• New Year's Resolutions for Pets | Winslow Animal Hospital Cat & Dog

    2 monthes ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    People usually have a list miles long on what the want to accomplish for the new year. Everything from health and weight to spending more time on certain activities. But, do you have a New Year's resolution for your furry friend? It is always good to evaluate your pet's life style and how it can improve. So, what better time then new year's too! Here are some ideas for you to think about:
    Visit the Vet
    What better way to start the new year then with your pet's yearly check up? Maintaining your pet's wellness is always the best method when it comes to your pet's care. So make sure to...
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  • Breed Spotlight: Saluki | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    Breed Spotlight:  Saluki | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    2 monthes ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    This post is dedicated to the amazing and ancient saluki. Whether you are looking into this breed to see if it's the right fit or want more information on your furry friend, keep reading to discover more about these gentle pups.
    History
    The saluki is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Being the favorite breed among the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, evidence of this dog goes back to 7000 BCE. They were even a beloved by the infamous, Alexander the Great. Amazingly still, the modern Saluki hasn't changed in much in appearance from their ancient ancestors. So your beloved pet may look...
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  • Matting in Cats | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    Matting in Cats | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    2 monthes ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    We all love petting our precious kitty when they let us. Their soft fur and the purring that results helps calm and relax us. But are you noticing some spots similar to human knots? But thicker and unable to brush it out? Well your cat's fur is starting to matte. Matting typically occurs in long haired cats thanks to their double coats. What happens is loose undercoat fur gets trapped in top coat. Matting also occurs when the hair becomes dirty and oily and twists together. The longer the matte is left, the tighter it becomes and the more discomfort it causes.
    Personal Grooming
    Cats are...
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  • Why Cat's Knead | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    Why Cat's Knead | Winslow Animal Hospital Dog & Cat

    2 monthes ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    Cat kneading is very much akin to what you imagine, like a baker kneading dough, they push with their front paws alternating between the left and right. Many people also refer to this as “making biscuits or muffins” furthering the analogy to that of a baker. But why do cats perform this action? Well, as you're about to find out, for a variety of reasons.
    It Starts as Kitten...
    Cats begin kneading before they even open their eyes, they do this while nursing on their mother in order to stimulate the mammary glands and encourage lactation. The action of kneading which begins as instinct...
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