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Check out our Complimentary Educational Seminars for 2017!

Just Cats is offering 5 seminars in 2017. 

All events begin at 6pm, are open to the public, and are absolutely free of charge. The seminars will be accompanied by complimentary snacks and coffee. Please note location of event.

RSVP to Just Cats at 518-869-5779 or info@justcatsvet.com

FELINE DENTISTRYMonday, May 8, 2017 (Saratoga office)

Did you know that periodontal disease is present in most cats over the age of 3? If left untreated, oral disease can lead to pain and discomfort, behavior changes, heart disease, kidney failure, and even cancer. Kimberly Demars, LVT, VTS will teach us how to care for our cat’s teeth at home, what are common diseases and dental problems we see in cats, and how we can maintain optimum oral health for our feline friends.

WHY DOES MY CAT DO THAT: FELINE BEHAVIOR EXPLAINEDMonday, June 12, 2017 (Guilderland office)

From scratching up furniture, to peeing or pooping outside the litterbox, to inter-cat aggression – Dr. Susan Sikule will go into detail about why we see common behavioral issues and what we can do about them. There is a long list of cat behaviors that can be perplexing and even frustrating. Feel free to bring your stories and questions so we can get to the bottom of your cat’s behavior.

HOSPICE CAREMonday, July 17, 2017 (Saratoga office)

It can be difficult to think about how our furry friends aren’t always going to be with us. Whatever stage of life your cat may be in, it may be very helpful to address end-of-life questions and concerns. Dr. Denise Petersen will explain what hospice care for cats looks like, how you can work with your veterinarian to assist with pain and palliative care as your cat ages, and what to expect with the grieving process.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CATSFriday, August 11, 2017 (Guilderland office)

Essential oils are becoming increasingly recognized within the medical field as a powerful and beneficial option that can successfully address or aid a wide variety of medical and preventative care needs for our feline patients. Learn about how you can safely integrate essential oils into your cat’s care at home and how they have played a critical role in the recovery of some of our Just Cats patients.

FELINE NUTRITIONMonday, September 18, 2017 (Saratoga office)

We’re sure you’ve heard the phrase “You are what you eat.” Underestimating the importance of your cat’s diet can lead to painful and costly diseases as your cat ages. From arthritis, to diabetes, to urinary blockages – Dr. Denise Petersen will explain the side effects of a poor diet and what we can do as cat parents to make sure our cats are set up for a long and healthy life.


February is Dental Month at Just Cats!

With all the hustle and bustle of life let’s not forget about the importance of oral health in our feline patients.  Did you know that 70% of our feline patients have periodontal disease, 60% have a painful disease called tooth resorption, and 10% have other oral conditions?  That means 140% of our feline patients of oral disease of some sort!!!!!!!!!! Chances are your cat is included. 

Take a look in your cat’s mouth, or better yet let us take a look!  In the month of February we are offering free dental screenings.  Schedule an appointment for your cat with our specialized dental technician.  She will perform an oral screening and help you decide what the best treatment option is for your kitty.    If a dental prophylaxis is indicated we are offering a $70 discount on the procedure if scheduled in February -- the LAST time that we are offering this type of savings. Please call our office for more details!!!  518-869-5779


Have you heard that Santa is coming to Just Cats?

It's true!! Join us this holiday season and have your kitty’s picture taken with…SANTA CLAUS!

Are your cats not your babies? Why not give them a photo op with Mr. Claus, too? Come on by for a complimentary photo with Santa to be emailed or burned on a disc as an adorable keepsake!

Be sure to mark these dates in your calendars:

Saturday, December 3th from 1:30-3:30pm at the Guilderland office
 and
Saturday, December 10th from 12:30pm-2:30pm at Saratoga office

No appointment necessary and existing clients only.


Just Cats offers Client Educational Seminars monthly!

Come join us for an hour of feline “Education”.  Just Cats offers Complimentary Client Educational Seminars to help keep cat owners/parents up to date on feline care.

Our next seminar will be taking place January 2017 to follow the holidays!

October

Thursday, October 27th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm  

   Location: Guilderland office (2073 Western Ave)              

   Topic: Feline Dentistry

  • Tooth resorption
  • Periodontal disease
  • Stomatitis 
  • Dental care at home
  • Kittens, adults, & geriatrics

Seating is limited, to reserve your seats please register by contacting Tessa at 518-869-5779 or Info@justcatsvet.com


Come join us at the Capital Region Pet Expo in Saratoga Springs!

