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Doc Smith's Blog

Journaling about veterinary medicine, life in Cumberland Valley, pet care, and other topics.
Discussion of cats and feline diseases
Jun
23

Raising Baby Kittens Is Not For The Weak of Heart!

Raising Baby Kittens Is Not For The Weak of Heart!

This is the season that we hear, find, and see many abandoned kittens for one reason of the other. Inevitably, the questions come flying about how to take care of babies.

If you are a softy, let someone else do it. We at Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital do not take stray kittens and try to hand raise them so I provide some Commandments here that you can know what you’re getting into and how to do it. So let’s dig in, shall we?

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Feb
02

I have a cat that's on a diet...Please save me.

I have a cat that's on a diet...Please save me.

Yes, I have a fat cat. Alright, you caught me—he's obese.

Look, it's not all my fault. I only fed the guy once a day, as in every morning when I got the kids out of bed for school. Of course, My son Alyn fed him, too. Then Ken fed him. I have two daughters who fed him.

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Sep
30

My Cat Was in Serious Trouble!

My Cat Was in Serious Trouble!

Jellicle Cat (named after something concerning the Broadway show CATS), or JC as I called her, was a good cat. She snuggled me at night, met me at the door when I got home from school, and chased the ball down the hall. It was just me and her. A girl that I had been a little sweet on, took advantage of the fact that I was pet-less at the time, and smooth talked me into taking her unwanted kitten.

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Sep
18

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

We get a lot of neat pet names here at Cumberland Valley Animal Hospital. Some you simply never forget. With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting to go back in our vast database and see what the top ten names for Dogs and Cats are for our area.(Thank you Ally and Stephanie for your hard work!)

Can you guess?

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London, Kentucky, 40744
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