Heart to Heart: How to Discuss Your Pet’s Behavior with Our Veterinarian

By |2024-05-20T06:29:58+00:00May 7th, 2024|Cat Behavior, Dog Behavior|

Your pet's behavior can sometimes be a mystery. One moment, they're friendly and well-behaved, then suddenly aloof or chewing the rug. Excessive barking, aggression, or disinterest in exercise are all problem signs in your pet. Understanding your pet’s behavior requires our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team’s knowledge, insight, and guidance. However, expressing concerns about [...]

Wet Whiskers: Causes of Drooling in Cats

By |2024-04-21T23:43:45+00:00April 17th, 2024|Cat Behavior|

Cats are fascinating creatures known for their grace, independence, and sometimes mysterious behaviors that puzzle their owners. One such behavior is drooling. While it's not uncommon for dogs to drool, seeing a cat drooling is surprising. Understanding why cats drool can help pet owners address any underlying issues and ensure their feline friend is healthy [...]

A Cat Owner’s Guide to Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions

By |2024-03-09T23:00:32+00:00February 27th, 2024|Cat Behavior|

Although you may not think about your cat’s teeth unless your feisty kitty latches onto your hand while playing, oral health care is incredibly important for your feline friend’s overall health and well-being. With up to 90% of all pets experiencing some level of dental disease by age 3, there’s a good chance your cat [...]

Purring Through the Pain: Arthritis in Cats

By |2023-11-20T05:07:08+00:00November 7th, 2023|Cat Behavior|

Arthritis commonly affects many species, including humans, dogs, and cats. We know that arthritis pain can be debilitating and is recognized easily in humans and dogs, but owners and veterinarians often fail to address these changes in cats. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team knows how pain can impact your furry pal’s quality of [...]

Identifying and Managing Feline Stress

By |2023-10-23T04:14:06+00:00October 10th, 2023|Cat Behavior|

Your cat may enjoy a pampered lifestyle—hours spent napping, meals on demand, toys galore, and no bills or responsibilities—but they are not immune to stress, and they can suffer from some of the same fears and anxieties that affect people. However, felines instinctually mask discomfort and uncertainty signs, often suffering from stress in silence. No [...]

5 Important Facts to Know About Your Cat’s Scratching

By |2023-07-13T20:53:55+00:00July 7th, 2023|Cat Behavior|

While cat scratch fever does not refer to your cat’s burning desire to scratch and claw, they certainly crave a good scratching session. Scratching is an ingrained cat behavior that is developed by replicating an adult cat’s actions, and suppressing this natural instinct can lead to an emotionally distressed and physically unhealthy cat.  To [...]

What Cat Owners Should Know About Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

By |2022-12-08T01:26:32+00:00October 27th, 2022|Cat Behavior|

Is your cat urinating outside their litter box? They could be suffering from feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). FLUTD is a general term used to describe conditions affecting the cat’s bladder and urethra. Unfortunately, many cats are affected; however Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital is here for you and your cat should they develop [...]

Cracking the “Cat Code”—What Your Cat’s Body Language Can Tell You

By |2022-12-08T01:26:40+00:00November 17th, 2021|Cat Behavior|

Cats are masters in the art of subtlety, and often leave us scratching our heads, trying to understand, “What is my cat saying?” To better understand your cat, pay close attention to their body language. This is the way they communicate their feelings, wants, and needs. However, deciphering “cat code” can be challenging, and certain [...]

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