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    Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM on April 26, 2018


    Melissa Mustillo, DVM, A Cat Clinic, Germantown, MD.

    ASPCA: "Cat Grooming Tips"

    Cornell Feline Health Center, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine: "Fleas," "Deafness," "Choosing and Caring for Your New Cat," "When Kitty Needs a Dentist," "Feline Cataracts," "Conjunctivitis," "Heart Disease," "Heartworm," "A Hairy Dilemma," "Feeding Your Cat," "Spaying and Neutering," "Diarrhea," "Loving Care for Older Cats."

    The Humane Society of the United States: "Trimming Your Cat's Claws," "Cat Toys," "Training Your Cat with Positive Reinforcement," "Cat Chat: Understanding Feline Language."

    American Association of Feline Practitioners: "2015 Declawing," "Caring for Your Senior Cat."

    American Veterinary Medical Association: "Pet Dental Care."

    Golden Animal Hospital, Montgomery, AL: "Home Dental Care."

    Animal Medical Center of Chicago: "What You Should Know About Feline Upper Airway Infections."

    American Animal Hospital Association: "Bringing a New Kitten Home."

    Association for Pet Obesity Prevention: "2015 Pet Obesity Statistics."

    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Diabetes Program.

    Tree House Humane Society, Chicago: "'A Child at My Age?' Spaying, Neutering and Senior Cats."

    Young-Williams Animal Center, Knoxville, TN: "All About Spaying and Neutering."

    Mar Vista Animal Medical Center, Los Angeles: "Tails That Are Broken (Feline)."

    MSPCA Angell Animal Medical Center: "Correcting Unwanted Cat Behavior."

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