Just Cats will be tabling at the largest Capital Region pet expo at the Saratoga Springs City Center! The event takes place Saturday, September 10th from 9am-6pm. Come on our for the largest pet vendor display, guest speakers, seminars, and demonstrations, and cats, dogs, fish, bird, and exotic pets!!!

Head to their website for more info, and we hope to see you there!


Just Cats will be Sponsoring Upcoming Tri-City ValleyCats Game!

Come join us Friday, August 26th for an invigorating Tri-City ValleyCats game that Just Cats will be sponsoring! We would LOVE to see some of our clients in the stands! Buy Tickets for the 8/26 7pm game!

Just Cats wishes Southpaw a healthy 2016 Baseball season! 


Dental Procedures Now Offered at our Saratoga Location!

We are pleased to announce, after months of preparation, tomorrow (5/13/16) we finally start our dentistry program in our Saratoga location!!! We are so appreciative of all of our clients who have been patiently waiting or transporting their cats to our Guildlerland location for their dental procedures. We are now offering the same procedures in both locations! Some of the dental procedures we offer include digital dental radiographs, professional dental cleanings, tooth extractions, nerve blocks, guided tissue regenerations, bonded sealant restorations, at home oral care counseling, and much more.

Please contact either of our offices to schedule your cats FREE oral exam today!!! (valid until June 1st). We are looking forward to scheduling your kitty's dental procedures in both of our locations!


Free Dental Screenings in July!

The kids are out of school, graduations are over, vacations are in the works….summer is in full swing!!  With all the hustle and bustle let’s not forget about your cat’s oral health.  Periodontal disease is the number one disease in our feline patients.  It not only effects the mouth but the body as a whole.  Another very common problem seen in cats is tooth resorption.  This is a very painful condition that is like a cavity but actually starts breaking down the tooth from the inside!!  OUCH!!

In the month of July Just Cats is offering free dental screenings done by our dental technician specialist.  Any cat that has a dental procedure scheduled during the month of July will go home with a FREE bag of greenies oral hygiene treats!!!  Both our Guilderland and Saratoga locations will be offering this special.  Please contact either office to get your kitty in for a screening or dental procedure soon!!!!! 


Dr. Susan Sikule on the Pets & Vets Program on Vox Pop

Did you know the Dr. Sikule is often a featured veterinarian on WAMC's Pets & Vets program? 

Listen to Dr. Sikule on Vox Pop - May 27th 2016

"It’s our Pets & Vets program this afternoon, and here to take your calls is Dr. Susan Sikule of the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland, New York and Dr. Kris Dallas of Ancient Arts Holistic Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs."


Check Out our Past Client Seminars at Just Cats

Monday, August 29th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm  

   Location: Guilderland office                

   Topic: Senior Cat Care

  • Grooming & home care
  • Administering medications
  • Common diseases & prevention
  • Nutrition & litter box tips
  • Dental care
  • Bloodwork & vaccines

Monday, July 25th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm  

   Location: Saratoga office (3258 Route 9)                

   Topic: Feline Nutrition

  • Wet vs. dry food
  • Weight management
  • Picky eaters & overeaters 
  • Cat food labels
  • Transitioning to canned food
  • Raw diets

Monday, June 27th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm  

   Location: Voorheesville Cooperative Extension: 5 Martin Rd, Voorheesville, NY, 12186                  

   Topic: Essential Oils for Cats

  • Using essential oils at home
  • Acupuncture
  • Companion laser therapy
  • Diffusers
  • Herbal supplements
  • Environmental enrichment

Monday, May 16th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm  

   Location: Guilderland office                 

   Topic: The Itchy Kitty

  • Identifying allergic reactions
  • Hypersensitivity in cats
  • Food & flea allergies 
  • Hypoallergenic diets
  • Treatment & prevention
  • Types & causes of dermatitis

Monday, April 24th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm  

   Location: Guilderland Office - 2073 Western Ave                  

   Topic: It's Just Hairballs, Doc!

  • Why do cats vomit?
  • Are hairballs normal?
  • GI problems in cats 
  • Grooming and nutrition
  • Preventing hairballs
  • Other illness & vomiting


Monday, March 21st, 2016 6:00-7:00pm   

   Location: Saratoga Office - 3258 Route 9.      

