Most Commonly Treated Cat Toxins

Over the years the team at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital has seen many cats that have accidently ingested some common household items. Here is a list of the top most commonly treated cat toxins: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDS): The most common include Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Just like their canine counterparts, cats are very sensitive to these types [...]

Indoor Only Cats

Amanda M. Theodore, VMD, GVH Veterinarian Your pet’s lifestyle makes a big impact on their health, and one of the most important lifestyle choices that cat owners make is whether their pets will live indoors, outdoors or some combination of the two. Where your cat lives will influence their diet and activity level as well [...]

Getting Your Cat in The Carrier

Most cat owners understand and dread the idea of having to place their normally sweet, gentle kitty into a carrier for a trip to the veterinarian. Getting your cat in the carrier can result in your perfectly peaceful feline turning into a ball of claws and teeth, fighting to flee. First, it is important to start [...]

Choosing the Best Way to Transport Your Cat

We all dread the idea of having to place our normally calm, cuddly kitty into a cat carrier for the stressful trip to the veterinarian. By the time the trip is done you may feel like you have fought the battle of the century. Choosing the best cat carrier for your cat can help make [...]

National Pet Fire Safety Day 2015

July 15th marks The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services National Pet Fire Safety Day.  An estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires. What steps do you have in place to assure your pets' safety? There are many ways to help keep your pets safe in the event of a fire.  Here [...]

Feline Leukemia

Feline leukemia is a high-mortality disease caused by the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). FeLV produces immunosuppression, meaning the body is unable to fight off disease, which can then lead to other disease or infections such as respiratory or gastro-intestinal disease. Cats that survive these initial diseases may later develop some form of cancer, hence the [...]

“Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month

It is “Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month!!!  How can I put into words how much I love cats? I'm not sure that I can. With the immense numbers of cats in our local shelters, I plead with you to give a kitty a chance!! They're amazing friends, and even if you're “not a cat person”, [...]

Ever Leave Poop Behind?

Ever leave poop behind?  "You can make a difference to our environment by being a responsible pet owner. Be prepared. Carry bags with you to pick up pet waste. It’s a good idea to carry a few extras with you in case you meet someone in need. Collect your pet’s poop in a bag and [...]

Adopting: Which Cat Breed?

Are you looking for a furry friend to keep you company or a special friend for your children but don’t want to take on a huge commitment? A cat maybe just the kind of animal you are looking for. There are many cat breed specific rescues that can help you find the purr-fect fuzzy friend. [...]

Maya – Fun and Fit in the New Year

Last month I wrote about helping your pet live a fit and active life style in the New Year. Being the human caretaker to an obese, diabetic kitty, I understand the struggle of keeping your pet fit and active. As a veterinary technician for 20 years, I occasionally find myself not following my own words [...]