Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February for Cats


Marina Bipedal
Originally uploaded by mcotner.
This is my kitty Marina. Isn't she cute?!? Today I learned that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Now is a good time to take your little cat for her/his yearly dental checkup!

16 comments:

35th St Gal said...

Aww...pretty kitty!

And, yes, everyone should get their cats' teeth checked at least once a year. My cat had gum disease and by the time the vet caught it, the infection was pretty bad. We ended up paying damned near $800 to get it all cleared up and cured.

Anyway, that's my cat story.

Love the blog, btw. I check it everyday. You 3 are doing a kickass job.

Anonymous said...

My aunt has a very similar looking cat, his name is Frankie, he also rules:

frankie 1
frankie 2
frankie 3

megc said...

Thanks for the nice comment about my pretty kitty, 35th Street gal! She's great and I love her to bits. Sorry to hear about your cat's gum disease, but glad you were able to catch it. Thanks also for reading the blog and enjoying it! We do our best.

Love the frankie cat! Cutie!

Thomas said...

You can actually get enzymatic toothpaste that mixes well with dry food that'll help uour cat's teeth. Astoria Veterinary Group has tubes for roughly $5 (for poultry flavor).

Thomas said...

Just a side note, also tried Astoria Animal Hospital on steinway - doc was very rough with my cats & charged a decent amount for getting copies of my cat's records.

floozigrl said...

Hey Thomas, if that Astoria Animal Hospital is the one between 28th ave and Astoria Blvd.-i've got to say i had a bad experience there on my first visit getting my 2 babies spayed/neutered. i pulled all their stuff and searched out a Dr. that is great with people and with the patients. I love the people and service at 21 Avenue Animal Clinic. I will check them for that toothpaste and try it out. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I like the 21 Ave Animal Clinic too.

silvia&yoni said...

we also had a terrible and very expensive experience at the astoria animal hospital. on the contrary, the guys of the astoria veterinary group prooved to be competent and honest.

duluoz cats said...

Hi, I just moved here and I'm off Ditmars, I did some searching for a vet, does anyone know anything about All Pets Vet Care on 35th and Ditmars? Thanks for your help! This is a great blog, so glad I found it!

megc said...

Hey duluoz cats! I just responded to your query on astorians (yes, I'm the same megc there). All Pets Vet Care has a good rep as far as I know. Thanks for checking out the blog! Glad you like it.

sassyjass said...

All Pets took good care of my cat, Coltrane, when he had some medical problems last year. Only problem was that they have only one vet and the office tends to close early on weekdays. I've also used Astoria Veterinary Group, which has a larger staff of vets and assistants and longer hours. Of the two, however, I must admit I prefer Astoria Veterinary Group.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found this blog! I am looking for a vet for my two wonderful cats, who are in need of their check-ups. I am looking at visiting 21 Ave Animal Clinic, and this is the only place I could find a review! I'll post again after I take the boys in, and let everyone know what I thought of the clinic.

Vin-E said...

Hi I'm new to blogging but need ur help! Two weeks ago I adopted a smooth fox terrier. I have been looking for a vet since two summers ago. I had checked out 4 vets within a 4 mile radius but dismissed Astoria Vet grp because I had to cross the hwy to get to them. Since last October I have bumped into a couple of people that had referred me to Dr Smith at the Vet grp I had one referral from a chance encounter at the Pampered Poodle on Brdw and 43rd. I am presently using Dr Hassan of Astoria Animal on 25th ave and Steinway. It seemed like a good choice at the time. State of the art-blah blah, and I liked the staff though I found Dr Hassan a little standoffish? I had him neutered. Most of my neighbors use the mobile van that comes in the area and others have told me to check out Long Isle City on 36th Ave and 32nd but I wasn't impressed with their facility or using the van. Can anyone elaborate more on the negatives of this association besides price; Also I am really trying to do what is best for my dog and can't see myself on the BARF diet. The breeder had him on that but I can't do it--too complicated and Im afraid of messing up my dog's health. Any good recommendations of holistic foods? I know enuf to stay away from commercial foods. I am using Eukanuba puppy but looking to switch to Abady; Wellness or Flint River real soon. Any recommendations gladly accepted.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Smith at Astoria Vet Group is the best. I've considered them all -- from Steinway and Manhattan. When my dog was seriously hurt, we took her to the 24-hour emergency animal hospital in Manhattan. What a big mistake!We were so frustrated by the vets there. We got three different diagnosis for the next three days. No one could give us a definite answer and the bill skyrocketed astronomically. Everyday was a new procedure they had to put my dog through. We called in Dr. Smith who immediately contacted them. We took our dog out of the hospital and immediately took her to Dr. Smith, who squeezed her into her full schedule that day. She went out of her way for us so I won't take her anywhere else even when we move to Stamford. Also, I've found urbanhound.com to be useful for determining which vets to use. For instance, a lot of forum users there mention Dr. Hassan so be careful!

How is the service at Pampered Poodle?

Anonymous said...

Also, Wellness is a great brand! Very natural and good for dogs particularly those prone to allergies and skin problems.

Simone said...

I know this conversation took place a while ago, but I just wanted to say that because of this post, I took my dog to Dr. Smith at Astoria Vet. group and couldn't be happier! She's absolutely amazing and has done wonders for my dog!!