What’s Up With Cats and Boxes?

cats and boxesA cursory inventory at a pet supply store will reveal any number of cat houses, trees, or cocoon-style hideaways. These certainly answer the call for climbing, stretching, clawing, and curling into a perfect little ball, but they don’t hit the spot the same way a simple cardboard box can. So what is the magic spell cast by shipping and storage boxes that, amazingly, all cats are powerless against? Curious about the magnetism between cats and boxes? We are, too!

An Intriguing Lesson

Not only do cats like boxes, they seem to need them or other partially contained hiding spots. Strategically placed up off the ground is an open invitation to a cat who craves security and a bird’s eye view, but setting up a box or two throughout the home is a decent substitute.


Protecting Your Ewok: Pet Parasite Prevention Tips for Furry Friends of the Rebellion

pet parasitesWhile the force of the darkside may seem like the most imminent threat to you and your beloved family members, there is perhaps something even more sinister at play. When it comes to the creatures you love, it is essential for those in the Rebellion to keep pet parasite control at the front of our consciousness.

Luckily, Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic is well versed in pet parasite control and other protection methods to safeguard against those malicious beings that the Empire has sent to sabotage our most cherished friends.

Pet Parasite Control Against Airborne Intruders

While Storm Troopers of the Imperial Army may seem like your biggest worry, other airborne invaders are the real threat to animals in this part of the Galaxy. Blood flies, nimgnats, and muscle maggots are all very real worries, but no parasite is so daunting as the mosquito.

These blood-sucking leeches swarm in the air and prey on the blood of defenseless creatures. Not only is their presence annoying and their bite irritating, but these airborne enemies also carry an even more terrifying parasite within them: the heartworm.