187 Watson Road
Dover, NH 03822
603-742-MEOW (6369)
Hours: M-F, 8-5:30 pm
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The Cat Doctor of Dover provides compassionate care for our feline patients, along with empathy and courteous service to our clients. And we strive to nurture the special human-animal bond that exists between them. The Cat Doctor of Dover is an excellent, high quality, state-of-the-art veterinary facility for cats only.

   Happy Thanksgiving!
Did you know there were cats on the Mayflower?

   While they may have been pets to some they were there to work, keeping the rats and mice away from the foodstuffs. It was so common to find cats on ships in those times that they were rarely mentioned.

   However, we know there was at least one cat on the Mayflower. A shorthaired calico was recorded in her owner’s family Bible. The cat gave birth soon after they arrived in America, so there must have been a male cat on board as well! We'd love to know their names.

Read about other cats at sea here.

   The Cat Doctor says if your pets are going to be alone during the day, make sure they have their toys, a sunny spot to nap, a window to look out of, plus plenty of fresh water - and make sure that it's changed daily. Hint: good chore for someone.

   Don't forget to clean the litter box too! Cats are very clean animals by nature, so help them out a bit. Hint: This is also a good chore for someone.
   Clean it out whenever you hear business finishing up. Just scoop out the clumps - (best to use a sturdy metal serving spoon to do this), put them in a small lunch bag, toss the bag into the outside trash or a nearby container (with lid and liner) to empty later. Much nicer for all that way.
   You might keep a small vacuum nearby too. In fact if you place the litter box into a larger cardboard box it will catch some of the loose litter. Make sure the cardboard box is not too high. You could even cut away a bit for an entrance.

   Make sure your cat's teeth are in tip-top shape and you'll prevent many problems, not to mention making your pet comfortable. Read more about it here. See why here.

   Further your education on this topic by viewing Cats Dental Care 101. For instance did you know that 85% of adult pets have dental disease? And that it's the single largest cause of health problems in cats?
Always remember to ask Doctor Young about your pet's dental condition.

   The Cat Doctor says to make sure your cats have a sanctuary of their own in your home. Make sure they have their toys, a sunny spot to nap, a window to look out of, plus plenty of fresh water - and make sure that it's changed daily. That goes for the litter box also - clean it daily too! In fact more often if you're around and hear some activity. Quick removal into a small lunch bag keeps litter fresh much longer.

   For some more interesting cat facts and some amusements
visit our Cat Nips page. Welcome to the Cat Doctor

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For Portsmouth area Emergencies Call 603-431-3600 or 603-430-PETS to reach:
Veterinary Emergency Critical Care and Cancer Treatment Center of NH, 15 Piscataqua Drive, Newington, NH 03801, across from the Fox Run Mall, is open 24/7 for pet emergency referrals.

For Brentwood and those further south emergencies Call 603-642-9111 to reach:
Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital, 175 Route 125 Brentwood, NH is open 24/7 for pet emergency referrals.

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