Keeping Your Cats Safe From Snakes

El Dorado Hills Vet with cat fighting snake.

Snakes move. That’s pretty much all it takes to attract a cat. Unlike, say, a squirrel, they don’t stop moving if they fear a predator. No. They keep slithering along their snaky way. The enticement of a snake can be too much for Fluffy to resist, so how safe is this?

What Harm Can a Snake Do to Your Cat?

Your cuddly kitty is a predator, a skilled hunter, and a killer. That’s a cat’s true purpose in life. If your pet comes in contact with a snake, its predatory instincts will kick in. Cats will circle their prey to keep it from escaping while they strike its hide with its sharp kitty claws. Snakes have instincts, too. They strike and bite their enemies if they are cornered.

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Does the Rattlesnake Vaccine Belong in Your Pet Vaccine Arsenal?

The goal of pet wellness is, of course, to keep your pet well. There are many things that go into this regiment, such as pet wellness examinations, parasite prevention, and screening testing. Of course, another large part of keeping our patients at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital healthy is pet vaccines.

Just as in people, though, not every vaccination is needed or even recommended for every pet. Our veterinary staff works to assess each individual patient to come up with personalized recommendations based on lifestyle and other risk factors. One of the pet vaccines that is most variable is the rattlesnake vaccine. Understanding why we might recommend it can help you to make the best decision for your furry friend.

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Get to Know Our Comprehensive Pet Wellness Plans At MarketPlace Vet

A woman holds a kitten.

Wellness care is the foundation of a lifelong of health and well-being for your pet. It encopmasses a range of routine care such as examinations, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and much more. Preventive care helps to catch disease or problems early to prevent them from becoming serious and focuses on the complete health of your pet.

Since we are all about wellness at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital, we offer affordable and comprehensive wellness plans for cats and dogs. This is why we want to spotlight them, so you and your pet can take advantage of these great plans.

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Felines 101: Why Do Cats Knead?

El Dorado Hills cat kneads bed.

If you own a cat, then you know that felines tend to exhibit a lot of unusual behavior that seems to have no clear cut rationale. One of the most common (and most confusing) cat behaviors is when they “make biscuits,” or knead your furniture, the blanket on your bed, or even your body. 

The team at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital wants to help you understand why cats knead so you can develop an even closer bond with your favorite feline.

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