   Topic: Feline Behavior Problems

  • House soiling
  • Aggression
  • Urine marking 
  • Preventing unwanted behaviors
  • Scratching
  • Safety

Monday, March 28th, 2016  6:00-7:00pm   

   Location: Saratoga Office - 3258 Route 9.

   Topic: Feline Dentistry

  • Tooth resorption
  • Periodontal disease
  • Stomatitis 
  • Dental care at home
  • Kittens, adults, & geriatrics


February is Dental Month at Just Cats!

With all the hustle and bustle of life let’s not forget about the importance of oral health in our feline patients.  Did you know that 70% of our feline patients have periodontal disease, 60% have a painful disease called tooth resorption, and 10% have other oral conditions?  That means 140% of our feline patients of oral disease of some sort!!!!!!!!!! Chances are your cat is included. 

Take a look in your cat’s mouth, or better yet let us take a look!  In the month of February we are offering free dental screenings.  Schedule an appointment for your cat with our specialized dental technician.   She will perform an oral screening and help you decide what the best treatment option is for your kitty.    If a dental prophylaxis is indicated we are offering a $70 discount on the procedure if scheduled in February.  Please call our office for more details!!!  518-869-5779


Dreams to Action: Attorney Claudia Ryan Scrubs in as Volunteer Veterinarian at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic, P.C.

Dreams to Action: Attorney Claudia Ryan Scrubs in as Volunteer Veterinarian at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic, P.C.

From left to right: Principal Susan F. Bartkowski, Amanda Landi, Principal Claudia A. Ryan, Dr. Susan Sikule, Kathryn Sikule and Ruth Fein 

ALBANY, NY (June 15, 2015) – On Sunday, March 8th, Attorney Claudia A. Ryan, Principal at Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., the largest New York State certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) law firm in Upstate New York, sat on a stage at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs for an informal discussion entitled “Dreams to Action” at the One Woman. One World. event celebrating International Women’s Day.

Ms. Ryan along with fellow Towne, Ryan & Partners P.C. Principal Susan Bartkowski had been asked to speak to an audience full of inspiring and powerful women about the process of becoming certified as a Women Business Enterprise in New York State.

Despite her career as a respected and well-known attorney in the Capital District, Ms. Ryan has never been fond of public speaking engagements. So when the floor turned over to her that Sunday afternoon, Ms. Ryan decided to take a turn in a less expected direction.

Ms. Ryan’s opening statement echoed what many women in that room had probably heard multiple times in their lives and multiple times within their careers. She explained to the audience that as a young girl she had always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She dreamed that she would follow in her father’s footsteps and eventually own her own successful veterinary practice. That was up until one fateful day when her parents sat her down and told her that her dream was not going to become a reality.

Why you ask? Because she is a woman.

The words ran deep in a room full of women from different backgrounds with different and equally touching stories to tell. So much so that one veterinarian in the room, Dr. Susan Sikule, owner of Just Cats Veterinary Clinic, P.C. in Guilderland and Saratoga Springs, decided she was going to help Ms. Ryan fulfill her childhood dreams.

On Wednesday, June 17th, the tables will turn for Ms. Ryan as she shadows Dr. Sikule at Just Cats. Ms. Ryan will have the opportunity to mask up and observe a day in the life of a woman veterinarian. She will follow Dr. Sikule as she examines hospitalized cats and performs surgery.

“Claudia is such a great model for young women exploring careers. She shows us that it is the drive to succeed in whatever you do that is most important. We are so excited to have her join us for the day,” said Dr. Sikule.

For most, the turn of events that led to this opportunity may seem far-fetched, but for Ms. Ryan – she is just putting her dreams to action.

“Who said dreams don’t always come true? I am very excited to have the opportunity to shadow Dr. Sikule and her staff,” said Ms. Ryan


Did you know that Just Cats offers boarding at both of our locations?

Strictly CAT boarding.  No dogs allowed.  Clean, quiet and comfortable-that’s what our boarders say!

Feel secure in knowing that your feline family member is in a warm (or cool in the summer), comfortable environment with experienced staff caring for them.  We also offer medical boarding for those kitties that are on medication or need special treatments. We have kitty condos!  Choose either a standard size cage or a kitty condo, either way your cat will be comfortable.  Playtime/exercise in a secure area is available upon request.

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