Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

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Chronic otitis is basically a long-lasting ear infection that can affect any cat, causing itchy, painful ears. Quite a few things can cause the disease — parasites, allergies, growths, and more — which is progressive and can lead to rupture of the eardrum or even permanent narrowing of the ear . . . → Read More: Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

Kitten Basics 101 – Taking Care of Your New Kitten

Raising a kitten is one of the most fun things you’ll ever do, but it’s also a big responsibility. The following guide will walk you through the basics of how to take care of that playful, purring bundle of fur.

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Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Springtime flowers are beautiful, but some are potentially dangerous to our pets. The “bulb” plants can be toxic. Botanically speaking, flower bulbs come in many forms: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes. With some bulb plants, only the part below . . . → Read More: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

Flea and Tick Prevention in Cats & Dogs

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What Are Fleas and Ticks?

Fleas and ticks are external parasites that can cause extreme discomfort for your pet and can also cause serious diseases.

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9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

Article by Bethany Dean | Featured on Vetstreet

There is a long-held misconception that cats need to be able to roam outdoors to be happy, but we think most modern felines would disagree. All the kitty luxuries available today make the great outdoors just seem a little less… great. Whether munching on catnip, traversing . . . → Read More: 9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

How to Stop Your Cat from Scratching the Sofa

By Mikkel Becker | Article Featured on Vetstreet

My cat likes to hide under our couch and claw at the underside of it. It’s driving me crazy. Can I get him to stop?

You absolutely can teach your cat to not use your furniture as a scratching post — but before we delve into . . . → Read More: How to Stop Your Cat from Scratching the Sofa

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

By DR. MARTY BECKER DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Ticks are trouble! We all know that they spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, but another tick-borne disease that is steadily increasing is ehrlichiosis. Once limited to western Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the incidence of ehrlichiosis is expected to rise in those areas, . . . → Read More: Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Hypertension Can Trigger Sudden Blindness, yet Often Goes Unseen and Undetected

Many cat parents don’t realize that just like us, kitties can develop high blood pressure (hypertension). The primary difference between the two conditions is that in humans, the cause of hypertension is often unknown, whereas in cats, it’s usually the result of another disease or health condition.

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How to Bottle Feed Your Kitten

Article Featured on Douglas Pet Feed & Supply

Newborn kittens require delicate care and specific nutrition to thrive in their first few hours, days, and weeks of life. Ideally, the mother cat should be well-equipped to nurture her kittens, but this isn’t always possible. If necessary, bottle feeding kittens can be a suitable substitute . . . → Read More: How to Bottle Feed Your Kitten

Telltale Symptom Foretells a Serious Problem, Don’t Delay Medical Help

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is a quite common problem in cats. FLUTD describes any disorder affecting the bladder or urethra. A few of the most common FLUTD conditions include:

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