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Keeping Your Geriatric Cat Healthy

Cats, like their human counterparts, are prone to the aches, pains, and health issues that seem to come hand-in-hand with advancing age. Unfortunately, as the average lifespan of our cats increases, so does the chance that owners will see age-related issues arise in their senior cats. As your cat begins to age, your veterinarian will [...]

Our Capital’s Finest Felines – A Look Back at Presidential Cats

It’s an election year and presidential candidates and their families are once again under intense scrutiny. Many of them also have four-legged, furry family members. Cats have had a long history as White House pets and have become increasingly popular in recent years. The Purring Post decided to take a look back at our former [...]

Veterinarian Q & A: Understanding Cystitis

Cystitis is an uncomfortable illness that is commonly found in cats. To better understand this condition, we asked Alexis Stambaugh, DVM, of North Country Veterinary Services in central New York, to comment on its causes and symptoms. Q.  What does ‘Cystitis/ mean? A.  Literally put, ‘Cystitis’ means inflammation of the bladder. This broad term can [...]

Funding Your Cat’s Health Care toward a Long and Healthy Life

Our pets age much more quickly than we do and they also face many of the same problems that we encounter — cancer, heart disease, arthritis, etc.  The American Veterinary Medical Association states that the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship, influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being [...]