Cat Health

Early-age Spaying & Neutering of Cats

Today, nobody disputes the fact that gonadectomy (a surgical procedure by which ovaries or testicles are removed) in animals not intended for breeding is neither a tribute to fashion, nor a whim. Even though spaying/neutering does not affect the health or psycho-emotional state of animals, it remarkably eases a cat’s life. The obsessive instinct to reproduce is removed, which leaves...

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Eye Diseases In Neonatal Kittens: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

What Is Eye Disease In Neonatal Kittens? Neonatal (newborn) kittens can develop eye infections, also called “ophthalmia neonatorum,” as young as a few days to a few weeks of age. Most often, neonatal eye infections develop from bacteria or viruses transmitted from the queen (mother cat) during birth. Common symptoms of neonatal eye infections are red, irritated eyes with pus-like...

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Feline Genitalia Guide: What You Need To Know

Determining whether a cat is male or female can present a challenge. While determining the sex of an adult cat can be tricky, it can sometimes seem nearly impossible in kittens! Understanding the differences between male and female anatomy can help make this process easier. Read on for details on the feline reproductive system, and scroll down to the bottom of...

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The Complete Guide To Dental Cleaning For Cats

As humans, we have long been aware of the importance of dental hygiene. In our feline fur-riends however, this is often overlooked. You never see a lion in the wild flossing after a snack! Despite this oversight, our feline pets’ oral health is intrinsically linked with their overall health and wellness. Animals are unable to tell us when they're feeling...

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Homeopathy For Cats: What You Need To Know

Homeopathy is a medical philosophy that has many users effectively worldwide for acute diseases and chronic conditions. It is used by people but given to animals alike to cure diseases in a more natural way. The main idea of homeopathy is to cure the disease from its roots. It does not only treat the symptoms as in conventional medicine. Homeopathy...

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Cat Tail Meanings: What Your Cat’s Tail Can Tell You

Tail signals are an important part of your cat’s communication repertoire. This article aims to explain more about cats’ tails and tail movements so that you are better equipped to understand what your cat is saying to you with body language using this complex, subtle and expressive part of their anatomy. What Is A Cat's Tail? The tail is an...

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5 Vegetables Cats Can Eat (And 5 To Avoid!)

As us cat owners know, one way to keep our feline friend as healthy as possible is by giving them good nutrition. However, many cat owners are not always aware of what foods our cats can and cannot eat, aside from their normal cat food. So, can vegetables have a role in your cat’s diet? Read on to find out...

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Prazosin For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Prazosin is a medication most often used in cats to relieve signs of urinary straining. In this article, you’ll learn what Prazosin is, how it’s used in kitties, some potential side effects, and frequently asked questions. About Prazosin For Cats Prazosin is an alpha-1 adrenergic blocker. It directly acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Because blood vessels are lined with...

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The Truth About Grain-Free Diets For Cats

Everyone seems to be talking about ‘grain-free’ these days. Whether it’s in relation to our own health or that of our beloved companion animals, everyone who is anyone has an opinion. So, what is the truth about grain-free diets for cats? Is grain really bad for cats? What about carbohydrates and gluten? Let’s not forget that cats are the quintessential...

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Can Cats Be Autistic?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition in humans that causes challenges in speech, nonverbal communication, social interaction, and restricted and/or repetitive behaviors. Based on feline behavior and the book 'All Cats are on the Autism Spectrum' by Kathy Hoopman, some people may believe that cats have autistic tendencies. But are cats autistic, or are we anthropomorphizing? What Are...

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