Myth of the Month – Poinsettia Poisoning

We’ve all heard it, “Poinsettias are toxic to pets.”  In fact, poinsettias are not on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s list of plants that are poisonous to dogs and cats.  The sap can be irritating to the mouth or digestive … Continue reading →

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Where is my cat hiding?

Cats are little Houdinis when it comes to finding a great place to hide.  Before you go to the “ugly cry” (as Oprah would call it), before you convince yourself that Fluffy has leapt 12 stories out of your window … Continue reading →

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Happy Holidays!

Lilies are popular this time of year, but did you know that they can cause kidney failure if your cat ingests them?  Tiger, Asian, Japanese Show, Stargazer, and Casa Blanca are all varieties to avoid if you have a cat … Continue reading →

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It’s Turkey Time!

Have you heard the one about the cat who dove onto the Thanksgiving dining table and dragged a whole turkey onto the floor?  (Well I have, and it does happen!)  Raw turkey is particularly dangerous because it can contain Salmonella … Continue reading →

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Summer Heat

Did you know that heat stroke can be fatal? Obese pets, or those with airway problems are more at risk. Avoid exercise or prolonged walks in hot weather, and be sure to have cool water available at all times. Ask … Continue reading →

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Dr. Nulton’s Pets

Meet one of my all-time favorite pets. The magnificent Butter, along with all my other pets. Share on Facebook … Continue reading →

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Summertime Means Fleas, Ticks and Heartworm

Have you started your preventative measures for protecting your dogs and cats from fleas, ticks and heartworm disease? Summer’s almost here, and now is the time. There are so many options that can help keep your pet safe. Contact Dr. … Continue reading →

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What should I feed my cat?

It’s important to remember that cats are different from dogs and people in terms of what they need in their diet to maintain health. They have evolved as obligate carnivores, which means they need nutrients similar to those represented in … Continue reading →

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How can I make my home more cat-friendly?

There are many great resources, but I recommend Felinestein by Suzanne Delzio or From the Cat’s Point of View by Gwen Bohnenkamp. Check out www.perfectpaws.com. Even if you’ve loved a cat before, why not learn something new for your next … Continue reading →

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What type of cat litter should I use?

Your cat may not prefer what you prefer in terms of cat litter. Most cats will choose unscented over scented litter. Finer “sand-like” clumping litters are also more popular. You can experiment with different substrates (remember every household should have … Continue reading →

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