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What Every Cat Owner Must Know

October 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Cats

Adopting a cat is an important responsibility. Cat owners should have a good understanding about: how to meet their cats basic environmental needs how to properly care for their cat and keep them safe understanding their cat’s behaviors understanding feline health conditions,… Read more

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Signs of Illness in Cats

November 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Cats, News, Pet Care Library

Cats outnumber dogs in their overall numbers as pets, but studies have shown that they see the veterinarian less often than their canine counterparts.  One of the reasons is that their illnesses are typically much more subtle.  Ten very common signs of illnesses in cats are: 1.  Inappropriate… Read more

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Summer Photo Contest

July 9, 2010 by  
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This adorable kitten never stopped talking! What do you think he’s saying? Provide a funny caption for him and enter our photo contest! Email your ideas to info@olatheanimalhospital.com or post them below (we’d like to know who you are so we can acknowledge the winner in our next… Read more

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Food Allergies and Atopy in Dogs

December 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

Allergies are one of the most common and frustrating dermatologic ailments we struggle with in veterinary medicine. It’s absolutely amazing how expensive allergies are to treat, especially given that it’s not a life-threatening illness. However, they’re not curable and they DO affect… Read more

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Pet Insurance

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Pet Care Library

Do yourself and your new puppy a favor by enrolling in pet insurance as soon as possible. Most companies won’t cover pre-existing conditions, so the best time to enroll is when your puppy is perfectly healthy! Pet insurance companies and options have expanded greatly in the past few years,… Read more

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Microchipping

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Pet Care Library

We recommend having your dog or cat microchipped, which serves as permanent identification. If lost and turned into a shelter or vet office, the pet would be scanned with a chip reader, which easily picks up a number that corresponds to your name and phone number.  Olathe Animal Hospital… Read more

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Prophy? What’s that?

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Dentistry

A prophy is often called a “teeth cleaning,” but I’m afraid that description doesn’t quite do justice to what is included in a routine prophy. A better description is “periodontal therapy”, but even that may still leave you asking, “What?” During a prophy, the heavy layers of tartar and calculus… Read more

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