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Wet vs. Dry Cat Food: What’s Better For Cats?

Cat owners often ask the question, is dry or wet food better for cats? The answer is not black and white. Both types of cat food have upsides and downsides. In this article on wet vs. dry cat food, we’ll go over all of the pros and cons to help you decide which is best for your cat. Whether the food is dry or wet, look for...

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Fever In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Fever in cats needs speedy veterinary care and lots of TLC from you. Keep reading to find out why fever happens, what you need to look out for (and avoid), and how best to help your cat recover. When a cat’s immune system detects a threat, such as infection, inflammation, cancer, or certain medications, it releases chemicals that trigger a...

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Can Cats Eat Spinach?

Spinach! Love it or hate it, it’s widely regarded as a human "superfood," packed with vitamins and minerals. But can our cats eat it too, and does spinach benefit cats' health as it does ours? The short answer is yes, most cats can eat spinach. It can provide some nutritional benefits, although is not necessary to be included in a...

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Polycystic Kidney Disease In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD), or to give it its full name, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (AD-PKD), is an inherited disease in cats that causes abnormal cysts (fluid filled sacs) to form in a cat's kidneys. These cysts are present from birth in affected cats, but initially they are so small that they don’t cause an issue. However, over time (usually several...

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How Much Should Cats Eat And How Often

As with all carers of animals, one of the basic questions that we need to answer every day for our feline friends is: "how much should I feed this cat?" This article aims to answer that question in a clear, informed, logical way. Firstly, What Type Of Food Should Cats Eat? You can meet a healthy cat's nutritional needs met...

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Sexing Kittens: How To Determine The Sex Of Your Kitten?

Sexing kittens is an important part of caring for a new litter, determining details of how the kittens will be cared for and how they'll be rehomed. Sometimes we kid ourselves that a small kitten may look particularly feminine, so she surely must be a girl kitten, or a larger, stronger one is certain to be a little tomcat, but...

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Cat Dander: Allergies, Removal and Treatment

If you find yourself sneezing, having watery eyes, skin rashes, a runny nose, or asthma attacks around cats, then you are likely allergic to cat dander. Cat dander is a normal part of having a cat, but if you have allergic reactions to cat dander, then what? Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize cat dander in your...

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Bacterial Infections In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Bacteria are everywhere! Most bacteria are harmless to both us and our cats, and many are actually beneficial. However, some types of bacteria (called pathogenic bacteria) can make our cats unwell if their immune systems are unable to fight them off. Bacterial infections are a common cause of illness in cats, but luckily most bacterial infections can be treated. What...

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Study Shows Cats Communicate Distress With Fake Illnesses

Caring for a creature that doesn't speak the same language comes with challenges. Pet owners rely on body language, behavioral observation, and plain old guesswork in their attempts to better understand their cats and care for their needs. To make things more complicated, a recent study shows cats are capable of communicating in unexpected ways. Researchers from Ohio State University...

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