Get Ready for the Big Chill with Fall Pet Grooming

Fall pet grooming can help pets feel good!Preparing for cooler weather is a big part of saying goodbye to summer. While we may not have the cold, icy winters of northern states, that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done to prepare for a new season. Our furry friends also need extra attention this time of year. With our fall pet grooming tips, you’ll be ready for winter just in time!

The Need for Fall Pet Grooming

Severe thunderstorms and wind characterize autumn in Alabama, and these conditions can do a number on your pet’s skin, fur, and paws. Fall pet grooming is all about caring for these areas and making sure they’re protected no matter the weather. Continue…

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…