Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) FAQs

What is Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)? Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a type of virus called a retrovirus that infects cats. FeLV cannot be transmitted to dogs or humans. The […]

Cat Not Defecating

If you don’t find feces in the litter box there can be a few reasons, and we will help you trouble shoot. Before attributing this to a behavior reason, we […]


What Is Toxoplasmosis? It is a disease caused by a parasite (Toxoplasma gondii). Cats acquire the parasite by ingesting infected prey or raw meat. When a cat is exposed to […]

Recommended Cat Reading

This list of ten books offers a survey of some of the most informative literature on cat behavior and biology, and how to make a happy home with your feline. […]

Recognizing and Managing Pain

Recognizing pain in animals is notoriously difficult. Not every animal responds to the same type of pain with the same behavior. Some animals may be vocal and others more withdrawn. […]

Cat Nutrition

In the wild, cats live almost exclusively on meat. The “perfect” natural cat meal—a mouse—is about 50 percent fat, 40 percent protein, and 3 percent carbohydrate. Their sense of taste […]

Litter Box Problems

If your cat is urinating or defecating outside the litter box, we certainly understand your frustration. Luckily, this is a treatable condition in most cases. A medical exam, as well […]

Kitten Wellness Guide

Learn about the recommended care for kittens. Questions? Call us at 415-554-3030 Kitten Wellness Examinations • Should begin at 2 months of age • Frequency: Every 3–4 weeks • Kitten […]

Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats

Indoor cats and outdoor cats encounter different challenges and risks. An indoor cat might suffer from boredom and medical issues such as obesity leading to stress, behavior problems, and early […]

FIV Information

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus? FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that attacks the immune system of cats. Many cats tolerate the virus well, but eventually […]

Dental Cleaning

Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleaning In the San Francisco area, a number of pet supply stores and grooming shops offer “anesthesia-free” teeth cleaning. Please review the following risks associated with this procedure […]


Fleas are tiny, flat, wingless, blood-sucking insects that live on the skin of a host animal. They can carry and transmit serious diseases and are the leading cause of skin […]