Cats


Help! My Cat is a Picky Eater! How to Know if Your Pet is Getting the Right Nutrients

As a cat owner, you naturally want what’s best for your beloved feline. That includes not only their emotional health and making sure they’re happy, but their physical health as well. At the root of a cat’s physical health are the nutrients they receive every day. Pet owners often question if they’re feeding their cats the right type of food and if they’re eating enough—especially since cats tend to be picky eaters. These are excellent questions that every cat owner should be asking to ensure the health and longevity of their feline companion.


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Feline Urinary Obstructions

Feline urinary obstruction (FUO) is a very common disease in male cats that are often overlooked or missed by owners until the cat is very sick. When a cat gets a urinary obstruction, it becomes a life-threatening emergency. If left untreated, your cat will die. The earlier a urinary obstruction is recognized and corrected the better the prognosis is for the cat. When a urinary obstruction occurs, it causes urine to back up into the bladder since the cat is not able to urinate.


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Heartworm in Cats: Why You Shouldn't Wait Until There Are Symptoms

Many pet owners associate heartworm with dogs, but it’s also a potentially devastating disease for cats, too. Cat owners must be aware of the signs and symptoms, as cat heartworm that has progressed to the adult stage becomes very difficult to treat and is often fatal. Prevention is the ultimate goal due to the severe nature of an infestation and to ensure the longevity of your cat.


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Myths and Facts About the Luck of a Cat

There's a lot of talk about the luck of cats, especially black cats. Some people believe they're lucky, while others think they bring bad luck to humans. There are also plenty of myths about cats’ own luckiness, like whether they always land on their feet when they fall.


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How To Find The Best Veterinarian

When it comes to the health care of cherished pets, owners only want the best. This is one area of life, much like researching a child’s pediatrician, that requires due diligence to ensure a pet’s health is in the most qualified hands. From talking to fellow pet owners to online research, the following are the steps to take to find the best veterinarian in your area.


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Diabetes In Dogs And Cats

Dogs and cats can get diabetes just like humans. The most common type of diabetes in dogs and cats is diabetes mellitus, which is similar to Type II diabetes in humans. Although diabetes can happen to any pet, overweight and obese cats and dogs are most at risk along with certain dog breeds.
 


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10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat This November - And All Year!

Let's get one thing straight—kittens are universally adored because, dang, they're cute. They are playful, mischievous, and there always seems to be a smile associated with watching a kitten play with a paper ball or following a laser pointer. But here you sit, thinking about adopting a senior cat? How did I know this? You would not have clicked on this blog if you weren’t debating the idea.


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