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What to do if your cat bites another animal

Dr. Cathy Alinovi
Owner and Holistic Veterinarian
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How to keep your kitty safe and warm all winter long

Christina Travalja
Shelter Director
Bridget L. Hickman's picture

How to keep your elderly cat healthy so they live long, happy lives

Bridget L. Hickman, DVM
Veterinarian, Adjunct Faculty, and Member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA)
Leslie Sinn's picture

Kitty training: Advice for properly socializing your kitten

Leslie Sinn, DVM, CPDT-KA
Behavior Resident and Member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Assocaition (VVMA)
Connie J. Canode's picture

Choose a veterinarian for your cat who specializes in feline care

Connie J. Canode, DVM
Feline Practitioner and Owner
Aaron Hill's picture

Make moving a smooth transition for your pet

Aaron Hill
Certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City
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Cat Health and Wellness

Feline fanatics who love their cats like they love their family know the importance of reliable advice. When you are wanting to gain the knowledge you need to properly care for your cat’s health, look to ExpertBeacon’s team of cat trainers, veterinarians, and professional pet consultants. We can help you protect your cat from illness, choose the right cat food for a balanced diet, and keep them looking and feeling great their entire life.

Give your cat a long and healthy life with proper nutrition

Let’s face it, no matter what you feed your cat, they can get bored with a fixed diet. However, a fixed diet is what’s best for cats and is most recommended by nutritionists and veterinarians. When determining your cat’s diet, the most important thing to consider is lifestyle. How old is the cat and does it spend it’s time indoors, outdoors or both? Is it spayed or neutered? Does it have a hereditary history or medical conditions and is it active or relatively sedentary? These are all things that should be discussed with your veterinarian when coming up with a solid nutritional plan.

Steven May, CVJPet Expert

Pet expert Steven May, CVJ has provided his expertise to both the veterinary industry and the general public for more than 35 years. The former editor of Vetz Magazine, May now heads the pet website The Daily Growl and has over 430,000 followers...

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How to keep your kitty safe and warm all winter long

Anyone who loves and lives with a cat knows that felines are heat-seekers. If there’s a warm spot to be found, your cat will find it, whether it’s a sun-puddle, a windowsill, or a fresh pile of laundry straight from the dryer. Cats are creatures of comfort, and the most comfortable cat is a warm cat. Here are some tips to make sure your cat enjoys a balmy winter.

Christina TravaljaShelter Director

Christina is the Shelter Director at North Shore Animal League America and is responsible for the overall management of the Shelter and its support areas. She joined the organization in 2006 and has been instrumental in creating programs to ...

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Feeding your cat a healthy diet can help prevent illness

The food you feed your cat can have a dramatic impact on his health and wellbeing. Many of the most common reasons that cats are taken to the vet are related to diet, and by choosing food wisely, it’s possible to avoid or correct a variety of problems. The amount of moisture, types and quality of ingredients, and finding out your feline’s sensitivities are all important when ensuring your cat has a healthy diet.

Lucy PostinsFounder and CEO

With extensive experience as a companion animal nutritionist, Postins is an innovative entrepreneur who is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health, including complementary modalities like herbalism and homeopathy. Her experience ...

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Choose a veterinarian for your cat who specializes in feline care

Cat lovers know that their furry felines are more than just pets – they are family members. That is why many pet owners choose to take their cats to veterinarians that specialize in feline care. Cat-specific clinics often provide services not available at general small animal practices, and can help reduce stress on cats that may get nervous when visiting the veterinarian. Often, cats become scared of loud, sudden noises from other pets and may be intimidated by large (or any size) dogs.

Connie J. Canode, DVMFeline Practitioner and Owner

Connie J. Canode, DVM, is a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary medicine. Canode...

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What to do if your cat bites another animal

Cat bites can be quite nasty - the punctures hurt and can spread infection causing bacteria. Smart handling and prompt medical attention can prevent worse emergencies as well as smooth ruffled feather of other pet owners.

Dr. Cathy AlinoviOwner and Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Cathy Alinovi DVM — author, speaker, and retired integrative veterinarian — knew she wanted to be an animal doctor at nine years old. She began her veterinary education at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine and also holds a Master of...

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How to keep your elderly cat healthy so they live long, happy lives

Bridget L. Hickman, DVM Veterinarian, Adjunct Faculty, and Member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) Roanoke Animal Hospital; Adjunct Faculty, Blue Ridge Community College

Did you know that domesticated cats that are well cared for by their owners can live into their late teens to early twenties? In fact, my oldest “patient” on record lived to be 23! Elderly cats make wonderful pets, but they do have unique needs due to age that may not be apparent to many cat owners. If you have an elderly cat, or are considering adopting one, the following tips will help guide you in providing proper care.

Bridget L. Hickman, DVMVeterinarian, Adjunct Faculty, and Member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA)

Bridget L. Hickman, DVM, is a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of human and animal life through veterinary medicine. Dr. ...

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Kitty training: Advice for properly socializing your kitten

Leslie Sinn, DVM, CPDT-KA Behavior Resident and Member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Assocaition (VVMA) American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Bringing home a new pet means lots of changes for you and your family. When it comes to kittens in particular, you need to take lots of care to ensure that your furry friend stays happy and healthy. One way to accomplish this is through proper socialization – introducing your kitten to their new world and everyone and everything in it. Here are a few simple aspects of kitten socialization to keep in mind to help your kitten adjust well to its surroundings and become a beloved part of your life.

Leslie Sinn, DVM, CPDT-KABehavior Resident and Member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Assocaition (VVMA)

Leslie Sinn, DVM, CPDT-KA (Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), behavior resident, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists is a member of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), a professional organization of veterina...

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Make moving a smooth transition for your pet

Aaron Hill Certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City Pets in the City

More Americans move during this time of year than any other time of the year. The following advice will help you make a smooth transition the next time you have to move to a new house with your cat or dog.

Aaron HillCertified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City

Aaron Hill is a certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City (www.petsinthecity.com) a premiere Dog Walking / Pet-sitter service in Los Angeles. He is certified in pet first-aid and CPR and is a member of Pet-Sitters I...

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