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Scratching a cat's chin

The following are a collection of frequently asked questions about FIV. What is FIV? Is it like AIDS? FIV stands for feline immunodeficiency virus. It basically means that they have a depressed immune system – so they are extra susceptible to kitty colds. It is not like AIDS – which is the late stage of…

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A woman and her dog

We are pleased to announce that the Roblee Foundation has awarded a grant to the APA in support of our SafeCare program, a pet assistance program for victims of domestic violence. SafeCare, the first and only program of its kind in the St. Louis area, began in 1998 to assist those leaving abusive homes. This program provides…

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APA Veterinary Clinic

Last spring, our friends at St Louis Feral Cat Outreach were conducting a routine TNR (trap neuter return) event when they caught an unusually friendly cat. Generally, the cats STLFCO deals with are totally feral – meaning they thrive in their outdoor homes with their loving caretakers. In some instances, usually a handful every event,…

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A dog sits by the pool

The sweltering heat of summertime is not only uncomfortable for our furry friends—it can be doggone dangerous as well! Here are some handy tips that we’ve compiled to help you keep your pets cool and safe throughout the sizzling summer months: Parasites, such as fleas and ticks, are everywhere this time of year and carry…

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