Pet Health Tips

Your Cat's Nutritional Needs

It may not seem as though your cat is doing much when he is lounging near a sunny window for hours on end, but he's burning energy - and a lot of it - all day. In fact, your lap cat needs more energy-producing nutrients, like protein, than most dogs do in order to stay healthy and active.

Information About Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is very similar to the virus that causes AIDS in humans. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and FIV belong to the same class, the lentiviruses. However, the virus seen in cats is in no way transmissible to humans or dogs. FIV occurs worldwide, but is more prevalent in certain geographic areas.

Finding a Good Veterinarian

Virginia and Paul found a stray cat outside their apartment building in Los Angeles. Neither of the two were cat people. In fact they had been talking about adding a dog to the household since both had grown up with dogs and felt comfortable with them. This cat was a whole new universe.


Information provided in these articles is intended to provide some guidance for you and your pet. Not all animals behave (or respond) in the same manner. Should you have questions or concerns about anything you see here, please consult your veterinarian. While we work with vets on a regular basis, we are not veterinarians. We feel the articles here provide useful but general guidelines and suggestions for working with your pet. Please note, some articles may be disturbing to young children. Please preview articles to make sure they are appropriate for your child.