Cat Cold Weather Mistakes to Avoid

By Katherine Tolford | Found on PetMD

Cats are resourceful creatures with good survival skills. But when the cold chill of winter sets in they are vulnerable to a host of hazards. Dr. Jessica Trimble from fuzzy.com, an in-home veterinary preventative care service, has a list of cold weather mistakes to avoid that will . . . → Read More: Cat Cold Weather Mistakes to Avoid

Kidney Disease in Cats: What Cat Owners Should Know

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork

Perhaps the most important thing to know about kidney diseasein cats is that way too many cats are affected by it. In fact, studies show that 1 in 3 cats suffer from kidney disease, reports Dr. Celeste Clements. Cats can get kidney disease for any number of underlying reasons, and . . . → Read More: Kidney Disease in Cats: What Cat Owners Should Know

5 Things That Stress Out Your Cat

Article Found on PetMD | Written by Paula Fitzsimmons

Sounds and smells we may enjoy or don’t think twice about can make our feline family members miserable. Cats have a heightened sense of smell and hearing that serves their wild counterparts well. But our homes are not the wild.

Nobody can say precisely why your . . . → Read More: 5 Things That Stress Out Your Cat

Cat Won’t Eat? Try These Tricks

 

Article by Andrew Daniels | Found on PetMD

You’d never miss dinner unless you were sick, and the same is true for most cats. If your furry friend refuses to eat for a period of longer than 24 hours, he or she may have a potentially serious underlying medical problem that requires immediate attention, . . . → Read More: Cat Won’t Eat? Try These Tricks

Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape

Article Found on VetStreet

While most cats will never learn to run on a treadmill, no matter how much catnip you offer, almost all cats do benefit greatly from some form of regular physical activity. Not only does exercise burn calories, improve muscle tone, and reduce a cat’s appetite, but a healthy exercise plan . . . → Read More: Cat Exercise: Keeping Your Kitty in Good Shape

How to Get Your Cat to the Vet — Even If He Really, Truly Hates It

Do you have a cat who’s difficult at the vet? And what if you have trouble even getting your cat to the vet in the first place? I get it — my rescue tabby, Gabby, is usually lovable and lazy but becomes a stealth monster when we try to get him in his carrier, . . . → Read More: How to Get Your Cat to the Vet — Even If He Really, Truly Hates It

Dog vs. Cat: Are They Really Rivals?

Article by Regina Boyle Wheeler | Found on Everyday Health

If you’re having doubts about adding a cat to your “dog house” or introducing a canine to your feline-friendly home, rest assured: Dogs and cats can live together in peace. The trick? Create a structured and healthy pet environment to smooth the transition.

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5 Tips to Spot Heart Disease in Cats Sooner

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork | Written by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM

Heart disease in kitties is sneaky business. Without any warning symptoms, it can lay a cat low with life threatening, and sometime even life ending issues. Why is feline heart disease so difficult to detect in its early stages? In part, it . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Spot Heart Disease in Cats Sooner

The Science Behind Your Cat’s Scratchy Tongue

By Ali Semigran | Found on PetMD

Anyone who has ever received a loving lick from a cat knows quite well that scratchy, sandpaper feeling. Recently, PBS explored the science behind the unique texture of a feline’s tongue—and it’s bound to fascinate every cat parent.

Researchers took a deeper look at the cat tongue, . . . → Read More: The Science Behind Your Cat’s Scratchy Tongue

Fleas: Everything You Need to Know and More

Article by Dr. Mike Paul, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Fleas are well known as voracious feeders. They’re small, fast, and cause irritation to pets and people alike. In addition to physical discomfort, they transmit a number of diseases. If that wasn’t bad enough, the flea is forever connected with the Black Death.

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