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Dr. Kathryn Primm

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Dr. Kathryn Primm is a practicing small animal veterinarian and practice owner at Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, TN. She serves as the resident vet for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats.

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Ask A Vet: Why Is Play Important For My Cat?

We all think play is fun, but did you know that play can actually improve your brain? It seems to be...

4 Things You Should Know About Your Cat’s Tail

Do you take your cat’s tail (or even his lack of a tail) for granted? What do you think her tail ...

5 Causes Of Seizures In Cats

Seizures, or convulsions, are characterized by uncontrolled muscle movements. Cats can have seizure...

Ask A Vet: Why Are Male Calico Cats So Rare?

Calico cats are lovely and unique. Even more unique is the fact that they are nearly always female....

The Importance of Scratching

Why Scratching is Vital for Your Cat’s Health and Happiness

Scratching is a normal and necessary behavior for the feline species. Cat people anticipate that the...

Ask A Vet: Are Bed Bugs A Risk To My Cat Too?

Bed bugs are parasites infesting an environment. A single adult bed bug can live for 6 to 12 months...

From The Vet: How The Flavor Of Your Cat’s Food Can Affect Their Health

We are so careful about what we feed to our cats. We want to do the best for them, so we give thoug...

From The Vet: 3 Ways To Tell If Your Cat Is Eating Too Much

A cat needs to eat only enough to maintain her daily energy loss and no excess body fat. If your ca...

Are Cat Licks Really “Kitty Kisses” ?

When you are holding your cat, does she sometimes lick you? She is probably purring and rubbing on...

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Cat So Reactive When Something Startles Him?

Every cat lover has had it happen. You reach out to touch your cat and seem to startle her and she ...