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Cat Corner

Our feline companions can provide us with years of entertainment, friendship and unconditional love. We’ve compiled a list of helpful cat-related articles to help bring out the very best in your four-legged friend. Browse our selection of articles to find helpful tips, advice on keeping your cat healthy and how-to guidance to help your kitty enjoy a happy and well-balanced life.

Cat Scratch Disease

The condition known as Cat Scratch Disease is caused by a bacterium called Bartonella henselae. While many cats carry the bacteria without suffering any harm, the organism can cause illness in humans. Read more…

Cat Vaccinations

Vaccinations are essential for any cat’s health and well-being. It’s important to realize, though, that not every cat needs every vaccination. Your veterinarian can help you determine the vaccinations your cat may need based on health, lifestyle, environment, age, and other factors. Core vaccines are recommended for almost every cat. Read more…

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder that affects certain Persian cats. In addition to Persians, the syndrome can affect humans, certain rats and mice, cattle, and some foxes. The disorder causes excessive bleeding if the affected animal is injured or undergoes surgery. Read more…

Declawing Cats

To this day, there are varying opinions on the declawing of cats. Some people say cat owners shouldn’t have the procedure performed, and some say they should. The purpose of this is to inform you about the decision, the surgery itself, and what the recovery will be like. Read more…

Dental Health for Cats

Dental disorders are some of the most common ailments that veterinarians treat in cats. In fact, dental problems affect more than 75% of pets over the age of three! Most issues can be avoided entirely, though, with proper preventative dental care. The most common feline dental issue is periodontitis. Read more…

Discoloration of the Teeth in Cats

Although the natural color of cats’ teeth varies from animal to animal, discoloration may warrant a veterinary examination. Disease, injury, infections, and more can cause discoloration and staining and should be addressed by a veterinary professional. Intrinsic discoloration occurs inside the tooth, causing the outward appearance to change. Read more…

External Parasites That Affect Cats

External parasites live on your cat, feeding off of their bodily tissues or blood. Some parasites can even be transmitted from pets to humans and infest items and surfaces in the home. Preventative care against these pests is an essential part of good health for your cat and your family. Read more…

Fatty Liver Syndrome in Cats

Fatty Liver Syndrome, medically known as Hepatic Lipidosis, can occur when a cat stops eating and loses weight dramatically. Since the body isn’t getting the standard nutritional intake from eating, it starts burning fat stores. A cat’s liver isn’t designed to burn a lot of fat stores at once, so the liver becomes overwhelmed. Read more…

Cat Nutrition

Your cat’s diet is of the utmost importance if you’d like your feline friend to live a long, healthy, and happy life. Let’s take a closer look at the particulars of feline nutrition and diet. Since every cat is slightly different, not all cats’ nutritional needs will be exactly the same. Read more…

Feline Acne

That’s right—our feline friends can indeed get acne. Blackheads, also known as comedones, most typically appear on a cat’s chin area. Most of the time, acne is fairly easy to treat and prevent. Comedones form when a cat’s skin oils don’t drain properly through the sebaceous and apocrine skin glands. Read more…

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320 Buxton Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938

Also serving Coles County, IL and surrounding areas.


(217) 234-2287

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Charlotte is happy to be there! Vaccine day but she did great! Thanks Clyde's Animal Clinic! Read More

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