Ask the Vet


Dear Dr. Schelling,

I was just talking to my neighbor, and she told me that her cat was diagnosed with ringworm by her veterinarian. What is ringworm and what are its symptoms? Is it a worm? Can my cat get it too?

Dear Shelly,

Ringworm, despite the name, is not a worm. It is a fungal skin disease that can infect dogs, cats, human beings, and a variety of other animals. Click here to read the full article.

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I seem to be spending more time playing with my cats' toys than he does. Is there anything I can do to get him interested in playing again? He seems so bored.


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Dear Laura,

We all get bored from time to time. My humans have tired a few tricks to keep playtime fun for me that usually keep me interested and entertained. Click here to learn more.


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