litter box itself. Cats with a social issue will often pee or poop in the middle of an important space, such as a bed, couch, or blanket. This is a stress response as the cats feel threatened in their home. This can be due to fighting with other pets, children, and/or other disruptions in the home. Cats with litter box-related issues tend to hide their pee in a corner, behind furniture, in closets,…
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