Archive for the ‘The Cat’s Meow’ Category

What an AAHA Accreditation Means For Your Pet

Friday, January 6th, 2023
Veterinarian Dr. Anthony DiAngelis with puppy patient

When it comes to finding the right veterinary hospital, many pet owners depend on recommendations from friends or relatives. And while this can lead to great results, less than a quarter of all animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada voluntarily agree to the highest standards of care established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This means that a vast majority of clinics and hospitals do not follow strict protocols and procedures designed to achieve the best possible health outcomes. We are proud of our AAHA accreditation for many reasons, and the confidence it provides pet owners ranks pretty high. 

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Feline Health: Is My Cat Shedding Too Much Hair?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
Cat lies on the wooden floor next to its shedded hair and hair brush.

If you have cats, you have cat hair—everywhere! And while it’s normal to spot fur tumbleweeds rolling across the floor, there are times when those tufts can signal a potential problem. 

Berkeley Veterinary Center is a Certified Cat Friendly practice, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional, compassionate care that addresses the unique needs of cats. We want our cat parents to know that your cat’s coat can occasionally offer helpful clues. Read on for reasons why your vacuum might be filling up with fur faster than usual.

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Fear Free Certified: What Does it Mean for You and Your Pet?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
A calm cat relaxes on its owner's shoulder.

If you know the team at Berkeley Veterinary Center, you probably already know how dedicated we are to bringing the best in veterinary medicine to you and your family. Besides being AAHA accredited, did you know that our practice is also Fear Free Certified? While that may sound impressive, you might be asking yourself “what does Fear Free Certified mean?” Well, look no further for an explanation as to why it’s important and what it means to you and your four-legged friends.

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Feline Veterinary Care: Cats Are Not Small Dogs 

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
cat being pet

Elegant, discerning, and quietly mischievous, cats pack a lot of personality into their tiny bodies—and we simply can’t get enough! At Berkeley Veterinary Center, we love cats, and we pride ourselves on being a Certified Cat Friendly practice. We understand and respect the unique needs of cats, and we provide customized feline medicine. Why all the fuss over specialized cat care? Because cats are not small dogs. 

If you’re new to cat ownership, or you’re simply wondering if your tabby and your terrier can share food, read on for some differences beyond size between cats and dogs.

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Dangers of Heartworm Disease

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
A woman hugs a sad dog.

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can occur in both dogs and cats. The parasitic worms (called Dirofilaria immitis) are spread through mosquito bites and take up residence inside an animal’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels. 

While potentially deadly, heartworm disease is preventable. Our pet experts at Berkeley Veterinary Center take parasite control very seriously, and it is something we will discuss with you at every wellness visit

To understand the dangers of a parasitic infection like heartworms, read on. 

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How to Pick the Purr-fect Kitty Litter

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
Kitty litter.

Whether you’re a new cat owner or you’re just looking for ways to improve your favorite feline’s experience at home, choosing the right kitty litter is an important facet of cat wellness. Here are some tips on choosing a litter that will work the best for your cat and your home:

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Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
A family adopting a cat in New Jersey.

Cats are curious, playful companions with plenty of personality, making them the purr-fect addition to many homes. If you are considering adopting a new kitten or adult cat, Berkeley Veterinary Center is here to help you with some tips on choosing the right cat for your family and lifestyle.

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Cat Health for All Nine Lives

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
A grey cat peeking over its tail

Some people think cats make great pets because you can leave them home alone for long stretches of time. Many believe that cats don’t require much interaction, and are content to simply “do their own thing”. 

This couldn’t be further from the truth! 

Cats are actually highly social animals that thrive in a stimulating environment. They are creatures of habit, loyal companions, and intuitive housemates. Cats give their people so much, and they deserve the attention they need to maintain lifelong cat health.

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Are Pet Vaccines Necessary for Pet Health?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
A tabby cat sitting on a chair

Like humans, pets are susceptible to a multitude of dangerous contagious viruses and bacteria. Prior to the advent of vaccines, many pets suffered from these illnesses and often suffered an early death. Thankfully, veterinary science has developed safe and effective vaccines for many diseases, and these have saved countless animals from needless suffering. 

While vaccinations have safeguarded countless pets from disease, some pet owners are still skeptical. Are vaccinations necessary for your pet’s health? The team of veterinary experts at Berkeley Veterinary Center is here to explain this important topic.

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The Purr-fect Match: Adopting the Right Cat for Your Family

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
A child holding their kitty

As a Certified Cat-Friendly Practice, we see a lot of wonderful, playful, affectionate cats  at Berkeley Veterinary Center. There are few things more gratifying than seeing cats being cared for so deeply by their owners. Cat pet-parents tend to enjoy the privilege of cat ownership immensely, often doing anything and everything to ensure that all their cat’s needs are met. 

You may assume that “any” cat could be the best pet-match for any and all, but adopting the “right” cat for the “right” person takes a substantial amount of time and consideration.

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