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A Guide to Getting Your Cat in a Pet Carrier

girl holding cat in carrier

One of the biggest challenges as a cat owner is being able to get a cat into their pet carrier. When it comes time to take them to the vet or move them from place to place, they can be very scared and hesitant, making this process near impossible for…

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Why Do Cats Purr?

grey cat being pet under its chin

Cat Purring starts in the brain and then it usually travels down neural pathways into the larynx (throat) and the diaphragm causing oscillations. These oscillations move air across the larynx and cause a vibration which is what we audibly hear as the purr. Through these oscillations, interestingly enough, there are…

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Do Cats Care About Their Owners?

Though few studies have been done showing a link between behavior and affection in cats, most cat owners can attest that their pets frequently show they care in a variety of ways. Though they may not be as transparent as dogs in their behavior, if you know what to watch…

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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pet Boarding Facility

If you have to leave town for business or are planning a family vacation, you may have to board your pets while you’re away. Leaving your four-legged friends behind can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! The Cabins at Aspen Grove have an experienced and trained kennel team…

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

As a smart pet owner, you want your furry friend to be happy and healthy. While some pet owners may feel that dental health is cosmetic, it really is as important for Fluffy or Fido as it is for you. All this month, we are providing 10% off all basic…

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Pet Adoption Checklist

Kitten being held by a person looking to adopt

Adopting a pet is always an exciting time, but it can come with a lot of questions. Once you have met the right pet for you and your family, you are going to need a few things before you welcome your new pet home. Here is a quick checklist for…

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Is My Pet Dehydrated?

One of the more common reasons people give us a call, is when their pet may not be feeling well and they might have some other symptoms including some GI distress. They often just want to know “how sick is my pet?” and “should I be worried about them more?”…

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How Long do Cats Live?

After watching your kitten grow up right before your eyes, or see a family friend get long in the tooth, it’s only natural to wonder, “How long do cats live?” Thanks to significant research in the fields of nutrition, preventative disease and feline anatomy, cats are living longer than ever.…

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Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

Recreational marijuana use has increased an average of over 75 percent in the past ten years. This steep rise not only means that marijuana is becoming more socially available, but also that our pets are becoming increasingly exposed to a potential toxin. Marijuana effects pets differently than humans, and in…

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Understanding Cat Behavior

There are as many cat personalities as there are cats, so understanding your kitty is largely a matter of getting to know his likes and habits. As individual as they are, cats are still governed by instinct, so being able to read their body language and actions is a key…

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