Cat Clicker Training: This Could be a Game Changer!

Cat clicker training can help you train your cat.

Dogs get all the attention when it comes to training, but what if we told you that cats are just as trainable as their canine counterparts? Indeed, their intelligence and focus, paired with a distinctly feline hunger for action, foster excellent opportunities for learning. What’s more, cat clicker training can strengthen the unique bond between you and your pet. Sounds like a winner to us!

Feline Behavior

Cats are equipped with razor-sharp instincts. Sure, they’re used mostly for hunting or ambushing prey (or your ankles), but when called upon during training sessions, they increase a cat’s ability to learn. Whether you’re trying to establish proper behavior or teaching them new tricks, rewards are key. Continue…

Make Your Own! DIY Cat Toys That Score Really Big

DIY cat toys can promote cat health and combat cat boredomHave you ever paced the aisles in a pet store looking for just the right toy that would appeal to your feline’s highly discerning tastes? Sure, they might like that feather dancer, but what about that package of 12 catnip-filled toy mice? While they try, commercial toys designed for domesticated cats don’t always get it right. If you’re frustrated by the constant investment in toys that ultimately gather dust bunnies, DIY cat toys are customized just for the cat in your life.

Highlighted Skills

Cats have highly evolved attributes that allow them to stalk, pounce, jump, and climb to their heart’s content. If these actions are coupled with solved problems or rewards, even better.

Cat toys encourage play that mimics real-life hunting capabilities. Even strictly indoor felines are born with special prey preferences, and when they play their skills truly shine. Whether it’s gliding through the air, ambushing their target, or landing on their feet, cats are strong hunters. Continue…

Furry and Famous: Celebrities and Their Pets

Celebrities and their pets share a human-animal bond.We’re all familiar with the idea that “celebrities are people too” and “they’re just like us.” Although it’s hard to imagine a famous movie or rock star grocery shopping or scrubbing toilets, there is one thing that many of us have in common: a love for animals.   

Celebrities and their pets have long been a source of fascination for the American public. Here at Vaughn Road Veterinary Hospital, we’re just as curious as anyone else about the lives of these famous animals. Whether they have exotics, dogs or cats, or own a veritable zoo of animals, these famous folks share with us the deeply rewarding experience that is the human-animal bond.

Celebrities and Their Pets

Celebrities love to pamper their furry family members, and some have so many pets that it’s hard for us to imagine what it takes to care for them all. Check out these well-known celebrities and their pets: Continue…

Battling Cancer with Chemotherapy for Pets

Chemotherapy for pets is one weapon we have in our arsenal against cancer, and we aren’t afraid to use it.Cancer is nobody’s friend. As our pet population lives longer and longer than ever before, though, we are faced with a cancer diagnosis for our four-legged friends more often than ever before.

At Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, though, we refuse to roll over and let cancer win. While not all situations are ones that we can beat, we continue to look for ways to help our pet patients whenever possible. Chemotherapy for pets is one weapon we have in our arsenal against cancer, and we aren’t afraid to use it.

Understanding Chemo

Cancer is a condition in which cells of a particular tissue within the body begin to divide out of control. This unchecked growth can interfere with other adjacent body tissues or organs and may even spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

A diagnosis of cancer does not have universal implications. The type of cancer, its location, and its behavior can have important influences on how quickly and aggressively we need to act. Continue…